This time of year always feels like a new beginning. There’s a change in the air; a freshness, a crispness about our late summer mornings here in Ontario. September evokes a feeling of anticipation. What has made this season even more exciting, is that many of us have re-emerged from life at home, reconnecting with friends and family again. Whether back to school, back to the office, or revisiting your favourite shops and restaurants, our lives and schedules are bustling once more.
At Engel & Völkers, we also have some fresh beginnings. Our new partnership with Permira will materialize this fall, giving us the opportunity to expand as a real estate global market leader. Engaging new technologies and solutions will heighten customer service and experience, and allow us to better meet your real estate needs. Further, the recreational yachting market gained traction in 2020 and 2021, as air travel was limited. The Engel & Völkers yachting division has expanded with a new shop opened over the summer in Naples, Florida. We are proud to announce that our Global Guide has a new addition: GG Yachting Magazine. Please check it out and the new GG issue in the link below. Finally, closer to home – our own group of shops will expand this fall with a new shop opening in downtown Owen Sound. Watch this space. In the meantime, the doors of our shop in Collingwood are open and we would love for you to drop by!
Just now, we are seeing the beauty and variation of the autumnal hues before nature shows off her full splendour. Whether on the lakefront, at the cottage, hiking the trails or taking in the prosperity of the season at the local markets, here in Southern Georgian Bay, we are privileged to have so many opportunities to enjoy the last long days of summer. The fall landscapes are one of Ontario’s greatest attractions and are a visual reminder to get out in nature with family and friends. Here’s to fresh beginnings.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
A REAL ESTATE COMPANY THAT GIVES BACK
Our success is wonderful. Sharing it is even better!
The purpose of business is to create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities. Being in the business of real estate allows us the privilege of daily interaction with our local communities and we recognize our moral duty to lend support where we can.
Engel & Völkers is globally recognized for its commitment to philanthropy. We as a group are proud to support the causes close to our hearts to help others live strong, happy and healthy lives. A portion of our income from all real estate sales goes directly to these wonderful organizations.
Special Olympics – a renown international organization providing training and support for children and adult athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Living Wish Foundation – an organization devoted to making the world a better place; helping terminally ill patients re-frame hope and realize their dreams.
Residential Hospice Grey Bruce – providing compassionate, patient-centred care to individuals with a life-limiting illness, empowering them to live well while dying.
Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation – raises funds for medical and diagnostic equipment and renovations; supports education and training for staff directly involved in patient care. James is proud to serve as a member of the Board.
Georgian Triangle Humane Society – a non-profit charity providing shelter for homeless animal friends and connecting them with caring families.
LIVE YOUR LUXURY.™
At Engel & Völkers, we believe that luxury is a fluid concept, one that each individual, client and homeowner defines differently for themselves. We also believe it’s our responsibility to help you find a home associated with your personal definition of luxury.
LOCAL MARKET DATA
Would you like to know what is happening in your local market? We pride ourselves on our competence and market expertise. If you are interested in selling or buying a home and would like more insight on your market, it would be our pleasure to discuss how we can help you achieve your real estate goals.