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Cindy Stanley Realty Blog Engel & Völkers West Vancouver › March 2017

The world’s tallest mass-timber high-rise is currently going up in Vancouver, Canada

An Italian magazine recently asked me whether I could name an object I virtually never put down. The answer wasn’t difficult: my smartphone. Like most people, I don’t just use it christian volkers a to make and receive calls. I send emails, check the news or use an app to call a cab. My smartphone has become indispensible. Just like my laptop, which allows me to work when I am traveling on business. It is quite astonishing how modern technology has taken over our private and professional lives. This is also true in the world of real estate. These days, there is hardly a penthouse or modern residence that has not been fitted with a smart home system allowing you to easily, and remotely, control the heating, lights, blinds and other features via your smartphone or tablet computer. Smart home systems also link up individual devices and make living more sustainable. Energy efficiency is important for many of our clients. Architects around the globe are increasingly banking on sustainable construction methods and materials such as wood. The world’s tallest mass-timber high-rise is currently going up in Vancouver, Canada. A sustainable approach to real estate is all the more important in light of the growing global population, especially in large urban centers, where we face the challenge of satisfying the strong demand for properties without cutting back on convenience or modern amenities. Micro-apartments represent a possible solution. Here, private amenity space is scaled back to the essentials, while non-quotidian activities are transferred to communal areas. So, the trend towards the sharing economy is now making itself felt in real estate, and singles and commuters have increasingly been discovering micro-apartments. When designing micro-apartment buildings, the needs of future occupants must be taken into account, as they can be as discerning as the residents of regular apartments. But no matter how you intend to live in the near future, the properties on the following pages are sure to inspire you. Click Here to read more...

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Our GG magazine has always been synonymous with fresh, new perspectives

I travel a lot – both for business and leisure. On my travels I continue to experience new things and keep meeting extremely interesting people. I find it especially exciting to come christian volkers across individuals who are shaking things up with their ideas. I have always thought it a great privilege to be able to ask questions of these personalities and then to listen carefully to their replies. This is because these exchanges have frequently inspired me both professionally and on a personal level. I feel a sense of achievement when people provide me with new impulses, which then enable me to take entrepreneurial steps that further develop Engel & Völkers as a company. I do not believe, however, that coincidence plays a part in this process. It is my conviction that you have to operate in an organized fashion in order to attain your goals. I have, for example, never tried to be the number one salesman. Instead, it has always been important to me to provide a more comprehensive service than others. I enjoy my work enormously, even though it can be quite challenging at times. But, I have always been an entrepreneur and live by the motto “work hard and play hard.” I recharge my batteries by playing polo – a hobby that I pursue with great passion. Interestingly, there are a lot of parallels between this sport and the demands of my everyday professional life. Just like on the polo field, speed, perfect teamwork, precision, reliability and being proactive are essential in business. I have recognized many of these qualities in those who have given me invaluable food for thought over the decades. As our GG magazine has always been synonymous with fresh, new perspectives, too, this current addition is devoted to men who make the world go round. Attractive perspectives are also provided by a selection of the most beautiful real estate from around the world, which we have, once again, put together for you on the following pages. Click Here to read more...

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Engel & Völkers are one step ahead of Real Estate brokerages with the innovative marketing

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Engel & Völkers are one step ahead of Real Estate brokerages with the innovative marketing, and International exposure all properties receive when listing with the brokerage. The EV TV Network has been a great tool for buyer to shop online, and get to instantly see what properties are available at that time. The TV Network is continually screening the beautiful listings in every boardroom across the continent. The exposure is widely networked and greatly received.

Engel & Völkers has sold mansion of ice hockey star Wayne Gretzky

If Canadians were to vote for their national hero, Wayne Gretzky would very probably be their choice. He is known as the best ice hockey player of all time, which has given him the nickname “The Great One”. The Canadian has long lived in sunny California as his chosen place of residence. Now he has sold his property in Westlake Village for 6 million euros through Engel & Völkers.

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Luxurious and modern complex offering the utmost privacy
The exclusive residence is located in the Sherwood Country Club Estate, a secure residential development with an outstanding golf course. The mansion spans some 800 square metres inside, with a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It is appointed to a very high standard and presides over a large pool.

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Westlake Village is approximately 25 kilometres from Malibu. The beach city is well known as being a popular choice of home among famous names from the worlds of business, sport and showbusiness.


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