International premium real estate firm expands in the Greater Toronto Area and opens first shop in North Toronto
Toronto, Ontario (June 1, 2016) – Engel & Völkers, the European-based premium real estate firm, recently announced its newest shop in Canada in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to the area’s diverse market. Led by award-winning, real estate professional Anita Springate-Renaud, owner and Broker of Record, the new Engel & Völkers Toronto Don Mills will provide its premium service and international reach to clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Springate-Renaud, who is fluent in German and French, will serve Don Mills and surrounding neighbourhoods including Leaside, The Bridle Path, York Mills and Donalda.
The Engel & Völkers Toronto Don Mills brokerage will open its temporary location on June 1st, 2016 in the Shops at Don Mills, Ontario’s first open air centre, and will move to its newly renovated permanent location in the centre in mid-September. The office will serve both residential and commercial markets.
“Anita is a third-generation real estate professional with more than twenty years of experience who has firmly established herself as a leader in the market,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “She clearly demonstrates the market expertise and commitment to premium service that Engel & Völkers is known for around the world.”
As Canada’s first planned community, Don Mills’ design makes the area extremely attractive to both local and international buyers due to its close proximity to shops, services, and easy access to highways and the downtown core. A greenbelt connects residential areas to parks, ravines, and trails around the Don Valley Parkway, including Sunnybrook Park and the scenic Edwards Gardens. Don Mills is home to many schools, private clubs, cultural centres and landmarks including the Aga Khan Museum, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, The Ontario Science Centre, Granite Club, and Donalda Golf Club.The commercial/industrial sector of Don Mills serves as the head office for Tesla, IBM Canada Ltd., Global Television Station, the Toronto Real Estate Board, Wrigley Canada, and many other prominent companies.
“A friend introduced me to the Engel & Völkers brand last year and I immediately knew that this was a company that I wanted to work with,” said Springate-Renaud. “We share the same unwavering commitment to clients that ensures premium service at any price point and creates long-lasting relationships.”
With shops in Toronto, King City, Collingwood, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Mont-Tremblant, Montreal, Markham, and Ottawa; and, in the U.S. with San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Lake Tahoe, Houston, South Charlotte, Minneapolis and New York City, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in premium real estate markets across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout Canada with planned openings in several new markets.