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Engel & Völkers Florida Names Peter Giese as CEO

By Press Release | January 10, 2022

Engel & Völkers Florida, the master franchisor for the international real estate brand in the State of Florida, today announced it has named Peter Giese as their Chief Executive Officer. Giese has been part of the executive team since 2019, acting as Chief Growth Officer. The appointment comes as Managing Partner, Timo Khammash and Co-Owner, Oliver Tonn have decided to step back from their daily roles.

“I will continue to be involved with the company that I am so proud to have founded, but now in a different capacity,” said Khammash. “Over the last two years, Engel & Völkers Florida has grown to new heights, achieved impressive milestones, and surpassed our goals. I am confident that Peter has settled into a leadership position within our team, and is ready to take the already excellent results and continue to grow to an even higher level.”

Giese came to Engel & Völkers Florida from United Real Estate where he served as President & Managing Partner, delivering record industry growth by expanding the company from a startup company-owned brokerage to over 80 franchise locations with more than $4.5 billion in annual sales in under five years. Prior to his position at United Real Estate, he was Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for Fortune 500 company, Realogy, where he led the global company in new franchise sales, mergers and acquisitions.

“The momentum Peter generated in his position as Chief Growth Officer and his excellent leadership skills were key factors in our decision to promote him to CEO,” said Tonn. “I’m looking forward to working closely with him to continue our success in the State of Florida.”

Engel & Völkers Florida aims to expand its franchise presence in several untapped markets and submarkets, as well as gain additional market share in existing territories over the next two years. Giese is hyper focused on the following initiatives: opening 12 New Engel & Völkers shops in 2022; surpassing 1,000 real estate advisors affiliated with Engel & Völkers in Florida; closing over 10,000 transactions annually, and reaching $200 million in gross commission income within the next 2 years.

“I am both honored and energized to continue working with our great team in this new capacity,” said Giese. “There are tremendous growth opportunities for Engel & Völkers in the State of Florida. I look forward to working more closely with our franchisees, shop management and advisors to build on the impressive growth we have achieved thus far, and continue to focus on the brand's promise to deliver a bespoke and luxurious experiences for our clientele.”

Press contact:
Linzee Werkmeister, Junior Vice President, Marketing & Franchise Support
Email: Linzee.Werkmeister(at)
Tel: (239) 348-9000

About Engel & Völkers:
Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a personalized client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 240 shop locations with 5,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 14,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate and yachting. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit

About Engel & Völkers Florida:
Engel & Völkers Florida is the Master License Partner of the global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida. Recognized for uniquely recruiting, training and equipping some of the top professionals in the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers Florida’s exclusive business model positions its franchisees at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in 44 markets: 30A Beaches, Amelia Island, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs-Estero, Cape Coral, Clermont, Delray Beach, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers Downtown, Gainesville, Hollywood Beach, Islamorada, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Madeira Beach, Marco Island, Melbourne Beachside, Melbourne Central, Melbourne Downtown, Miami Coconut Grove, Neptune Beach, Ocala, Olde Naples, Orlando, Orlando Downtown, Orlando-Winter Park, Palm Beach, Palm Coast, Pompano Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Sarasota, South Tampa, St. Augustine, St. Pete, St. Pete Beach, Stuart, Tampa Water Street, Venice Downtown, Vero Beach, Wellington, and Windermere.

Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing to strategically strengthen and expand its presence in premium real estate markets across the state of Florida. If you would like to know more about the Engel & Völkers brand or how to join its global network—which is known for demonstrating competence, exclusivity and passion, feel free to call our corporate office, located at 633 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102 USA. Tel: +1 239-348-9000.

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