CEO, Engel & Völkers North America
Anthony Hitt has served as Engel & Völkers North America’s Chief Executive Officer since January of 2014. He has been personally involved in Engel & Völkers’ emergence in the United States since 2010, when the Hamburg-based real estate leader tapped him to establish its presence within California. As a direct result of his leadership, managerial expertise and dedication to outstanding performance, Anthony was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in May of 2012, when he moved to the company’s North American headquarters location in New York. His continuing drive for excellence led to the current role as CEO only a few years later.
Under Anthony’s leadership, the brand in North America has grown 10 fold in closed transactions and now operates in more than 45 markets with more than 1,000 real estate advisors representing the brand.
Anthony was a top-producing agent who was continually acknowledged for his business acumen and commitment to customer satisfaction by publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Drawing from his experience – and from his success managing his own record-setting team of twelve real estate professionals under the Anthony Hitt banner – Anthony established a training course for other agents to raise the bar for superior performance in the industry.
Anthony pursued the same objectives upon joining Engel & Völkers, where his management and training initiatives provided an extraordinary level of support for the brand’s license partners and brokerages, allowing them to attract the top agents to their teams and raising the interest of the most discriminating real estate consumers.
Prior to joining Engel & Völkers, Anthony worked with Sotheby’s International Realty in Los Angeles for eight years and closed approximately 400 real estate sales transactions amounting to nearly half a billion dollars. Los Angeles Magazine named Anthony one of the city’s “Super Agents,” and Los Angeles Business Journal awarded him as their first and only “Green Agent of the Year.”
Anthony credits his business and real estate success to his philosophy of providing exceptionally personal customer service and constantly implementing the most up-to-date systems for efficiency and comprehensive service. He has authored several books to share his advice for success in business and in life with others, including Essentials of Personal Achievement, Taking Charge, and Positive Impressions.