Just a few months after announcing nationally that it would be chief marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics' #PlayUnified campaign, international real estate firm Engel & Völkers celebrated that cause during the opening of its premier Houston office.
The German-based company recently acquired Brooks Ballard Fine Homes and Estates and made the marriage official with a swank soirée at the Midtown headquarters.
More than 250 guests, including several Special Olympics of Texas athletes and their families, walked the red carpet to celebrate the opening and to support the charity. They were welcomed by Engel & Völkers North America CEO Anthony Hitt and head of the Houston office Brooks Ballard.
The bash included music by Divisi Strings, party foods from Jim Benton, sweets from Fluff Bake Bar and an enticing raffle put together by the Special Olympics team. Among the non-profits team on hand were Joan Jarrett, Cart Simonds and Bruce Sims.
The partying throng included Tom Kunz, Jim Ramsey, Constable Alan Rosen, Kevin Moeder, Maria Sganga, Adam Lierman, Cindy Gertner, Rosemarie and Ted Stieglitz, Amy Malkan, Trey Stone, Lauren Wren and Dany Daniel, Hannah Thibodeaux and Clint Sosa.