Grand Opening

Euro-based real estate firm launches Houston office with salute to Special charity

Euro real estate firm launches Houston office with salute to charity

Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Jamie Vaughn, Jim Segovia
Jamie Vaughn and Jim Segovia. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Engel & Volke, Brooks Ballard, Anthony Hitt, June 2015
Brooks Ballard and Engel & Volkers CEO North America Anthony Hitt. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Pierre Chatman Sr., Chantera Chatman
Pierre and Chantera Chatman. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel
Lauren Wren and Dany Daniel. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Gaye Woodward , Sandy Abrant, Angela Kinnar
Gaye Woodward, from left, with  Sandy Abrant and Angela Kinnar. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Hannah Thibodeaux, Clint Sosa
Hannah Thibodeaux and Clint Sosa. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Brennan Hermier, Matthew Curtis
Brennan Hermier, left, and Matthew Curtis. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Greg FLetcher, Acho Azuike
Greg FLetcher, left, and Acho Azuike. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Kevin Moeder, Maria Sganga, Cindy Gerther, Rosemarie and Ted Stieglitz
Kevin Moeder, from left, and Maria Sganga, Cindy Gertner and Rosemarie and Ted Stieglitz. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Brooks Ballard, Ashley Billard, Katherine Reed, Meg Norman, Anthony Hitt
Brooks Ballard, from left, Ashley Billard, Katherine Reed, Meg Norman and Anthony Hitt. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Amy Malkan, Trey Stone
Amy Malkan and Trey Stone. Photo by Kim Coffman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Jamie Vaughn, Jim Segovia
News, Shelby, Engel & Volke, Brooks Ballard, Anthony Hitt, June 2015
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Pierre Chatman Sr., Chantera Chatman
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Gaye Woodward , Sandy Abrant, Angela Kinnar
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Hannah Thibodeaux, Clint Sosa
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Brennan Hermier, Matthew Curtis
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Greg FLetcher, Acho Azuike
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Kevin Moeder, Maria Sganga, Cindy Gerther, Rosemarie and Ted Stieglitz
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Brooks Ballard, Ashley Billard, Katherine Reed, Meg Norman, Anthony Hitt
Houston, Engel and Völkers Launch Party, June 2015, Amy Malkan, Trey Stone

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.