Brokerage firm Engel & Völkers established a new franchise in Melbourne headed by a broker there.
So far this year, Engel & Völkers has converted eight independent brokerage firms across Florida to franchises.
Marcie Bolt, former broker/owner of Tropic Coast Realty in Melbourne, and her team of 15 agents are now doing business as Engel & Völkers Melbourne Central.
The office of Engel & Völkers Melbourne Central at 524 North Harbor City Boulevard is undergoing a redesign and renovation.
Bolt is a 22-year resident of Florida who was a successful restaurant owner before she began her career in real estate.
She already is planning to expand her licensed brokerage operation by opening a second location that will be called Engel & Völkers Melbourne Beachside.
Engel & Völkers expanded into the North American market in 2007 and has operated from its regional headquarters in Naples since then. – Mike Seemuth