Paul Benson: Engel & Völkers Park City – #1 Engel & Völkers Shop in North America for 2016

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In 2016, Engel & Völkers Park City ranked at the top of the brokerage's 107 shops around North America. Staffed with over 70 advisors and headed by Haute Residence member Paul Benson as well as his partners Dougan Jones and Mark Kelaidis, the shop claims the highest gross commission income – quite a feat given that it has been in operation for mere 2.5 years.

The designation came this March, when Engel & Völkers North America announced the recipients of its 2016 awards.

“We value and cultivate our core values of competence, exclusivity and passion,” said Benson in a statement. “We are serious about meeting the requirements of discerning customers, and we offer a first-class service. We attract the finest employees and help further their careers.”


The Park City shop, one of 16 Benson, Jones and Kelaidis lead, benefits from a vibrant location on the town’s historic Main Street, which rests in the heart of the US’ largest ski area of over 7,300 acres. Only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, the region flaunts a host of multi-million, Alpine-style properties that, coupled with a slew of lifestyle locales, boost the appeal of the community. Home to over 100 restaurants, Park City also invites nature in with its 450 miles of town-accessible trails for hiking and mountain biking.

The success of the Park City shop of Engel & Völkers attests to the brokerage’s sustained prosperity around the world. Founded by Christian Völkers in Hamburg, Germany, in 1977, the real estate firm has grown into a global luxury brand that pampers its discerning clientele with an assortment of high-end services – from home purchases to commercial developments to private aviation. Today, Engel & Völkers boasts over 9,000 professional advisors, close to 2,000 in North America alone, who relentlessly modernize the real estate industry of some 33 countries.

“Engel & Völkers has established a solid reputation of premium international real estate service because we continue to attract top performers who share our commitment to quality and professionalism,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, in a press statement.

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