Event marks international luxury real estate firm’s formal introduction to the Idaho marketplace
SUN VALLEY, ID – Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, celebrated the grand opening of its first Sun Valley, Idaho shop with an event marking the firm’s union with Paul Kenny & Matt Bogue Real Estate, one of the leading real estate companies serving Sun Valley and the surrounding communities. The event was hosted at the newly designed Sun Valley storefront at 291 First Ave N. and was attended by over 100 notable guests from around the country.
The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches from special guests and VIP, including Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America; Paul Kenny and Matt Bogue from Engel & Völkers Sun Valley; Nina Jones, Mayor of Ketchum; Laurie La Folette, CEO of Special Olympics Idaho and representatives from the Special Olympics, and representatives of Higher Ground Sun Valley Adaptive Sports.
“With Sun Valley’s year-round recreational offerings and famed history, the area’s thriving real estate market has piqued the interest of a growing number of international clientele,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Paul and Matt’s local expertise and unmatched experience perfectly complement Engel & Völkers’ global reach and will best serve the comprehensive needs of buyers and sellers drawn to the area.”
Paul Kenny has lived in Sun Valley for 42 years, and together with Matt Bogue, as the owners of the new shop, they each bring over 13 years of real estate experience in the marketplace. The partnership brings a growing number of real estate advisors to the new shop further solidifying the firm’s Western presence.
“The opening of Engel & Völkers Sun Valley comes at a perfect time when there is a great opportunity to further grow the residential sector of the Sun Valley market,” said Paul Kenny, co-owner of Engel & Völkers Sun Valley. “With an interconnected international network and top-tier tools and services, Engel & Völkers is the ideal partner to meet the area’s growing need for premium real estate offerings.”
Engel & Völkers Sun Valley will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Sun Valley, Ketchum and surrounding communities. With historic origins including being home to the first ski-lift in the world and the first ski resort in the United States, Sun Valley is a hot spot for winter sports enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy the area’s array of summer activities including golf, biking, fishing, hiking, summer symphony, annual wine auction, concerts and diverse dining options.
“Sun Valley’s appeal also encompasses a diversifying real estate portfolio that expands the town’s identity as a prime ski getaway to a year-round destination and home,” added Matt Bogue, co-owner of Engel & Völkers Sun Valley.
With the opening of shops in Aspen, Vail, Park City, Atlanta, Hilton Head, Houston, St. George, Long Beach, LA – South Bay, Minneapolis and Charlotte and in Canada, Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver Island, Toronto and York, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout the United States with planned openings in several new markets.