On the Move: Engel & Völkers Welcomes Michael Bianchi



Michael Bianchi, former Vice President/General Manager of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, has joined the Engel & Völkers Gestalt Group. Bianchi will serve as Regional President of Southern California, serving Orange, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties. Bianchi will fall under the leadership of Paul Benson, who operates more than 42 office locations including Engel & Völkers Yachting headquartered in Newport Beach.


With a family legacy steeped in real estate, Bianchi’s reputation and experience over the past two decades in Orange County and Maricopa County, Arizona has helped him broker over 12,000 transactions. In the past six years, his skills in dealmaking helped his previous company close nearly $10B in sales volume within Orange County. 


“Real estate is what I’m passionate about and having the opportunity to partner with such a globally respected luxury brand is a dream come true,” says Bianchi. “I look forward to working with our Engel & Völkers family of advisors, offering our exceptional level of service to even more clients throughout our existing shops, while further expanding into distinct markets.” 


“Michael has had tremendous success building companies and creating the kind of culture that we live by at Engel & Völkers. Together we will strategically grow our footprint to better serve our communities,” says Benson.

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