Mathias Bode, CEO / President, Engel & Völkers California
Mathias Bode began his partnership with Engel & Völkers in 2001 when he acquired the first Master Franchise outside of Europe for South Africa. Over a span of seven years, he opened over 20 shops, began publishing a company magazine, and successfully branded the company that markets properties of distinction throughout the country. In 2008 Mathias relocated to the U.S. and purchased the Engel & Völkers Master License for California. Over the past ten years he has been the forefront of the growth in California establishing Engel & Völkers offices in areas such as, Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, Santa Monica, Rancho Santa Fe, San Francisco, Sonoma County, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, and Sherman Oaks achieving over $1 Billion in residential sales volume this past year.
Trish Jones, Vice President, Expansion
Trish Jones was introduced to Engel & Völkers in 2008 when the brand started developing the California market. She had the opportunity to see the first shops open and watch the success that our License Partner’s experience. Trish finds the diverse culture of Engel & Völkers compelling and is looking for business minded folks who will see the benefits of partnering up with a truly international company. Trish gained experience in the franchise industry originally working with a senior placement franchise and being involved with a family owned franchise sales business. Originally from Toronto, Canada and with an extensive history of working in sales and marketing Trish has helped many people and businesses find the solutions that they need to be successful. Trish now resides in Capistrano Beach, CA with her family.
Caroline Meshkinfam, Senior Vice President, Brokerage Services
As the Senior Vice President of Brokerage Services, Caroline Meshkinfam is responsible for servicing and managing the support in California. Caroline ensures partners, managers, and advisors receive the proper training on systems and tools and on-going backing for day-to-day business operations. Caroline also assists the development and expansion team as the brand continues to grow in California. She manages the transition process for franchise partners and is driven to provide quality service with a solid commitment to the brand and it’s core values- competence, exclusivity, and passion. Caroline began working at Engel & Völkers in 2014 and is also a licensed broker.
Sheela Shouhed, Director of Communications
With the brand’s ever-growing news and developments, Sheela manages and organizes our internal and external communications, focusing on noteworthy Engel & Volkers announcements and updates. Sheela is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied Public Relations and Business Administration. Prior to joining Engel & Volkers, Sheela held several positions in-house and within prestigious Public Relations firms, representing fashion, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare, and most recently, real estate clientele. She is excited to bring her distinct experiences and expertise to Engel & Volkers, helping to keep our brand connected and sharing our achievements with the real estate world.
Melanie Keck, International Intern
Melanie is our international Intern from Germany and joined Engel & Völkers California in August 2017. She’s assisting the Senior Vice President in various daily tasks as well as the expansion team in identifying and researching potential franchise partners. Before joining E&V she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business in Stuttgart, Germany. As a student she already gained international experience during a semester abroad in San Diego.