John Engel

Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Agent

About John

Douglas Elliman Realty announced today that the company has strengthened its position in Connecticut’s Fairfield County with the addition of The Engel Team and the opening of its second office in the state at 199 Elm Street in New Canaan.

Led by husband-and-wife duo John and Melissa Engel, and anchored by John’s mother, renowned New Canaan agent Susan Engel, The Engel Team at Douglas Elliman combines more than 40 years of collective experience with in-depth analysis to guide clients through the dynamic residential real estate market in New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford, Ridgefield and Rowayton. Joining the Engels are team members Charles Anello, Alyssa Novak, Christa Kenin, Tom Johnson and Hailey Daniel.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Engel Team to the Douglas Elliman family and deepen our commitment to serving our growing community of clients in Connecticut,” said Scott Durkin, CEO of Douglas Elliman Realty. “John and Melissa are truly a New Canaan powerhouse and the perfect partners to help us grow our business in the region.”

“With the arrival of The Engel Team, our growing presence in Connecticut just got smarter and more sophisticated,” said Richard Ferrari, President and CEO of Brokerage, New York City and Northeast Region at Douglas Elliman. “Not only does the team have lifelong roots in New Canaan, but they are able to provide their clients with deeply researched market analysis, digital marketing know-how and a formidable network to connect properties with the right buyers.”

“Having dedicated so much of ourselves to New Canaan—both personally and professionally—we could not be more excited to help Douglas Elliman make a home here,” said John. “With access to its PR, marketing and technology resources and its global reach, we are looking forward to putting the power of Elliman behind The Engel Team,” added Melissa.

A native of New Canaan, John is a pillar of the community with a long record of service to the town. In addition to being a consistently top-producing agent, he is currently a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission, a member of the New Canaan Rotary Club, the former Chairman of the Town Council and a previous board member of The New Canaan Land Trust and Staying Put New Canaan. John also brings keen insight into internet-based marketing from his prior career as the founder of two successful internet businesses.

Originally from North Carolina, where she earned a business degree from Queens University, in Charlotte, Melissa is an efficiency expert who manages listing side of the business for The Engel Team. The mother of four children who attended New Canaan High School, Fairfield Prep, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the College of William & Mary, St. Andrews University and Elon University, she was formerly Chairman of the New England Academy of Dance, the former president of the St. Aloysius School Advisory Board, the First Presbyterian Nursery School Board and The Gardeners club of New Canaan.

The Engel Team’s active listings in the New Canaan region include 27 Rippowam, 684 Westover, 251 Greenley, 94 Indian Rock, 629 Carter Street, 255 Brushy Ridge, 1234 Oenoke, 38 Tommy’s Lane and 39b Pine Street. The team specializes in mid-century modern homes, such as The Evans House at 44 Benedict Hill, which was designed by James Evans as his own home in 1961 and currently on the market for $2,100,000.
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  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Deloitte & Touch Fast 50 Award
  • Realtor Citizen of the Year Award
  • Suzanne B Farrell Award
  • Pew Grant for Research
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  • English

John Engel

199 Elm Street
New Canaan, 06840