COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY USA - Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors and the top ranked luxury real estate organization serving Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens hosted a joyful 100th Anniversary celebration of its founding at the new UBS Arena in Elmont. Several hundred guests were in attendance, including current and retired real estate advisors, clients, friends and family members.
“Make no mistake,” said Chief Executive Officer Deirdre O’Connell in addressing the audience, “at 100 years old, we are not ‘old.’ We are 100 years strong, 100 years wise, and 100 years resilient. Over the decades there is not a market condition that we have failed to successfully navigate. Our deep institutional knowledge, combined with our ability to adapt, has kept us at the top of our game, whatever the challenge. Even a pandemic didn’t stop us.”
Other speakers included Stanley C. Gale, grandson of Daniel Gale, who recounted the earliest history of the company and the profound effect his grandfather and father’s leadership has had on the organization. Stan was joined by Patricia J. Petersen, President and Chairman of the Board, who shared some of many accomplishments of past decades with a few choice anecdotes, among them the gamechanger that is Daniel Gale’s exclusive affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty on Long Island and in Queens, which has given it a global reach and robust brand recognition unlike any other real estate competitor in the region.
Daniel Gale Real Estate was founded in 1922 as a real estate and insurance agency on Main Street, Huntington, then a small rural town. Its founder and namesake recognized the community’s great promise for growth, having a stop on the Long Island Railroad.
Today, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is a $5.02 billion organization that blankets Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens with 30 sales offices and more than 950 real estate advisors supported by 100 sales managers, administrative staff and corporate management.
Daniel Gale remains family owned and holds strictly to its history of uncompromising ethics and the highest standards of professionalism and service, providing a luxury experience at every price point. What has changed, dramatically, is the organization’s growth, breadth of services, and the cutting edge technology that has revolutionized the way homes are marketed.
The last decade has been one of tremendous strategic growth in new markets for the organization and soaring sales revenue, breaking records year over year. Long Island offices opened in Rockville Centre, Great Neck, Long Beach, Smithtown, Bay Shore, and Westhampton Beach. In 2014, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty expanded to Bayside/Flushing, Queens, then to Astoria in 2018. Late last year, three Brooklyn offices, in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, and Park Slope were acquired. Later this spring, a new state-of-the-art office will open on Main Street, Huntington, located just across the street from the original 1922 office.
In its centennial year, the organization is launching the Daniel Gale Foundation. “Over the decades, as a company and as individuals, we have donated tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to make a difference in our home communities,” said O’Connell. “The Daniel Gale Foundation will enable us to make an even greater impact with our giving by consolidating and organizing our efforts to make an even greater impact. It’s about more than giving dollars, it is having the Daniel Gale family work in our communities as a team.
“We are exceedingly proud of the hundreds of thousands of transactions we’ve conducted over the decades,” concluded O’Connell. “It is a privilege, a responsibility, and what we love to do. Thank you Long Island, for making us your real estate agency of choice.”
About Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
Consistently achieving among the highest average sales prices nationwide, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is a $5.02 billion-dollar organization based on Long Island, N.Y. with close to 950 real estate advisors serving New York City’s metropolitan area with 29 sales offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, the North Fork of Long Island, and Westhampton Beach. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to marketing and showing homes in a way that gives prospective buyers and sellers the flexibility and convenience of online 3-D and regular video tours of many listed properties, floor plans, and photography, as well as virtual smart phone tours by request. Our other services include a full Relocation/Referrals Division, a Rental Division, DGNY Commercial, and Ambassador Abstract Title company. The Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate for Long Island and Queens since 1976, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s has gained national and international recognition, including top honors for sales, marketing and technology worldwide. For more information, visit danielgale.com.