Katherine Gale, great granddaughter of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty founder Daniel Gale, has joined the organization's Cold Spring Harbor, New York sales office. She joins one of the nation's leading realtors as a licensed salesperson. Daniel Gale Sotheby's President and CEO Patricia J. Petersen made the announcement.
"It is with immense enthusiasm and anticipation of great success that I welcome Katie Gale to our organization," said Ms. Petersen. "She is very well qualified to carry on her family's legacy of superior and visionary real estate skills. She has been instructed and nurtured by the very best."
"We are so pleased that Katie has chosen to join Daniel Gale Sotheby's and hope that she will have an enjoyable and rewarding experience," said Kent Gale, Katherine's grandfather and the family patriarch, who ran the organization from the 1950s until 1990. Kent and his wife Jean were early influences and remain as mentors to their granddaughter, as real estate has long been a favorite topic, first around the dinner table and later at frequent family gatherings. Katherine's father is international real estate developer Stan Gale, the chairman and managing partner of Gale International, an integrated real estate development company dedicated to the creation of city-scale living and working environments.
Accomplished in her own right, Katherine has been actively involved in her family's numerous enterprises. She has played a significant role in the marketing and promotion of Songdo International Business District, a $35 billion city-scale development rising on the western coast of the Korean peninsula. Currently 40% complete and with a completion date slated for 2016, Songdo IBD is touted as one of the world's first sustainable, connected, smart cities. Katherine has also enjoyed success as a licensed sales associate at Nest Seekers International, based in New York City. She lives in Huntington, New York.
Katherine earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. During her time in Florida she also oversaw the opening and management of a luxury boutique hotel in Delray Beach.
Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. Voted Best Residential Real Estate Company in the Long Island Business News and Long Island Press annual readership polls, Daniel Gale Sotheby's is a $1.6 billion dollar plus organization with close to 600 sales associates in 21 sales offices spanning Long Island. Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, Commercial and Rental Divisions; Ambassador Abstract title company, and a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage affiliation. The Sotheby's International Realty affiliate for Long Island's North Shore since 1976, DGSIR has gained national and international recognition, including top honors worldwide.
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is on the Regents Board of "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate," a global network of leading real estate companies and active in both Real Trends and The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry's most influential companies with participation "by invitation only"). More information may be obtained at www.danielgale.com.