Lifetime Achievement Award for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s CEO and President

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — October 18, 2012


Cold Spring Harbor, NY (July 23, 2012) –Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors, has been honored with the Luxury Real Estate (LRE) Lifetime Achievement Award. Her award was presented at the 2012 Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. LRE is a global collection of the world’s top luxury real estate brokers, numbering in excess of 70,000 professionals in more than 60 countries.

Pat Petersen’s early and continuing success in the industry is due in large part to her ability to anticipate, understand and meet client needs.

Following a successful career with a major New York public relations firm, Pat joined Daniel Gale, which at the time (1974) had two offices and quickly became a top-producing agent. She soon took on management roles of increasing responsibility as the organization grew and was named President and CEO in 1991.

1350580220“Pat Petersen is a consummate leader, teacher and a great friend,” said Carol Tintle, SVP and regional manager at DGSIR, who has worked with Pat since the 1970s. “You don’t work for Pat Petersen, but with her, and she makes it fun. She is a forward thinker and risk taker who charms every audience, from sales professionals to top executives with her wit, wisdom and vision. It is these qualities that have brought her to where she is—at the top of her profession.”

Over the years, Pat has continued to anticipate and respond to both the fluctuations of the market and the rapid upheaval and continuing evolution of traditional real estate marketing strategies, initiating new and innovative programs while cultivating and adapting the best of the time-honored traditions. DGSIR’s training programs, recognized as among the best in the industry, include extensive social media and technology training such as iPad marketing applications and other innovative uses. Pat also introduced the highly regarded and results driven business development/coaching program headed by a team of experienced, successful agents who provide extensive mentoring of new and experienced agents.

A frequent lecturer and national industry spokesperson, Pat serves on the advisory boards of national and international professional organizations including the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate network. In 2008 she was named to Luxury Real Estate’s prestigious Billionaires Club. Pat is a member of F.I.A.B.C.I.; Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents; Women’s Real Estate Council; the Long Island Board of Realtors; and the National Association of Realtors.

The business community and real estate industry turn to Pat as an inspiration and expert source. She was recently profiled for Realtor magazine and was a cover story for LORE magazine. Long Island Business News named her as a “Top 50 Women on Long Island” for three consecutive years, earning her inclusion in its Hall of Fame. Enterprising Women profiled Pat for its “Billion Dollar Brokers” cover story.

A resident of Huntington, N.Y, Pat serves on the executive committee and advisory board of the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; and is on the Board of Directors for Huntington Hospital. Through Pat’s leadership, DGSIR sales associates also contribute to Long Island’s cultural and humanitarian needs.

DGSIR marketing programs have been widely acknowledged for excellence. The Long Island Association and the Chamber of Commerce Regional Partnership named DGSIR Real Estate MVP and Business of the Year respectively. DGSIR is a member of Real Trends prestigious Billionaires Club and has been ranked Best Real Estate Company for the past two years by Long Island Press.

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. DGSIR 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.

In addition to its place on the Regents Board of "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate," Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is active in Real Trends and The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry's most influential companies with participation "by invitation only"). For more information visit

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