Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Patricia J. Petersen Named Outstanding CEO

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — May 28, 2013

1369782233COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY – Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors, was among a select group of top executives honored as an Outstanding CEO by Long Island’s top business weekly, Long Island Business News. Under Ms. Petersen’s leadership of more than two decades, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s has grown significantly despite momentous change in the real estate industry.

Following a successful career with a major New York public relations firm, Pat joined Daniel Gale in 1974 and became a top-producing agent. She was named Vice President and General Manager in 1985 and President and CEO in 1991.

1369782271Innovative in its market sector, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s has readily responded to both the fluctuations of the market and the rapid evolution of traditional real estate marketing strategies. Extensive social media and technology training for agents includes using tablets for marketing applications, sales presentations and other innovative uses. Pat introduced the highly regarded and results-driven Business Development Program, headed by a team of experienced, high earning agents who provide extensive mentoring and ongoing coaching for both new and experienced agents. Participants have overall increased their earnings by an average of 35%. In 2012, 69 participating agents closed $181 million. DGSIR’s ongoing training programs for managers and sales professionals are widely recognized as among the best in the industry.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty gives it a global reach unlike any other Long Island-based real estate organization. The Sotheby’s International Realty network provides global marketing, advertising and referral services that attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings and currently has more than 12,600 sales associates located in approximately 650 offices in 45 countries and territories.

A frequent lecturer and national spokesperson, Pat serves on the advisory boards of national and international professional organizations including the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate network. She was named to Luxury Real Estate’s prestigious Billionaires Club, and recognized in 2012 for a Lifetime Achievement Award by Luxury Real Estate. Pat is a member of 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.

She has been featured in numerous publications including Realtor and LORE. Long Island Business News named Pat to its “Top 50 Women on Long Island” list for three consecutive years, earning her inclusion in that publication’s prestigious Hall of Fame. Enterprising Women, a magazine for women business owners, chose Pat to exemplify the country’s top women-owned real estate brokerages and profiled her for its “Billion Dollar Brokers” cover story.

Pat is personally active with many community organizations including Heckscher Museum, the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; and Huntington Hospital (Board of Directors).

About Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

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 $1.8 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, a newly-formed Development Marketing Group, 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 www.danielgale.com.

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