Top Producers Recognized at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s President’s Dinner

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — March 3, 2015

1425407049COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the nation’s leading realtors, recently celebrated the accomplishments of its top producing agents over dinner at Riverpark, the critically acclaimed Manhattan culinary destination on the East River. Patricia Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, hosted the evening. Agents were recognized in many categories including Unit Leaders, Listing Leaders and Production Leaders-- representing closed business transactions in 2014.

“Our annual President’s Dinner is simply a marvelous event that celebrates the hard work, extraordinary professionalism and ingenuity of our top producing agents,” said Ms. Petersen.  “While we honor a select few at the President’s Dinner, I also acknowledge the hard work and commitment to professionalism that is a hallmark of the entire Daniel Gale Sotheby’s organization.”

Janet Markarian, who works out of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Greenport office, was honored as the Production Leader for 2014, and placed second among the Listing and Unit leaders. She is a member of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gold Circle of Excellence. A Long Island native, Janet earned a MFA in textile design, holding positions at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lived in Hong Kong and Mainland China, where she designed and manufactured her own line of textiles. Returning to the States, Janet moved to Orient and opened the Orient Linen Company.

1425407224Pictured left to right: Jill Dunbar, Christy Porter, Marilyn Jenney, Janet Markarian and Laura Zambratto.

Jill Dunbar, also of the Greenport office, was recognized as the both Unit Leader and Listing Leader for 2014. A member of the Gold Circle of Excellence, Jill co-founded the Manhattan independent bookstore Three Lives and Company. Her favorite task as an independent bookseller was matching people and books. Today she excels at matching people and properties.

Marilyn Jenney, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Sea Cliff office, is another high achiever who has led the organization in sales many times, in 2014 earning third place in both Unit and Listing Leader designations. In 2013 Marilyn earned the Top Unit Leader designation. She is a longtime member of the Gold Circle of Excellence.

Cold Spring Harbor’s Laura Zambratto earned second place as a top Production Leader. Laura is a Gold Circle of Excellence member and has consistently excelled in a competitive and challenging market, regularly ranking among the agency’s top producers.

Veteran agent Christy Porter of the Locust Valley office is a Gold Circle of Excellence member, whose long history of success includes ongoing recognition for her outstanding numbers and sterling reputation. For 2014 Christy ranks third in Production Leadership.

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. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is a $2.5 billion dollar organization with close to 700 sales associates in 24 sales offices spanning Long Island. Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, a 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, The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry's most influential companies with participation "by invitation only"), and Asian Real Estate Association. For more information, visit

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