Top Producing Sales Team Joins Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Queens Office

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — September 16, 2015

1442424402COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors, is proud to announce that a top producing real estate sales team has joined its Queens office at 35-16B Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing.  Seven agents formerly of Bryce Rea Associates, one of the oldest agencies in Little Neck/Douglaston, are now part of the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s family. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s President and CEO Patricia Petersen made the announcement.

“It is exceedingly rewarding to have become the real estate organization of choice for some of Queens’ top agents,” said Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty President and CEO Patricia Petersen. “Our reputation, branding, global reach and technology will provide our new agents with the tools that will enable them to meet and exceed their goals.”

Joining Daniel Gale Sotheby’s from Bryce Rea Associates are associate brokers Carolyn Meenan, Nina Kowalsky, Pattie Rifino, Jeanette Casalaspro and Linda Akers.  They are joined by salespersons Sandy Hart and Loretta Fasanella.  Each agent has more than 20 years of real estate experience in the Queens market, mainly focused in the Little Neck/Douglaston area.   All are residents  of the area and between them have many years of involvement in community organizations such as Little Neck/Douglaston Lions Club, Divine Wisdom Academy, Douglas Manor Association and Douglaston Women’s Club, to name a few.


Top producing real estate sales team joins Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.  Seven agents, formerly of Bryce Rea Associates, one of the oldest agencies in Little Neck/Douglaston has joined Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Flushing, Queens office.  Pictured here with sales manager Donna Rubertone (back row, 3rd from left) are: back row (l-r): Nina Kowalsky, Pattie Rifino, Carolyn Meenan, Loretta Fasanella and Jeanette Casalaspro.  Front row (l-r): Linda Akers, Sandy Hart.

“One of my goals as manager of the Queens office is to recruit the best sales talent in the Queens market.  I am thrilled that this group of highly respected, experienced agents has chosen to become part of my team,” said Donna Rubertone.

Since Daniel Gale Sotheby’s officially opened the Flushing office, its first in Queens, just over a year ago, its growth has been significant.  The number of experienced agents has grown from 30 to nearly 50, and revenue growth has followed suit.   As befits this diverse borough, the office’s agents represent many cultures and collectively speak languages that include Arabic, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Croatian, Taiwanese,  Korean, Farsi, Hindi, Indian, Punjabi, Spanish, German, Russian, Georgian and Fujianese.

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 $2.3 billion dollar organization with 700 sales associates in 27 offices spanning Long Island and Queens.  Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, a Development Marketing Group, Commercial and Rental Divisions; 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 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, The Asian Real Estate Association 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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