Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Patricia J. Petersen Named Among Most Powerful in Residential Real Estate

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — February 26, 2018

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty logoCOLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - Patricia J. Petersen, President and Chairman of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the nation’s leading realtors, has been recognized among the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Ms. Petersen was named to the SP200 (Swanepoel Power 200), widely recognized as the definitive ranking of the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry. The SP200 is published annually by T3 Sixty, a management consulting company that provides extensive research, strategic analysis and business innovation to facilitate better management decisions in the real estate industry.

Patricia J. Petersen, President and Chairman of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International RealtyThrough Pat Petersen’s strategic planning and dynamic leadership of more than 25 years, she has become an industry leader as Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has become a powerhouse in residential real estate—a $3.3 billion organization with 27 offices and more than 900 sales agents. Ms. Petersen joined Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate in 1974 and quickly assumed managerial roles of increasing responsibility. She was named President and Chief Executive in 1991 and served in that role until earlier this month, when she announced that she was stepping aside as CEO, naming Deirdre O'Connell to that position, but would continue to serve as President and Chairman of the organization.

Her career has been defined by a keen vision that identifies growth opportunities and the marketing and technologies that support that growth. A hallmark of her leadership is her decision in 2005 to reaffirm a decades-long association with Sotheby’s International Realty as it changed its affiliate model. Pat saw the long term value in the affiliation, certainly because of Sotheby’s strong brand but also for the ever greater value in unmatched exposure to a national and international audience through Sotheby’s extensive worldwide marketing and networking.

To select each year’s SP200, hundreds of bios, annual reports, transactions and sales volume numbers are scrutinized. Leaders are evaluated based on the office they hold, the decision-making power associated with the office, the financial resources at their disposal, their organization’s industry significance and geographical reach, public announcements about imminent changes, their tenure and their personal influence in the industry.

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 $3.3 billion dollar organization with 900 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 on The Broker Council of 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 www.danielgale.com.

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