A highly skilled and versatile real estate professional with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, Dana Forbes’ clients range from businesses and real estate holding groups looking to invest in commercial property to millennials to vacation home buyers. A Long Island native with strong footholds in communities like Montauk and the Hamptons, as well as several years spent in New York City working on Wall Street, Dana brings a strong working knowledge of the area’s real estate stretching from the easternmost tip of Long Island to Manhattan. Her specialties include commercial properties in niche markets such as boutique hotels and high-end bank-owned real estate, and residential properties along the Gold Coast.
After graduating with honors from Boston College with communications and finance degrees, Dana started her career working with prestigious institutions like Goldman Sachs. The executive skills and financial savvy she honed on Wall Street led her to eventually help build, establish, and sell businesses in the fashion and media industries. Throughout her career in real estate, she’s experienced many opportunities, delving into new construction and working with builders to consult on every phase of the development process Dana has the experience to offer only the best service, from early plans and layout to their final completion and ultimately listing and selling the properties. Dana also began working in commercial real estate sales with tremendous success, recently being awarded with the “Top Hospitality Sale, Suffolk County” for a property her team sold in East Hampton. She was also recognized by the New York Real Estate Journal on their realtor list of “2019 Ones to Watch” in the April 2019 publication.
Rounding out her work in real estate are the ever-present and rewarding experiences of assisting her residential buyers and sellers. Dana’s deep understanding of finance, investment potential, and the real estate market in general, is invaluable to her buyers when finding the perfect home or investment property. Her knowledge of renovation and building costs has also been extremely helpful for her residential and commercial buyers when looking to make changes to existing properties for sale.
Dana attributes her success in assisting sellers get the most out of their property investments to her vividly creative designer’s eye and the marketing abilities she honed over her many years in finance and business development.
Having been on both sides of the real estate process, Dana understands the delicate balance of being readily available to her clients and marketing their properties effectively. A skilled negotiator, her prior business experience has provided the discipline and professionalism that give her clients the assurance that they are in the hands of a dedicated professional who can get the best price for their home, business, or commercial property.