Patricia Petersen is a recognized expert in the world of residential real estate sales and marketing. Under her leadership, Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty has grown from a two-office business to become the largest non-franchised, independent broker on Long Island.
Today, as Daniel Gale President and CEO, she directs a $1.8 billion organization that encompasses corporate headquarters in Huntington, sales offices spanning the North shore of Long Island, an award-winning Relocation Center, a Land and New Homes Division and an affiliation with Wells Fargo Mortgage.
Following a successful career with a major New York public relations firm, Pat brought her talents and energy to the marketing of residential real estate, joining Daniel Gale in 1974 as a sales associate. She went on to manage the Daniel Gale Cold Spring Harbor office and was appointed Relocation Director and General Manager in 1983. She was named Vice President and General Manager in 1985 and President and CEO in 1991.
A frequent lecturer and national spokesperson for the industry, Pat Petersen serves on the advisory boards of several national and international professional organizations, including Sotheby's International Realty and The Brain Trust (an international organization of leading women real estate broker/owners). She is a member of The Registry - a national affiliation of luxury real estate brokers; Leading Estates of the World; F.I.A.B.C.I., International Real Estate Federation; "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate"; Women's Real Estate Council; the Long Island Board of Realtors; and the National Association of Realtors.
Active in the community, Pat serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center; and is a member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Broadcasting, Inc., Champaign, Illinois. She serves on the board of Friends for Long Island's Heritage and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition, Pat is actively involved in the Dress for Success Organization located in Hauppauge.