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Deirdre O'Connell Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Executive Officer


As Chief Executive Officer, Deirdre O’Connell plays a leading role in both the day-to-day success of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and the development of strategic initiatives and goals for the future of this highly innovative organization, including its recent rebranding efforts.

She has excelled as an agent and as a broker owner throughout her career and today is recognized as one of the top residential real estate executives on Long Island. Deirdre enjoys a longstanding reputation for exceptional customer service, unparalleled local knowledge and strong managerial skills that result in positive outcomes for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty sales agents, customers and clients.

As CEO, Deirdre oversees the sales management of a $3.5 billion dollar organization with 950 sales associates, and nearly 100 employees in 27 offices spanning Long Island and Queens. She has been instrumental in Daniel Gale Sotheby’s growth and expansion over the last 10 years, in which ten new offices have opened, with the three newest offices, in Astoria, Great Neck and Smithtown.

Deirdre began working in real estate in 1991 following a career in public and employee communications for a major insurance company. She founded her own business, Deirdre O'Connell Realty Inc., in 2002 in Manhasset. She expanded her operation to the North Fork in 2005 with the opening of a Cutchogue office. When her successful business was acquired by Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty in 2007, she joined the organization in a sales management position. Her role continued to expand in scope and responsibility, ultimately encompassing the sales oversight of the entire organization.

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