Deirdre O’Connell, chief executive officer of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, has been recognized among the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
She was named to the SP200 (Swanepoel Power 200), which ranks the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
Deirdre O’Connell plays a leading role in the development of strategic initiatives and goals for the future of the $3.24 billion dollar organization, as well as the sales management of a its day-to-day success. O’Connell has piloted Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty through expansion into new markets in New York City, the Hamptons and Long Island’s south shore.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s 2018 sales performance ranked it among the top 10 of Sotheby’s International Realty’s nearly 1,000 brokerages.
She founded Deirdre O’Connell Realty Inc., in 2002 in Manhasset and expanded her operation to the North Fork of Long Island in 2005. When her business was acquired by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007.
O’Connell’s most recent honors include Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, Executive Circle Award, Long Island Power List and RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker Award. She serves on the Board of Directors of The United Way of Long Island.
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 and their personal influence in the industry.