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Deirdre O’Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

O’Connell leads New York’s Daniel Gale, a franchise of Sotheby’s International Realty. She joined the company as a sales manager in 2007 when it acquired her five-year-old real estate business, Deirdre O’Connell Realty. O’Connell manages 27 offices spanning Long Island and Queens with 987 agents who do nearly $3.5 billion in annual sales.

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