SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY – PALM BEACH EXPANDS TO SINGER ISLAND - Dermot OBrien Group - Sotheby's International Realty Singer Island



Palm Beach, FL (October 16, 2019) – Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce it will be expanding its Palm Beach operations to Singer Island, with real estate agent Dermot OBrien joining Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Sotheby’s International Realty – Singer Island Brokerage is located at 3800 N. Ocean Drive, inside The Resort at Singer Island and will be led by Brokerage Manager, Debra Reece, an executive at the luxury brokerage firm for over nine years.
“I am delighted to welcome Dermot to Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Reece. “He is the consummate professional who brings a wealth of experience on Singer Island. Having an office on Singer Island is a perfect complement to our Palm Beach operations and will allow us to better serve this unique enclave of elegant homes and exquisite condominiums on the shore of some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches.”

OBrien joins Sotheby’s International Realty with 35 years of real estate experience, including a successful decade-long tenure owning and operating his own boutique brokerage on Singer Island. With over $250M in sales on Singer Island and the surrounding areas since 2004, OBrien has been recognized by numerous publications and has been the recipient of several awards including The Ritz-Carlton Residences Power Broker Award in 2012, International Property Magazine’s Best Real Estate Agent Florida Award 2013-2014, and International Property Magazine’s Best Boutique Real Estate Brokerage Florida Award 2017-2018. His comprehensive knowledge of Singer Island’s condominium buildings and single-family home neighborhoods uniquely positions him to provide outstanding service.
“After operating my own boutique brokerage on Singer Island for ten years, I have seen firsthand how technological disruption is changing residential real estate and I decided it was time to align myself with the strongest brand in the industry,” noted OBrien on his move. “I interviewed at length with several leading luxury brokerages, but Sotheby’s International Realty really stood out. The Sotheby’s International Realty network and brand heritage is unsurpassed, and I am looking forward to using their innovative digital marketing tools.”

Singer Island offers scenic parks, beautiful marinas, miles of bike paths, and nearly six miles of pristine white sand beach. Its location provides easy access to world-class shopping, entertainment and cultural venues, championship golf courses and fine dining.
In September 2019, the Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage relocated to a newly customized, state-of-the-art space in Royal Poinciana Plaza. Royal Poinciana Plaza, located at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, is a premier shopping destination in Palm Beach with luxury names including Hermes, Yves St. Laurent, and Sant Ambroeus.

About Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house and represents fine properties at a range of price points. Today, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. operates brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets, including Manhattan, NY; the Hamptons, NY; Greenwich, CT; Cape Cod, MA; Palm Beach, FL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Beverly Hills, CA; Brentwood, CA; Pasadena, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; San Francisco, CA; Sonoma, CA; Monterey Peninsula, CA; and Santa Fe, NM.

Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. ( is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, and a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, which currently has more than 23,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Kristina Helb
Senior Director of Strategic Communications

Dermot OBrien Group

With close to $300 Million in sales on Singer Island since 2004 (close to 250 different properties) Dermot OBrien Group of Sotheby’s International Realty Singer Island is the recipient of the 2012 Ritz Carlton Residences Power Broker Award, 2013-2014 International Property Magazine Best Real Estate Agent Florida Award and the 2017 - 2018 International Property Magazine Best Real Estate Brokerage Florida Award. Dermot was selected as the 2010 & 2011 Unique Homes Magazine Singer Island market specialist, in addition to being a 2008, 2009 and 2010 Platinum Producer for Illustrated Properties Real Estate.

Dermot has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a Diploma from the British Chartered Institute of Marketing and a BA from University College Dublin in Ireland. A life long learner he recently completed a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. With over 35 years of experience in real estate sales, marketing, new product development and management consulting he continues to enjoy the entrepreneurial career path.