Diane Levine brings a wealth of invaluable experience to her role as brokerage manager at the Sotheby’s International Realty - Downtown and West Side offices stemming from her prior work as a New York City real estate attorney and management-level experience in healthcare. A seasoned brokerage manager, Diane is respected and admired in the industry for creating a work environment that is professional, high-achieving, caring, and ethical. She mentors, encourages, brainstorms, and inspires each agent to develop his or her business and rise to new heights. Diane is proud to say she has managed some of the most talented and high-performing brokers in the New York City area since joining Sotheby’s International Realty in 1999.
Recognizing the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Diane guides her agents, individually and as a team, to harness the brand’s potential locally, nationally, and internationally. She is responsible for building the Sotheby’s International Realty office in Downtown Manhattan/New York City into a force of more than 90 agents with combined annual sales in excess of $1 billion.
Diane serves on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Board of New York and is a NYS DOS Certified Instructor. A dynamic advocate for continuing education, she has found her calling in transforming somewhat dry information into engrossing presentations at conferences across the country. Diane taught a significant portion of the NYS real estate broker qualifying course for many years, and has participated in many panels, discussing all aspects of real estate sales, law, and the myriad challenges the industry faces today.
Diane holds a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University, a Master’s Degree in education from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational therapy from the Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York. Prior to her ten-year law career, she spent 14 years in healthcare, rising to management level as the assistant director of the 35-person Occupational Therapy Department of John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.
In her spare time, Diane enjoys baking, knitting and reading. She is a long-time resident of New York City and loves absorbing the energy of the Big Apple.