William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced Thursday that Virginia Doetsch, manager of the firm’s Bronxville and Irvington brokerages, has been named the company’s 2016 Manager of the Year. Doetsch was chosen from among 16 brokerage managers for the honor, winning the award for the second time in the past three years.
“I attribute so much of the success of my offices to all of my fantastic full-time agents, who bring deep knowledge of current real estate conditions coupled with sensitivity to changing global markets,” Doetsch said. “I have high expectations for my agents, and strive to build teams comprised of sales professionals who focus on what is best for their clients over their own interests. As a result, we are building relationships that we know will last for generations.”
Doetsch, who has been in the real estate industry for more than 25 years, has led the company’s Bronxville brokerage since 2011. Over the course of her first five years in the position, she has grown the brokerage’s sales force from a small team of nine agents to 41, while increasing the office’s annual sales volume by a dramatic 800 percent. Additionally, in the summer of 2015 Doetsch played an important role in establishing the company’s first brokerage based in Westchester County’s Rivertowns market, and continues to drive the firm’s growth there. Located in the region’s hub town of Irvington, the brokerage achieved significant dollar volume in its first full year of 2016. She now leads a group of 15 agents in Irvington, after starting virtually from scratch prior to launching the new brokerage in 2015.
“Virginia continuously proves what a tremendous asset she is to our firm with her outstanding support and leadership,” said Paul Breunich, president and chief executive officer of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Her achievements are substantial, including her skill for drawing and retaining top talent as well as her impressive track record of realizing notable increases in annual sales volume. She was also instrumental in expanding our presence in Westchester County’s key Rivertowns market area during 2015 and 2016."