Dorothy "Dottie" Herman

President and CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Overall Rank: 17
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 4

Herman runs New York’s largest real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate, which has over 80 offices and nearly 6,000 agents in New York, New Jersey, South Florida, California, Connecticut and Colorado and produces over $22 billion in annual sales. She has become real estate royalty in New York City where she has reigned since acquiring Douglas Elliman with business partner Howard Lorber in 2003. She also hosts the Saturday morning radio show, “Eye on Real Estate.”

A 30-plus-year industry vet, Herman started as a broker in Merrill Lynch’s Long Island real estate division having previously bought Prudential Long Island Realty and built that also into a powerhouse brokerage operating on Long Island and in the Hamptons.