The Real Deal New York

Saunders stakes his Hamptons beachhead

With $850 million in exclusive listings, Hamptons’ brokerage founder Andrew Saunders is taking on his corporate-owned East-End rivals
By Leigh Kamping-Carder | March 12, 2012 10:30AM

From the March issue: For Andrew Saunders, founder of the Hamptons residential brokerage Saunders & Associates, it’s impossible to have an anonymous lunch at the Bridgehampton bistro, Pierre’s.

Over French onion soup and poached salmon, Saunders points out Alice Bell, a senior vice president at competing brokerage Sotheby’s International Realty. He congratulates a diner at the next table on the half-marathon she recently finished. And he spots a former senior partner at Allan Schneider & Associates, acquired by another competitor, the Corcoran Group. [more]