Haute Agent: Peter Turino

Peter Turino has been a key player in the Hamptons real estate market for over 20 years. Peter is one of the founding partners of Dunemere Associates Real Estate, the Hamptons first boutique real estate company specializing in the sales and rentals of luxury properties. Peter successfully led the company for over 12 years before Brown Harris Stevens bought a controlling interest in Dunemere in January 2004. Peter remains at the company as a principal and as a manager. Over the past almost quarter of a century, Peter has been involved in numerous recording-breaking Hamptons sales. And, he has been the listing agent for some the Hamptons finest and most distinguished properties to come on the market. In addition to excelling in the sale and listing of high-end properties, Peter has been a noted innovator and industry leader in the marketing of Hamptons real estate. Peter was the partner-in-charge of advertising and marketing at Dunemere and now leads the new efforts for Brown Harris Stevens in the Hamptons. Peter is an active member and past president (2000-02) of the local real estate board, the Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association (HANFRA). Under his tenure as president, he was credited with among other things increasing membership by 40% and significantly expanding educational programs for members. Peter has lived on the South Fork for over 40 years, summering his whole life at his family’s home in the Village of East Hampton. After graduating from Columbia University in 1974, Peter moved to East Hampton full-time and began working as an artist’s assistant at the fabled “Creeks” for artist Alfonse Ossorio. In the mid-eighties, he pursued an interest in real estate and began working as a sales associate at Allan M. Schneider Associates. Peter excelled at sales and quickly developed a loyal following among customers and clients with interests in estate properties. After six years as one of Schneider’s top producers, Peter left to establish Dunemere Associates Real Estate. Peter is active in many local civic and cultural organizations. He is member of the Guild Hall Business Council, the Parrish Art Museum Business Council, and the “Committee of 50” of the Nature Conservatory South Fork and Shelter Island Chapter. Other affiliations include membership at the Devon Yacht Club and the Princeton Club. Peter’s personal interests include scuba diving and underwater photography. He has traveled around the world pursuing these interests to such destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, the Red Sea, Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia.