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Dara Near

Sales Associate at Short Hills


Dara Near spent approximately five years in the real estate industry before joining Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in 2015. In search of a more widely recognized, quality brand with global reach, Dara chose Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Dara recognized that buyers from all over the world appreciate and trust the Sotheby’s name. Additionally the global exposure that the company is able to afford its clients would prove a tremendous asset. The skills of her teammates in the New Jersey Luxury Real Estate Group, combine to harness the extensive Sotheby’s marketing and sales tools to create an unparalleled recipe for success. As the Client Relationship Specialist, Dara is a valued member of the New Jersey Luxury Real Estate Group™. She continually works to ensure that every transaction is smoothly coordinated and perfectly executed.

Not only has Dara undertaken a successful real estate career, she has also become an integral part of the Short Hills Community. With an MBA from Duke University, Dara spent many years working at the Bank of New York in international banking in Europe and South America.

While raising three children in Short Hills, Dara became heavily involved in the elementary, middle and high schools, serving in many positions on each of the PTO Boards. Dara spent many years on the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Board of Trustees, and is currently Treasurer of the Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee. Dara has long been an active member of Christ Church in Short Hills as a Vestry member and on multiple committees, including the Governing Board of Christ Church Nursery School. She is a member of The Short Hills Club and Canoe Brook Country Club.