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Diane M. Ramirez is President of Halstead Property and she is well-known for her passion and devotion to the residential real estate industry. She is a 35-year veteran who started her career in Palm Beach, Florida where she worked as an agent for a number of years before returning to her hometown - New York City - and embarking on a successful and exciting career. Together with Clark Halstead, she helped found Halstead Property in the Fall of 1984. Halstead Property became the first big firm to utilize storefront offices in Manhattan as well as the first to be on the West Side and in Downtown.
Under her leadership, Mrs. Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in some of the most important communities in Manhattan to its current size of 22 offices with nearly 950 agents throughout the tri-state area. A recent growth area was in the Hamptons with the addition of Devlin McNiff Halstead Property, who have a prestigious reputation and well-respected agents.
Mrs. Ramirez was appointed by the Governor to the Department of State Real Estate Board in 2010 and is still an active member. She is also an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), where she serves on the Board of Governors, their Executive Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Residential Division.
Mrs. Ramirez is deeply involved in philanthropy both in and out of the real estate community. In January 2009, she was recognized for her community service when she was presented with the Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award from REBNY.
Mrs. Ramirez resides in Manhattan with her husband, Sam Ramirez, who is the founder and CEO of the investment banking firm, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. Their son, his wife and their three children also dwell in Manhattan; and, their daughter resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.
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