In 1984, Diane Ramirez and Clark Halstead co-founded Halstead Real Estate with the intention of creating a high-end firm leveraging advanced technology and located within the communities it served.
Under Ramirez's leadership as chairman and CEO, Halstead has grown to more than 1,400 agents in three dozen offices across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The firm further expanded after it was purchased by Terra Holdings in 2001.
Ramirez has been an active member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for over 20 years and was elected chairman of the board of directors in 2019. In addition, she received LeadingRE's Leadership Award and the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership Award.
"I'm honored to be elected chairperson of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World's board of directors," Ramirez says. "It has been a privilege to work alongside fellow board members, an esteemed group of global industry leaders, over the last two years in my vice chair role. In my new position, I look forward to continued collaboration to advance the real estate industry and strengthen the deep international relationships offered through the network."
Halstead received first-place awards from LeadingRE in 2019 for Company Brand & Property Advertising, Specialty Marketing and Best Real Estate Search for its newly redesigned website, Halstead.com.
Ramirez is an active member of the Department of State Real Estate Board and holds several leadership positions at REBNY. She has received numerous awards for her work in real estate and philanthropy.