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Diane M. Ramirez
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Brokers

Diane M. Ramirez is President of Halstead Property LLC. The company was acquired by Terra Holdings, its parent company, in April 2001and the firms principals are David Burris, Kent M. Swig, Arthur Zeckendorf, and Will Zeckendorf.

When the firm was founded in 1984, she worked as a selling broker until 1987. During these years she consistently ranked in the top 5% of the firm's brokers and was the winner of many company sales and listing awards. In 1988 she was the recipient of the Real Estate Board of New York's "Deal of the Year" award. In 1987 Mrs. Ramirez assumed the management role of director of sales. She was promoted to executive director of sales in 1993; and, named President in 1999. She was a partner and board member until the firm was acquired.

Mrs. Ramirez is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., where she serves on the Board of Governors and as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of the Residential Division. She also serves on the Deal of the Year Committee and its Investment Advisory sub-committee. Diane is the voting member of the Residential Brokerage Division, Interfirm Forum, which she co-chaired from 1996-98. She is currently a committee member on Admissions and has served on the Ethics Committee and Education Committee (co-chair from 1994-1996). She is an accredited continuing education teacher for the State. She is a member of the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council - the professional organization of business management, which serves real estate brokerage owners and managers, and in 1996 earned the industry-recognized CRB designation.

She began her real estate career in 1973 in Palm Beach, Florida, where she continues to maintain her license. In 1975, Mrs. Ramirez, her husband and two children returned to New York, their hometown. She acquired her real estate license and worked at a competing firm until joining forces with Mr. Halstead, the founder of Halstead Property.


She is on the Board of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), whose mission is to create thematic song concerts that foster community among the audience, performers and program - as well as a platform for newer performers. In June 2005, Mrs. Ramirez was honored by the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter with the Celine Marcus Community Service Award. She also works closely with the American Cancer Society in their fundraising efforts for the creation of their new Hope Lodge in Manhattan; and, as an organizer for their "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk". Finally, she and her husband, Sam Ramirez, are long-standing supporters of the Valerie Fund in New Jersey.

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