Diane M. Ramirez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halstead Real Estate. Under her leadership, Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in Manhattan to its current size of three dozen offices with more than 1,400 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Ramirez and Clark Halstead founded Halstead in the fall of 1984. They grew the firm organically and were purchased by Terra Holdings in 2001, helping to expand the firm to the size it is today. 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 a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), where she currently serves on the Board of Governors, Executive Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the Residential Division. An active member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for more than 20 years, Ramirez serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. A long-time philanthropist, she has been honored with many awards and is a member of RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame.