BHHS NY Properties Names Diane Ramirez Chief Strategy Officer
Real Estate In-Depth | August 4, 2021
NEW YORK—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England/ Westchester/New York Properties announced on Aug. 3 that Diane Ramirez has been named Chief Strategy Officer of its New York City brokerage.
Ramirez was most recently the executive chairman and senior advisor of Brown Harris Stevens, as well as the co-founder of Halstead. In her new role, Ramirez will expand the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices footprint within New York and throughout surrounding states, overseeing important initiatives—such as the implementation of technology platforms and innovative services that will bolster business on behalf of agents, the company stated.
“Diane (Ramirez) is a real estate genius,” said Candace Adams, president and CEO of BHHS New England/Westchester/New York Properties. “Her wisdom and grace, coupled with her unparalleled expertise, make this a phenomenal partnership—not only for our New York Properties family, but neighboring markets. We’re steeped in excitement to have Diane be part of a team that is made up of the very best in the business. She will be serving in a pivotal role, and succeeding at what she does best.”
Ramirez broke into the industry as an agent, initially working in Palm Beach and eventually New York. It was in 1984 that Ramirez started the Manhattan-based Halstead residential brokerage in tandem with Clark Halstead, guiding the firm with a focus on technology and the high-end sector.
Terra Holdings purchased Halstead in 2001, and through Ramirez’s oversight, the company grew to more than 30 offices and 1,400 agents across New York City, The Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. In 2020, Halstead merged with Brown Harris Stevens, which led to the expansion of Ramirez’s role and her continued oversight of the company’s growth.
“Berkshire Hathaway is a brand that I’ve admired for so long, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said Ramirez. “Over the years, I’ve loved being able to successfully grow brands. I’m a proven entity in terms of being able to develop and nurture a company at its roots and turn it into a full-fledged force, and I very much look forward to doing so for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in New York and beyond.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties/New England Properties/Westchester Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with more than 1,800 sales professionals in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Manhattan and Westchester County.