(NEW YORK, NY) — Halstead’s Co-founder and CEO, Diane M. Ramirez, was named Chairmen of the Board of Directors of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) at the organization’s annual conference back in February.
“Diane is a visionary leader whose reputation extends worldwide and who is highly respected in the real estate community. She is committed to the individual and collective success of our members, and we are incredibly fortunate to have her serving in this role,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma.
LeadingRE is a selective global community of top-performance independent real estate companies, with over 565 companies, including 200 with a dedicated commercial arm, and 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually, with $372 billion in home sales.
Since 2017, Ramirez has served as the vice chairman and has been a member of the organization for over 20 years.
Also during LeadingRE’s annual conference, Halstead won LeadingRE’s 2019 Most Innovative Brokerage Firm, and got first place in three categories including Company Brand & Property Advertising, Specialty Marketing, and Best Real Estate Search for its newly redesigned website, Halstead.com.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane about her advancement to Chairmen of the Board of Directors as well as Halstead’s accomplishments.
You guys won a ton of awards at the annual conference back in February. Can you comment on what makes Halstead so successful in key categories like marketing and branding?
The way to differentiate yourself in this industry is through marketing and technology. We are motivated by the fact that through this organization people are able to look at what we are doing, which excites us. We aspire to be leaders in innovation and marketing, it’s what makes us try harder. Recognition makes you strive to be better. Receiving these awards makes us want to continue growing.
You were also recently awarded Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership Award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Can you you talk about this?
I adore real estate. The passion I have for what I do is written all over my face. To have an organization like REBNY recognize me for one of their highest leadership achievement awards is an incredible highlight in my career. Bernard Mendik was an icon in the industry as a leader and an innovator. I am beyond proud to receive an award under his name.
What is it that drives you?
My passion drives me. I love what I do and have been able to see my vision of this company grow into the success it is today. My passion comes from the agents and culture of this company and is why I love going to work every day. My leadership team around me is equally as passionate.