As executive chairman and senior advisor of Brown Harris Stevens, Diane M. Ramirez is an honored and respected industry leader. After co-founding Halstead in 1984, she strategically grew the firm from just three offices into one of the largest and most successful brokerages in the New York tri-state area. In 2020, Halstead merged into Brown Harris Stevens, which now includes 2,500 agents across 55 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut and South Florida. An active real estate broker and executive for more than three decades, Ramirez has received numerous industry accolades, including lifetime leadership awards from REBNY and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). Ramirez currently sits on the Board of Directors at LeadingRE, REBNY’s Board of Governors and Executive Advisory Board. She is recognized for her passion and commitment to philanthropic causes in and out of the real estate community.