Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing
RISMEDIA, August 1, 2006—Halstead Property, LLC, a leading residential real estate brokerage firm in New York, announced the promotion of Stephen G. Kliegerman to executive director and the hiring of Roberta Benzilio as senior director of sales, both of the Development Marketing Division.
Kliegerman was most recently Halstead’s executive director of sales for downtown. In his new role, Kliegerman is responsible for the operations, direction and management of the division including new business, client relations, pre-development planning, marketing and sales. Benzilio joins Halstead Property from Century 21 Kevin B. Brown & Associates where she was chief operating officer.
“Under Stephen’s direction, the Development Marketing Division continues to grow at a significant rate. That’s evident in one of his first accomplishments in his new position - Halstead was named the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the Toll Brothers’ four new developments in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Previously, Toll Brothers had always done its predevelopment planning, marketing, and sales in-house,” said Diane Ramirez, President of Halstead Property. “Roberta is a talented addition to the Development Marketing team, bringing over 23 years of real estate experience to Halstead.”
The Halstead Development Marketing Division currently has over 2,300 units in the development pipeline, representing over $2 billion in sales. The division is active in local areas including Tribeca, Soho, the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, Brooklyn and White Plains.
The Development Marketing Division has also become a dominant force in Harlem, Manhattan's most prominent growth area. Under Kliegerman’s direction, the department was recently instrumental in the record-breaking sales success of 125 Central Park North selling out all 17 units within two months at an average price per square foot exceeding $860 and the Normandie at 100 W 119th Street where the residences sold for more than $720 per square foot.
In addition, Halstead is currently representing over seven developments in Harlem including The Langston, 18 Morningside Avenue and 111 Central Park North. Halstead has also found a way to give back to the community with at least two properties: 66 percent of the units at The Langston have been reserved for middle income households and at The Gateway Condominiums, 15 percent of the apartments were affordable and reserved solely for local residents, enabling them to share in the growth of their neighborhood.
Prior to joining Halstead Property in 1998, Kliegerman owned and operated his own real estate brokerage, management and consulting firm, Herbert H. Kliegerman Associates, Inc., which specialized in the sale and leasing of coops, condos and lofts in Downtown Manhattan. During that time, he developed into a leader in the downtown brokerage community through his efforts in the Downtown Brokers Association, of which he served a 5-year term as its president, as well as in The Real Estate Board of New York for which he currently serves as the co-chair of both the Downtown Committee and The Ethics Committee.
Benzilio was most recently the chief operating officer of Century 21 Kevin B. Brown & Associates, formerly known as Century 21 William B. May. Prior to the acquisition of William B. May by Century 21, she held a variety of executive positions at William B. May (WBM) most recently as President. During her tenure, Benzilio served on the executive board, developed and built the company’s first website and held the top salesperson position for many consecutive years. She was also the two-time recipient of the WBM President’s Award and she received the Distinctive Woman of the Year Award. Benzilio is a member of REBNY. She volunteers her time to the American Cancer Society and the Epilepsy Foundation. Benzilio holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech pathology.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006