Halstead's Global Services Division offers customized real estate and relocation solutions to individuals, corporations, relocation management companies and referral customers locally, nationally and internationally.
Executive Director, Global Services
Kimberly Barkoff serves as our Relocation Director in our Global Services Division. She will be working directly with our Agents as well as our many corporate and broker relationships to build and service our ever-growing referral business.
Kimberly has more than 18 years of experience including expert knowledge in property investment and management, real estate and corporate relocation. As those of you who worked in the past with her, Kimberly's reputation for leadership and knowledge of the industry is well-deserved.
Deborah McManus comes to Halstead with an intriguing background. She started her career in the Financial Industry as a bond trader and most recently as an international docent for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her experience as a docent has cultivated an indispensable visual awareness that is invaluable to her clients. Her experience in Wall Street has developed in Deborah an ability to work under pressure and the knowledge that precise communication is fundamental for success. Deborah has also moved both internationally and domestically several times and this expertise affords her clients ingenuity, creativity and the ability to see hidden value. Furthermore, her keen eye for space helps the client imagine possibilities that are not so obvious to others who lack this skill.
Although Deborah has lived in the city for many years, she is a native of Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. After raising four children, she knows the value of patiently listening to a client's needs and her international background allows foreign buyers to feel at ease as they navigate this intricate city of ours procuring their perfect home or investment. Deborah is devoted to her clients and their satisfaction is her primary goal.
Connecticut Relocation Specialist
Louiza Lekas arrived at Halstead Property Global Services Division in the winter of 2013 and quickly established herself as the relocation specialist for the Halstead Connecticut offices.
Prior to joining Halstead, Louiza worked as Director of Member Relations for RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate. Before that she was Director of Relocation and Business Development for several other major real estate firms in Connecticut.
Louiza is a well-rounded individual with experience working with many different types of cultures and personalities. She grew up in Greece and is fluent in Greek. She has lived in Brooklyn, NY, San Francisco, CA, Westchester County, and now resides in Fairfield County, CT. Her own experience in relocating and interpersonal dealings have equipped her with the tools necessary to expertly assist both international and local clients.
Louiza’s passion outside of real estate is travel. Her most recent adventures were a safari in South Africa and a visit to Cuba.
Manager, Relocation and Referrals
As part of the Global Services team, Shira Rosenhaft offers a wealth of customer service and real estate experience. Having moved herself, all over the country, she understands personally the stress and uncertainty that is felt when buying, selling or renting in a new city. She is committed to making sure clients are educated and supported throughout their journey. A resident of New York City herself for over a decade, Shira also has experience as a licensed real estate salesperson that adds to her abilities and understanding when working with both clients and agents alike.
Shira holds a Masters in Administration. She lives in her favorite borough, Brooklyn, which she enjoys exploring with her husband and dog.
Relocation and Referral Coordinator
Julie Prete brings a wealth of real estate experience and relocation expertise to her post with Halstead Property. Having worked within our Leading Real Estate Companies of the World referral network for almost 20 years, Julie brings widespread industry recognition. Julie also brings agent experience to our firm, as she is a licensed associate broker in the State of New York.
In her role as Relocation and Referral Coordinator, she will be assisting clients and customers with their relocation needs and is dedicated to proving them the utmost satisfaction throughout the process. Julie's work ethic has allowed her to receive numerous accolades over the years.
Julie raised two daughters in Armonk, NY, where she has lived for the past 30 years in our neighboring Westchester County.
The company we keep reflects who we are what we're about. We are members of the most respected organizations in the real estate industry. Our associates help us to expand our vision and share our commitment to the highest quality services available.
These affiliations are more than just logos, Halstead is an active participant in each of them. We proudly serve on advisory boards, task forces and in many other leadership positions in the following organizations.
REBNY is the governing council of our industry which regulates not just the ethical practices of its members, but also the sharing of listings. The Residential Listing Service (RLS) is the system through which we share our exclusive listings with every member agent in the New York marketplace. Visit http://www.rebny.com for more information.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is an important affiliation and resource that guarantees our clients more venues for exposure and excellent real estate services around the globe. The organization encompasses 650 of the foremost local and regional brands in residential real estate, with 4,700 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the US and over 34 countries. Collectively, we sell 1.4 million homes annually valued at $380 billion, more than any national brand or franchise. Members also sell more real estate priced above $1 million. Our affiliates generate nearly 60,000 referral introductions to each other annually, with a record 40% conversion. Visit http://www.leadingre.com for more information.
Luxury Portfolio is the elite property component of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Comprised of the very best independent real estate brokerages, Luxury Portfolio provides strength in numbers and global reach while being selective enough to be represented by only the finest firms in each luxury destination. The website, www.luxuryportfolio.com is the first of its kind to display information in eight languages and 22 currencies. Visit http://www.luxuryportfolio.com for more information.
Mayfair International Realty's global network based in London brings together over 450 of the finest luxury real estate brokers and agents from across the globe, providing sophisticated international marketing. As an exclusive member of Mayfair in NYC and Fairfield County CT, we further our global exposure for our sellers and bring the global investor and buyer to our marketplace.
Halstead Property is the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Inc. in the Connecticut towns of Darien, New Canaan, and Wilton. Christie's International Real Estate is the subsidiary of Christie's Auction House and is comprised of 135 distinguished real estate firms in more than 46 countries worldwide with 1,350 offices and over 32,000 agents, constituting the largest network of independent real estate brokers specializing in luxury Properties.