Global Services Division
Meet the Global Services Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.