Leonard Steinberg, President, COMPASS
Diane Ramirez, CEO, Halstead Property
Shaun Osher, Founder & CEO, CORE Real Estate
Elizabeth Ann Stribling, President, Stribling & Associates
Frederick Peters, President, Warburg Realty
Wendy Maitland, President of Sales, TOWN Residential
Gary Malin, President, Citi Habitats
theNativeSociety announces our Top 10 Rising Star Awards in the Real Estate Brokerage industry. We recognize 10 inspiring and aspiring stars who embody the qualities theNativeSociety celebrates: exemplary leadership, creativity, passion, initiative and a desire to make a difference in their professional and personal lives.
David Kornmeier, Brown Harris Stevens
Second place: Elizabeth (Libby) Leahy, Stribling
Third Place: Sofia Falleroni, TOWN Residential
Mickey Conlon, CORE
Oksana Somkaylo, Halstead Property
James C. Cox Jr., COMPASS
Victoria Rong Kennedy, Citi Habitats
Deborah Ribner, Warburg Realty
Evan Danzig, Douglas Elliman
Jessica Weitzman, Sotheby's International Realty
Leonard Steinberg is President of COMPASS. He is responsible for over $2 billion in transactions. Leonard is part of The Leonard Steinberg Team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten Broker Teams in the United States by The Wall Street Journal. Leonard and Hervé are the publishers of Downtown's only monthly market report, LUXURYLETTER , which has been cited by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The New York Post, The Real Deal, The London Times, Forbes, New York Magazine, CNN, ABC-TV, NBC, and FOX-TV. Leonard and Hervé are the marketing agents and consultants for some of Downtown's most iconic new buildings, including 560 West 24th Street, 7 Harrison, 150 Charles Street, 200 Eleventh Avenue, 54 Bond Street, The Townhomes of Downing Street, 245 Tenth Avenue, 744 Greenwich Street, The Aberdeen Townhouses, 27 Wooster Street, and One Great Jones Alley.
Diane M. Ramirez is Chief Executive Officer of Halstead Property and she is well-known for her passion and devotion to the residential real estate industry. She is a 35-year veteran who started her career in Palm Beach, Florida where she worked as an agent for a number of years before returning to her hometown - New York City - and embarking on a successful and exciting career.
Together with Clark Halstead, she helped found Halstead Property in the Fall of 1984. Their vision for the company was a high-end firm that utilized advanced technology combined with old fashioned elegance that covered all segments of the market and was located in the communities that they serviced. Due to their vision, Halstead Property became the first big firm to utilize storefront offices in Manhattan as well as the first to be on the West Side and in Downtown.
Shaun Osher founded CORE in 2005. As CEO, and under his leadership, he has led CORE to become the number one boutique real estate marketing and sales company in New York. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and creative minds in marketing, branding, and selling real estate, he has been responsible for more than 30 projects and 6 billion dollars in sales. Having started his career as one of NYC’s most successful and respected agents, he is known as a broker's broker, with a keen understanding of the market and acumen for sales and negotiation. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Shaun graduated from The New School and began his career in 1994.
Elizabeth was named President of Stribling & Associates, Ltd. on January 1, 2013. In running the company, she works closely with her mother, Elizabeth F. Stribling, the company’s Chairman, and the entire Stribling management team.
A fifth-generation New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied Comparative World Religions. Elizabeth started working in real estate in 2001 in San Francisco, as an assistant to one of that city's top producers. After two years on the West Coast, she returned to New York City
and began her career at Stribling as a salesperson. During that time, Elizabeth sold property both uptown and downtown, as well as in Brooklyn, where she worked on-site at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the conversion of a former warehouse into 449 luxury apartments in Brooklyn Heights. Elizabeth joined the Stribling management team in 2006, as Director of Sales for the Downtown offices. In 2010, Elizabeth became Stribling’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, overseeing the print, viral and social media of the company as well as the global outreach efforts of the firm. In this capacity, she became the company’s “ambassador at large”, representing Stribling at the various meetings and conferences of its national and international affiliates.
FREDERICK WARBURG PETERS is President of Warburg Realty Partnership. A graduate of Yale College with a Masters Degree from CUNY, Frederick entered the real estate business as a residential agent in 1980. After working as a Sales Director at Albert B. Ashforth for a number of years, he acquired and renamed the 95-year old firm in 1991. Since that time, Frederick has expanded the company from 40 to 130 agents and from one to four locations. Frederick’s commitment to integrity, professionalism, and expertise has helped to position Warburg as one of New York’s few major independent residential brokerage providers. He is the most frequent contributor to Warburg’s blog and one of the most quoted experts on real estate in both Manhattan and national media. He serves as a co-chair of The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Board of Directors- Residential Division; as a member of REBNY’s Board of Governors; and as of the Vice President for Residential Brokerage on REBNY’s Executive Committee. In January of 2010 Frederick received the prestigious Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award which recognizes meritorious service to the community by a REBNY member; he was also a recipient of REBNY’s 1996 Henry Foster Award, given for a lifetime of achievement and contribution to the residential industry.
Wendy Maitland, President of Sales of TOWN Residential, is highly skilled in multiple aspects of real estate, has played a significant role in the foundation of the TOWN brand and philosophy, and serves as one of the company’s strategic advisors.
Wendy is an innovative real estate executive who has not only engineered historic deals in the booming New York City market, but who has actually had enormous impact on the way business is done today, with her unique style of deal-making based on a philosophy of "win/win." The proof of Wendy Maitland's unique methodology is in her extraordinary sales record over a meteoric eight-year career as evidenced by over $1 billion in residential sales over that time, garnering her top salesperson downtown for four consecutive years. By compiling a remarkable history of deals, many of which are record setting, in which both parties were pleased, she has amassed an extraordinary list of clients that grows continuously by word of mouth.
Gary L. Malin, Citi Habitats’ President, is the principal figure in the day-to-day operations, strategic planning and overall vision for Citi Habitats. Malin shapes the company’s brand through his hands-on involvement with marketing and public relations initiatives; builds and maintains alliances with key real estate entities and professionals; and directs Citi Habitats’ affiliates. In all of these functions, Malin’s primary objective is to ensure that Citi Habitats remains-as it has throughout its existence-the industry leader in forward-thinking, customer service centered real estate firms.