Trish Martin joined Halstead Property as Director of Sales of Brooklyn in the Summer of 2011 and was recently promoted to Managing Director of Sales, Brooklyn. With more than 30 years’ real estate and management experience, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Halstead’s 7 Brooklyn offices in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Trish also spearheads Halstead’s strategic growth in the local area.
Trish was previously a Vice President and Director with Brown Harris Stevens in both Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than seven years. She was one of the few inter-borough brokers in the industry where she represented the growing numbers of residents migrating between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Her depth of knowledge of these vastly different markets ensured both the selling and buying side of the process were handled with the utmost professionalism. In conjunction with her extensive background in managing international projects for high profile firms, Trish brings a well-planned and thoughtful approach to the real estate arena.
Before joining BHS, she had her own firm focused on interior project management for commercial developments where she worked with clients such as Tiffany & Co., the Food Network, St. James Church, The Lycée Français de New York and MoMA. Prior to that, she worked in the publishing industry focusing on architectural publications such as Traditional Building- a trade publication she helped found, targeting commercial architects and contractors- and The Old House Journal- a national magazine.
Trish is active supporter of REBNY, sitting on the Education and Brooklyn Committees, as well the REBNY New York Residential Specialist Executive Committee. She has moderated and served as a panelist on many of REBNY’s Breakfast Club Series and the Residential Brooklyn Seminar at St. Francis College. Trish also leads many classes at Halstead’s Empowerment Series of educational classes for new and seasoned agents.
A resident of Park Slope for more than 25 years, Trish is very active in the community. She founded The Partnership for Independent Means, a not-for-profit located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn whose mission is to create balance, self-sufficiency and financial stability in the lives of at-risk single mothers and their children. Trish also sat Board of Directors for T.O.P.S. for You, Inc., a Bushwick based not-for-profit focused on opportunities for low-income families to stabilize and improve their lives and the lives of others, with particular emphasis on personal self-sufficiency and leadership development. Both have been rolled into the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. In addition, she was a founding member of the New York City Cyclones Youth Hockey Program and Scholarship Fund, housed in Chelsea Piers. Trish, along with John Wollberg and Sara Rotter, lead Halstead Helping Hands, the philanthropic arm of Halstead Property.