NEW YORK CITY—Halstead Property has appointed Wigder Frota as executive vice president at their Park Avenue office. A 17-year industry veteran, Wigder joins Halstead after his tenure at a top real estate firm.

Prior to entering real estate, Wigder honed his service and marketing skills in management and public relations for several Manhattan restaurants. Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, he is a native of Rio de Janeiro who has lived in Manhattan since 1987.

Wigder attended the School of Public Relations at Helio Alonso University in Brazil and subsequently furthered his education in New York City at the International Center of Photography and the Julliard School of Music.