NEW YORK, NY- DECEMBER 12, 2012 – One of New York’s most prestigious family-owned residential brokerages, Stribling & Associates, has announced that Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan has been named President of the 32-year-old firm. Elizabeth Stribling, who founded the firm in 1980, will assume the role of Chairman of her eponymous company. Kirk Henckels, head of Stribling’s luxury arm, Stribling Private Brokerage, is also taking the position of Vice Chairman of Stribling & Associates.
“Stribling is more than a real estate company, it’s my home. That’s why it is such an honor to name my only daughter as President of the firm to continue my vision,” said Elizabeth Stribling. “She has proven herself as a remarkable leader within our company, and her forward thinking will continue to establish Stribling as one of the city’s top brokerage firms.”
As President, Elizabeth Ann will supervise all of the day-to-day operations and business expansion and development of the firm; while Elizabeth will remain an active member of Stribling’s Management Team by overseeing company policy and corporate image, as well as continuing to be the President of Stribling Marketing Associates, the development company which she also founded.
Elizabeth Ann, 33, has been instrumental in the growth of the firm in recent years, both as the Sales Director of Stribling’s downtown office and as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, a role she has held since 2006. This year, she spearheaded the expansion of Stribling to Brooklyn, where they will be opening their fourth New York City office in early 2013 at 384 Atlantic Avenue. Additionally, she took on the major rebranding of the firm and launch of its award-winning website, Stribling.com. Recognized by the industry for its improved functionality, accessibility on mobile devices, and social media interactions, Stribling.com has raised the bar for searching for real estate.
A fifth-generation New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied Comparative World Religions. An active member of her community, she serves on the national leadership council for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network,) the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
“I’ve grown up in the real estate business, and I know that this is not only something I’ve been raised to do, but it’s something I truly want to do,” said Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, “I look forward to continuing to work with my mother and all of the Stribling managers to learn from them and bring Stribling to the next level.”
Elizabeth Stribling, 68, began her distinguished real estate career in 1967. Recognized in the New York community as a leading expert in luxury residential sales and new development, Elizabeth Stribling is also highly regarded as a knowledgeable business and civic leader. She is on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, the Executive Board of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Board of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy. She was also recently awarded the prestigious title of Officier de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honor) for her work as the Chairman of the French Heritage Society.
Kirk Henckels, the newly appointed Vice Chairman of Stribling & Associates, is also the Director of Stribling Private Brokerage, which focuses on listings above $5 million and also releases the only full-market analysis of the highest end of the luxury market. Henckels is the former President of Edward Lee Cave, Inc., where he was for many years the senior officer in charge of that company's luxury real estate brokerage, and he holds an economics degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Additional members of the Stribling & Associates Management Team Include:
Rebecca M. Mason, EVP, Director of Sales, Chelsea and Tribeca Offices: Active in many real estate organizations, such as REBNY and the Associate of Real Estate Women, Rebecca Mason has served as the Director of Sales for Stribling’s Chelsea and Tribeca offices since 2010.
Steve M. Rutter, EVP, Managing Director, Stribling Marketing Associates: With more than 25 years of residential resale and development experience, Steve Rutter heads up Stribling Marketing Associates, supervising all phases of the development process, paying careful attention to the pre-development planning.
Kenneth D. Scheff, EVP, Director of Sales, Uptown Office: As the manager of Stribling’s Uptown office, Kenneth Scheff not only trains and supports Stribling’s agents, but also works with managers on issues of importance to the company as a whole.
Christopher P. Wilson, EVP, Chief Operating Officer: With a wide-ranging career in real estate as a broker, manager, and marketing executive, including the conversion of the Plaza Hotel, Chris Wilson currently works side-by-side with Stribling’s President and Chairman, overseeing all non-brokerage-related activities in Stribling's three Manhattan offices.
About Stribling & Associates:
Stribling & Associates, Ltd. is a premier residential real estate firm employing over 250 agents throughout three locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. As one of the most renowned brokerages in New York, Stribling uses its respected expertise in the current market to provide individualized services to both buyers and sellers. Stribling agents specialize in the sale of luxury townhouses and cooperative and condominium apartments. The company’s philosophy is based on professional, personalized services coupled with exceptional knowledge of key residential market trends. Stribling Private Brokerage specializes in the discreet marketing of properties over $5 million and commands a prominent market share in that sector of Manhattan residential real estate.
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