Stribling & Associates has promoted Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan to president in its New York office. Her new responsibilities will include supervision of all the day-to-day operations and business expansion and development of the firm. Stribling-Kivlan's previous positions within the firm include sales director of Stribling's downtown office and executive vice president of marketing and business development, a role she has held since 2006.
Elizabeth Stribling, her mother, who founded the firm in 1980, will assume the role of chairman. 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."
Stribling-Kivlan, 33, has been instrumental in the growth of the firm in recent years and spearheaded the expansion of Stribling to Brooklyn, where they will be opening their fourth New York City office in early 2013 at 384 Atlantic Ave.
"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 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."
Stribling-Kivlan is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross.
Stribling serves on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Executive Board of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Board of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy.
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 released 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. He holds an economics degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.