Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, the 33-year-old daughter of Stribling & Associates founder Elizabeth Stribling, has been named the president of the firm, according to a Stribling release. The elder Elizabeth, the company’s former president, will now serve as chairman of Stribling.
“Stribling is more than a real estate company, it’s my home,” Stribling said in the release. “That’s why it is such an honor to name my only daughter as president of the firm to continue my vision. 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, formerly an executive vice president and director of marketing and business development, will manage the firm’s day-to-day operations, business expansion and development. Her mother will still stay an active part of the firm’s management team, according to the release, overseeing company policy and image. She will continue to serve as the president of Stribling Marketing Associates.
Kirk Henckels, the head of Stribling Private Brokerage — the company’s luxury arm — will take the role of vice chairman of Stribling & Associates.
The role of chairman appears to be new, according to the Management Team section on Stribling’s website
As The Real Deal previously reported, there have been recent changes at Stribling. In February, the firm launched a branding overhaul driven to modernize the firm’s somewhat “stuffy” image, said director of operations Christopher Wilson. The rebranding included the launch of a new website.
Stribling-Kivlan told The Real Deal that she and her mother make a good team in business. “One of the reasons it works so well,” she said, “is we have very different perspectives on things. I want to make sure that we can be well-connected and as web-sticky as possible.”
Stribling-Kivlan reportedly has pushed Stribling brokers to get on Facebook and other social media to reach a younger, more web-savvy clientele.
In addition, the firm expanded to Brooklyn and in early 2013 will open the fourth location in the borough at 384 Atlantic Avenue — an expansion that the release says Stribling-Kivlan was responsible for directing. — Zachary Kussin