Stribling opens office in “quirky” Boerum Hill spot

May 20, 2013 12:00PM

Stribling & Associates is expanding into Brooklyn, but its pick for the new office, in Boerum Hill near the Barclays Center, is somewhat unusual: a former furniture shop at 384 Atlantic Avenue, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The brokerage has opened in a neighborhood where housing prices are not soaring, a contrast to where many of its contemporaries, such as Douglas Elliman and the Corcoran Group, have set up in Brooklyn.

New York luxury residential design firm Brockschmidt & Coleman was behind the building’s design.

“It’s a late 1970s storefront, that is kind of a quirky building in this neighborhood,” Brockschmidt & Coleman founder Courtney Coleman told the Journal.

Stribling President Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, daughter of founder Elizabeth Stribling, called Atlantic Avenue a “gateway to Brooklyn.”

The firm announced plans in October to open its first Brooklyn office, which officially opens tomorrow. It was looking to add up to 50 agents to coincide with the opening, as The Real Deal reported. [WSJ, 3rd item]Mark Maurer