About Us Management Team

Leadership

At Stribling, we recognize that the strength of our reputation stems from the quality of our people. The Stribling management team comprises the most accomplished professionals in real estate. Our managers bring diverse knowledge honed by decades of experience ranging from education to interior design to finance.

Leaders, mentors, and problem-solvers, Stribling managers prove on a daily basis that the right manager makes all the difference!

Elizabeth F. Stribling

For more than 30 years, founder and Chairman Elizabeth F. Stribling has remained actively involved in all aspects of the business, from choosing the brightest managers and agents to guiding and nurturing professionals at all levels. Her dedication and devotion ensures that the firm continues to serve as the industry standard bearer.

Elizabeth Stribling began her distinguished real estate career in 1967. In 1980, she established Stribling & Associates, Ltd., and in 1999 she founded Stribling Marketing Associates. She is a graduate of Vassar College and did graduate work at Girton College, Cambridge University, England, with studies in English Literature.

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 is also the Chairman of the French Heritage Society.

Elizabeth Stribling is the recipient of many awards, including the Henry Forster Award for outstanding achievement and conduct within the residential brokerage profession of New York City; the Spirit of Achievement Award at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, National Women's Division, New York Chapter; and the Women of Achievement Award from the American Cancer Society. She has been named Corporate Honoree at the Winter Ball of the Junior League of New York and Corporate Honoree at the French Consulate in support of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, as well as being decorated as an Officer of the National Order of Merit and an Officer of the Legion d’Honneur by the Government of France. View full profile

Phone:
O 212.452.4400
Office:
924 Madison Avenue
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Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan - Stribling

As President, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan works closely with her mother, founder Elizabeth F. Stribling, overseeing the daily activities of the firm. After two years as an assistant to a top producer at Pacific Union GMAC in San Francisco, Elizabeth joined Stribling in 2003 as a salesperson, where she immediately knew she had found her calling. A graduate of the Chapin School and College of the Holy Cross with a BA in world religions, Elizabeth shares her mother’s commitment to philanthropy: she serves on the national leadership council of GLSEN, and was formerly Vice Chair of the board of the New York City Anti-Violence Project. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and art. View full profile

Phone:
O 212.585.4542
Office:
924 Madison Avenue
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Kirk Henckels - Stribling

Kirk Henckels, Vice Chairman and Director of Stribling Private Brokerage, brings a strong background in finance and real estate to his leadership position. A former corporate banker with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Kirk helped launch the Private Brokerage division in 1995 and represents some of the country’s most prominent families. His comprehensive approach can be credited to his business acumen and decades of experience in ultra-luxury real estate. Kirk is also an avid equestrian who holds annual riding events and was a Texas state champion in 1971. View full profile

Phone:
O 212.452.4402 | M 917.291.6700
Office:
924 Madison Avenue
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Rebecca M. Mason - Stribling

Rebecca Mason is Stribling’s Downtown Brokerage Manager for the Chelsea and Tribeca Offices. Knowledgeable in all facets of the real estate industry, Rebecca joined Stribling after an 18-year tenure with a residential management and brokerage firm, where she managed an array of activities related to construction, negotiation, commercial leasing, rental leasing, residential sales, and portfolio management. She is active in the real estate community through her participation in the Real Estate Board of New York and the Association of Real Estate Women, where she is on the board of directors as Past President. View full profile

Phone:
O 646.613.2701
Office:
340 West 23rd Street
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Rebecca M. Mason - Stribling

Charles Russell joined Stribling as Manager, Marketing and New Business Development in 2013. A graduate of Boston University with a concentration in International Economics and a minor in Architecture, Charles is a native New Yorker who was born three blocks from Stribling’s uptown office. Charles began his real estate career in 1992 at the Corcoran Group, where he soon became its youngest-ever recipient of the “Rookie of the Year” award. He went on to become a top-ten producer with sales totaling over $100 million. In 2005, he was appointed Vice President, Business Development, and in 2006 he joined Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group as Managing Director.

In his four years at Corcoran Sunshine, Charles managed the predevelopment planning, marketing, sales and public relations efforts for over $700 million worth of luxury residential real estate development. His accomplishments included starting the firm’s resort division; coordinating global road shows in North America, Europe and Asia; landing consulting assignments in Mexico, Argentina, and Dallas, Texas, and overseeing the marketing of two major projects, Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay in Turks and Caicos and the award-winning One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining Stribling, he served as Vice President of Douglas Elliman Developments in New York City. View full profile

Phone:
O 212.570.5312 | M 917.754.7258
Office:
924 Madison Avenue, New York
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Steve Rutter - Stribling

With 25 years of experience in residential real estate and new property marketing and sales, Steven Rutter has served as Director of Stribling Marketing Associates since joining the firm in 2006. Closely involved with every new development project and engaged throughout the entire process, from pre-development to sales, Steve excels at selecting a team with the appropriate expertise and experience for the job. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Steve is a 30-year resident of Park Slope. View full profile

Phone:
O 646.613.2601
Office:
32 Avenue of the Americas
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Kenneth Scheff - Stribling

Kenneth Scheff is Stribling’s Uptown Brokerage Manager. In the real estate industry for over 25 years, he has worked with, trained, and managed some of the finest agents in the industry. Ken is also a member of Stribling’s Executive Team, where he works closely with Elizabeth Stribling and the other managers to oversee company affairs.View full profile

Phone:
O 212.452.4401
Office:
924 Madison Avenue
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Christopher Wilson - Stribling

As Chief Operating Officer, Christopher P. Wilson has his finger on the pulse of the firm, overseeing day-to-day operations at Stribling’s four New York offices. Well-versed in a wide range of real estate-related categories, he brings a diverse background in design, sales, and new project marketing to his leadership position. Chris first joined Stribling as an associate broker in 1989. After earning a master’s degree from New York University and spending two years working for the Related Companies, Chris returned to Stribling to manage its Chelsea office. He later opened the firm’s Tribeca office and became the first director of Stribling Marketing Associates. He uses his in-depth knowledge to avert problems, spot trends, and provide necessary support to Stribling’s brokerage and management teams. View full profile

Phone:
O 212.452.4418 | M 917.881.5178
Office:
924 Madison Avenue
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Catherine Witherwax - Stribling

Catherine Witherwax is Stribling’s Brokerage Manager for Brooklyn. She brings to Stribling over a decade of sales in Brooklyn and Manhattan, experience as a manager at both a global financial institution and a leading New York real estate firm, and a passion for her native borough. A former trustee of the Berkeley Carroll School, Catherine enjoys cooking and gardening; supporting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, and Wildlife Conservation Society; and spending time with her family at their weekend home in Litchfield County, Connecticut. View full profile

Phone:
O 718.208.1901 | M 917.816.0019
Office:
386 Atlantic Avenue
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Office Locations

  • Uptown

    924 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
    212.570.2440
  • Chelsea

    340 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
    212.243.4000
  • Tribeca

    32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
    212.941.8420
  • Brooklyn

    386 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    718.208.1900