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Kirk Henckels

Vice Chairman, Director of Stribling Private Brokerage

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

O 212.452.4402 | M 917.291.6700
924 Madison Avenue, New York
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Kirk Henckels - Stribling & Associates

Architecture, design and people inspire me in life and they're why luxury brokerage in Manhattan is unique‚ and I love my job more every day.


Kirk Henckels, Vice Chairman of Stribling and the founding Director of Stribling Private Brokerage, holds an economics degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the former President of Edward Lee Cave, Inc., and has been at Stribling since 1995, where he has been in charge of Stribling's $5,000,000 and up luxury real estate brokerage division.His role includes assisting Stribling's luxury brokers and their clients in formulating a global marketing plan and providing them with active support and knowledge of Manhattan's luxury market from Stribling's senior management.

Mr. Henckels personally researches and writes the only full-market analysis of Manhattan's $5,000,000-and-up market, the Stribling Private Brokerage Luxury Report. He has been included every year in the New York Observer's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Manhattan Real Estate.

In addition, Mr. Henckels maintains his own private clientele which has included many of New York's most prominent families. These are individuals for whom discretion and professionalism are of utmost importance. As a former corporate banker, Mr. Henckels is well-versed in the business intricacies of negotiating and marketing distinctive properties.

My Approach

"My approach is defined by discretion, knowledge and attention to detail. "

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No Starbucks, no jeans, no fun: The weird lobby... Brick Underground 3/1/19
Report: Sales drop nearly 30 percent in ‘struggling’... Brick Underground 2/5/19
Condo Sales for $5 Million or More Fell 28% in 2018 Wall Street Journal 2/5/19
Don’t Let That $238 Million Penthouse Fool You: The... Robb Report 2/4/19
Luxury Sales in Manhattan and Brooklyn Fell Nearly... Mansion Global 2/4/19
Forget the $238 Million Penthouse Sale. The... Wall Street Journal 2/3/19
East Side, West Side NYT Homes Book 1/10/19
Manhattan Real Estate Slows After Years of Record... New York Times 12/28/18
Daily Dream Home: Neo-Federal Townhouse Pursuitist 10/31/18
Deeds and Don'ts Cottages & Gardens 10/18/18
A Griffith Thomas-Designed Upper East Side Townhouse... Cottages & Gardens 9/29/18
An architect’s historic UES townhouse with an... 6sqft 9/19/18
Architect’s revamped 19th-century Upper East Side... Curbed New York 9/18/18
Architect Lists Upper East Side Home for $19.95M Mansion Global 9/18/18
How Tariffs Could Make That New Apartment More... New York Times 8/7/18
Luxury co-ops see upside as market softens The Real Deal 2/12/18
Downtown Is the New Upper East Side Habitat 2/9/18
Stribling & Associates Releases Year End 2017... Business Insider 2/8/18
New York’s Luxury Buyers Flock Downtown Mansion Global 2/8/18
Duplex sells in ‘cursed’ building the Obamas... New York Post 1/24/18
Susan Gutfreund Hosts Party for Princess Diana’s... WWD 1/17/18
Looking Ahead to 2018 Cooperator 1/2/18
Life at the Top New York Social Diary 12/18/17
12 Gifts To Get Your Clients and Employee's Off the Mrkt 12/8/17
Falling Water: A Brief History on Manhattan's Most... Town & Country 12/1/17
The domestic flash of Francis Brennan Irish Examiner 11/18/17
In The Papers NY1 11/18/17
A Peek Inside Some of New York’s Most Glamorous... New York Times 11/17/17
Trump Tower apartments are not selling, even at... Inquisitr 11/11/17
Inside New York's most desirable apartment buildings CNN 10/30/17
Rooms with a View Avenue Magazine 10/6/17
Are New Luxury Towers Overshadowing Grand-Dame... Wall Street Journal 10/4/17
Are the Obamas Moving to the Upper East Side? Town & Country 10/4/17
Pitch Perfect: Brokers on the art of winning resale... The Real Deal 9/25/17
High-End Manhattan Apartment Sales Are Soft Mansion Global 9/6/17
The Upper East Side’s co-op conundrum The Real Deal 9/1/17
West side storey: Manhattan’s $25bn Hudson Yards... Financial Times 8/17/17
What is a "white-glove building"—and where can I... Brick Underground 8/9/17
Commission competition ramps up The Real Deal 7/1/17
Property of the month: A New York City townhouse... Boat International 6/20/17
Ex-Soros exec, Trump donor Scott Bessent pays $19M... The Real Deal 6/9/17
Inside the battle for StreetEasy’s soul The Real Deal 4/1/17
Nobody Is Buying Apartments in Trump Tower Town & Country 3/9/17
A Bite of the Apple Boat International 3/1/17
CO-OP/CONDO BUYERS Habitat 1/20/17
Why Co-Ops May Be A Thing Of The Past Forbes 1/17/17
New York City’s High-End Co-op Market Slumps Wall Street Journal 1/4/17
Leading Estates of the World Unveils The Storybook... Benzinga 12/1/16
Manhattan Residential Market Cools Wall Street Journal 10/2/16
Tower Power NY Observer 4/4/16
Space Odyssey NY Observer 4/4/16
For $22.5M, a Grand Apartment in Rosario Candela’s... Curbed 3/22/16
A Park Avenue Duplex for $22.5 Million New York Times 3/18/16
Fewer Manhattan Apartments Sell for $10 Million and Up New York Times 1/5/16
Do brokerage alliances matter? The Real Deal 1/5/16
Topping Out: Industry Insiders See Price Pressure at... New York Observer 10/15/15
Best of the Big Apple Country Life Magazine 10/1/15
NYC’s Premier Properties Luxury Listings NYC 9/1/15
What Does 15 CPW’s Midsummer Sales Rush Mean? NY Observer 8/21/15
Good Neighbours: The World’s Top 10 Most Exclusive... Billionaire 7/3/15
NYC’s Premier Properties Luxury Listings NYC 7/1/15
Austrian Princess Picks up Pretty Maisonette at... Observer 6/25/15
Stop and smell the Park Avenue tulips. Here's where... Crain's New York 5/10/15
Power 100 Commercial Observer 4/29/15
Open-Air Market: When a Terrace Means Moving Across... Observer 4/2/15
The Ground Floor Apartment is Moving on Up Wall Street Journal 3/12/15
A Slice of the Big Apple International Property & Travel Magazine 3/1/15
With Luxury for All: A Term Once Used to Denote... NY Observer 2/26/15
New York Brokers Talk Real Estate Trends Gotham Magazine 12/1/14
Maisonette on the River The New York Times 11/9/14
Dissecting NYC’s luxury market The Real Deal 9/1/14
Sky High Demand for Luxury The New York Times 5/30/14
Power 100 Commercial Observer 4/30/14
Manhattan Prices on a Roll Wall Street Journal 4/1/14
14 Predictions for NYC's Housing Market in 2014 DNAinfo 1/2/14
Manhattan Condo Sales Hit Record Wall Street Journal 12/31/13
Covetable Home FAQs New York Magazine 12/23/13
The Covetables New York Magazine 12/23/13
The Real Estate Revival Quest 11/1/13
How demand is rising among wealthy buyers for... Financial Times 10/25/13
House & Home Financial Times 10/19/13
Deeds and Don'ts New York Cottages and Gardens 10/1/13
Brokers see red at Stribling’s Chelsea relaunch The Real Deal 9/18/13
On Park Avenue: Elegant and Homey The New York Times 9/8/13
Meet the Gen Xers taking over NYC real estate The Real Deal 9/1/13
Co-ops unbutton to compete with condos for younger... The Real Deal 8/29/13
Co-ops change their ways Crain's 8/29/13
More Co-ops Make Competitive Moves Wall Street Journal 8/29/13
Real Estate Professionals Lose Some Curb Appeal The New York Times 8/19/13
Kicked to the Curb: Fabulously Phony Real Estate... New York Observer 8/19/13
A Friendlier Form of Posh Gotham Magazine 7/1/13
High-Price Talk but Flat Manhattan Market Wall Street Journal 6/27/13
Stribling & Associates Celebrates Opening of... Scene 6/1/13
Brooklyn attracts famed high-end real estate firm Brooklyn Daily Eagle 5/22/13
Boerum Frills: Stribling celebrates office launch:... The Real Deal 5/22/13
New York Classics Avenue 5/1/13
The Power 100 Commercial Observer 4/30/13
The Life of Super Luxury The Cooperator 4/1/13
Luxury, Sure, But Buyers Try For Low Key The Wall Street Journal 3/18/13
Not for Sale by Owner The Real Deal 2/1/13
Have You Heard Brokers Weekly 1/23/13
What Kind of Fireplace Do You Get for $8.5 Million? New York Magazine 1/22/13
Top Residential Agents of the Week The Real Deal 1/18/13
A Photo Finish: Lillian Bassman’s UES Carriage House... New York Observer 1/17/13
Executive Moves Crain's New York Business 1/7/13
Stribling-Kivlan Named President of Stribling Assoc 12/19/12
Gimme Shelter New York Post 12/13/12
Stribling scion takes reins at luxury brokerage Real Estate Weekly 12/12/12
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan Named President of... City Biz List 12/12/12
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan Named President of... Multi-Housing News 12/12/12
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan named president of... The Real Deal 12/1/12
The house that I built The Financial Times 11/2/12
The house that I built The Financial Times 11/2/12
Robert De Niro's Neighbor Lists Apartment for $14.5... Curbed 10/10/12
Go Eye-Level With Snoopy Wall Street Journal 10/9/12
Park Avenue penthouse, new to market, has been in... The Real Deal 9/27/12
Luxury Brokers: $10,000 psf the new normal Brokers Weekly 9/19/12
Trophies On Display: In Gaga Global New York, the... New York Observer 9/17/12
The Carriage House in the Close-Up The New York Times 9/14/12
'Merely Rich' Are Outpaced in Manhattan The Wall Street Journal 9/11/12
Big Ticket The New York Times 7/13/12
Top Residential Agents of the Week The Real Deal 7/13/12
Former Time Warner chief sells CPW apartment for... The Real Deal 7/6/12
Former Time Warner Boss N.J. Nicholas Jr. Sells Off... The New York Observer 7/6/12
Living Large CBS 6/28/12
Who's Got Your Back? The New York Times 6/10/12
Who’s Got Your Back? New York Times 6/8/12
The Power 100 The Commercial Observer 5/8/12
Jumbo Combo Co-op is no go The Wall Street Journal 5/8/12
Deeds and Don'ts New York Cottages and Gardens 5/1/12
Old Staff Quarters, the Loftiest of Perches With... The New York Times 4/2/12
'Deed and Don'ts: Market Report' New York Cottages and Gardens 4/1/12
The Real Estate Artists Avenue Magazine 4/1/12
Real Estate's Renaissance Quest Magazine 4/1/12
Downtown Is Catching Up to Uptown's Luxe Real Estate 3/29/12
Tapping into tourists Crain's New York Business 3/26/12
Fifth Ave. mansion could go for $15M above ask The Real Deal 3/26/12
$5 million-plus co-op market strong in 2011, condo... The Real Deal 3/23/12
Woo-hoo! High-end co-op sales healthy in 2011 Crain's New York Business 3/23/12
Ultra-Luxury Market Shows Strong Gains The Wall Street Journal 3/23/12
Sales of Two Cities The Financial Times 3/17/12
High-End Deals Hit Wall in 2011 The Wall Street Journal 3/8/12
'The 0.03 Percent' The Real Deal 2/1/12
'Priciest, cheapest units to hit the market' The Real Deal 1/27/12
Plastic Surgeon Sells Manhattan Home with Operating... ABC News 12/6/11
Top residential agents of the week The Real Deal 11/18/11
Nelson Rockefeller Residence For Sale in New York Money Watch 10/17/11
Rockefeller New York City Penthouse listed for $27.5 M Fox News 10/16/11
America's Most Discounted Luxury Apartments" 9/13/11
PROPERTY The Wall Street Journal 9/8/11
Manhattan Luxury Sales Climb Back, Slowly The Wall Street Journal 4/7/11
Power 100 The New York Observer 5/17/10
Brooke Astor's Park Avenue Apartment Available at... The Real Deal 3/22/10
"Properties Which Have Been Reduced in Price..." The Week 1/29/10
Trickley-Down Theory Works! New York Magazine 1/24/10
Co-ops Starting to Bend -Ever So Slightly The Real Deal 12/1/09
Pedigree Takes Priority The Real Deal 12/1/09
For Manhattan's Wealthiest Buyers, Luxury Inventory... The Real Deal 11/23/09
Lots to Spend, Little to Buy The New York Times 11/20/09
Shhh!! The Art of Selling Quietly The Real Deal 11/1/09
Faulty Towers The Wall Street Journal 9/9/09
$37M Sale Breaks Bogey Real Estate Weekly 7/8/09
The Power 100: The Most Powerful People in New York... The New York Observer 6/8/09


  1. Matching architecture and people together
  2. 30 years of accumulated knowledge
  3. Author & researcher of the only $5m+ market report

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