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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces New Board Members Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan and Sanjay Mody


BROOKLYN, December 12, 2017 — Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is pleased to announce the election of Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan and Sanjay Mody to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s December 12 Board meeting.

“We are proud to welcome Elizabeth Ann and Sanjay today,” said Mark Baker, Conservancy Board chairman. “Their expertise across sectors and their dedication to the City will make them valuable additions to our Board of Directors.”

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is the President of leading New York real estate company Stribling & Associates. The brokerage was founded by her mother, Elizabeth F. Stribling, in 1980 and has grown to include more than 350 agents in four offices across Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as a vast network of national and international partners.

In overseeing day-to-day operations at Stribling & Associates, Stribling-Kivlan has grown the firm’s agent population, overall sales volume, and average sales price. Her lifelong real estate experience makes her one of the most sought-after resources for buyers and sellers, as well as in the press. She is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and US News & World Report, and is a regular contributor to Inman News and forbes.com.

A fifth-generation New Yorker, Stribling-Kivlan is a graduate of the Chapin School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied Comparative World Religions. She started working in real estate in 2001 in San Francisco, as an assistant to one of that city’s top producers. After two years on the West Coast, she returned to New York City and began her career at Stribling as a salesperson. During that time, Stribling-Kivlan sold property both Uptown and Downtown, as well as in Brooklyn, where she worked on-site at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the conversion of a former warehouse into 449 luxury apartments in Brooklyn Heights.

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan was named President of Stribling & Associates, Ltd. on January 1, 2013.

“Brooklyn Bridge Park is part the fabric of my daily life, and I have watched the park grow from its early stages to its current place as an integral park of New York City’s landscape,” said Stribling-Kivlan. “I am honored to work with the entire board on the ongoing efforts of the Conservancy.”

Sanjay Mody is President of Spectacle Holdings, LLC, a real estate investment firm focusing on urban markets, and Special Counsel to the law firm Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP. In his legal practice, Mody advises public authorities and private investors and developers on urban infrastructure, transportation projects, and real estate matters. He is also a frequent commentator on infrastructure, economic development, and governance issues.

Mody served in prior role as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. At the Port Authority, Mody played a central role in the development of the agency’s long-term capital and strategic plans; advised the Chairman’s Office on major infrastructure projects, including the World Trade Center redevelopment, airport terminal modernization projects, and a new Hudson River rail tunnel; led an analysis on public-private partnerships and innovative financing; and helped to develop governance reforms. Before the Port Authority, Mody was an associate at a major New York City law firm. He also served as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the Southern District of New York.

Mody received his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, and J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is on the New York Committee of the Regional Plan Association and is a David S. Rockefeller Fellow of the Partnership for New York City. Mody is a member of the New York State Bar.

Mody lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn.

“Thanks to the creativity and persistence of so many people over so many years, Brooklyn Bridge Park today is a world-class treasure for Brooklynites, New Yorkers, and people from around the world,” said Mody. “I have enjoyed watching the park grow since its earliest days and I’m honored to join the Conservancy’s Board of Directors in helping to expand its programming and events in the years ahead.”

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