Mitchell S. Steir

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Mitchell S. Steir
Born (1955-08-03) August 3, 1955 (age 65)
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Studley, Inc.
Board member of Film Society of Lincoln Center[1]
The Museum of the City of New York[2]
The Realty Foundation of New York
Avenue of the Americas Association
Hamptons International Film Festival[3]
Studley, Inc. - Mitchell Steir

Mitchell S. Steir (born August 3, 1955) is a commercial real estate broker.[4] He is chairman and chief executive officer of Studley, Inc.[5]

Early life and education

Steir was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts.[6] He attended Milton Academy, in Milton, Massachusetts,[7] and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[8]


Steir's first job was at a computer training startup. He took his first real estate job with Huberth & Peters in 1983.[7][8] In 1984 he received the The Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award of the Real Estate Board of New York.[4]

In 1988 Steir joined Julien J. Studley Inc. He negotiated the largest transaction of 1999 in Manhattan, a lease of 1,500,000 sqft for Time Inc., and the largest transaction of 2000 in midtown New York, 1,000,000 sqft for the headquarters of AOL Time Warner.[8]

In 2003, Steir led a management buyout of the company from Julien J. Studley,[9] and became chief executive officer.[10][11]

He has since negotiated leases for WilmerHale at 7 World Trade Center, in 2011,[4] and for Tiffany & Co. at 200 Fifth Avenue, in 2012.[12]


  1. "Film Society of Lincoln Center Staff". Film Society of Lincoln Center. 
  2. "Museum of the City of New York: About the Museum". Museum of the City of New York. 
  3. "Staff & Boards: Hamptons International Film Festival". Hamptons International Film Festival. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Next" (pdf). Real Estate Forum 66 (828): 101. 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  5. "The Commish: Inside the Brokerage Biz". The Wall Street Journal. 
  6. "Square Feet - The 30-Minute Interview - Mitchell S. Steir". The New York Times. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "A Tenacious Broker Who Avoids the Pack". The New York Times. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Mitchell Steir: Executive Profile & Biography". Business Week. 
  9. "Studley Buyout Completed". Real Estate Weekly: 11. December 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  10. >Rich, Motoko (December 2002). "Studley Brokers Buy Control of Firm From Founder". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  11. Silverman, Susan D. (February 2003). "A Word With…". Commercial Property News: 28. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  12. "Tiffany Signs For More Space At 200 Fifth, Giving it 100% Occupancy". Commercial Observer.