Mitchell Steir joined Studley in 1988 after beginning his commercial real estate career at Huberth & Peters in New York. In 1984, he was honored with the industry’s coveted “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” for his creation of Manhattan’s “Footwear Center” at 1414 Avenue of the Americas.
Since 1989, Mitchell has consistently ranked as Studley’s national top producing broker. Mitchell is the chairman of Studley’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. His extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, financial institutions and not-for-profits has placed him at the forefront of tenant advisory nationwide. The creation of “city strategic plans” is a specialty of Mitchell’s, including work for Time Warner’s 5 million square foot NY portfolio (in 1996-2004 and 2010-2013), Ralph Lauren’s 1 million square foot tri-state portfolio, Tiffany & Co.’s 1.5 million square foot tri-state portfolio, and Accenture’s 3 million square foot national portfolio. His industry expertise together with his prestigious track record has earned Mitchell the standing as one of the top tenant brokers in the U.S. amongst his clients and peers alike.
Among Mitchell's more significant transactional accomplishments are: D.C.’s largest private sector lease of 420,000 square feet for Covington & Burling in 2012; the 400,000 square foot lease restructure and extension for Crédit Agricole at 1301 Avenue of the Americas in 2011; Tiffany & Co.’s landmark headquarters relocation and expansion to 405,000 square feet at 200 Fifth Avenue and Winston & Strawn’s renewal for 280,000 square feet at 200 Park Avenue in 2010, in addition to representing two of the largest transactions completed in the city: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s 300,000 square foot renewal at 51 West 52nd Street, and Polo Ralph Lauren’s 230,000 square foot headquarters renewal at 650 Madison Avenue in 2009. Mitchell represented Time, Inc. in a 500,000 square foot sublease which involved a complex three party agreement with the parties and the landlord, The Rockefeller Group, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in 2007; Lower Manhattan’s largest transaction since the tragic events of 9/11, the 525,000 square foot relocation of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP to One World Financial Center in 2004; Jones Day’s build-to-suit for more than 350,000 square feet on East 41st Street in 2001; Midtown New York’s largest transaction in 2000, a 1-million square foot build-to-suit world headquarters for Time Warner at Columbus Circle; and Manhattan’s largest lease transaction ever, the 1,750,000 square foot restructure and extension of Time Inc.’s corporate headquarters lease at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, completed in 1999. Earlier that same year, Studley presented Mitchell with a newly created accolade, its Millennium Award, in recognition of his dedication to excellence in tenant advisory services.