Chairman, Steiner Studios
Doug Steiner is Chairman of Steiner Studios, New York’s first Hollywood-style film and television production facility, comprised of 580,000 square feet on 26 acres inside the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard and currently being expanded by an additional 179,000 square feet of soundstages and support space to be completed in July of 2018. At full buildout Steiner Studios will total 1.8 million square feet on 60 acres. Doug led the fight to re-establish New York’s position as a world-class entertainment production center; he spearheaded the creation of the New York State Film Production Tax Credit and each of its renewals and expansions.
Mr. Steiner has worked in real estate development for over 35 years. He has built and continues to lease and manage millions of square feet of commercial property. He is currently developing: “Hub”, a 56-story, 750-rental unit building at 333 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn; an 82 unit luxury condominium project in the East Village; and a 686,000 square foot mixed-use complex at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, featuring the first Wegmans Supermarket in New York City. Doug also owns Gladstone Tavern Restaurant in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Doug graduated with a B.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Stanford Chaparral. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Brooklyn College. Mr. Steiner serves on the boards of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, BAM/the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance. Mr. Steiner has three children and lives in Brooklyn.