Stephen C.Mixter (Steve)

Of Counsel

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Steve Mixter primarily provides corporate real estate services to companies outside the real estate industry that occupy properties as a necessary support function for their core businesses. He represents clients on all aspects of the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development of commercial and industrial real estate. In addition to ongoing portfolio-wide representations of major companies in their corporate real estate matters, Steve has been involved in numerous multi-asset transactions for Fortune 500 and other companies and also has handled numerous major public-private projects.

Steve's representative clients include Gross Builders, KeyCorp, and United Airlines. He has represented KeyCorp since 1997 in its corporate real estate matters, including several outsourcing transactions. He also has been involved in significant expansions of United's airport hub facilities at the Newark, Houston, and Cleveland airports; the development of sports facilities such as the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Toyota Center in Houston; and the development of cultural institutions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Steve has handled the purchase and sale of interests in extensive fiber-optic telecommunications systems and the acquisition, disposition, and financing of various types of mineral interests and related facilities.

Steve is past president of the board of the regional CoreNet Global chapter and is chairman of the Programs Committee. He is the former board chairman of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a nonprofit that works with at-risk youth in Cleveland, and has been named a trustee for life.


  • KeyBank sells Key Insurance & Benefits Services to USI Insurance ServicesJones Day advised KeyBank in the sale of Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Inc. to USI Insurance Services.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell office building campus in San Mateo, CaliforniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding the sale of a three building office campus totaling approximately 267,007 square feet at 1900/1950/2000 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo, California.
  • The Ohio State University forms comprehensive first of its kind energy management program worth approximately $1.2 billionJones Day advised The Ohio State University in connection with a comprehensive energy management program for the University to be provided by Ohio State Energy Partners, a consortium comprised of ENGIE North America Inc. and Axium Infrastructure US Inc.
  • DDR sells two shopping malls in Puerto Rico for $57.3 millionJones Day advised DDR Corp. in connection with the sale of two shopping centers in Puerto Rico aggregating 400,000 square feet for an aggregate sales price of $57.3 million.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell office building in San Jose, CaliforniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding their sale of a four-story Class A office building consisting of approximately 155,613 square feet at 2851 Junction Avenue in San Jose, California.
  • MVP REIT acquires 1,275 parking spot garage in Detroit, MichiganJones Day advised MVP REIT, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of a 1,275 space parking garage in Detroit, Michigan for $55 million.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell Riverway in Rosemont, IllinoisJones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding the sale of three Class A office buildings, a daycare building, and parking garages containing approximately 869,120 rentable square feet known as Riverway in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell two office buildings in Dublin, OhioJones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties regarding the sale of two Class A suburban office buildings containing approximately 233,862 square feet of net rentable area located at 5500 and 5555 Glendale Court in Dublin, Ohio.
  • Blackstone Group and affiliate Equity Office Properties sell 175 Federal Street in Boston for $139 millionJones Day represented The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties in connection with the $139 million sale of the 17-story, 227,365-square-foot, Class A office property at 175 Federal Street in Boston, Massachusetts, to Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH, a German limited liability company based in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Blue Point Capital exits Area Wide Protective to Riverside CompanyJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in its sale of AWP Holding Company, a provider of outsourced traffic management solutions, to The Riverside Company.
  • DDR and Blackstone complete joint venture acquiring 71 shopping centers for $1.93 billionJones Day advised DDR Corp. in the formation and closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, to acquire 71 shopping centers owned by American Realty Capital Properties in a transaction valued at $1.93 billion, including assumed debt of $437 million and approximately $800 million of new financings.
  • LIXIL acquires ASD Americas Holding, owner of leading North American kitchen and bath products manufacturer American Standard Brands, for $542 million from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day advised LIXIL Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building materials and housing equipment, in its acquisition of ASD Americas Holding Corp. from Sun Capital Partners for $542 million.
  • Continental Airlines and United merge in $8.5 billion all-stock merger of equalsJones Day advised Continental Airlines in its $8.5 billion merger with United Airlines.
  • Essilor acquires FGX International for $575 millionJones Day advised Essilor International on the acquisition of FGX International Holdings Limited, the North American market leader in the design and sale of non-prescription reading and sun glasses, for $575 million.
  • FedEx real estate mattersJones Day has assisted Federal Express Corp. in handling all real estate matters in connection with relocations and expansions of, and annexes to, numerous warehouse/distribution facilities throughout client's hub-and-spoke distribution network, including the preparation and negotiation of leases and lease amendments, the preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, the closing of purchase and sale transactions, and all related documentation.
  • KeyCorp corporate real estate servicesJones Day has served as counsel to KeyCorp, the U.S. money center financial institution headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1997, with respect to its national real estate portfolio to support its core business.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers acquired by investor group for $375 millionJones Day advised Cleveland Cavaliers in the $375 million sale to investor group led by Dan Gilbert.
  • DDR acquires 15 shopping centers in Puerto Rico for $1.145 billionJones Day assisted Developers Diversified Realty Corporation with the $1.145 billion acquisition of 15 shopping centers in Puerto Rico from CPG Properties Group.
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