Schiff Capital Group is a privately held real estate and investment firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Schiff Capital specializes in buying, selling, and developing properties, obtaining and providing financing, and using its extensive experience to structure complex real estate deals and business transactions.
Our services range from planning and structuring real estate projects to investing in many other unique business opportunities.
We are experienced in dealing with entitlements, tax credits and other forms of public and private incentives. Our experience includes mixed-use projects, multi-family residential, office, and medical office. This experience, combined with our ability to locate opportunities and complete transactions, makes Schiff Capital uniquely positioned to structure and close intricate business and real estate deals.
Michael S. Schiff, Esq.
President and CEO
Mr. Schiff is from the Columbus area and obtained his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1986. Following law school, he worked directly for the late Jerome Schottenstein and then for Jay Schottenstein. Advancing very quickly to be Executive Vice President of Schottenstein Property Group and Managing Director of Schottenstein Stores Corp, he handled numerous transactions across the United States and spent a significant amount of time in the Columbus and New York City real estate markets executing deals and building relationships for nearly all of the Schottenstein divisions.
Armed with advanced knowledge and experience of over 25 years, Mr. Schiff founded Schiff Capital Group. Schiff Capital Group is a privately held real estate and investment firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Schiff Capital specializes in buying, selling, and developing properties, obtaining and providing financing, and using its extensive experience to structure complex real estate deals and business transactions.
Schiff Capital is experienced in dealing with entitlements, tax credits and other forms of public and private incentives in addition to developing and/or raising equity for mixed-use projects, multi-family residential, retail, office, and medical office. This experience, combined with the ability to locate opportunities and complete transactions, makes Mike and Schiff Capital uniquely positioned to structure and close intricate business and real estate deals.
Jonathan S. Wood
Chief Investment Officer
Jon joins Schiff Capital Group from Tempo: Development + Lifestyle, a multifamily real estate firm he founded to act as the development arm of Student Quarters (Atlanta) where he served as the Chief Development Officer. Tempo specifically focuses on housing for the academic and professional workforce and growth at top medical research centers and university hospitals around the country.
Formerly, Jon served as Senior Vice President of Edwards Communities Development Company, a real estate company focused on national student housing, mixed-use and conventional multifamily communities. In this role, Mr. Wood’s activities included site selection, land assemblage and acquisition, obtaining development entitlements, and collaborating with engineers, architects and contractors to complete the company’s multifamily real estate projects. Concurrently, Jon also served as the Vice President of Finance/Capital Markets for Edwards Companies, the real estate holding company of the Edwards family, and was primarily responsible for capitalizing the real estate activities of the enterprise, including debt, equity, strategic joint ventures, and dispositions while procuring financial and development incentives for the company and its projects.
Prior to his recruitment to Edwards and relocation to Columbus in 2010, Jon completed a nine-year career as a Senior Director in the Indianapolis office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (NYSE: HF) where he provided real estate capital intermediation and disposition services on behalf of his developer/investor clients. With a specialization in student and multifamily/mixed-use housing since 1998, Mr. Wood has over 20 years of experience in the marketplace. Since then, Mr. Wood has completed in excess of $4 billion in multi-family and commercial real estate transactions.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of Schiff Capital Group, Todd brings 25 years of Real Estate experience to the position. He is a member of both the National Association of Realtors, as well as the Ohio Association of Realtors. He is a past board member for Columbus Commercial Investment Industrial Realtors (CCIIR) and has been a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers since 2008.
Todd is also the Managing Broker of Tucker Schiff Realty (TSR). Todd was Vice President of Sales and Leasing for The Robert Weiler Company prior to joining the Schiff Capital team.
His experience also includes 12 years with the Showcase Division of M/I Homes. In 1999 The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio named Todd “Rookie of the Year” for his outstanding performance in both Sales and Marketing during his first year in the business.
Upon graduation from Franklin University, Todd became a Financial Planner with I. David Cohen, CFP initially, and ultimately worked with The Hansch Financial Group in Los Angeles. Gus Hansch was the “Father of Financial Planning” and was the architect of the CFP (Certified Financial Planning) designation back in the late 1970’s. Todd was the Director of Sales and Marketing Education and was responsible for recruiting, training, and growing the agency from 21 members to over 70 under his leadership.
Todd has three sons, and two Grandchildren all of whom live out of State.
Chief Financial Officer
Khaleel’s finance experience with companies such as Scotts Miracle-Gro, Senior Global Finance, Abbott Laboratories, and most recently Lifestyle Communities, where he was the Vice-President of Asset Management, and lead a team of 14 including the Director of Finance and Director of Accounting, as well as working as the Asset Manager where he worked with investors, financial partners and a Capital Markets team to secure financing for a variety of Commercial Real Estate projects. It was this experience that led him to Schiff Capital Group. He joined Schiff Capital Group as their Chief Financial Officer, in addition to managing three other Schiff Capital entities.
Mr. Mohiuddin’s Commercial Real Estate experience, coupled with his educational background which includes a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Penn State University, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University where he graduated Cum Laude; and his professional affiliations with the American Finance Association and the Institute of Management Accountants help to pave the way to his current position.
Married with one child, Khaleel resides in Dublin where he is a scratch golfer and enjoys sailing and cycling.
Vice President of Construction
Jamie joined Schiff Capital in November 2019 as Vice President of Construction. He is involved in all aspects of development and construction including acquisitions, due diligence, planning and design, government negotiations, managing design consultants and building contractors, budget management, schedule management and contract negotiations. Jamie oversees the construction process to assure that the projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Prior to joining Schiff Capital Group, Jamie successfully launched the project management service line for Colliers International Columbus. At Colliers, his focus was on providing strategic leadership to clients, and supporting tenant improvements, renovations, and ground up construction projects. Prior to Colliers International, he gained valuable development experience working with Olshan properties where he managed development, construction and tenant projects in Ohio, Georgia, Florida and New York. It was here he gained extensive knowledge in managing all facets of the development, design, and construction process as the Owner’s Construction Project Manager.
Jamie began his career in architecture and spent several years working with Columbus based architecture firms, Ford & Associates Architects and M+A Architects. Jamie graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and is also a certified LEED AP.
Melanie Strassel graduated from The Ohio State University / Fisher College of Business with a degree in Finance: Real Estate and Urban Analysis. She has worked 10 years as a residential real estate appraiser before making the switch to multi-family, tax credit property management. Additional skills include experience in housing grants, construction accounting and property marketing. Melanie is excited to be a part of this development team.