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.
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 Real Estate
Arthur Kaplan’s background includes over a decade in the commercial real estate consulting and brokerage businesses with publicly-traded Marcus & Millichap, Northstar Realty, among others. He is also involved with Imperium as its partner and their Chief Sales Officer. Imperium is the 1st proprietary AI data-driven energy platform in the country, providing complete transparency to all commercial energy users.
Arthur Kaplan attended Stanford University & graduated from The Ohio State University with concentrations in Molecular Genetics, French, & International Business. Throughout his university tenure, he had a deep passion for the medical research field working with the Arthur G James Cancer Hospital & Richard J Solove Research Institute. With this analytical mindset, his experiences have led him through the financial, public, sales, and entrepreneurial sectors throughout the past two decades.
He currently splits his time between Ohio, New York, and Florida with a portion of his time spent on charitable organizations, including being a founding member of the FIDF Southern Ohio branch, a board member at After-School All-Stars and involved with Ronald McDonald Foundation, Salvation Army, Homeless Families Foundation, and Operation Underground Railroad.
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.