About Us

Columbus, It's Their Home Too

Columbus Is Their Home TooThe Schiff family has served Columbus, Ohio since the early 1900’s when Scott Schiff’s grandfather and uncle founded the Schiff Shoe Company. Decades later, Scott Schiff chose to stay in Columbus and build his law practice in the hometown he loves. The same characteristics that led to the growth of that law practice—commitment to the community, hard work, and perseverance– fueled a successful real estate business, as well.

Schiff Properties LLC was founded more than 30 years ago by Scott Schiff as he began looking for opportunities beyond the legal realm. Guided by his values and operating principles of honesty and fair play, he began investing in real estate properties. His first purchase in 1985 was the well known Grill and Skillet, on Main Street in East Columbus. Schiff held on to that property for more than three decades, finally selling it just last year. He believed then – and still does today – that when it comes to real estate, location is the key to success.

A Family Business

Schiff Properties A Family Business

Over the years Schiff Properties LLC has developed into a family business. Today Scott’s son, Jared, oversees day-to-day operations, with his father providing the kind of expertise and oversight that can only come from a proven track record. Scott’s eldest son, Zach Schiff, also helps develop existing and future real estate projects as part of the family team. With an eye on managed growth, Schiff Properties has continued to expand its holdings in The Ohio State University area.

Schiff Properties is one of the largest owners of commercial property on the Ohio State University campus. Scott Schiff was one of the first developers to bring national retailers to the campus area. Recognizing that campus area is a proven entity, Schiff continuously adds both commercial and residential properties to its growing portfolio there. Projects in Grandview and the Short North have been tremendously successful as well.

Sustained Success

Short North Columbus OhioSchiff Properties takes its responsibility to tenants seriously, and commits to, and actively invests in, the growth and prosperity of each one of them. The company chooses properties in densely populated areas, and then strategically matches the tenant to the space they feel offers the best chance for success. Their tenants include the biggest national retailers in food, fashion and financial services, as well as lesser-known companies that are in sync with the focus and energy of a particular area.

Schiff Properties is in partnership with its tenants. When you work with them, you can expect quality service, prompt responses to any issues or concerns, and perhaps most importantly, the best locations to choose from.

Collaborations That Work

Schiff Properties successfully collaborates with both investors and developers, many of whom seek them out to get their plans and ideas off the ground. Today Scott Schiff still operates by the old adage that “Your word is your bond.” It’s a promise everyone in the organization works to keep, making Schiff Properties the type of partner others look for.

Schiff Properties welcomes the opportunity to work with you.