First Interstate's management
       objective is long-term equity
growth and value enhancement.

About Us

First Interstate Properties, Ltd. is a Northeast Ohio based full-service real estate development and management company. For over 30 years, First Interstate has built a sound reputation as a responsible, can-do developer of environmentally respectful high impact projects that create value for surrounding communities, for residents and occupants, and for the investment community. Its professional team is dedicated to quality work, quality relationships, and uncompromising values. The results of that dedication are apparent to visitors at any of the properties First Interstate owns and manages.

First Interstate’s management objective is long-term equity growth and value enhancement. For that reason, First Interstate pays close attention not only to the initial quality of its developments, but also to detailed, preventative maintenance for all managed properties. In addition, First Interstate becomes an active member of local communities in which it owns and manages properties. Its professional team recognizes these projects require long-term commitments and works hard to develop and nurture long-term relationships in every one of its communities.


Mitchell Schneider is the founding Principal of First Interstate and currently serves as Executive Chairman. Prior to founding First Interstate in 1989 with intent to be a development firm with a difference, Mr. Schneider practiced real estate development law. Mr. Schneider’s commitment to integrity filters through the work of each employee of First Interstate, as well as the myriad of professionals, consultants, contractors, and other service providers employed by First Interstate.

In January 2023, Chris Goodrich took over the mantle of President of First Interstate Properties. Mr. Goodrich originally joined the company in 2005 and became Executive Vice President in 2013. He has a background in geotechnical engineering and has worked on deals involving brownfield cleanup, public-private partnerships and federal tax credits designed to drive investment into low-income communities. As President, Mr. Goodrich is responsible for development, construction, asset management and operations.


In 2019, First Interstate celebrated 30 years in the business. The video below was commissioned to commemorate the occasion.

Featuring: Mitchell Schneider (FIP), Jane Campbell (former Mayor, Cleveland OH), James Smith (former Mayor, Avon OH), Chris Ronayne (UCI), Joseph Cicero (former Mayor, Lyndhurst OH), Patrick Ward (Mayor, Lyndhurst OH), Chris Goodrich (FIP), Rich Carlisle (FIP, retired), Randy Goodman (Goodman Real Estate)