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Schottenstein Affiliates

American Eagle

American Eagle Outfitters® (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 200 international locations operated by licensees in 25 countries.

American Signature Furniture

American Signature Furniture (ASF) is more than a furniture store – ASF designs and manufactures fine quality home furnishings that fit every lifestyle. American Signature Furniture has become a respected name in the furniture industry, and is part of a family of furniture companies with more than 100 stores. American Signature showcases a variety of professionally designed lifestyle collections made to turn houses into homes, one perfect piece at a time.

Designer Brands

Designer Brands (NYSE: DBI) is one of the largest footwear companies in North America with global, industry-leading capabilities in product design, development, sourcing and production. The primary concept, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, offers brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories. Designer Brands also operates several retail concepts in Canada, including The Shoe Company and Shoe Warehouse, as well as DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. In 2018, the company acquired Camuto Group, the legendary product design and brand development organization.


Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. DSW operates nearly 550 stores in the United States and Canada, as well as online at dsw.com and dsw.ca. DSW has changed what it means to shop for shoes and defined what it means to truly be a Shoe Lover.

Schottenstein Property Group

Schottenstein Property Group LLC (SPG) is a vertically-integrated owner, operator, acquirer and redeveloper of high quality, power/big box, community and neighborhood shopping centers in major population areas throughout the United States. SPG owns interest in a diverse portfolio consisting of 11 million square feet of gross leasable space in more than 84 properties across 22 states. SPG properties are predominately anchored by national retail tenants.

Second Avenue Capital Partners

Second Avenue Capital Partners (SACP) is a finance company specializing in asset-based loans for the broader retail and consumer products industry. Focused on serving middle-market companies, SACP leverages the experience of retail operators, product merchants, and lenders to provide an array of customized, capital solutions for businesses. The firm’s tailored financial solutions are a vital resource for clients as they seek the capital necessary to effectuate strategy and achieve financial objectives.

Value City Furniture

Since 1948, Value City Furniture (VCF) has furnished America’s homes for generations of families. VCF is family-owned and operated and recognized as a trusted leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of premium quality furniture. VCF stores offer a wide assortment of contemporary, modern, casual, country, traditional and luxurious furniture at guaranteed best prices. VCF is part of a family of furniture companies that includes more than 100 family-owned and operated stores

Schottenstein Family of Companies

Unique in its make-up and consistent in delivering value, the Schottenstein Family of Companies represents a powerful collection of companies – each committed to extending a history of success. Individually, each company has secured a leading reputation in its category.