Our Vision

Every city has them. Spaces. Sometimes it’s a building or a warehouse. Other times it’s a street or an entire neighborhood. And everyday, people drive by them, look out their window and say, “You know what? Somebody ought to do something with that. It could be beautiful. There’s so much potential for apartments or lofts or offices or anything. It’s too bad it’s just sitting there, wasting away. Somebody really ought to do something about that.”

The buildings and neighborhoods are yours. It doesn’t matter whose name is on the deed or what’s been zoned for what. They were built and created for people like you to live in, work in, learn from, and discover. We don’t think it was anyone’s intention to plan something and never have it happen. Or to build something only to have it sit vacant deteriorating for decades.

Before the retail district. Before the empty-nesters. Before the law firms. Before the jazz bars. Before the young professionals. Before the advertising agencies. Before the art galleries. Before the coffee houses. Before the artists. Before the starving artists. Before all of that is Cityspace

About Our Team

Dan Schmidt

A JDS Company

To do something great, you must start with great vision. J Daniel Schmidt of CITYSPACE has always had a unique perspective on urban transformations. He also has the ability to identify opportunities and then create a team of like-minded individuals with the talent and vision to make those opportunities come to life. Dan’s ongoing mission with CITYSPACE is to hand pick unique buildings or locations in urban areas and create commercial spaces and residences that are sophisticated, modern and functional.

His signature project sits on more than 12 acres, making Dan the largest private land holder in Downtown Columbus. He single-handedly pioneered a new vision of what this area could be – a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, banks, studios, commercial space and residences. The result is the Market Exchange District, forged with a singular, unique architectural vision that represents the best of new urbanism.


Brian Wilmers

Director – Real Estate Investments

As Director, Brian oversees day-to-day operations, investment, and brokerage activities for JDS Companies. Brian has significant experience in real estate development, finance, and capital structuring of commercial, medical, residential, and retail projects. To date Brian has helped procure over $105MM in capital through various banks, insurance companies, and private equity firms, and has facilitated the purchase/disposition over $65MM in investment assets.

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P: 614-827-1000
F: 614-224-0413
447 East Main Street,
Suite 200,
Columbus, Ohio 43215