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Linda Isaacson

Partner | New York

Linda J. Isaacson is Partner and Head of ESG & Impact at ACRE. She is responsible for leading the firm’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, and ensuring that ongoing investment decisions, operational actions and overall business philosophy reflect its core principles and those of its investors, including environmental justice, economic equality, social initiatives, and transparency.

Isaacson also serves as Chair of ACRE’s Venture and Impact Capital vertical, working closely with the firm’s Founding Partners to form and manage investment vehicles focused on early-stage companies and technologies aimed at creating social impact and disruption related to the built environment, sustainable communities, climate tech, health tech and other emerging priorities. 

Isaacson is a globally recognized strategic thinker, accelerator of change, and developer of high-impact organizational cultures, with a deep understanding of the environmental, societal, technological factors reshaping the built environment. Prior to ACRE, she was Senior Managing Director, Global Innovation + Technology for Ferguson Partners. 

She currently serves as both an Americas Executive Board Member and a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and as a member of the board of Local Logic, CRETech as well board advisor and mentor to numerous other organizations and founders. Ms. Isaacson is Chair of Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council; a member of PREA’s Innovation Affinity Group; WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate; and Chief, a private network of the most influential senior women leaders in the United States. 

A native of South Africa, she is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a master’s degree from Boston University.

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