Strategic Advisor | New York
Linda J. Isaacson is a Strategic Advisor at ACRE, where she brings deep industry knowledge, expertise, and strategic insights. In her new role, she provides guidance to the firm, ensuring alignment with the core principles and values of its investors.
Linda is a recognized leader in sustainability practices, with a particular focus on accelerating progress toward achieving net zero by 2050. As a thought leader in corporate sustainability, she drives ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unlocking business value, building resilience, and enabling long-term growth.
In addition to her advisory role, Linda previously served as Partner, Head of ESG & Impact, and Chair of ACRE’s Venture and Impact Capital vertical, collaborating with the firm’s Founding Partners to establish and manage investment vehicles. Her focus remains on early-stage companies and technologies that create social impact and drive innovation in the built environment, sustainable communities, climate tech, and health tech.
With a global reputation as a strategic thinker and catalyst for change, Linda excels in developing high-impact organizational cultures. She possesses a deep understanding of the environmental, societal, and technological factors shaping the real estate industry. Prior to joining ACRE, Linda held the position of Senior Managing Director, Global Innovation + Technology at Ferguson Partners.
Linda serves as an Americas Executive Board Member and a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and as the Co-Chair of The Global Exchange Council. She is also a member of ULI Greenprint Center for Sustainability, Real Estate Technology and Innovation Council | ULI New York, and serves on the boards of Local Logic and FuturePlace. Linda is a board advisor and mentor to numerous organizations and founders.
Linda continues to engage with industry professionals, as a member of PREA’s Innovation Affinity Group, WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and Chief, a private network of influential, women executive leaders.
Linda holds a master’s degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. She recently completed The United Nations SDG Ambition Accelerator through the UN Global Compact. An active Venture & Impact Investor, Linda holds certificates in Business Analytics from The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education, and VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley, in collaboration with 500 Global and Stanford University Center for Professional Development. A marathoner, Linda is passionate about running.