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.
Isaacson is a leader in sustainability practices, focusing on strategies accelerating progress towards setting and achieving net zero by 2050. A thought leader in Corporate Sustainability and activating ambitious action to achieve the SDGs, Linda is at the forefront of unlocking business value, building resilience, and enabling long-term growth.
Additionally, Linda serves as the Chair of ACRE’s Venture and Impact Capital vertical. Working with the firm’s Founding Partners to form and manage investment vehicles, Isaacson focuses on early-stage companies and technologies that create 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, and technological factors reshaping the built environment. Before joining ACRE, Linda was Senior Managing Director, Global Innovation + Technology at Ferguson Partners.
Ms. Isaacson serves as an Americas Executive Board Member and a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a ULI Greenprint Center For Sustainability member, a ULI’s Technology Council member, a Board Member of Local Logic, Global Leadership Board, FuturePlace, and a board advisor and mentor to numerous organizations and founders. Ms. Isaacson is Co-Chair of The Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council, previously serving as Chair. She is 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. Most recently, Isaacson completed The United Nations SDG Ambition Accelerator through the UN Global Compact.
A native of South Africa, Ms. Isaacson is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a master’s degree from Boston University. Isaacson is an active Venture & Impact Investor and an avid runner. She has a Certificate in Business Analytics from The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education and a Certificate in Venture Capital Investing from Stanford Center for Professional Development and Stanford Online, VCUnlocked, Silicon Valley.