Glenn Isaacson

With more than 35 years experience in private real estate development, consulting and urban renewal, Glenn Isaacson is recognized internationally for his expertise and contributions to the real estate industry. He provides an extensive range of consulting services in real estate development, management and financing strategy to public and private sector clients.


A partial list of accounts and projects include:

  • Managing the highly competitive proposal and development process of Lucasfilm Ltd.’s bid for the Letterman site at the Presidio in San Francisco.
  • Directing the development of Oakland City Center, a $300 million, 14-city-block, mixed-used project and the adjacent, historic Preservation Park development for Bramalea Pacific, Inc.
  • Developing the 8-city-block, mixed-use Jack London Square on Oakland’s waterfront, as a Principal with Portside Properties.
  • Consulting to the Port of Oakland and Port of Seattle concerning land use and the development feasibility of Port holdings.
  • Acting as owner’s representative for the $110 million seismic retrofit and historic renovation of Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) landmark San Francisco headquarters.
  • Initiating and executing the development of premium urban commercial properties in the Western U.S., such as the Embarcadero Center West Properties in San Francisco, as Senior Vice President of Rockefeller Center Development Corporation.
  • Initiating and administering the master planning, financing and development of five major hotel projects, including the 2,020-room Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square as Director of Development of Portman Properties.
  • Developing and managing more than $200 million of office, warehouse and residential projects throughout Europe as the European Regional Partner of the Trammell Crow and Lincoln Property companies. 
  • As Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, specializing in land disposition to private developers for major urban renewal projects such as The Golden Gateway, Embarcadero Center, Western Addition and Diamond Heights.

Glenn is an active member of many professional associations. He is the past Chairman of the Board for the California Center for Land Recycling. Additionally, he sits on the board of the International House at the University of California at Berkeley, is a Regent at Holy Names College in Oakland and serves on other civic and charitable organizations. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colby College and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.