University of Pennsylvania
Master’s in City and Regional Planning
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor’s in Geography
Bachelor’s in Asian American Studies
Isaac is a community and economic development consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in urban communities throughout the nation. Since joining Urban Partners in 2008, Isaac has managed a wide array of projects for the firm, including downtown and commercial district revitalization strategies, residential market analyses, neighborhood master plans, market analysis and feasibility studies, and economic impact analyses. Isaac has managed the firm’s assignments on behalf of numerous Philadelphia cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Constitution Center, the Delaware Waterfront Corporation and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. These projects have resulted in detailed estimates of these institutions’ economic impacts as they relate to regional employment, hotel occupancy and tax revenue benefits.
Prior to joining Urban Partners, Isaac served as the real estate development director for three different community development corporations in Philadelphia. He was responsible for all facets of real estate development ― including site acquisition, financing, design oversight, construction management and marketing. Isaac possesses extensive experience in urban neighborhood development and in packaging a variety of local, state and federal financing sources.