Linda J. Isaacson serves as senior vice president of First American Title. As the director of business intelligence, she leads a strategic portfolio of business intelligence and technology initiatives, data analytics and process improvement for the National Commercial Services Division, while communicating the vision of business intelligence and strategy throughout the enterprise. Linda’s focus is to drive revenue growth by developing critical market and competitive intelligence, trend analysis, predictive analytics and innovative research in both the debt and equity quadrants of the major commercial capital markets throughout the United States.
Linda also oversees tactical account management of title and portfolio transactions for many principals, lenders, developers, law firms, Public and Private REITS, institutional/pension funds and cross-border investors. Appointed to First American Title’s Global Commercial Services team and the executive management team of the National Commercial Services Division, Linda assists in targeting cross-border investors seeking investment opportunities in the U.S., and has presented to institutional investors internationally.
Prior to serving as a senior vice president of First American Title, Linda was the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the company’s New York Division. In that role, she was responsible for the strategic planning, management and overall risk mitigation projects of the New York operation. Linda joined First American Title Insurance Company of New York in 2007, and in 2010, led its merger with the independent subsidiary First American Title Insurance Company of New York, resulting in First American’s New York Division. Previously, Linda was a member of the board of directors of First American Title Insurance Company of New York.
In both 2008 and 2011, Linda was selected as a “Women of Influence” by Real Estate New York, a publication of Real Estate Forum. In 2012, Linda was recognized among the “Top Women in Real Estate” by Sokol Media, Inc. In 2013, Linda received a “Passionate Champion Award” from First American Financial Corporation at Linkage Institute’s Women in Leadership Forum in San Francisco. In 2015, Linda was nominated a “Pioneering Women in Real Estate”, a publication of Sokol Media, LLC. Linda is a member of WX, Inc., New York’s leading Women Executives in Real Estate, an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where she is a representative of the Global Exchange Council. Linda is also First American’s delegate to PREA, the Pension and Real Estate Association, and serves on their Research Affinity Group.
A native of South Africa, Linda currently resides in New York with her husband. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts from the University Of Miami (B.A), and holds a Master of Education (EdM) with a concentration in Knowledge Management from Boston University.