Chief Financial Officer
Preferred Apartment Communities
John serves as Chief Financial Officer of Preferred Apartment Communities. He has spent his entire professional career in the real estate industry. He has a broad depth of knowledge of both the private and institutional side of the industry in acquisitions, dispositions, finance, and asset management. Prior to his role at PAC, Mr. Isakson was a founding partner of Williams Asset Management, along with John Williams in January 2006. Williams Asset Management was an investment and asset management firm that ran a private equity fund from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Isakson also served as CEO of Tarpon Development, LLC – a company he co-founded in 1999. Prior to starting Tarpon Development, Mr. Isakson served as vice president of finance for Julian LeCraw & Company, and as a loan officer for Wachovia Bank financing real estate assets in various sectors. In his roles, he has raised equity and debt and closed on transactions with a wide-range of financial instruments – from traditional construction and acquisition financing, to sophisticated bond and tax credit financing. He has participated in transactions ranging from the acquisition and renovation of properties and the construction of high-rise apartments, to the refinancing and repositioning of a variety of apartment communities. Throughout his real estate investment career, Mr. Isakson has participated in transactions representing over 22,000 units and a total capitalization of over $2 billion. He earned a masters in economics from The University of Georgia in Athens and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University in New Orleans.