Sean Jackson is the CEO of Isles. Prior to this position, Sean served as a Trustee of Isles, and Chair of the Real Estate Development Committee. In early 2019, Sean stepped off Isles’ Board of Trustees to oversee the completion of the Social Profit Center at Mill One, a 75k sq ft redevelopment project that is converting a formerly vacant historic mill into office, studio, and flex space. Read more here.
Real Estate Development Project Manager
Kelly recently joined the team in February 2018. With a background in real estate development and administration, she assists with project management at Mill One, including construction, marketing, programming, and leasing. Kelly was drawn to Isles’ Social Profit Center model and has an M.A. in Historical & Sustainable Architecture from NYU London, specializing in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and urban revitalization. She also has a B.A. in Managerial Economics from Allegheny College.
Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a nonprofit group created to develop cost effective, powerful ways to strengthen people and places in challenging urban settings. Isles’ mission is to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.
As part of a local redevelopment strategy, we acquired Mill One as an abandoned, historic, 130,000 square foot former textile mill on the Trenton-Hamilton border. We fell in love with the building’s rich history and striking architectural features: high ceilings, massive timber framing, plenty of natural light; Mill One was built to last.
Our vision for the Social Profit Center at Mill One is to bring together public interest nonprofit and arts spaces, private businesses, and 45 units of housing under one roof, for the benefit of all. With the right mix of tenants and partners, centers like this can create authentic, one-of-a kind spaces and catalyze redevelopment of the surrounding community.
Visit isles.org to learn more.