Brian Thomas

Brian ThomasDirector of Operations Management

“It’s my job to keep the vision in mind – the finished product and the quality expectations that go along with it – as we work through the minutiae of day-to-day construction. Keeping the team focused and productive is what I’m here for.”

-Brian Thomas

As Vice President of Construction, Brian Thomas is the corporate liaison with contractors and subcontractors on Isakson Living communities. Currently, he oversees construction at Peachtree Hills Place, Isakson-Living’s second residential community. The 23-plus acre campus will feature 274 residences including villas and single-family homes. The completed community will also provide a 61,000-square-foot clubhouse, a 15,000-square-foot fitness center with pools, and a health center for skilled nursing and memory care. The impressive project is located in Peachtree Hills, a popular area within Atlanta’s legendary Buckhead neighborhood.

Demanding, high-visibility projects are nothing new for Brian, who joined Isakson Living following a number of years with the Atlanta office of Manhattan Construction Co. While there, he served as senior project manager on the New World of Coca-Cola, and on a 20-story luxury apartment building. Brian is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in civil engineering.

Brian’s duties at Isakson Living include oversight of all construction-related scheduling, budget, and safety functions. He has been actively involved in selection of the project’s general contractor and primary subcontractors.

Along with selecting and managing these vendors, Brian oversees internal design and construction teams. And he is intimately involved in the design upgrade program for the community.

“The Coca-Cola project provided me with excellent experience in building a high-profile project with extremely high quality expectations.” He says that coming from a contractor background gives him valuable perspective and a firm understanding of budgets and scheduling so essential to success.

But it’s the communication – among both internal and external parties – that Brian says matters most to the success of a project. His approach is to remain realistic about expectations, and open and honest with everyone involved. Maintaining the focus on clearly stated, shared objectives is his primary goal.

Achieving this involves maintaining open channels of communication with Isakson Living decision-makers and extends to ensuring that every member of the field team is on board. “It’s really a matter of making sure everybody knows what’s going on and has the appropriate information to execute the tasks,” he adds.

Brian has received numerous awards for his work, including from the U.S. Green Building Council. He and his wife Marie are the parents of two young children.

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