The Biggest Developer Nobody’s Ever Heard Of (with Isaac Manning)

27 Oct 2023 • 67 min • EN
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What is Servant Leadership, and what does it bring to the lives of others? How does being told you’re “too stupid” parlay into an almost 40-year career as a respected and sought-after architect and developer? How do you create from tragedy a way to help families across the nation? Listen as our guest, Isaac Manning, shares how his success came from failure, how he engages in servant leadership to build communities, and how his creation and involvement in the “Light the Trail Ride” is providing people nation-wide a way to open up communication on depression and suicide. Isaac Manning has over 37 years of experience in real estate as an architect, developer, strategic planner, and consultant in both domestic and international markets, focusing on public-private partnerships that have major economic impact in their regions. Isaac was an architect in Washington, DC, before joining Hillwood in Texas. Currently, Isaac is Founder and President of Trinity Works, which provides servant leadership to families and institutions through real estate development, focusing on innovation, investment, and implementation. Among Isaac’s other accomplishments are the reinvention of Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, site selection of the National Jamboree for the Boy Scouts of America and development of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, and playing a key role in the development of the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Isaac has been engaged in a variety of civic and community organizations and boards, and he also co-founded the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation. In 2017, Isaac and Tom Harris completed the 3,700 mile Light the Trail Ride following Lewis and Clark’s route from Oregon to Washington, DC, to raise funds and awareness to battle the stigma of depression and suicide.  Isaac holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and graduate degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and MIT. He is a native North Carolinian and lives in Fort Worth with his family. Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.  

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