Upcoming Lecture

Equity In Practice: How to Approach Development Projects to Respect The Natural Environment and Build Inclusive Communities. 

On July 27th, the fourth event in the series, Building a Better SLO brings Anyeley Hallová, founder of Adre, an equity-centered real estate development company based in Portland, Oregon, will present on how equity, sustainability, and diversity can and should be the cornerstone of building development projects.

Adre was founded with the purpose of developing building projects that create social and economic benefits for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) through the creation of mixed-use developments, affordable homes, and facilities for mission-driven organizations. Hallová will share the story behind the creation of Adre and her experience delivering innovative and equity-centered development projects. She will also discuss how to use tools and processes that are rooted in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to create tangible advancements in the built environment, and what inclusive, sustainable development looks like, from start to finish.

Tickets are $10 and include local appetizers as well as local wine and beer.


Hallová seeks to encourage innovation in the real estate industry by creating pathways to  wealth creation and financial stability for BIPOC communities and organizations; exemplifying what it looks like to actively engage diverse workforce participation from project conception to completion and encouraging leadership in sustainable building innovation. 

Prior to Adre, Hallová was a partner with Portland development firm, project^ for 12 years, where she led development projects through entitlements and construction with a specialization in student housing, market-rate housing, residences, and public-private projects. She also led the R&D team for Framework, the first high-rise wood building to be permitted in the United States.

Hallová is also a leader in the U.S. mass timber movement. She currently serves on the board of the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the Chair of Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). The Urban Land Institute recognized  her as one of their “40 under 40” and one of the best young land-use professionals from around the globe. In 2022 she made the Grist 50 Fixers list of emerging U.S. leaders in climate, equity, and sustainability who are working on fresh, real-world solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

The Meyer Memorial Trust headquarters is a key development project Hallová will reference in her talk: Meyer Memorial Trust is a Portland-based foundation that invests in measures that accelerate racial, social and economic justice for the collective well-being of Oregon’s lands and peoples. The construction of its headquarters was no different. The award-winning LEED Platinum ground-up construction of the 20,000 square-foot headquarters stands on the site of a former towing yard in the historic Black neighborhood of Albina. The project’s development was rooted in environmental sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Construction boasted 47% Minority- or Women-Owned Business (MSB-WSB) participation and serves as a national model for responsible and equitable development.

As a city, San Luis Obispo continues to advance initiatives rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. At the heart of those efforts is the pursuit of a community where all people feel valued, respected, and that they belong. Hallová’s talk will provide a framework for how people at all levels of influence can be change agents in creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive community.


July 27th

Doors open at 5:45 event starts at 6 p.m.

The Penny
664 Marsh St, Downtown San Luis Obispo

All required County of SLO COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place at the time of the event.

Bike parking available on site, Marsh St. garage is recommended for car parking

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