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The ULI Northwest Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in Portland invites you to participate in a series of small group conversations about mentorship and career paths with women business leaders. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain mentorship and career advice from leading women real estate professionals in Portland.
Jennifer Bianchini | Director of People & Culture, R&H Construction
Anyeley Hallová | Founder, Adre
Michi Slick | Director of Development, Killian Pacific
Cheryl Twete | Community Development Director, City of Beaverton – CDD
Groups of 4-6 will spend fifteen minutes with each mentor.
Wednesday, April 14th11:30 - 1:00 PM
This event is hosted by the WLI; all are welcome to join!
$5 for Students
$10 for ULI members
$15 for Non-members
Registration is required to receive Zoom Link
Michi has an abiding passion for understanding cities and buildings, and the communities and people that inhabit them. As Director of Development, Michi oversees the development of all Killian Pacific’s projects and acquisitions. Michi is a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team and Investment Committee. She serves on the City of Vancouver’s City Center Redevelopment Authority, the board of Oregon Smart Growth, is a member of the ULI Portland NEXT Committee, NAIOP, and CREW Portland, and a volunteer with ULI’s UrbanPlan Portland. She previously served on the board of Greater Portland Inc., as co-chair of CREW Portland’s Forecast Event Committee, and volunteered for ULI Northwest’s Everett Technical Assistance Panel. Before moving to Portland, Michi spent eight years with Tishman Speyer in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanghai, and spent several years prior with architecture firms in New York and Los Angeles. Michi received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University. Outside of work, Michi can be found seeking ideas and inspiration at various events around Portland and Vancouver and undertaking craft projects with her husband. A former collegiate rower, she still enjoys being active with running, Pilates, and yoga. Born and raised in Seattle, Michi is thrilled to return to the Pacific Northwest and has planted her roots in Southeast Portland where she lives with her husband, Graham, and their cat, Sam.
Anyeley is a sustainability and equity-focused real estate developer with over 17 years of experience from mixed-use developments to office headquarters for non-profits. Her passion is creating unique developments that reflect the flavor of the local culture, respect the natural environment, and build community. She started her own firm, Adre, with a focus on real estate projects that seek to create wealth for the Black community and for other underrepresented groups that traditionally lack access to real estate ownership and investment. Prior to Adre, she was a partner with project^ for 12 years, with a focus on shepherding development projects through entitlements and construction with a specialization in student housing, market-rate housing, residences, and public-private projects. Before joining project^, Anyeley served as a Development Manager for Gerding Edlen Development in Portland, where she worked on student housing, civic projects, and public-private partnerships and as an Associate Urban Designer at the leading design firm EDAW, now AECOM, specializing in downtown master plans in the Caribbean, transit-oriented mixed-use developments, and greenway plans. Her civic work includes a governor appointment to Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and a mayoral appointment to Portland’s Adjustment Committee, Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan, and Policy Expert Group for Residential Development and Compatibility for the Comp Plan. She has served on the board of 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland Housing Center, The SOUL District, and is an expert on ULI Advisory Services Panels. She is also a published researcher and writer on cultural landscapes and public consensus and is listed on a patent for Sustainable Performance Information for a Property. The Urban Land Institute named her “40 under 40” as one of the best young land-use professionals from around the globe; the Portland Business Journal named her a “Top 40 Under 40”; and The Daily Journal of Commerce named her a “Woman of Vision”. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Environmental Systems Technology from Cornell University.
Jennifer Bianchini is the Director of People & Culture for R&H Construction, a Portland based commercial general contractor with revenues in excess of $200 million annually. As a leadership team member and company shareholder, Jennifer is an advocate for providing a safe, positive, productive and engaging workplace where team members can thrive. She and her team are responsible for recruiting, onboarding, employee development/training, employee relations, benefits, compensation, health and wellness and performance management. Jennifer is also responsible for the company’s annual strategic planning process and collaborates closely with all of R&H’s operating and support departments. She is a member of SHRM, ULI and a past chair of the ULI Next Committee. Jennifer also serves on the New Avenues For Youth Employer Advisory Board, where she supports at-risk youth in developing job readiness skills.
Cheryl Twete currently is the Community Development Director for the City of Beaverton, serving in this capacity since 2014. Ms. Twete leads the Community Development Department which delivers a broad range of functions, including all development review services, urban renewal, planning, economic development, affordable housing and transportation planning. Cheryl’s professional career has focused on public sector development, including 23 years at the Portland Development Commission (now known as Prosper Portland) and six years working at Metro and MERC. She understands the importance of creating strong working relationships with private sector partners and providing high-quality and timely customer service. Cheryl received her Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree in planning from Minnesota State University.
Karlin Conklin is a sought-after expert for a wide range of real estate investment publications and events including Kiplinger, Multi-Housing News, GlobeSt.com and ULI. She has sourced, capitalized and helped in the repositioning of over 10,000 multifamily units raising $450 million in equity from institutional partners, Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investors and high-net-worth individuals. Her transactional volume exceeds $1.6 billion. Prior to launching IMG’s Portland office in 2015, Karlin served as a SVP and Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness. There, she brought the office’s growth to a Top 10 national ranking out of 180 offices. Karlin was a top-producing commercial broker ranked in the Top 25 nationally out of 850 brokers. As Senior Vice President for Guardian Real Estate Services, Karlin sourced, capitalized and repositioned 5,800 value-add multifamily units. She raised $234 million in equity from institutional partners including GE Capital, Morgan Stanley and Broadreach Capital plus Tenant in Common investors and high-net-worth individuals. Karlin also served as the Director of the Lindquist Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon where she taught marketing and entrepreneurship courses. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and an MBA from the University of Oregon.