Adding value 

every step of the way


Hanlon Development is a community-oriented real estate development firm based in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Mary Hanlon, Hanlon Development specializes in socially responsible real estate and economic development projects. We strive to enhance communities by helping create high-quality, sustainable, well-designed housing, commercial, and mixed-use projects. 

making progress

Hanlon Development would like to acknowledge and thank the following men for opening doors in the real estate industry and helping to break one more glass ceiling by making Hanlon Development possible in 2003: Dick Clark, formerly Director of Real Estate for Fred Meyer, James A. Meyer, Criterion Investment and Jim John and Cameron Foroud, JE John Construction.

mary hanlon, principal

Mary Hanlon has an extensive background in development in both the public and private sectors, having provided consulting services for over $2.4 billion in planned real estate development projects in Oregon, New York, Maryland and South Carolina over the last 14 years.  

She has overseen the planning and management of complex real estate revitalization efforts, taking several projects from identification of land purchase through the development process to leasing and ownership. Her own real estate portfolio includes several properities in and around Portland, Oregon. 

From June 2011 to January 2014, Mary served as the Executive Director of Northwest Community Capital Fund, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides investment capital and financing expertise to support the development of economically self-sufficient, sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. 

Before entering into the world of real estate development, she served in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a policy advisor and liaison on multiple programs. She has also been a Professional Staff Member for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging. Mary has provided consulting for the Portland Development Commission as well as dozens of other public, private, and non-profit organizations. 

Ms. Hanlon has significant experience working with diverse groups and interests to negotiate solutions, build consensus, and find common ground. Her technical experience includes housing programs, sustainable design, financial analysis and modeling, tax credit financing and project management.

Mary has been member of the board for the Institute for Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University since 2011. 

When not working on development, Mary enjoys playing Sheriff with her friends.

When not working on development, Mary enjoys playing Sheriff with her friends.