Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka Granny Flat Roundtable Discussions

Location: All Seminars are FREE with your admission and will be held in the Pat O’Brian Hall


FRIDAY:  1 – 2 pm

SATURDAY:  1 – 3 pm

SUNDAY:  1 – 2 pm

Rules, Tips & Tricks for Building Your ADU

ADU regulations and permitting your ADU can make anyone’s head spin, but Jared has played a part in crafting a lot of the local regulations that have made building an ADU in San Diego easier. He’s also gone through the permitting process himself over 150 times. Learn from Jared about the ADU rules, tips and tricks for navigating the permitting process, and optimizing your ADU build. Following the seminar, Jared and other experts will be available to discuss your personal project.

Jared Basler, also known as the Godfather of Granny Flats, is co-founder and Head of Design at Maxable, the one-stop-shop for building your ADU. With over 150 ADUs under his belt, Jared knows what it takes to design an ADU that is functional, beautiful, and cost-effective. In 2018, he was named 2018’s AIA Young Architect of the Year and is a board member for multiple ADU Industry Coalitions. 

Jared Basler

“The Godfather of Granny Flats” Chief Designer at MaxableSpace

How To Pay For Your ADU

Before you jump into your ADU project, make sure you know where 100% of the funds are coming from – whether it’s cash, mortgage, HELOC or other loan options. Meredith Stowers and her team are the largest lenders of ADUs in California, specializing in renovation loans. She’ll review your options in detail, including the timing, monthly cost and return on investment. She’ll also be available after the event to discuss your personal project.


Meredith has worked for nearly 10 years with her husband and Branch Manager, Michael Stowers, in mortgage, specializing in creative financing for renovation and construction. Prior to that, she worked in the technology industry building portals and applications to help families and communities to connect. She is the original founder of Operation Homefront and serves as a founding member of the ADU Coalition.

Meredith Stowers

By Meredith Stowers, & CrossCountry Mortgage
Meredith Stowers