- To match our clients with real estate experts who are the very best at what they do.
- To be known as the go-to place for expertise in all matters touching real estate, whether they involve bricks & mortar, financial, transactional, landlord-tenant, operational, environmental or regulatory matters.
- To set the bar for best practices in real estate business and forensic consulting.
To the best of our knowledge, Opine Experts stands alone.
- Full-service talent agency focused on real estate expertise
- Outgrowth of founders’ expertise in law, developing and managing real estate, and forensic consulting
- Committed to enabling collegial and collaborative interaction among its experts
- Committed to the rigorous pursuit of excellence
- Committed to operational transparency
Bill and Merrie Lightner met studying for the Bar Exam in 1980 and married in 1983. By 1984, they had formed Lightner Property Group, a San Francisco-based real estate investment and management firm.
Over three decades, Lightner Property Group has formed successful investment partnerships
• renovated and managed commercial properties
• operated rent-controlled apartment buildings
• developed for-sale residential projects
• served their industry and the community in leadership positions
• mediated disputes
• educated fellow professionals
• contributed to state and local legislation
• and published articles for the real estate industry.
When we began consulting lawyers and providing expert witness services, Lightner Group’s tight-knit staff found it easy to adapt their people-centric administrative systems to litigation support.
As word spread, lawyers’ requests for our real estate expertise revealed a starling fact: There was no one firm focused on providing highly-qualified real estate experts. Yes, there were directories, even search firms, but no full-service providers with our focus. This situation made it difficult for lawyers and real estate experts to hook-up. This revelation was the genesis of Opine Experts.
Since its formation, Opine has been building a roster of truly exceptional real estate experts to satisfy the needs of both lawyers and real estate investors. The group is impressive and growing.