Lightner Property Group is a San Francisco-based real estate company encompassing several specialties and divisions.


Commercial and Residential Property Management

Lightner Group's Property Management Division has been managing and leasing residential and commercial properties for over 30 years. Our portfolio consists of a range of properties, from four-plexes to 70+-unit residential buildings to multi-tenant commercial properties.

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Contact Arthur Swanson for further information: or 415-267-0263.

Income Property Investment & Renovation

Lightner Group's Investment Division has been providing sound and lucrative investment opportunities for a variety of investors since 1984. Ours is a deep well of experience. Because we have owned office and apartment buildings for a quarter century, we know how to protect clients’ interests. We offer a unique blend of partnership-based investing along with individual-client investment solutions.

Contact William Lightner for further information: or 415-267-2908.


Forensic Expert Witness and Consulting

Lightner Group's Expert Witness Division was expanded in 2011 to include experts in all ares of real estate. The agency, known as Opine Experts, is supported by its co-founders, William and Merrie Lightner,  licensed attorneys who have operated commercial and residential income properties in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984.

Contact Cathleen Higgins for further information: or 415-267-0262.

You can view a variety of our expert witness listings on San Francisco Bar, SEAK, FEWA, and JurisPro as well as visit our entire faculty of experts at Opine Experts.

Development & Repositioning

Lightner Group's Development Division can act as an investor-partner, fee developer without equity, or fee-based consultant.   We have experience in developing both commercial and residential platforms and have successfully built single family and multi-family communities throughout the Bay Area. We presently are developing both a condo project, called 35 Dolores, in the Mission Dolores neighborhood.

Contact William Lightner for further information: or 415-267-2908.


Single Unit / Small Complex Owner Guidance & Resident Manager Search Services

Lightner Group serves the single unit, duplex and fourplex owner through our affiliate, My Rental Units.

The Lightner Group Search Services Division focuses on finding the ideal Resident Manager for Bay Area buildings. We offer over forty years of combined Resident Manager hiring experience and a team with Professional Human Resource Certification.

Contact Cathleen Higgins for further information: or 415-267-0262.