Ben Lerner San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Financial Services Professional Ben Lerner

A founding partner and mortgage advisor with Opes Advisors in San Luis Obispo, California, Ben Lerner provides a wide range of jumbo, conforming, and government-insured loans to meet the diverse needs of clients throughout the region. During his years with Opes Advisors, he has ranked among the top 1 percent of mortgage originators in the United States. He has also received honors as a top Opes loan officer in terms of the number of closed loans and total funded volume. Under his direction, Opes has grown into an industry leader in jumbo loan financing options and the production of jumbo loans by a non-depository institution.

Ben Lerner embarked on his career with sports goods and apparel companies such Nike and Trek Bicycles, building on his longtime passion and experience as a competitive cyclist. In the late 1990s, he became interested in real estate, ultimately finding employment as a mortgage advisor with Countrywide Home Loans. After Bank of America acquired Countrywide, he remained with the company as a vice president of sales.

Address: San Luis Obispo, CA, US


Opes Advisors

Mortgage Advisor

Oct 2013 - Present

Commerce Mortgage

Partner/ loan officer

Aug 2010 - Oct 2013

Bank of America Home Loans/ Countrywide Home Loans

VP of Sales

Jun 2004 - Aug 2010


California Polytechnic


Aug 1991 - Dec 1994