About Us


As Founder of Weinstein Local, Richard brings over 30 years of experience in independent brokerage, investment, redevelopment, and property management in the Oakland community. In this role, Richard owns and manages over 50 properties representing a wide range of asset types, including neighborhood retail, apartment, office, and warehouse spaces.

Richard holds a B.A. in Political Science from Whittier College and a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.



Ben Weinstein specializes in acquisitions and redevelopment for Weinstein Local. He also is well-versed in structuring tenant improvement allowances and executing build-outs for both credit and non-credit retail tenants. He currently oversees a portfolio of approximately 40 assets.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, and currently holds a broker's license (#01895575) in the State of California.   



Willie Lord, a licensed general contractor and certified green building professional, oversees all of the company’s construction and project management. With 8 years of experience, Willie’s contracting expertise and design aesthetic bring a unique approach to the team’s redevelopment strategy.  Willie studied illustration and graphic design on the east coast before relocating to the west coast to become a general contractor. 



A Bay Area native, Antoinette Ortiz joined the Weinstein team in 2002, with management background in banking and customer service. Antoinette is the primary liaison to tenants, and focuses on the management of the Weinstein office, assists with ownership transition, property maintenance and repairs, in addition to LLC compliance and notary services..