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Robert Lipston

Regional Director - Pacific Northwest | Seattle/Bellevue, Washington

License/Certifications: NMLS 129426 | WA MLO 129426


Office: 425.947.3344

Cell: 206.650.4163

Fax: 866.929.9485

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My Story

Why I Chose Opes:

  • Leadership
  • Jumbo Loan experts
  • Offers differentiation


Robert serves as Regional Director for Opes Advisors, overseeing sales and the expansion of production in the Pacific Northwest, which includes our branches in Seattle, Kirkland, Spokane, and Eugene.
Robert has been in the mortgage industry since 1987, and has spent the last 27 years holding various positions of progressive responsibility in executive leadership. He most recently spent 5 years helping support and drive sales and production with Sterling Bank as a Senior Vice President in the Home Loan Division, covering the Washington and Montana markets.
Robert has a diverse set of skills and experience in sales, leadership, strategic business planning, operations management, secondary marketing, underwriting, retail mortgage banking, wholesale and correspondent lending. This diverse background has given him a unique view of the industry which he leverages daily with his team. Robert has received several awards over his career, most recently being named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine.
Robert currently serves as a Board Member of SMBA (Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association) and also the Chair of the Education Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, classic cars, camping and following his daughter’s collegiate soccer career.
Robert resides in Federal Way with his wife and three children.



  • 2013, 2014, 2015 Top 100 Mortgage Executive of the year, Mortgage Executive Magazine
  • 2014 Outstanding Mortgage Professional of the year, Washington Mortgage Professionals
  • 2014 Humanitarian Award Washington Mortgage Professionals

Branch: Seattle/Bellevue

600 Stewart St, Suite 1800

Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206.839.3700

Fax: 866.677.5847


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