Our Story

For as long as they can remember, California Community Lender's founders envisioned working for a mission-driven lending company that would support their dreams of doing well while doing good.   So, by integrating their knowledge of real-estate, business, and sustainability; their goal has always been to help small businesses and communities build wealth and security through ownership, sustainable development, and property upgrades - maximizing building performance and the wellbeing of people living and working in them.  Their combined experience and comprehensive knowledge gives them a unique understanding of what financing challenges small businesses struggle through on a day to day basis, and what it can take to finance sustainable development projects.

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Adrian Chorley

Founder | President & chief executive officer 

Skilled real estate/construction/mortgage banking executive with over 30 years of experience in all facets of residential and commercial real estate. Broad experience in commercial and development financing, asset underwriting, and loan acquisition analysis. A formerly licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker (FL) and current Commercial and Residential Real Estate/Mortgage Broker (CA).


Jeff Kelly

Founder | Chief Business Development officer 

Sustainable business professional experienced in assisting small businesses with financing and sustainable property upgrades. Extensive exposure to the diverse and numerous challenges that small businesses face in their daily operations, especially when accessing financing and achieving sustainability. Broad educational background in economics, business, energy management and sustainable design and board member of the US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter.

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Scott Comerford

Founder | chief Legal Officer

Attorney with over ten years of experience in civil litigation.  Successfully litigated hundreds of diverse types of cases to resolution at small law offices, a national law firm, and an international insurance company.  His practice areas include; real estate law, premises liability, landlord tenant law, construction defect litigation, breach of contract disputes, general liability, and personal injury.