New branch opens near Atlanta

Russell Elam, Branch Manager

Russell Elam, Branch Manager

KENNESAW, Georgia – Jan. 17, 2018Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC®, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States, continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of its first office in Georgia. The new branch (NMLS #1694025) is led by mortgage industry veteran and branch manager, Russell Elam (NMLS #174514), and will serve residents of Atlanta and its surrounding areas.

“Having had the opportunity to work with Russell in the past, I can attest to his dedication, drive and expertise,” stated Joseph Massey (NMLS #7538), branch manager for Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “He exemplifies the qualities we look for in a loan officer, and adding him to the Castle & Cooke Mortgage team is a tremendous addition to our company and will allow us to provide quality service to the Atlanta community.”

Prior to joining Castle & Cooke Mortgage, Elam was a senior loan officer for Ace Mortgage Funding and a sales manager for MainStreet Home Loans. Throughout his 18 years in the mortgage industry, Elam has developed a keen ability to listen to his clients and identify the right loan products for their needs. His accessibility, attention to detail and dedication to his customers are key strengths he brings to his new position.

“I have lived and worked in the metro Atlanta area for 13 years, and in that time, I have come to know the needs of this region well,” stated Elam. “Being able to align my values with Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s commitment to excellence will allow me to continue doing the work I love by helping people in my community achieve their goals of homeownership.”

Elam can be reached at or at the Castle & Cooke Mortgage Atlanta branch at 125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300, Office 88, Kennesaw, GA 30144.


About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251) is one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States, has  more than 400 employees and is founded on three core values — integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Draper, Utah, and backed by the financial strength of its more-than-160-year-old sister company Castle & Cooke, Inc., the company is renowned for its smooth and efficient origination process, the unparalleled support it provides to its sales force, and the quality customer service it offers to borrowers. The company has also been repeatedly recognized as a top employer. Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found at, on Twitter at @CastleandCooke and on Facebook at Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® is licensed in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, MO, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI and WY. Licensed by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, Arizona Mortgage Banker: BK-0908287. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight, under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act License #4130740. Regulated by the Colorado Division of Real Estate. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #43759. Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banker and Consumer Finance. Ohio Mortgage Loan Act Certificate of Registration #SM.502008.000. Oregon Mortgage Lending License #ML-4090. Washington #CL-1251.