Industry veteran and St. Louis native, Jeff Mikel, heads up new location

Jeff Mikel

St. Louis, MO – May 30, 2017Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC®, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the U.S., opened its first Missouri branch in St. Louis (NMLS # 1617001). Strategically situated in the Gateway to the West, this location is uniquely poised to serve the burgeoning population of the city and surrounding areas. The new branch is led by industry veteran and St. Louis native, Jeff Mikel (NMLS #649467), who has 26 years of experience in the mortgage industry and understands the needs of the area well.

Reflecting on the company’s recent expansion, Castle & Cooke Mortgage President and COO Adam Thorpe stated, “Opening our St. Louis branch is an important milestone for us, as it’s our first location in Missouri and represents our continued growth as a company. Much of the success we’ve seen is due to our dedication to hiring highly-skilled employees who share our commitment to customer service. Jeff and his team are perfect examples of that standard of excellence.”

Mikel’s strong leadership skills, paired with his vast knowledge across all aspects of the mortgage process, help him provide the highest level of service to his customers. Whether assisting first-time homebuyers through the lending process or providing loan program options to Veterans, Mikel and his team of talented professionals work together to focus on the individualized needs of their clients.

“I feel there is an important need in our area for a mortgage company that pays attention to customer service and closing loans in a timely fashion,” said Mikel. “I want Castle & Cooke Mortgage to be that go-to company that gets the job done correctly and delivers the right service.”

Mikel can be reached at or at the Castle & Cooke Mortgage St. Louis branch, located at 2 Cityplace Drive, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63141. Loan originators interested in joining this dynamic team are encouraged to reach out to Mikel for more information about potential opportunities with Castle & Cooke Mortgage.


About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251), one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States and more than 350 employees, 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 provided to its sales force, and the quality customer service given to borrowers. The company has also been repeatedly recognized as a top employer. Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found online 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, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, IL, KY, MD, MI, MO, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI and WY. Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC is licensed by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions Arizona Mortgage Banker: BK-0908287. Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC is licensed by the Department of Business Oversight, under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act License #4130740. In Colorado, Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC is regulated by the Division of Real Estate. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #43759. Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Oregon Mortgage Lending License #ML-4090.