Above the heat, in the cool mountains of Park City, UT, Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC managers from all over the nation gathered at the annual Branch Manager Meeting. Hosted at the Waldorf Astoria, the branch managers spent three days meeting, mingling and sneaking in high-elevation doses of outdoor fun mountain biking and hiking. The evenings found them on the lawn clinking glasses, swapping success stories and picking each other’s brains, as some of the nation’s top loan officers.

But the meeting was more than morning hikes and evening drinks. National Sales Manager Mike Querrey noted that the event is an opportunity to layout future strategy, share best practices and roll out the latest tools available to help loan officers provide the best customer experience. “We give the managers real strategies to take back to their branches to empower their team to reach their goals and be successful,” Querrey said.

This year’s meeting featured a presentation by the top-producing Realtor, best-selling author and in-demand real estate coach Tony Giordano. An expert in social media marketing, Giordano teaches realtors and loan officers to use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to create real customer engagement and increase business. “What I try to do,” Giordano says, “is bring down this giant wall that people think social media is. Social media is just where humans are these days. The connections you make there can be just as powerful as sitting down to dinner with someone.”

Cutting edge social media tools are some of the many reasons loan officers choose to work with Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “Everybody at Castle & Cooke Mortgage wants you to succeed,” said 18-year lending veteran and the new Boulder, CO branch manager Todd Pazol. “I’ve had more opportunity in the past five months with Castle & Cooke Mortgage than I had in the past nine years with my previous company.”

Many branch managers echoed that sentiment throughout the meeting. They talked about the consistent professionalism, the array of marketing tools, the educational opportunities and the culture of support that creates success for Castle & Cooke Mortgage loan officers. “I can pick up the phone and call an underwriter, the national sales manager, even the CEO, and I know they will answer. There are not many companies like that out there,” said Lancaster, CA, Branch Manager James Davison.

The Branch Manager Meeting is one of the many reasons Castle & Cooke Mortgage has received recent awards for being a workplace of choice. Recent recognitions include being named to distinguished lists such as Fortune’s Top 100 Best Medium WorkplacesFortune’s Best Workplace for Millennials, Mortgage Executive Magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Work For and National Mortgage Professional’s Top Mortgage Employers. If you are interested in the tools of success that Castle & Cooke Mortgage offers, contact our Director of Recruiting Heidi Iverson at (801) 461-7164 or email her at HIverson@CastleCookeMortgage.com.

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. The company has over 350 employees and is founded on three core values — integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Draper, Utah, 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. Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found at castlecookemortgage.com, on Twitter at @CastleandCooke and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Castle.Cooke.Mortgage. Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.