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New location in Hawaii takes Castle & Cooke back to its roots, and is company’s second office in Hawaii

Draper, UT – March 9, 2017 – Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC®, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of its new branch on Maui. This new location will expand the company’s footprint in Hawaii, complementing its sister branch in Mililani, with a focus on purchases and refinances of existing homes.

Castle & Cooke Mortgage President and COO Adam Thorpe explains the special significance of this expansion. “Castle & Cooke Mortgage has long-standing roots in Hawaii. Castle & Cooke was founded in Hawaii in 1851 as a small general store that has since grown into a worldwide leader in the food, transportation and real estate industries. We are very pleased to grow in a place so rich in personal and historical significance to our company,” he said.

The new branch will be led by Ray Beltran (NMLS # 894711) and Kara Beltran (NMLS # 200930) and will include a team of employees, all of whom are industry veterans with over 100 years of combined experience serving the home buying needs of the local community. While based in Maui, the team can assist prospective and existing homeowners with their financing needs throughout the state of Hawaii.

“With low inventory, rising home values and the economy stabilizing in our area, a lot of homeowners will be looking to upgrade this year,” said Kara Beltran. “With that in mind, we’re here to help them get prequalified for their new purchase, as well as walk them through the transition from listing to buying.”

Ray and Kara are both very involved with the local real estate community and in community service, volunteering their time to chair local industry committees and organizations. Kara says their passion for strengthening their community is what drives them to be a top mortgage team in Maui.

“We have always been passionate about home ownership,” she says. “We’re well-versed in all facets of mortgage financing, from FHA, VA and USDA loan programs to condos to niche programs for buyers with diverse needs. But the one thing we do extremely well is educate and nurture first-time buyers.” This care and attention has earned the team a loyal customer base with a very high repeat clientele.

Ray, who aims to continue growing the branch, takes pride in the education and support the company provides new loan officers. “Education is important,” he says. “We don’t send out a new loan officer to work with clients until they are truly ready.” He notes that the resources and stability provided by Castle & Cooke Mortgage enable them to control all steps of the mortgage process, setting up both loan officers and homebuyers for success.

If you are a mortgage loan officer who would like to join a fast-growing, energetic team, contact Ray Beltran at 808-388-3820 or at


Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s Maui branch office is located at 33 Lono Avenue, Suite 345, Kahului, Hawaii 96732.



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.