Top mortgage company opens new branch

by Kim Burgess16 Feb 2018

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the top 75 mortgage companies in America, has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles-area branch in Calabasas, Calif.

The location previously housed a branch of a local mortgage lender, and DKMC is retaining the branch manager, top-producing loan originators and some support staff.

“This new branch is a big leap for us in the Los Angeles area,” said Paul Lueken, DKMC CEO. “Bringing an entire new office on board with a veteran group of leadership, origination and support talent is absolutely ideal, and that’s what we’ve done here.”

DKMC’s Calabasas branch is managed by Daryl Wizelman, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles-area mortgage industry. His experience includes 17 years as owner and president of his own mortgage company, leadership positions with several lenders in the region and an established name as a speaker, author, consultant and motivator.

“One of my first actions with DKMC was to send out a recruiting letter to outside loan officers, and I’ve never had an easier time promoting a company,” Wizelman said. “All I had to do was list the great loan products, aggressive rates, accessible leadership and other amazing resources we offer at DKMC.”

Three top-producing loan officers are also on the branch team: Randy Wagner, Moshe Niv and Curtis Abish. Together, they originated more than $100 million in loans in 2017.

DKMC, an Illinois-based national mortgage lender, established its first presence in California with the May 2017 opening of its Sherman Oaks branch in Los Angeles. The company plans to expand throughout the West Coast and Southwest, and has new or upcoming branch locations in Irvine, Calif.; Las Vegas; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Portland, Ore.

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