Denise Laugesen REALTOR® (650) 465-5742

Cortney Laugesen REALTOR® 650-678-5084

Meet the Team



As a lifetime resident of the peninsula, it would only make sense that Denise’s expertise resides in her backyard. Specializing in both new construction and existing homes in Hillsborough, Burlingame and San Mateo, Denise celebrates over 25 years in real estate sales. Initially with Fox & Carskadon, and later as a principal of Castilleja Fine Homes, Inc. a luxury home development company, Denise Laugesen understands what professionalism, integrity, commitment and ‘within budget’ truly mean.

Her real estate experience, business success and banking background has placed her on all sides of a property transaction which means a more comprehensive, strategic approach for her clients whether they are buying, selling or investing. Her charismatic personality and positive attitude in any market is refreshing.
The professional relationships she has cultivated over the years with construction and remodeling contractors; interior and exterior designers; everyday maintenance craftsman; and highly-specialized artisans has evolved into a more than hearty contact list. This list is like a virtual concierge service that past clients have found to be an extremely helpful, valuable, and money saving benefit of choosing Denise as their real estate consultant.

Professional Experience

Coldwell Banker– Peninsula’s premier residential brokerage, distinguished from other companies by our extraordinary commitment to service, Coldwell Banker…..1 Producing Agent 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,  2013 & 2014

Castilleja Fine Homes, Hillsborough – Principal of premier custom home builder designed with the most discerning clientele in mind, and are located in the most distinguished communities in the Bay Area
Fox & Carskadon, Peninsula – Early pioneer in the commercial and real estate arena

Crocker Bank, San Francisco – Senior Loan Auditor


San Francisco State University – Bachelor’s of Science, Accounting
University of San Francisco – Business Administration
Notre Dame High School, Belmont
St. Matthew’s School, San Mateo


Denise is very excited to share this passion and experience with her daughter Cortney, who is an integral part of The Laugesen Team and is no stranger to the real estate business. Cortney Laugesen is a second generation Bay Area Realtor raised on the Peninsula. She finished her education in San Diego and joined her mother in 2009. Cortney is committed to building her business through clear communication, extensive knowledge of her local market, and attention to every detail.Cortney is passionate about her real estate business and is a key contributor to the success of The Laugesen Team .She has been raised in the business and has been selling luxury homes since her early 20’s. She loves every aspect of the business and especially enjoys working with buyers and sellers to place them in their ultimate dream home. Cortney’s commitment to being the best continues to help The Laugesen Team remain on top!

Professional Experience

Coldwell Banker – Peninsula’s premier residential brokerage, distinguished from other companies by our extraordinary commitment to service.


San Francisco State University – Business and Construction Management
San Diego State – Business and Real Estate
Burlingame High School


Susan Brosche has been working alongside us at The Laugesen Team consistently since 2012. She has been in real estate since 2001 and have used her years of superlative sales experience to help motivate potential buyers and sellers alike to find their dream homes. As a 28-year resident of Hillsborough and a proud partner of both the Hillsborough School Foundation as well as the Concours D’Elegance, Susan brings to the table a unique understanding of our microeconomy. To further her passion for real estate Susan chose to enroll in the Graduate Realtor Institute, a high paced and competitive realty school which challenges realtors to innovate the way they work alongside their clients to provide the best transaction experience possible. Susan is always a pleasure to be around in the office and has proven herself to be an immeasurable asset to our team.

Professional Experience

working in real estate since 2001
working with The Laugesen Team since 2012
Proud Hillsborough School Foundation volunteer and partner


Completion of the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)


Buyer’s Agent

Coldwell Banker 2007 to Present
Alain Pinel Realtors 2002-2007
Grupo Aquila Doble, International Real Estate Investment Corporation, CFO

Professional Philosophy

Real Estate is more than just buying and selling; it is about helping people achieve their dreams. I am exceptionally motivated in this endeavor. I serve my clients with integrity as well as knowledge. I bring more than just knowledge of research to my clients. I share my expertise gained from active hands-on participation in all facets of the community such as school board meetings, city council and numerous other civic meetings. I have made San Mateo County, and since 1987, specifically Half Moon Bay, my home. I have been an integral part of the San Mateo and Coastal Communities volunteering by serving on many committees for over 33 years.

Real Estate is more than just a profession for me, it is my passion. I welcome the opportunity to be an ambassador to inform, guide and assist my clients towards acquiring the perfect property allowing them to achieve their personal dreams as well as their investment goals.

Professional Affiliation

San Mateo County Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Member of Mastermind Network Group
Graduate of Real Estate Institute
SAMCAR Broker Tour Moderator
Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer Positions

Habitat for Humanity Event for Senior Citizen Services
Taste of the Coast, Annual Fundraising
Dress for Success
Coastside Mothers’ Club Board Member
SIPA Spanish Immersion Parents Association Board Member 7 years
Westtown Golf and Tennis Outing 3 years
Westtown School Auction


Sheran was born and raised on the east coast. Sheran lived in Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia prior to moving to California in 1983, where she graduated from college. She accepted a management position with a national chain store which she left to run the family business. She holds a Real Estate license in two states, California and Pennsylvania. She also has experience in International sales of properties in Mexico. Sheran’s professional networking ranges from the local to national as well as international. She’s been rewarded for her team work and success with her clients by consistently winning awards. She has been ranked amongst the top producers in her area.

Whether it’s a coastal cottage, a professional work-live loft in the city, a business investment or a Global Luxury Listing, Sheran is successful in meeting her client’s needs.

The Laugesen Team

Professional Awards/Designations

Coldwell Banker Top 100 Agents
Top Producing Team 2009-Present
Top Producing Agent 2007-2008
Top Selling Agent 2005
Top Producing Agent 1990-2004

Personal Affiliations
Hillsborough REACH Partner
Project Open Hand
Mill’s Peninsula Women’s Foundation
Peninsula Family Services
The Peninsula League
San Mateo County Association of Realtors
Green Hills Country Club
Burlingame High School Excellence Fund

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