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Team Bios

Jennifer Gilson


Top Producing Agent

Born and raised in Hillsborough, California, Jennifer Gilson has an innate understanding of Peninsula and Silicon Valley life and how the right home plays an incredibly vital role. She understands that each person’s lifestyle creates unique requirements and she strives to ensure that these individual needs are addressed.

Jennifer’s emphasis is in serving buyers, sellers and investors in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Her unparalleled combination of integrity, local expertise and resourcefulness has made Jennifer a leading agent in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula real estate markets.

Jennifer is a Top Producing Agent in the industry and has continuously exceeded her client’s expectations in their buying and selling process. Jennifer has experience in Commercial and Residential Sales, which provided her with an extensive understanding of property values, analytics as well as honed her negotiation skills.

A Certified Relocation Specialist, Jennifer works with expats from all over the world in assisting them in buying homes on the Peninsula. Both her local and international clients benefit from her in-depth resources and connections to make her clients’ purchase or sale an easy, seamless experience.

Over a decade ago, Jennifer’s family founded Gilson Development, a builder dedicated to working collaboratively with clients and designers to remodel and custom build the finest homes on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley. Because of Jennifer’s in-depth understanding and connections with builders and designers, she is able to unite potential buyers and developers, often securing the purchase of a custom home while it’s still being constructed. Jennifer has been honored as a Top Producing Agent in 2013 through 2017 and on track for 2018.


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Sophia Herrera



A licensed realtor, Sophia oversees the purchases and sales of properties for the Gilson Team, working closely with clients, vendors and other key partners. Sophia’s top priority is ensuring that each client’s experience is thorough. She takes pride in maintaining long-lasting relationships with key individuals and organizations that she has connected with throughout her career.

Prior to joining the Gilson Team, Sophia has built an impeccable track record providing luxury services to some the world’s most discerning clientele through Black Key Luxury Lifestyle Concierge.  Her creativity, passion and resolve have allowed her to provide her clients with nothing short of the absolute best the world has to offer.

Sophia recently obtained her California real estate license to further bolster her abilities to serve her discerning clientele. Having been born and raised along the peninsula, Sophia can relate to our clients and help them accordingly.

Sophia currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an avid traveler, enjoys cooking, and has a passion for reading, fitness, and Interior Design.

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Quinn Cotchett


Director of Operations

With a background in social media marketing, Quinn brings a fresh and sophisticated edge to our team. Since joining Gilson Team, our presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Plus (and other online platforms) has skyrocketed and continues to grow daily. Quinn’s efforts have secured more listings, increased traffic to open houses, doubled website visits, and broadened our reach internationally. With the wheels in her head constantly turning, we continue to be blown away by Quinn’s creative ingenuity and business savvy and couldn’t be happier to have her on our team.