Hugh Cornish & Associates

Hugh brings over 30 years of experience to his real estate clients. Hugh is ranked the #1 Coldwell Banker Agent in the SF Bay Area region and per RealTrends 2024, he is the #98 Agent in the United States. In 2023, his total sales volume closed was over $183 million. In 2022, $156 million in sales were closed, in 2021, $286 million in sales were closed, and in 2020 $236 million.

Hugh offers clients an exceptional level of service ensuring each buyer’s and seller’s needs are personally met. As the complexities of real estate transactions increase, it is more important than ever to hire a real estate agent that can handle a changing market. With a supporting team on top of every detail, you can be sure that Hugh Cornish & Associates are dedicated to your individual needs throughout the transaction.

Supporting Hugh Cornish & Associates is an essential team that includes a licensed assistant, a transaction coordinator, a professional marketing consultant, and a marketing production company. This comprehensive approach allows Hugh to commit more of his time to serving each individual client on a personal level. Hugh is personally in touch with every client from start to finish throughout each real estate transaction.

Hugh also maintains a network of reputable home improvement professionals – from contractors and painters to landscape architects and interior designers – for the convenience of all his buyers and sellers. For years, Hugh has provided the Cornish Concierge Service as another benefit of his proven marketing approach, which assists with all the preparation and services required to bring a property to market.

  • #1 Coldwell Banker Agent, San Francisco Bay Area
  • #98 Agent, United States, RealTrends, 2024
  • Residential specialist in Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside, and Palo Alto
  • Over $3.3 billion in career sales
  • Dedicated support team for maximum efficiency and results
  • Homeowner’s concierge service providing a network of reputable home-improvement professionals

About Hugh | Hugh Cornish, Realtor


With career sales of over $3.3 billion, Hugh Cornish performs at the top of his field year after year. Hugh is the #1 Agent for Coldwell Banker in the San Francisco Bay Area, and per RealTrends 2024, he is the #98 Agent in the United States.

Hugh brings an exceptional level of expertise to the table and proudly offers services with a personal touch. He is honored to represent the third generation of his family as a residential real estate professional in Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and Woodside areas.

Hugh was born and raised in Atherton, which adds to his intimate perspective of the surrounding communities. He presently lives with his wife Laura in Portola Valley, where they raised their three children.

650.619.6461  |  hcornish@cbnorcal.com

Licensed Assistant | Victoria King


Victoria King is Hugh’s licensed assistant providing exclusive, personalized service to every client while ensuring each real estate transaction goes smoothly. Licensed since 2010, Victoria initially worked as a Broker Assistant and then became the Office Administrator/Transaction Coordinator at Century 21 and Keller Williams. Victoria was also a Listing Manager for JLee Realty. Victoria wears several hats: She is both a listing manager and a valued executive assistant. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing and coordinating all listing and sale documentation, preparing market analyses, assisting with client correspondence, and documenting feedback from buyers and their agents after each showing of a listing. In addition, Victoria manages the marketing for Hugh’s listings using traditional, online, and social media avenues while assisting in creating ad copy for websites, newspapers, magazine ads, direct mail, and newsletters.

831.359.9670 |  victoria.king@cbrealty.com

About Hugh | Testimonials

After being on the market for an extended period, we really needed a fresh eye and a new marketing strategy. You brought energy, enthusiasm and a new vision to the project. From the beginning you had a clear plan on what needed to be done to sell the property. Your ability to coordinate the vendors and schedule all of the work certainly took a lot of pressure off us.

— Jackie Safier Woodside

We chose you because of your strong reputation in the market. We then developed what we now consider to be a lasting relationship based on your overwhelming knowledge of the market, your professionalism, your passion for the industry, and your genuine ability to care about your clients.

— Drew and Cynthia Norris Atherton

You were able to sell both our Menlo Park homes with ease, allowing us to get the most favorable terms. Your thoughtful recommendations to optimize our sale price and your attention to detail were outstanding. When it came to finding a new home in Atherton, we realized that we could not have been in better hands. Every time we would visit a new street, you would off the top of your head tell us the history of just about every house, whether on the market or not.

— J. C. Sarner Atherton

I was very impressed with your handling the details of repairs, showings, contract hiccups, and everything to make this go smoothly. I and my siblings are very happy with the outcome. I have sold a lot of properties and feel that this could have not have been done any better than it was. I know it was not your most expensive property, but I'd have never known it from the way it was handled, from the first meeting on.

— Pat Fuller Menlo Park

I completely enjoyed working with you. I appreciate the times you drove me around, the "heads up" you gave me about properties coming on the market, your uncensored opinions about the goods and bads of the places we saw, your follow-up to my perennial Sunday walk-throughs, your comments about noise and traffic, sunshine and safety.

— Barbara Goodrich Portola Valley

About Hugh | About Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker

Immediately following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker saw an opportunity to help rebuild the City by offering knowledgeable, competent, and respectable real estate services. The high standards set by these early real estate professionals remain the benchmark for Coldwell Banker today.

Coldwell Banker is home to nearly 85,000 sales associates in some 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The company’s luxury home marketing program, known as Global Luxury, represents an average of about one out of four homes sold in the United States each year. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is one of the leading residential real estate brokerages in Northern California and serves the markets from Monterey to Tahoe and nearly every market in between. The company has 57 office locations and approximately 3,900 independent sales associates throughout Northern California.