Thomas Coughlan, Owner/Broker of Record
Thomas recognizes and values the trust his clients put in him and strives every day to exceed their expectations. He is a top producer in Durham Region and the GTA, with strong negotiation and analytical skills. He likes to win for his clients but does so with a calm demeanor and a smile. Having lived in Durham for 20+yrs, he values our community and all that it has to offer. Although he has always been drawn to Real Estate, in part due to his family’s successful development history in the area, he spent the early part of his career in Ottawa working for our local politician as Parliamentary Assistant and Issues Manager. He is proud to have served our community from Parliament Hill and enjoyed the incredible experiences that he was fortunate enough to have while in Ottawa.
He is a graduate from Durham College with a Diploma in Accounting, and UOIT (Ontario Tech) with a Degree in Commerce. He also served as Student President at DC and UOIT for 2 years and is incredibly proud of what was accomplished. It was during his time there that they passed a successful referendum for the Athletic Centre, a 72,000-square-foot facility.
More recently, he served as a Governor on the Board for Durham College and currently serves on the Windreach Farm Foundation Board.
Thomas lives in Whitby with his wife and three young daughters. He looks forward to speaking with you to discuss how he can exceed your expectations with all your real estate needs.
Laura Kurucz, Sales Representative
Laura has lived in Durham for the past 20 years, where she has raised her two sons. After 14 years of working as a civilian for the police, she decided it was time to pursue her two greatest passions; real estate and a strong desire to help people by providing outstanding customer service. Whether you need to sell your home or find that perfect place you’ve been dreaming of, Laura will guide you every step of the way, and she treats every transaction as if it were her own!
Dan Mancini, Sales Representative
Dan has been a regulated health care professional for over 22 years. Following completion of a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology he has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist specializing in deep tissue release and chronic pain alleviation. Dan has always valued and appreciated the fact that his clients have bestowed absolute trust in his observational skill set in identifying their needs, and ultimately putting his best effort into helping them achieve their goals. His biggest concern in being realistic about the longevity of his chosen career path was...how would he ever be able to recapture the intangible and desirable benefit of the close relationships he formed and valued over the years.
Clients have joked he should write a book for all the stories he has heard on the table. Without providing any details, those stories often related to the big three...House, spouse, kids. Not necessarily in that order but always topics on everyone’s minds. Whether it be renovations or searching for a new place to call home Dan has always been a willing participant in sharing his insights and opinions as he has a family history of passionate home ownership.
Dan is looking forward to developing new relationships in which he can be an integral component in helping clients achieve all their home related dreams. Whether it be in his home community of 17 years, Mount Albert, or anywhere within the GTA he is ready to help you take the steps towards real estate fulfillment. Single, or married with kids, he is ready and happy to help you find the home best suited to your needs.
Ken Swan, Sales Representative
Born and raised in Durham Region, Ken spent the first part of his career in Hospitality Management and most recently, Project Management for municipal elections across Canada.
Ken is a graduate of Durham College, it was there that he honed his dynamic leadership skills by becoming Student President for DC & UOIT during its first year as a shared campus. Throughout that time, Ken played a key role in student life and the development of a campus community, as well as having an integral role in securing the funding for the build of the new library building at Oshawa campus.
Ken’s greatest quality is his ability to connect with people. In real estate, he enjoys building relationships with all of his clients and understands that everyone’s situation is unique. Whether you are looking to sell, purchase or lease a home, or you are simply curious of your home’s value in today’s market – Ken brings a strong commitment to every client with professional services, experience and drive to get you the highest return on investment or to find your forever home.
Amy Barker, Sales Representative
Amy was born and raised in York Region and currently resides there with her husband, cat and dog. Her love for animals led her to attend post-secondary education in the veterinary field. Ultimately, she founded a successful small business in the event planning industry.
Through partnered events with Coughlan Realty, Amy uncovered a passion for real estate and began to pursue it as her career. She always wanted to chart an entrepreneurial path helping others, and found her true calling in real estate servicing clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. Amy’s caring nature is ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully leading them towards their real estate goals.
Jennifer Bender, Director - Client Services
Jennifer is a passionate and dedicated team player who is highly organized and detail oriented. She has worked at both private and public companies, including professional services, real estate development and the alcohol beverage industry. Jennifer appreciates the value of home and smooth real estate transactions, having moved herself several times. She looks forward to working with our clients and helping them achieve their goal of home ownership. Jennifer has an Honours BA French & Applied Studies Co-op degree from the University of Waterloo.