Beate Kessler comes to Hilton Hyland from the high-end world of Haute Couture bringing the expertise of an entrepreneur and the keen eye and artistry of a designer of luxury goods. A native of Germany educated both in Europe as well as in the United States, Beate’s global experiences prove extremely useful for all of her transactions. Hilton & Hyland, a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a Forbes company, and an affiliate with Luxury Portfolio International, is a perfect fit for Beate and her unique background and extensive relocation experience. Beate’s lifetime professional affiliation in the world of business as well as in art and design has provided a negotiation prowess to handle difficult situations creatively and diplomatically.
A long-time resident of Los Angeles with a broad spectrum of interests, Beate excels at locating ideal properties that will fulfill her clients’ lifestyle needs and dreams. An innovative, out-of-the-box creative, Beate remains one step ahead of the crowd with her marketing strategy and specialty. Her partner in life and in Real Estate, husband Neil McDermott is a top-producing REALTOR® at Hilton & Hyland and has been for the past fifteen years. Beate has a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar, studied French culture and history at the Sorbonne, and painted under Yves Brayer at the Atelier Julian, Paris. Her many philanthropic associations include The National Charity League, The Ebell of Los Angeles, Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society and The Quadrille Ball in NYC.
Although no longer active in the fashion industry, Beate still enjoys taking on select design projects designing for classical ballet and dance- Her designs can be seen on soloists around the world as well as on numerous television commercials and music videos. She speaks English, German, and French.