Tessa Hilton, born into a family of interior designers and architects in New York, was bred to live a life of real estate. Brought up between Los Angeles and New York, Tessa inherited an abundance of knowledge about localities on both coasts while experiencing the ins and outs of the luxury space. Of German heritage on her father’s side, Tessa was born into nobility as a member of the von Walderdorff family, a German noble family of Comital rank, and as the great-granddaughter of Princess Therese zu Löwenstein-Wertheim Rosenberg.
Having French as her first language, followed by fluent English and conversational German, Tessa has been able to amass an impressive roster of elite connections and qualified buyers across the globe. Prior to real estate, Hilton had a career in fashion where she succeeded in the branding, production, marketing, writing and PR for esteemed fashion and lifestyle icons like Donna Karan and Laird + partners.
Recognized for her work ethic, perseverance, and 24/7 white-glove service, Tessa comes to Hilton & Hyland as a versatile and experienced marketer who abounds with intimate knowledge of the LA cityscape, specializing in the purchase and sale of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Holmby Hills and Malibu estates. With a particular eye for historic Paul Williams residences and iconic Frank Lloyd Wright homes, Hilton is the go-to agent for properties with similar pedigree and record.
A recent parent with husband/real estate partner, Barron N. Hilton, the two are avid travelers with Asia, Europe, and the French Caribbean island of St. Barts as regular destinations of choice. Confident, energetic, honest and passionate with every endeavor she takes on, Tessa is a model agent with a gene for success.