Lori Hyland is the Chairman and owner of Hilton & Hyland, the preeminent luxury real estate brokerage in Beverly Hills, with 2022 sales exceeding $3.6 billion and an average sales price of $6.8 million. The Company is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. Before becoming the sole owner of Hilton & Hyland, founded by her late husband, Jeffrey Hyland, Lori enjoyed a career as a fine artist and writer.
Lori graduated from the University of Southern California and did postgraduate studies at Pratt Institute in New York. She is a painter specializing in large abstract work and a writer of Historical fiction. She is an animal and environmental advocate and lives part-time on a Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Billy Jack Carter
Chief Executive Officer & Broker of Record
Billy Jack Carter
Appointed as Executive Vice President of Hilton & Hyland in 2015 and named Chief Executive Officer in 2022, Billy Jack Carter spearheaded the most dramatic period of growth in the company’s history, overseeing nearly $28 billion in sales. Mr. Carter has played a critical role as the steward for the company, carefully selecting only those individuals who share the independence of the company’s character, integrity, and voice, coupled with an unwavering commitment to service; To be part of the Hilton & Hyland team is more than just a choice of brokerage, it is an achievement and mark of distinction recognized throughout the community.
In February of 2022, Mr. Carter was recognized as Manager of the Year by the Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®. In addition, he currently serves as Director for the California Association of REALTORS®, and is formerly a member of the Board of Directors at the local association.
A native of Austin, Texas, he has made Los Angeles his home since 1994.
David Kramer has a consistent, undisputed track record as a top-producing agent with over $224 Million in sales for 2020 alone and billions in sales overall under his belt.
A leader in the field of luxury real estate, David is pushed to the top of any list of outstanding agents to work with. He has represented Buyers and Sellers of major estates and unique properties throughout the Westside for over 20 years. He was named as a Top 20 Luxury Agent in LA County by The Real Deal and just recently included in Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite for 2021. His expertise and talent have made him a recognized leader in the real estate industry.
David’s success can be attributed in part to his exceptionally high standards and values, along with a curated client list of buyers and sellers. He is enthusiastic about leading-edge technology and marketing and prides himself on maximizing the effectiveness of new resources in a way to best serve his clients.
A true Los Angeles native, David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Cal State Northridge. He has since been actively involved with several charitable foundations, including The American Cancer Society, the Theodore Payne Foundation, Project Angel Food, the Brady Campaign and the Remote Area Medical Foundation. Volunteering as a Big Brother, David was proud to support the most effective youth mentoring organization in the country.
Tirelessly dedicated to his clients and his community, David currently represents Cedar Sinai, law firms, Trusts, corporate and other institutions in the selling of residential and residential income assets. Garnering a steady stream of referrals from law firms who place their trust in David and have for many years, he has a keen awareness of legal boundaries to help protect clients from unnecessary legal issues. David was one of the top agents representing California Federal bank (now Citibank) in REO sales and was instrumental in updating the company’s sales.
After years of making his mark in real estate, David established his very own team and sought out hard-working, honest agents that would only further his covering of greater Los Angeles and cultivate a culture of encouragement, friendship and above all, efficiency. While David predominately specializes in the Platinum triangle, his team pursues areas well beyond that including, but not limited to: Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, West LA, Hollywood Hills, Sunset Strip and SFV. Under his counsel and support, David Kramer supplements the already dynamic business and propels it to new heights.
Chrystal Ferber is Hilton & Hyland's General Counsel. Prior to joining the Beverly Hills-based luxury real estate brokerage, Chrystal worked for over four years at a Los Angeles law firm representing employers and management.
Chrystal earned her Juris Doctor in 2018 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. While in law school, she served as an extern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she worked with an Administrative Law Judge on employment law cases. Chrystal also worked as a judicial extern for Judge Stuart M. Rice of the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a law clerk for other firms in the Los Angeles area. While earning her JD, she served as an editor for UCLA’s Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and as a Writing Advisor to first-year students.
Chrystal graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Fullerton earning her undergraduate degrees in both Political Science and Women’s Studies. She was President of CSU Fullerton’s Political Science Honor Society, was awarded the Outstanding Political Science Undergraduate Award, and was Valedictorian of her Women’s Studies department. She took three years off from university to work as an AmeriCorps volunteer and an Undercover Investigator for a national animal advocacy organization.
Chrystal is admitted to the State Bar of California Central District and served as a 2023 Trustee to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Additionally, she was recently selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2022-2023.