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Billy Jack Carter

Executive Vice President &
General Manager


Billy Jack Carter

Appointed as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hilton & Hyland in 2015, Billy Jack Carter has spearheaded the most dramatic period of growth in the company’s history, overseeing nearly $24 billion in sales. In his position, Mr. Carter bears the ultimate responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning and projections. He plays a critical role as the steward for retention and recruitment, 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 become a part of the Hilton & Hyland team is more than just a choice of brokerage, it is an achievement and a mark of distinction recognized throughout the community.

Mr. Carter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® and is also a Director for the California Association of REALTORS®.

A native of Austin, Texas, he has made Los Angeles his home since 1994.

Ed Leyson

Director of Marketing


Ed Leyson

Ed Leyson brings over 13 years of experience in art direction and global marketing to Hilton & Hyland. Moving to the United States from the Philippines as a teen gave Ed a global mindset from a young age. His consistent talent as an art director and keen eye for cutting-edge design trends has allowed Hilton & Hyland to not only surpass but redefine the standards by which other real estate firms and their marketing departments are judged in the highly selective Los Angeles community in notable publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Architectural Digest, WIRED, GQ, Robb Report, Haute Living and many more.

As Marketing Director of Hilton & Hyland, Ed spearheads advertising campaigns for some of the most expensive properties in the nation and multiple new developments in the city of Los Angeles, not only reinforcing the company’s position in Los Angeles, but throughout the world. Setting trends, breaking records, and increasing company revenue, Ed has become the engine of the top-producing office in Los Angeles. What would seem demanding to most is a cake walk for Ed as he continues to effortlessly push the envelope with award-winning design skills, and an unmatched knowledge of the luxury marketplace, ultimately setting the standard for which premiere real estate marketing is held to.

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