The Los Angeles Business Journal has just released their third edition of The Most Influential People in LA in 2018, focusing on real estate professionals who have proven to be the most dynamic forces in the industry. In fact, four of our most successful agents, Jeff Hyland, Rick Hilton, Rayni Williams, and Tyrone McKillen, have ranked among the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Frank Gehry, and Ellen DeGeneres.
Together, these agents combine a comprehensive knowledge of Los Angeles with an artistic, competitive and stylish lens to the real estate process. For instance, 25 years ago, Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton co-founded what would later become the top-producing individual luxury brokerage in Los Angeles, Hilton & Hyland.
Jeff’s contribution as a veteran broker and architectural historian coupled with his passion for estate genealogy proved to be the perfect match for Rick Hilton’s hospitality, real estate development, residential sales, and commercial financing experience. Jeff and Rick were also one of the listing agents for the historic Spelling Mansion, which sold for a record-breaking $85,000,000 in 2011. Additionally, Rick developed the exclusive community he developed the exclusive community, Brentwood Country Estates, where luxury home values exceed $40 million.
The Williams & Williams Estates Group presented one of the most expensive listings in the nation at $250 million – the “Billionaire” mansion by Bruce Makowsky. Rayni and her husband, Branden, hit a career milestone this past April with the record-shattering $110 million sale of a Richard Meier beachfront house in Malibu – the highest residential sale in Los Angeles County.
Aside from recent multimillion off-market sales, Tyrone McKillen's undeniable persistence and knowledge of the real estate market coupled with his honest approach and concern for long term relationships is what separates him from his peers.
The LA 500 reflects a comprehensive process of research, reporting and discernment that examined a community of millions and found 500 people whose contributions to the community of business in Los Angeles County merit inclusion on this exclusive annual list. Needless to say, the residential real estate market in Los Angeles is a complex landscape but as the publication notes, Hilton & Hyland and our team of some of the most powerful luxury agents in the nation have navigated the process painlessly and gracefully.
Between representing the highest sale in Los Angeles history, selling 25 homes over $10 million in the first half of 2018, commanding 44% market share of sales over $20 million, and maintaining an unrivaled network of global buyers, it is no wonder we are celebrating 25 years of excellence – all thanks to our agents who work tirelessly on behalf of our firm.
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