Our Team

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Austin Barthel

A vital member of Hilton & Hyland’s top producing team, Austin has closed over $35 million in transactions in his first two years. This has surmounted him as one of the top agents in all of Los Angeles aged 25 years and under.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Austin had previously worked in Commercial Real Estate, which has resulted in a vast and comprehensive knowledge of all parts of the Los Angeles real estate market. A dedicated and tireless deal maker, Austin has every tool at his disposal to guarantee that his clients are taken care of throughout every step of the buying or selling process. His team offers a white glove service containing an extensive list of vendors from the top painters, contractors, mortgage professionals, loan officers, stagers, and more!

Austin’s love for real estate sparked at a young age, always leaving the grocery store with his favorite Homes and Land magazine. That spark has since ignited a passion of real estate within Austin, who relentlessly works around the clock for his clients to ensure that their needs are met, and that their expectations are continually exceeded.

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Anthony Chou

Anthony transitioned into real estate from the entertainment industry after successful stints at CAA and Blended Strategy Group where he represented a who’s who of talent and brands. His experience working alongside celebrities, their teams, and Fortune 50 executives left him well equipped to handle transactions that require the utmost level of professionalism and discretion. Fluent in Mandarin, he prides himself in taking the time to listen and understand his clients’ needs and being available for them at every hour of the day. At his previous brokerage, Anthony was the top producing agent on his team and received multiple awards for his production.

Anthony graduated from UCLA with an economics degree and a deep understanding of global markets which he uses to advise his clients when making savvy real estate investments. In addition, having lived from West Hollywood to the Venice, he is truly in tune with the intricacies of each neighborhood.

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Samaneh ``Sami`` Rezaeian

Samaneh Rezaeian has been in real estate for over a decade, having founded her own brokerage company in Tehran which quickly expanded her business into Dubai and Turkey. She successfully began working as a property developer and investor throughout the Middle East. Currently, she works with buyers and sellers of residential and income properties throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.

She understands the importance of real estate and the life-changing, positive impact it has on people’s lives, she also enjoys getting to know her client’s needs and goals over a nice cup of coffee. However, her favorite moment of a transaction is a champagne toast celebrating the successful closing of an escrow!

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Ani Sherman

A Southern California native, Ani Sherman was born with an affinity for real estate. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she began her professional sales career in Pharmaceutical Sales and worked in the Dermatology space for 12 years. Even when enjoying her profession in Pharmaceutical Sales, she continued to keep her eye on the changing real estate market and finally decided to pursue her passion.

With diverse experience buying, selling and renovating properties, Ani’s focus is on the Santa Monica market where she resides. She truly understands finding the right price point is paramount to selling a property and synergizes with her teammates to provide top notch service.

When Ani isn’t involved in buying, selling, or renovating properties, you can find her sailing in the Marina.

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Joseph Goodhue

Born and raised in Detroit Michigan, Joe is no stranger to hard work. The son of a truck driver, he learned at a young age the value of a great work ethic. Joe has since dedicated his life to the service of others. Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University has helped him excel in anticipating the needs of his clients and prepare him for his relocation to Los Angeles in 2014.

When Joe moved to the Westside, he thrived in the hospitality and fine dining industry, serving celebrities and LA’s elite prior to entering the real estate industry. As a certified negotiation expert, he ensures that his clients are represented at the highest level in every transaction.

When he is not working diligently on the behalf of his clients, he volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Habitat for Humanity, and organizing neighborhood clothing drives to give to those in need.

With the strength of The Alphonso & Bjorn team at Hilton & Hyland behind him, Joe offers the expertise that accompanies working with a team who have decades of experience, countless transactions, and over a billion dollars in sales.