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Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland established the firm in 1993 with the intention of creating a small real estate boutique that would grow to meet the demands of the market, yet never outgrow a founding philosophy for meeting the uniquely individual concerns of each client. Together, they bring a dynamic and diverse range of resources to the firm. So do some 90 Hilton & Hyland agents, each chosen for their considerable accomplishments, as well as discerning ethics, in the marketing, purchase, and sale of luxury real estate.

Rick Hilton, whose grandfather founded the Hilton Hotel empire, has vast experience in residential sales and commercial financing and sales, as well as real estate development. As a principal, he developed Brentwood Country Estates, a 14-parcel, gated-guarded enclave in prestigious Mandeville Canyon. Jeff Hyland, a veteran broker and celebrated architectural historian, is a past president of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors as well as the 30,000 member Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate. Clearly one of the most recognized real estate figures in all of Southern California, Hyland was named “The Gatekeeper of Beverly Hills” by Town & Country magazine and “Best of the Best” by The Robb Report. Both partners are included in “The One Hundred Most Influential People in Los Angeles” by Haute Living Magazine.

It has often been said that the Los Angeles real estate market is unlike any other in the world. To that end, Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland have built strong ties to the global marketplace while holding fast to the advantages of a small one-office company based in Beverly Hills.


Forbes Global Properties is the exclusive worldwide real estate partner of Forbes, one of the world’s most trusted media brands. Established in 2020, we’re an exclusive consortium of top-tier real estate firms representing many of the world’s finest homes for sale. Membership in our network is reserved for the most distinguished brokerages in select cities and second-home destinations.

Spearheaded by Jeff Hyland, co-founder and president of Hilton & Hyland, and Bonnie Stone Sellers, an accomplished industry veteran, Forbes Global Properties is owned and run by brokerages, with a Forbes ownership stake creating an interest in our success.

Leveraging Forbes’ worldwide reach and audience of more than 100 million monthly visitors, we introduce discerning buyers, sellers, and real estate aficionados to a curated collection of coveted properties and the experts that represent them.

Reserved for luxury properties in excess of USD$2 million, our marketing platform helps agents to engage, inform, and inspire an increasingly global audience of luxury buyers and sellers. Homes are presented within the context of timely market data and top-tier editorial to ensure purchasers are equipped to make informed decisions.


Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury face of the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages.

As a member, Hilton & Hyland exposes its high end properties to an international audience through LuxuryPortfolio.com, a site which markets over 25,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes annually and attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year.

It's 200 members represent the luxury component of an organization which encompasses nearly 550 companies, 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates producing $225 billion in annual home sales in 30 countries. With properties in over 45 states and 27 countries, website visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month, site translation in nine languages, conversion to multiple currencies and a total inventory of available properties totaling almost $40 billion, Luxury Portfolio truly reaches the world.

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