Jeff Hyland, the co-founder and president of Hilton & Hyland, died Wednesday, February 16, after battling cancer for a year.
Hyland was a real estate expert, architectural historian, and author who was highly respected in his community. His wife, Lori Hyland, shared a message on Hilton & Hyland’s latest Instagram post saying, “I am thankful to all of you for sharing your wishes and prayers during Jeff’s illness. Your support and kindness have touched me deeply and I know you mourn with me now.”
Hyland grew up in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, and was fascinated by homes and design at a young age. He was accepted to Cornell School of Hotel Administration in New York. However, he decided to stay in California and attend United States International University in San Diego where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
In 1975, Hyland was licensed as a broker. He was a founding partner at the brokerage firm Alvarez, Hyland & Young from 1980 to 1990. Finally, in 1993, Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton co-founded Hilton & Hyland. It became the highest-producing luxury boutique brokerage in the world. Hyland had a wonderful reputation as a broker with a passion for architecture and estate genealogy.
Jeff has been a part of the Haute Residence network from the very beginning and was an icon of the real estate community. His legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.