Jeff Hyland, the co-founder of Beverly Hills-based brokerage Hilton & Hyland and one of the most well-known luxury residential real estate agents in L.A., died Feb. 16. He was 75.

“Hilton & Hyland is devastated to announce the passing of our co-founder and president, Jeff Hyland,” the brokerage wrote on its Instagram.

Hyland had been battling cancer for the past year.

He and Rick Hilton found their brokerage in 1993 and quickly grew. Today the company has an annual sales volume of more than $3.5 billion.

"Thirty years ago, Jeff and I started on this journey,” Hilton said in a statement on the company’s Instagram page. "Throughout, a great partnership and a deep friendship were forged and Hilton & Hyland emerged as a force in the industry. Jeff was a legend. His knowledge about real estate and architecture was unparalleled.” 

Hyland first entered the real estate business in 1975 as a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Mike Silverman and Associates. He went on to found brokerage Alvarez, Hyland & Young which has since shuttered.

Hyland, who has handled billions of dollars of real estate transactions in his career, has also written two books, “The Estates of Beverly Hills” and “The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills.”

In December 2020, he entered into an exclusive partnership with Forbes to create Forbes Global Properties, a high-end homes listing platform.

"As some of you may have known, Jeff has been privately battling cancer for the last year," lifelong partner Lori Hyland said in a statement on the company’s Instagram. "I am thankful to all of you for sharing your wishes and prayers during Jeff’s illness. Your support and kindness has touched me deeply and I know you mourn with me now." 

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