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Building real estate bonds
Building real estate bonds

The gig: Jeff Hyland, 67, is president of Hilton & Hyland, which he founded in 1993 with longtime friend Rick Hilton. The boutique real estate firm is known for selling some of the highest-profile homes in Los Angeles. Hyland is also a founding member of Christie's International Real Estate Inc. He has become an architectural historian, helping to write two books on the estates of Beverly Hills, and is working on a third. A restless youth: Hyland grew up in Little Holmby, a neighborhood between Beverly Hills and UCLA, and attended Warner Avenue Elementary School. He was so hyperactive that his mother made a deal with him: If he managed to stay in school every day until 2 p.m.,...

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