Branden and Rayni Williams, the husband and wife co-founders of the Williams & Williams Estates Group are leaving Hilton & Hyland to start their own firm. The high-profile duo, who reported more than $700 million in sales in 2019, are launching The Beverly Hills Estates. Documents filed with the California Secretary of State list Branden Williams as CEO and Director of the new company. Rayni Romito Williams will be CFO. The firm has registered thebeverlyhillsestates.com as its online domain.
The couple founded Williams & Williams Estates Group in 2006. Four years later they joined Hilton & Hyland, where they currently have more than $1 billion in listings. No official announcement has been made as to their exact separation date from Hilton & Hyland. However, sources told the Courier that The Beverly Hills Estates will begin operations in November. Their offices will be located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and San Vicente in West Hollywood.
Williams & Williams Estates Group has garnered the top spot in the L.A. luxury real estate market with record-breaking deals in the $75-110 million range in Malibu, Bel Air and the Hollywood Hills. They specialize in historic properties, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House in Los Feliz, for which they obtained the highest-ever sum paid for the architect’s work. They are also experienced designers and developers. According to sources, the duo plan to pursue those disciplines in their new firm. The Courier reached out to both the Williamses and Hilton & Hyland for comment but has received no response as of press time.