CHAYA VAN ESSEN
In the rarified Los Angeles luxury real estate marketplace, Chaya van Essen offers a proven track record of success, and a consummate ability to navigate complex transactions. With over 17 years’ experience in property sales, Chaya believes the most progressive and innovative era in high end buyer and seller representation has arrived.
Born in the Netherlands, Chaya moved to Southern California as a young teenager. Her extensive education includes a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Prior to embarking on a career in real estate, she served as Liaison for the world-renowned law firm of Latham & Watkins and the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia, as well as working on commercial real estate cases. Due to Chaya’s background at Latham, she works well with Attorneys, Real Estate Attorneys, Trust Attorneys and other legal professionals.
As Estates Director at Hilton & Hyland, as well as a trusted Real Estate Advisor, Chaya brings considerable expertise and relationships to a business that is both local and universal, and is adept at bridging divides that can arise during challenging negotiations. Her varied experiences have also aided in developing and maintaining an elite global network of clients. Additionally, Chaya is project manager on multiple property remodels.
A longtime resident of Beverly Hills, Chaya expresses her strong belief in community outreach and altruism through memberships with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Council, and as a donor to the Salvation Army, the Museum of the Holocaust and the International Medical Corps, among others.
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