As President of The Malibu Life, Inc., and Founding Partner of Partners Trust, Pacific Union Malibu, Madison Hildebrand’s name and brand is synonymous with Malibu real estate. In addition to being included among The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 25 Los Angeles Agents,” Madison was also recently recognized as one of Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite, distinctions that further reiterate his stellar reputation and leadership abilities. A pillar within the community—both through his media prowess and his public service that extends beyond the cliffs of Malibu—Madison leverages his network to promote his esteemed clients and their listings, his own company, and the various causes that he holds dear.
“Be a blessing, then be blessed”. —Madison
As an original cast member of Bravo TV’s hit reality show “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” now filming in its tenth season, and a regular contributing host to E! News, Madison’s achievements and experience continue to garner international praise and attention. An acclaimed public speaker, author of the book Activate Your Passion, Create Your Career, and the name behind multiple real estate lifestyle brands, Madison is as gregarious in person as he is on camera or up on stage. His latest venture, a property development company called Malibu Modern by Madison, brings modern design to West Hollywood bungalows. His infectious “Spread the Love” and “You can mix business with pleasure” philosophies carry into his personal and professional life, including the various philanthropic organizations (Give Back Homes, Boys and Girls Club of Malibu) and partnerships (DocuSign, Inc., Go Smile toothbrush) that he is grateful to be a part of.
After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Pepperdine University, Madison decided to plant his roots firmly in Malibu, a community that continues to serve as both his playground and his office. His ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of clientele is guided by his passion for travel and experiences living in various countries, states, and cities. In fact, during post-college life, Madison took a self-imposed break by moving to the Dominican Republic. Those days of sleeping on the beach and spearing his own fish—where he realized that real estate felt like the right path for him to pursue—will always encapsulate a vital life lesson for Madison: self-discovery is time well spent. Nowadays, Madison’s focus remains devoted to building Malibu’s premier real estate team, The Malibu Life, whose experts cover the vast areas of Los Angeles and Ventura County. When he’s not engrossed in L.A.’s real estate market, Madison can be found indulging in the finer things in life or enjoying peaceful moments spent gardening or hiking with his Doberman rescues, Maya and Mr. Prince.
I just received confirmation that the escrow on the sale of my Parent’s Malibu Home has closed and I wanted to let you know how much myself and Miriam and our family appreciate and thank you for your efforts, professionalism, advice and strategic guidance. Even though I have spent the better part of my business life in commercial real estate, residential real estate is different. I have come to appreciate and depend upon your counsel. The successful sale of our home is due in large part to your judgment and superb negotiation skills. As you know, we interviewed a number of Malibu Real Estate Teams before deciding to have your Partner’s Trust Team undertake the marketing of our family home. You have delivered on your assurances regarding the marketing program. It has been just 9 months since we listed with you. From the outset you demonstrated an imaginative approach to the marketing of our Fickett Home [WSJ Home of the Week, a great print advertising campaign that assured us a steady and constant stream of shows, and your amazing network of people]. Most importantly, your guidance on pricing, negotiation and structuring of our counter offers was right on. Your judgement and recommendation to reset our listing price was spot on. And, since getting into escrow, Jennifer has been awesome in coordinating and facilitating the closing. I sincerely respect and deeply appreciate your efforts. Miriam and I have enjoyed working with you both.
— Michael Miller
Mar 1, 2016
Madison is truly the "MagicMan" of real estate. His charisma and unique ability to harmoniously bring buyers and sellers together time and time again (we speak from experience) is nothing short of astonishing.
Sep 4, 2015
Working with Madison was a joy. His Malibu knowledge was extensive and his negotiating skills were quite impressive. Our escrow was a bit complicated, but in the end, Madison was able to close the deal painlessly. Additionally, the professionals who work with Madison at The Malibu Life Team were always able to answer our many questions, which made it easier for us during the transition period of selling our home.
Sep 1, 2015
I found Madison to be more than just a agent! His Integrity goes much pass a professional and Honest man in any Business! Would recommend him to any one who is looking to sale a property fast in this market!! Once you get to know him and his skills that stand out from any other agent! You found an agent for life!!
— Mera London
Aug 10, 2015
Madison did a great job for us in marketing our Malibu house. We closed very quickly at the price I expected. Most importantly, he and his team delivered the best realtor service I've ever had. Madison is brilliant and amazingly personable, a great negotiator, and his partner Jennifer and their local associates are extremely detail oriented and client-responsive. Can't say enough positive about the entire Partners Trust team in Malibu
Jun 29, 2015
My wife and I worked with 'The Malibu Life Team' to purchase a condo in Playa Vista. We found them incredibly helpful, highly communicative, collaborative, and most importantly...great problem solvers. Being this is our first home, problems can (and do) arise, and having Madison on our side to help us in navigating those waters (from HOA challenges to banking hiccups) proved instrumental in securing, closing and moving into our dream (first) home. Madison and his team are pro's, and we'd absolutely use them again and/or recommend them to family and friends. If you want more info, feel free to message me directly
Feb 18, 2015
I had a great experience working with The Malibu Life Team. Due to their great marketing plan my home sold in 4 months. I would highly recommend Madison Hildebrand and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Malibu.
Feb 17, 2015
Madison has helped us sell or purchase several homes which worked extremely well for us. We found him to be very professional, honest and worked hard for all parties.
Feb 16, 2015
Jennifer is simply the best broker in Los Angeles county bar NONE! I have used Jennifer's services for more than 10 years in every real estate transaction I have ever done, whether as buyer or seller, land or home deal and she has been a revelation. Even people who I bought from and sold to have gone on to ask Jennifer to represent them. Her experience, knowledge of both land and home deals, hard work, enthusiasm, honesty and flair have made her an irreplaceable asset. The one time I was dumb enough to think I could do without her help, well, six months later I was begging her to come back and she completed that deal in just three months at the height of the pullback. I'm not in the praise game normally, but on this one occasion I can offer my very highest recommendation to a superb professional.
Feb 21, 2012
I never did complete a deal with Jennifer. But aside from being a saint (she put up with my unrealistic demands far too long; I was looking for land and was combing through problematic bargain properties), she knows every nook and cranny of Malibu and Agoura (and probably Calabasas and Westlake and Thousand Oaks). She is smart and has great poise. She is a very good intermediary, whether on the buyer or seller side. She is also very well connected and can refer to reliable consultants, albeit one still does need to exercise caution given the cost of some of these individuals. I recommend Jennifer without any reservation. I know any time I consider a purchase, she's the first person I consult. I will not buy a property in the area without her as my realtor.
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $2.325M in Malibu, CA.
My house was on the market for 1 &1/2 years with another agent who priced it incorrectly and did not have the contacts that Madeline Hildebrand ad his partner Jennifer Chrisman had. When I approached both Madison and Jennifer they assured me they would always be honest with me and very diligent in selling my home. They lived up to their word. . They had more showings then I had with my previous agent and were always very sensitive to my needs and very patient with me as a seller. .. I HIGHLY recommend them as agents !!!!
Madison and his team were very helpful during the process of purchasing my first home. Madison was very knowledgeable not only about the whole process but also knew the Malibu area extremely well. He and his team are honest and patient which was very important to me in purchasing for the first time. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him and his team in purchasing again or if I ever want to sell my home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Malibu, CA.
Madison, Jennifer, Chase , and Pamela were all so so great! I was under a great amount of stress due to a 1031 exchange deadline. We had to find me properties very quickly. Madison spent so much time with me searching for something that would work. He even took me to look when he was not feeling well, in the rain. Madison had great strategic suggestions on investment properties. Once we found a property, Madison made sure i was not outbid. He negotiated and handled the entire process quickly and professional. He went all through the property and looked at every inch to ensure i knew of all issues. Madison and his team work very well together. A lot goes into buying a home and they made it seamless. They are extremely organized and go above-and-beyond to make the transaction a good experience. I could not be happier. This is my third transaction with Madison and i would never think of using anyone else.
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $2.05M in Malibu, CA.
Jennifer and Madison were amazing. We trusted their infinite wisdom and professionalism throughout the whole process. They are truly real estate specialists. They handled everything and made the process easy and enjoyable. They kept us up to date on everything and they were so honest and enjoyable. I recommend them with 100% confidence. I wouldn't consider ever using anyone else. I can't thank them enough.
Both Madison Hildebrand and Jennifer Chrisman from The Malibu Life Team are both extremely professional and knowledgeable. They completely took the stress out of selling our house, and took charge of every situation. They were both quick to answer questions and backed their answers with researched facts. They are extremely educated on the intricacies of the City of Malibu's codes and regulations. It is easy to see that both Madison and Jennifer truly love their work, and I would without question use them and The Malibu Life Team again.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $6.125M in Malibu Park, Malibu, CA.
Madison and his team were ideal to work with and did everything in their power to market our property in the best possible way to millions of people through their extensive social media network. Always professional and brought entensive knowledge to the table in negotiating and making the deal. Forever thankful.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $2.175M in Malibu, CA.
The Malibu Life Team could not have been any better to work with - they made sure everything went smooth and gave us peace of mind with their expertise throughout the entire process. Jennifer and Madison were very professional, responsive and pleasant to work with!
The most professional and efficient agents I have ever worked with. A great team. I will recommend them to everybody I know. They have a large client base which allowed for a quick and clean sale. Gina was amazing!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $850K in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
Madison and his team are amazing to work with. We purchased a home in Malibu with Madison 5 years ago and just bought another in the Highlands of the Palisades this month. Our buying experience with Madison and his team on our side was not only enjoyable, but I know they got me the best deals possible!
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.