With Lila Delman

Anything is possible

A Proud History

Local Legacy... International Reach Since 1964

55 years ago, Lila Delman was not afraid to do things differently. Raising a family and running her own real estate company since 1964, Lila lived and loved history, teaching her children about architecture with the buildings around their Narragansett home.

As real estate developers began tearing down the Gilded Age mansions, Lila took preservation efforts into her own hands— dragging a stone Pelican statue from the demolished Dunemere Estate, and saving a series of antique chandeliers. Her unique vision set her apart and put a dream in motion.That aspiration, the company she built and the artifacts she saved became part of the legacy that thrives to this day.

For the last two decades, owners John Hodnett, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, and the late Melanie Delman have transformed their third-generation family business into the first name in Rhode Island luxury real estate with an unparalleled international network. Shaped by its home in the smallest state in the country, Lila Delman Real Estate remains independently owned and independently minded, with a diverse team of local experts who are committed to their customers, their community, and its history. With offices along the beaches of Narragansett, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill and Block Island to Providence’s South Main Street, Lila Delman Real Estate has Rhode Island covered, from the Coast to the Capital.

Since 1964

Our History of Excellence Continues...

  • An independent brokerage for over 55 years, our commitment to excellence has led us to be frontrunners in today’s ever-changing real estate market
  • In the last 25 years alone, Lila Delman has sold over $5 billion in real estate
  • We have offices in 6 locations across the state of Rhode Island: Newport, Narragansett, Providence, Jamestown, Watch Hill and Block Island
  • Our exclusive affiliations with Christie’s Real Estate InternationalLuxury Portfolio & LeadingRE allow us to extend our reach domestically and internationally
  • Our expertise in luxury sales has solidified our title as the #1 luxury sales firm in the state of Rhode Island*
  • With over 120 associates spanning from the Coast to the Capitol, our team is committed to top level service

From The Coast
To The Capital

In addition to our Narragansett headquarters, we are present throughout the state of Rhode Island with offices from the coast to the capitol.

Newport Newport
Newport
Narragansett Narragansett
Narragansett
Providence Providence
Providence
Jamestown Jamestown
Jamestown
Watch Hill Watch Hill
Watch Hill
Block Island Block Island
Block Island

We're Connected

Christie's International Real Estate

As the exclusive Rhode Island affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate, we’re proud to have been invited to this highly selective network but even more proud to offer our clients access to incredible resources. With Christie’s behind us, we offer access to the world’s leading art auction house as well as their appraisal services for homes, art, and furniture.

Relocation With Lila Delman

Whether you’re looking to move to another state or another country, Lila Delman’s resources will help you reach prospective buyers through domestic and international press. With more than a decade of experience using our referral network to serve our clients, with Lila Delman, you’re taken care of.

Lila's Land of Opportunities...

Since 1964, Lila Delman has offered a boutique real estate experience for customers, clients, and our associates. More than fifty years since our founding, the business is only growing. To apply for a private consultation regarding career opportunities, please contact us.

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In The Press

LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE CELEBRATES A RECORD BREAKING 2019, HAVING CLOSED OVER $560M IN SALES VOLUME AND MAINTAINED LEADERSHIP IN THE LUXURY MARKET

NARRAGANSETT, RI – January 17, 2020 – With $560,634,301 in total sales volume, Lila Delman Real Estate is thrilled to announce a record-breaking 2019 for the firm and its valued clients, having maintained the highest market share and sold dollar volume for $1,000,000+ properties statewide. 2019 proudly marked Lila Delman’s 11th consecutive year as the statewide leader of sales over $1,000,000.

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LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE NAMES RYAN ELSMAN AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND BRANDYN BRUNELLE AS CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

NARRAGANSETT, RI – January 14, 2020 - Lila Delman Real Estate is pleased to announce Ryan Elsman, former Director of Marketing & Public Relations, as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. The firm is also pleased to introduce Brandyn Brunelle, former Creative Director, as Chief Creative Officer. The pair will work hand-in-hand with Owners John Hodnett and Pamela Delman-Hodnett on strategic growth and daily operations of Lila Delman Real Estate, while continuing to oversee the firm’s overarching marketing strategy.

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* No. 1 luxury ranking based on highest total dollar volume of sales over one million dollars in Rhode Island for 2018. This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors for the period of January 01, 1993 – April 1, 2019. Data includes non MLS sales. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Non MLS Sales included in total volume.