With Lila Delman Compass

Anything is possible

A Proud History

Local Legacy... International Reach Since 1964

60 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, former 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 network. Shaped by its home in the smallest state in the country, Lila Delman Compass 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 Compass has Rhode Island covered, from the Coast to the Capital.

Since 1964

Our History of Excellence Continues...

  • An independent brokerage for over 60 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 Compass has sold over $6 billion in real estate
  • We have offices in 5 locations across the state of Rhode Island: Newport, Narragansett, Providence, Jamestown, Watch Hill, and Block Island
  • 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
Narragansett Narragansett
Providence Providence
Jamestown Jamestown
Watch Hill Watch Hill
Watch Hill
Block Island Block Island
Block Island

Lila's Land of Opportunities...

Since 1964, Lila Delman Compass 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


NARRAGANSETT, RI – July 3, 2024 – Lila Delman Compass announces the sale of 118 Turner Cove Way in South Kingstown for $6,000,000. Dan and Nicole Harding of Lila Delman Compass’ Narragansett Office, represented the Seller in this transaction. According to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS, this transaction marks the highest sale in South Kingstown year-to-date.* 

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PROVIDENCE, RI – June 24th, 2024 – Compass is pleased to announce the sale of 40 Oriole Avenue in Providence for $2,700,000. Rebecca Mayer, of Compass Providence, represented the Seller, while Kira Greene, also of Compass Providence, represented the Buyer in this transaction.  The Ella and John Allen House ca. 1898 was designed by Providence architect Frederick Field. Located in the heart of Paterson Park, this home features 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms across over 4,700 square feet of living space. The property’s convenient location at the eastern edge of Providence’s East Side neighborhood uniquely abuts both Wayland Square and Blackstone Park. “It’s been an extraordinary honor to assist my Seller clients in marketing this fabulous home in Paterson Park,” commented Rebecca Mayer. “Rarely does one see a property renovated and restored with such care. Our very best wishes to the next stewards of this magnificent home!” “I’ve really enjoyed helping this family move to Rhode Island”, added Kira Greene. “It was amazing to see how perfectly they fit with their new home, especially one so beautifully designed. They absolutely love being close to Wayland Square. Working alongside Rebecca Mayer, a fellow Compass agent, was a true pleasure.” Year-to-date, 3 of the top 5 Individual Agents, based on Total Sales Volume, on the East Side of Providence are Compass agents, including both Rebecca Mayer and Kira Greene. Combined, Rebecca and Kira have successfully closed 26 transactions for over $36M in sales volume. ABOUT COMPASS:   Compass, the Nation’s #1 real estate brokerage for the second year in a row, is a real estate company with a purpose - to help everyone find their place in the world.** In Rhode Island, Compass owns and operates 11 offices, including Compass and Lila Delman Compass. Year-to-date, Compass ranks as the #1 real estate brokerage Statewide and continues to lead Rhode Island’s luxury market.*     *Rankings and data points based on information from the Rhode Island Statewide MLS for the period of 1/1/00-06/26/24. Sales volume for Compass in Rhode Island includes transactions closed under Compass, Lila Delman Compass, and Randall Realtors Compass. Luxury market defined as $1M+ 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.  Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only.  **Source: RealTrends, Closed Sales Volume 1/1/21-12/31/23

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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.