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
Narragansett Narragansett
Providence Providence
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


NEWPORT, RI – December 6, 2019 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of 30 Hazard Road in Newport for $1,900,000. Kate Leonard, Lila Delman top producing Sales Associate, represented the buyer. Year-to-date, Kate Leonard ranks as one of the top three residential agents on Aquidneck Island, having sold over $22,000,0000 in sales volume. Kate also maintains the 2nd highest market share of residential sales over $1,000,000 on the Island, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.* “I feel fortunate that I am able to use my background and knowledge of both Aquidneck Island properties and their locations to assist my clients in buying or selling properties,” commented Kate Leonard. “I am grateful to those who choose me as their realtor.” Located off the Ocean Drive with tranquil views over the saltmarshes, this unique 1.8-acre property elicits an immediate sense of serenity and privacy. Measuring 4,080 square feet, the barn turned residential dwelling features four bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, a large wrap-around deck and distinctive silo feature. The lush, sprawling grounds include vegetable and flower gardens, a private pond, separate barn structure and greenhouse. “This amazing property is a perfect fit for my buyers who looked long and hard,” finished Kate Leonard. “It is very satisfying to see them so happy!”

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NARRAGANSETT, RI – December 4th, 2019 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of 30 Withington Road in Narragansett for $1,600,000. Stella Fitzsimmons, Lila Delman top producing Sales Associate, represented the buyer. This transaction marks the highest non-waterfront sale in the history of Narragansett's Bonnet Shores, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.* Lila Delman Real Estate is proud to lead Narragansett’s luxury market, having participated in seven out of its ten top sales this year. Stella Fitzsimmons herself ranks as the top producing luxury agent in Narragansett, having sold more $1M+ homes than any other agent.* “I am fortunate to have helped so many clients through the various stages of their real estate journey,” commented Stella Fitzsimmons. “30 Withington Road, with its picturesque sunset views and New England flair, embodies the true spirit of Narragansett living.” Located in Narragansett’s coveted Bonnet Shores, this Nantucket shingle-style home enjoys four bedrooms and four and one half baths across 3,780 square feet of living space. Sweeping decks, an open-concept first floor and proximity to Bonnet Beach are just some of the attractive features of the property. *This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island State Wide MLS for the period of January 1, 2019 – December 4, 2019. 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.

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NEWPORT, RI – November 21, 2019 - Lila Delman Real Estate is thrilled to announce that Jennifer O’Hora Lawrence, Associate Broker, has affiliated with its Newport Office located at 3 Memorial Boulevard. Jennifer has been a Licensed Broker REALTOR® for 30 year and formerly owned CENTURY 21 Access America, where she acted as a Regional President of the firm.

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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.