With Lila Delman Compass

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, 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, Little Compton 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 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 Compass has sold over $6 billion in real estate
  • We have offices in 6 locations across the state of Rhode Island: Newport, Narragansett, Providence, Jamestown, Watch Hill, Little Compton 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

Lila Delman Compass sells 66 Acre Estate on Point Judith Pond for $4.1M, Marking the Highest Sale in Narragansett This Year

NARRAGANSETT, RI – April 15, 2021 – Lila Delman Compass continues to lead the market in Washington County with the sale of 125 Kenyon Farm Road in Narragansett for $4,100,000. Dan & Nicole Harding, Sales Associates of Lila Delman Compass’ Narragansett Office, represented the seller. According to data maintained by the RI Statewide MLS, this transaction marks the highest sale year-to-date in Narragansett. Collectively, the Harding’s rank as the number one sales team in Washington County with over $12,000,000 in closed volume so far this year. Coming off of an impressive 2020, where Dan and Nicole sold over $25,000,000 in total volume, there are no signs of the market slowing down. In Washington County alone Lila Delman Compass has sold over $105,000,000 in real estate year-to-date, almost double the sales volume of their closest competitor. Historically, Lila Delman Compass has ranked as the number one firm in Narragansett for the past ten consecutive years. "It was such an honor to work with the Kenyon family who entrusted me with their special property that’s been in their family for well over a century! It was a true art to find the perfect match for such a unique property” commented Dan Harding. “Selling extraordinary, waterfront properties in the town that I love and have been residing in for over 30 years, is one of the things I enjoy most about my profession.”  Kenyon Farm is a sprawling waterfront estate with 2,000 feet of shoreline. This property presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own 66 acres of well-preserved land on Point Judith Pond. Comprised of 6 waterfront cottages, and 3 docks with ocean access, this Narragansett compound is a rare offering. Enveloped in complete privacy yet minutes to Narragansett's scenic beaches, shops & restaurants, this property is an ideal retreat. *This representation is based on information from the RI Statewide MLS for the period of April 15, 2011 – April 15, 2021. Neither Lila Delman Compass nor the MLS guarantees or are responsible for the accuracy of the data provided to them. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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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.