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

WATERFRONT COLONIAL SELLS FOR $1.755M, MARKING 2ND HIGHEST SALE IN PORTSMOUTH YEAR-TO-DATE*

PORTSMOUTH, RI – November 8th, 2019 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of 178 Prospect Farm Road for $1,755,000. Lila Delman Associates represented both sides of the transaction with Anne Northup Burns representing the seller and Annie Becker representing the buyer. This transaction marks the 2nd highest home sale in Portsmouth year-to-date, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS. Lila Delman is proud to lead Portsmouth’s luxury real estate market having participated in four of the five top sales in the municipality this year.* “Portsmouth offers an exceptional array of properties with water amenities,” commented Anne Northup Burns. “While savvy second home buyers are looking in Portsmouth as an alternative to the Cape and the Hamptons, full time residents value neighborhood living while still being close to Newport, Providence and Boston.” “Buyers are finding great value in Portsmouth, enjoying the beauty and coastal lifestyle afforded to residents of Aquidneck Island,” added Annie Becker. This exceptional Colonial home is sited on 1.73 waterfront acres, providing direct beach frontage in a natural pastoral setting, as a part of the former Prospect Farm. Measuring 5,236 square feet, the property features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a rare 116-foot dock and 163 feet of shoreline with a swimmable beach. *This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island State Wide MLS for the period of January 1, 2019 – November 08, 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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* 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.