EAST GREENWICH, RI  February 1, 2024 – Compass is pleased to announce that longstanding, family-run residential real estate firm Phipps Realty, Inc has affiliated with Compass. Founded in 1976 by Joyce Phipps, Phipps Realty, Inc has long been recognized for its client-centric approach to real estate, guided by the mission “Our Family takes care of yours.” Notably committed to their service and support of the greater East Greenwich community, Phipps Realty, Inc will maintain its dedicated office space located at 111 Main Street, now doing business as the Phipps Team at Compass. All members of the Phipps Team and associated licensees are now affiliated with Compass’ flagship Providence location.

The Phipps Team at Compass includes team leader Matt Phipps, Associate Broker Ron Phipps, and Sales Associates Susan Martins-Phipps, Sophia Karvunis and Jake Heffern. Christina Phipps serves as the Team’s Graphic & Digital Strategist and Aaron Fergola as the Team’s counsel. As a group, their industry accolades include a 6x County/Board Realtor of the Year, 2x RIAR Realtor of the Year, a RIAR State President, a “30 under 30” designee and the 2011 President of the National Association of Realtors.

“This decision did not come lightly – affiliating with Compass, a technology-driven, industry leader with national scale, best positions our team and beloved clients for the next chapter of business in an evolving real estate landscape,” commented Ron Phipps.  “We are grateful for the warm welcome from Robert Reffkin, Founder / CEO, and the entire Compass Team. We look forward to the contributions we are committed to making to our greater Compass community.” 

“We are delighted to welcome Ron, Matt and Phipps Realty to our market leading Compass team in Rhode Island. I’ve known Ron and Matt for many years and their leadership within the real estate industry on both a local, state and national level is unparalleled,” shared Bob Leighton, Managing Director of Compass Rhode Island. “As a multi-generational, family oriented brokerage, Phipps Realty is recognized for their consummate professionalism and hands-on, consumer centric approach.”

Though noted for their strong ties to East Greenwich, The Phipps Team services all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, working with sellers, buyers, investors and tenants alike. The Team has been long recognized as a top team in Kent County, having successfully closed over half a billion dollars of real estate. 

About Compass Rhode Island:

Founded in 2012, Compass, the Nation’s #1 residential real estate brokerage, is a real estate company with a mission – to help everyone find their place in the world.** The technology-enabled brokerage provides an end-to-end platform that empowers its agents to deliver exceptional service to their clients. In 2021, Rhode Island’s first name in luxury real estate, Lila Delman, joined Compass, marking Compass’ first locations in the Ocean State. Later in 2021, Randall, Realtors, with offices in Washington County, also affiliated with Compass. In 2023, Compass launched its Providence office, making strong in-roads on the East Side and throughout Providence County. Shortly thereafter, Compass launched in Barrington, establishing the firm as Barrington’s luxury leader. That November, Randall, Realtors relaunched as Compass. Today, Compass ranks as Rhode Islands #1 brokerage.*


*Ranking based on information from the Rhode Island Statewide MLS for the period of 01/01/23 – 12/31/23. Sales volume for Compass in Rhode Island includes transactions closed under Compass, Lila Delman Compass, and Randall Realtors Compass. 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. 


**T. Velt, “RealTrends 500: The Rise of Compass,” RealTrends, Online, HW Media, 3/25/2022, https://www.realtrends.com/realtrends-500-the-rise-of-compass/.