NEWPORT, RI – March 1, 2022 – Lila Delman Compass is pleased to announce that Kara
Malkovich and Rebecca King, formerly of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, have
affiliated with the firm out of its Newport Office located at 3 Memorial Boulevard. In 2021, Kara
ranked as one of Newport’s top twenty producing agents across all firms. Rebecca finished the
year with over $15M in closed sales volume and ranked as one of the top five rental agents in
all of Newport County.*
“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes… While change and stepping outside of one’s comfort zone can be
challenging, I have never been one to accept the status quo and neither does Lila Delman
Compass. I wanted a challenge that allowed me to take myself and my business to the next
level,” commented Kara Malkovich on her decision to join the firm. “I am confident my new team
at LDC will help me attain that. They are highly supportive and collaborative; always with an
innovative, fresh approach to the business of real estate. This is the perfect fit for myself and my
Raised in Newport where her family ran the Newport Music Festival for over forty years, Kara
has been connected to Newport’s community, culture, arts and architecture from a young age.
After attending Boston’s Emerson College, Kara spent several years working in film production
in Los Angeles and New York City, where she discovered her aptitude for getting things done
under tight deadlines while working with a diverse group of individuals. She used this
experience to catapult into the real estate world, where she has been a fixture in both the sales
and rental markets for nearly two decades now.
Some of Kara’s most noteworthy sales include Newport’s ‘Beaulieu’, 614 Bellevue Avenue,
which traded for $12,264,000 in April 2020, Newport’s ‘Bois Doré’, 115 Narragansett Avenue,
which traded for $8,990,0000 in December 2021, and Newport’s ‘Land’s End’, 42 Ledge Road,
which traded for $8,600,000 in March 2020.
Born in South County and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Rebecca is a native
Rhode Islander with an accomplished resume. After college, Rebecca moved to New York City
to pursue a career in publishing at Conde Nast, with an emphasis on marketing and events.
After 5 years in Manhattan, she returned to the Ocean State where she was a wedding planner
at Castle Hill Inn & Resort, a Relais & Chateau property, executing over 80 weddings per
season. In 2012, Rebecca channeled her proven track record in marketing and sales into the
world of real estate where she has excelled ever since.
“I have developed wonderful relationships over the past 5 years at Gustave White Sotheby’s
International Realty and am grateful to have learned from seasoned veterans in the real estate
field. In order to further expand my business with the support of a brokerage that has a strong
state-wide presence backed by a national luxury real estate brand – Lila Delman Compass felt
like the natural next step for my career,” commented Rebecca King. “I was drawn to LDC’s
innovative, full-service marketing platform that optimizes the client experience. Additionally, I
was impressed by the culture of excellence within their team, which continually motivates their
agents to excel. I am looking forward to hitting the ground running with LDC, continuing to
provide excellent service to my clients without missing a beat during this transition.”
Rebecca is most noted for her March 2021 sale of 357 Gibbs Avenue in Newport for $2,500,000
and her August 2021 sale of 77 Third Street in Newport for $1,900,000. Additionally, she is
recognized as a true leader of Aquidneck Island’s rental market, having helped shape and
manage her former brokerage’s rental department and platform.
“We consider it a true privilege for such highly regarded, accomplished professionals as Kara
and Rebecca to be joining our team,” remarked Kendra Toppa, Lila Delman’s Newport County
Sales Manager. “We have watched their careers flourish and could not be more excited to help
support their continued success. There has never been a better time, nor a stronger team, at
Lila Delman Compass than there is today.”
“Having the pleasure of knowing both ladies personally and professionally, we truly believe the
sky is the limit for Kara and Rebecca,” closed Lila Delman’s Brandyn Brunelle and Ryan Elsman
in a joint statement. “We consider the pair two of strongest local agents in the industry and are
confident that Lila Delman Compass is the ideal cultural fit for the pair. We can’t wait for
everyone to see what Kara and Rebecca have in store as the newest members of Team Lila!”
*Sales Associate volume and ranking information based on data from the Rhode Island Statewide MLS for period 1.1.2021 – 12.31.2021.