"With great sincerity, I heartily congratulate Melanie Delman on the sale of 'Fairholme.' Melanie was always available to discuss my concerns, and worked diligently in assuring my satisfaction. I must say that, throughout this process, I always felt her to be a consultant who kept my best interest at the core of the marketing and sale of my home—and she never gives up. Without a doubt, Melanie Delman of Lila Delman Real Estate International is the finest broker in Newport!"
--John Noffo Kahn
Melanie is a second generation real estate executive who took over the helm in 1988 from her mother, Lila, who founded Lila Delman Real Estate International in 1964. Under Melanie’s leadership, the company has grown dramatically, and Lila Delman Real Estate International has expanded to six office locations: Narragansett, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill, Providence and Block Island. In Newport, Melanie located and purchased a jewel of a building designed by George Champlin Mason & Sons. This restored historic brick building, located at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue, now serves as our Newport office. For its restoration, Lila Delman was awarded the first Doris Duke Award for Historic Preservation. More recently, Melanie restored Lila Delman’s corporate office in Narragansett, which was originally a private men’s club. For these accomplishments, she was presented with the 2010 Preserve Rhode Island award for the restoration of both the Newport and Narragansett offices, recognizing these two important Rhode Island landmarks.
As a respected member of the real estate community, Melanie has been featured in numerous panels and publications. She has been spotlighted as a power broker in Boston Common magazine and called upon by respected publications for comment.
Melanie, who has sold more multi-million dollar properties in the state than any other Realtor, was recognized by Christie’s International Real Estate with the selection of Lila Delman Real Estate International as the 2010 Affiliate of the Year, Small-Market. Among these properties are many Newport estates, some of which Melanie has sold multiple times. Lila Delman Real Estate International is the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate in Rhode Island.
Melanie Delman has been honored with numerous awards for her achievements in real estate. Her attention to detail and her vast experience in the high-end market have earned her a reputation that is unsurpassed. She has been recognized as the #1 top-ranked broker by sales volume in Rhode Island, according to Real Trends.
Melanie, who is committed to philanthropy, founded “Lila Cares” and launched “50 Weeks of Giving,” a campaign to benefit charitable organizations.