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 in 1964. Under Melanie's leadership, the company has grown dramatically, and Lila Delman Real Estate 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, originally a private men's club. For these accomplishments, she was presented with the 2010 Preserve Rhode Island award for the restoration of the both the Newport and Narragansett offices recognizing these two important Rhode Island landmarks.
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 as the 2010 Affiliate of the Year, Small-Market. Lila Delman Real Estate is the exclusive Christie's International Real Estate affiliate in Rhode Island.
The Melanie Delman Team, comprised of Melanie and Robin Nicholson, was honored in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by the Kent Washington Association of Realtors as Platinum Plus award winners and as the Number 1 Top Producing Team for total Dollar Value Sold, and Melanie was honored as the Number 1 Top Producing Individual in both 2007 and 2008. Melanie's attention to detail and her vast experience in the high end market have earned her a reputation that is unsurpassed.