The first name in real estate in Providence is Sally Lapides, President and Chief Executive Officer of Residential Properties Ltd., the #1 firm in Rhode Island for three years running with $795M in sales in 2017. Sally co-founded the firm in 1981 and has grown it into the thriving business it is today, offering real estate services for residential, commercial, and rental properties. Residential Properties has five offices statewide - Providence, Barrington, Cumberland, East Greenwich and Narragansett - as well as a relocation division for people coming into or leaving Rhode Island. Sally provides energetic leadership and vision for the company, which includes 180 agents and a large support staff.
For Sally, the key to success in business is relationships: both with clients and with the top professionals she hires at Residential Properties, who, she says, inspire her to do her best work every day. A founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which is the country’s largest network of independent real estate firms, Sally is nationally recognized as an expert on the local real estate market. She is often quoted on television, radio and in print, in publications as prestigious as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. But it’s not all about business: Sally has served as trustee of the RISD Museum, Trinity Repertory Company, Year Up, The Gordon School, the RI Foundation Equity Action Campaign Committee and many other worthy causes.