What We Do


From its founding in 1900, Paolino Properties has embraced a mission that combines a reverence for tradition with progressive practices and policies. It’s a mission that has withstood the test of time in serving our clients, expanding our portfolio, and setting the standard for commitment, reliability and operational excellence.  Paolino Properties is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated real estate investment, development, and management company.  As one of the largest family-owned commercial real estate companies in the state of Rhode Island, Paolino Properties manages more than forty properties at a total of nearly three million square feet.

Led by Managing Partner Joseph R. Paolino, Jr. and Partner/Owner Donna Paolino, our highly-trained staff of 35 hard-working men and women offer our clients an exceptional attention to detail that drives our success. Providing convenient locations and attractive, well-maintained properties is the cornerstone of our company. With a diverse portfolio of retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality properties, the company has experience in partnering with a wide-ranging client base to ensure their success in Providence and beyond. We currently own and manage prestigious Class A office space, Class B commercial properties, retail shopping centers, high-end residential developments, a world-class marina in Newport, and more than 1,000 parking spaces within the city of Providence. Paolino Properties owns and manages the prestigious property of 100 Westminster Street in the heart of downtown Providence, where the company is currently headquartered.




Joseph Paolino

Joseph Paolino

1878 – 1962

Anthony Paolino

Anthony Paolino

1900 – 1996


Judge Thomas Paolino

Judge Thomas J. Paolino



Joseph Paolino Sr.

Joseph R. Paolino Sr.

1929 – 2012


Jeffrey Paolino

Jeffrey Paolino

1969 – 1997


Four Generations of Strong Leadership

Paolino Properties was founded in 1900 and has developed a deep understanding of the Rhode Island real estate market which comes from serving the state’s commercial, residential and development needs for over 100 years.


Bea Temkin

1931 – 2016

This is an extremely sad time for all of us in the Paolino family. We lost our beloved mother, Bea Temkin, yesterday, April 28. She passed away unexpectedly, and peacefully. Our mother’s greatest joy was in being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who, like all family members and her friends, will miss her immensely. We are sharing this recent photo of her grandson, Joey, with his beautiful grandmother.

Joe and Donna Paolino


Current Leadership

Paolino Properties is a fourth generation family-owned and operated real estate investment business. The leadership of the company and its 35 member team continues the Paolino legacy.


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Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

Joe Jr. serves as a Managing Partner with a primary focus on development and acquisitions for Paolino Properties.

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Donna M. Paolino

Donna Paolino currently serves as a Partner/Owner for Paolino Properties.

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