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About Us

HNR Associates is a boutique business brokerage and real estate firm. All of our agents have significant experience in finance and real estate, and a understanding of the Rhode Island market. When you work with us, you have knowledge, savvy and decades of experience on your side.

Maria E. Rico, Principal Broker/Owner

Maria has over 20 years experience in the banking industry, working with multinational companies around the world. After graduating from Providence College, Maria worked as a Special Education teacher for several years in Providence and in Boston. She then pursued an MBA from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management. She started her banking career at BancBoston in Boston and later worked at Bank of America and Citigroup in New York City.


Maria is a skilled negotiator and seasoned sales professional, having received numerous awards for outstanding client relationships and sales. Her focus on clients’ needs and interests, coupled with extensive experience in the financial industry, equip her with the key traits to be a successful commercial real estate agent.


After a successful banking career, Maria moved back to her home state of Rhode Island, and, along with her husband, she founded a real estate investment company in the Providence area. Maria is a licensed real estate professional in RI and MA.

Donald Bush, Business Sales Consultant & Real Estate Salesperson

Donald has over 30 years experience working with all sizes of companies as a commercial banker, investment banker and strategic consultant with Bank of America. He has worked with small family businesses in Singapore and start-up telecommunications companies in the United States as well as with America’s largest enterprises.


He was also Senior Vice President and Treasurer of ESpire Corporation, a telecommunication company based in Virginia. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA from New York University.


Don is a licensed Rhode Island Realtor; he is also a member of the International Business Brokers’ Association, the New England Brokers Association, and ProVisors.

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Rosalind Newton, Real Estate and Business Sales Broker

Rosalind is a working Broker with over 37 years of Business Sales experience and 27 years of Business & Real Estate Sales experience. She is comfortable with both Fortune 500 companies as well as small business and real estate owners. Her expertise in representing raw residential acreage and commercial/ industrial acreage is well known in the Rhode Island Real Estate Community. 


Rosalind has been involved in representing successful sales and leases with Airborne Express, Pitcairn Properties, Fidelity Investments, Credit Union Central Falls, Union Camp, Action Container, Pinkerton International, First Comp Insurance and Sylvan Learning Centers as well as many small and large business and real estate sellers.


Rosalind is a franchise consultant with Franchise Alliance. She is involved in franchise sales and resales, and is a licensed real estate broker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Recent Success


33 Malbone St./ PENDING

Recently remodeled 3 bedroom bungalow in Providence.

Only 13 days on the market!


18 Edgeknoll Ave./ SOLD

Newly reconstructed and recreated California ranch, views of Passeonkquis Cove.

Only 7 days on the market!


65 Regent Ave./ SOLD

Well maintained 3 family house, two bedrooms and one bath in each apartment.

Only 7 days on the market!

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