Jay Kern

With an extensive tenure spanning four decades, Jay boasts a rich background in hospitality development and management across Rhode Island and Massachusetts. His understanding of the local consumer landscape and adeptness in orchestrating transactions sets him apart from the rest. Jay’s straightforward demeanor is complemented by his flair for creativity, he is committed to negotiating the best possible deal.



  • Suffolk University, B.S., 1977 ​
    • Science and Humanities


  • State of Rhode Island, Real Estate Salesperson
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Real Estate Salesperson

Work Experience

  • Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal
    • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Lucky’s Bar and Grill, East Providence
    • Owner/Developer
  • The Fish Company, Providence
    • Owner/Developer
  • Henry W. Cooke Co.
    • Real Estate Salesperson

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Member
  • Rhode Island Commercial & Appraisal Board of Realtors, Member

Charitable / Civic Involvement

  • East Providence Waterfront Commission, Board Member
  • Community Boating Center, Board Member

Special Honors

  • Fox Point Boys Club – Man of the Year