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The HOMA Team

At HOMA, we embrace a "people first" concept: we are creative & driven individuals that work in unison, bringing an outstanding experience to all of our community. Our horizontally aligned organization brings talent from across the globe and places our customers at the center of all our endeavors.

Our Vision

Setting the standard for affordable housing in Southeast Asia, committed to community excellence and strategic expansion.

Blake Olafson

Blake Olafson

Founder & Managing Director

Blake is based in Singapore and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the real estate industry.
He is a Global Governing Trustee and Singapore Exco member of Urban Land Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
He's the fastest runner at HOMA!

Luca Dotti

Luca Dotti

Founder & Managing Director

Luca is originally from Italy. He has been developing residential and hospitality projects in Thailand for the past 10 years. He holds a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD, also a CFA Charterholder. His expertise lies in private equity, structured finance, & PropTech. Father of Mia, Italian chef on the weekends, and a football fanatic.

Riccardo Balzano

Riccardo Balzano

Founder & Head of Project Management

Ricky has been based in Phuket since 2008. He is the founder of a leading mechanical & electrical company in Thailand and has collaborated with the most prestigious property developers of the country. Fitness fanatic, passionate about architecture & design, and of course -great pasta!

Massimiliano Travisi

Massimiliano Travisi

Founder & Head of Engineering

Massi comes from Italy but has been based in Thailand for the past 18 years. He holds various degrees in electrical & mechanical engineering. He has been developing several real estate projects over the past 15 years in Phuket. On the weekends you can catch him on the beach with his three beautiful children, or riding his Ducati on the track!

Bill Doramus

Bill Doramus

Chief Financial
Officer

Bill has more than 18 years of real estate experience in Asia and the United States, including principal investments, capital markets, development, and asset management. He holds a B.Sc in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Based in Hong Kong, he enjoys hiking and spending quality time with his daughters.

Nigel Tovey

Nigel Tovey

Country General Manager & COO

Nigel was born In the UK and has many years of experience working in Asia Pacific in the hospitality business. Currently, as Country Manager and COO for Thailand he handles all openings, operations and positioning of the properties. Nigel holds a PhD in maritime studies and also graduated from Cornell university in Hospitality and Asset management On his day off you will find him with his wife traveling and enjoying different restaurants via his collection of classic motorcycles.

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Somjai "Naf" Tungkoo

General Manager

Naf Somjai, a native of Phuket, Thailand, possesses a wealth of expertise in sales and marketing within the hospitality sector. Currently serving as General Manager at HOMA's Phuket Town and Cherngtalay branches. She is engaged in social service as a Board Member of the Thai Hotels Association Southern Chapter and an Associated Judge in Region 8 Phuket. Furthermore, she graduated the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Business Administration from Thailand's Southeast Asian University.

John Ranaudo

John Ranaudo

Group Director of Food & Beverage

John was born in Canada with Italian roots, has lived in Thailand for 18 years, mastering F&B hospitality and immersing in local culture. As a dedicated husband and father to Anna María, he leads our F&B operations, famed for his homemade Pici Chiantigiana pasta. Despite a busy schedule, John ensures a memorable dining experience. An avid Napoli fan, he shares a friendly rivalry with our MD, Luca, an AC Milan supporter.

Dillon Tan

Dillon Tan

Group Director of Finance

Dillon was born in Singapore and has five years of experience in asset management, corporate development, and hospitality real estate investment. Primarily responsible for underwriting transactions and business development Graduated from the University of Warwick with a major in Economics. A fan of podcasting and an expert at climbing.

Chawanok Pim Fungsaichon

Chawanok "Pim" Fungsaichon‚Äč

Group Commercial Director

Pim was born in Songkla, Thailand. Expert in market penetration, design thinking, growth strategies, and business development. She holds BBA in Hotel Management from Prince of Songkla University, MA in Service Design from University of Tartu, and Erasmus+ in Service Innovation and Value Creation Processes from Lund University. You can find Pim walking her dog ‚ÄúPailin‚ÄĚ around HOMA, sewing her dresses, or designing her scarves sometimes on the rooftop.

Thanawan Gift Wangjumnong

Thanawan "Gift" Wangjumnong

Group Director of Human Resources

Gift comes from Phatthalung, Thailand and has fifteen years of experience in Human Resources. Her experience is concentrated in international hospitality -a true expert in finding and retaining the best talent! She holds a BBA from Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus in the faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management. She enjoys hiking in her spare time.

Gridsada Loh Karaged

Gridsada "Loh" Karaged

Group Director of Engineering

Bang Loh, or Chief, born in Phuket, leads our Engineering team, holding a degree in electrical engineering from Mahanakorn University of Technology. Chief doubles as our resident photographer, capturing the essence of HOMA, and has a keen passion for landscaping, enriching our spaces with natural beauty. His leadership ensures innovation and aesthetic excellence in our environments.

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