Meet Luca Dotti, the Founder and Managing Director of HOMA. Originally from Italy, he comes from a city called Modena in the northern part of the country where it's famous for fast cars and slow food. After finishing his degree in Engineering, Luca moved to Asia in 2009 and has been hopping between Singapore and Thailand ever since. Let’s get to know him a bit more.
Luca is a father to Mia and a dog-dad to Enzo. He’s a football fanatic and a true Rossoneri 🔴⚫️. In his free time, he enjoys doing outdoor activities and playing sports. You can witness his finishing skills on the pitch every Wednesday at HOMA Football Club. Coming from Italy, we can all guess that Luca’s favorite dish is something Italian and we are correct. His all-time favorite is his mom’s homemade lasagna (lasagne di mamma).
Since 2013, Luca has been developing properties and building apartments, mostly here in Phuket. Through his extensive background in the real estate industry, he has built a great understanding of the needs of young professionals when renting apartments. This experience has ultimately become the base concept for establishing HOMA.
What makes HOMA unique?
The seeds of HOMA were planted around 2016/17 and have been evolving ever since.
What differentiates HOMA from other properties is the way it is managed. Because all the inventory is controlled by one designated team, the property is able to manage and run community events freely. By having shared living spaces and hosting regular social events, HOMA fosters a collective environment where making friends and meeting new people is easy - something that regular condos cannot offer due to different ownerships.
Luca on the co-living concept
One of the most attractive features of HOMA is the co-living experience that is delivered through community programming. Through simple events like HOMA Football Club, monthly networking events, and movie nights, HOMA is able to provide a platform in which the residents can connect with each other. This helps build a harmonious society within the property which ultimately generates a better living experience. When you are living at HOMA, you are not just renting a room but you are a part of a larger community of like-minded people.
After HOMA Phuket Town opened its doors in 2021, it has been a great journey for the whole team. With HOMA Si Racha opening at the end of 2022, and a 3rd project coming soon in Cherngtalay (the other side of Phuket island), the ultimate goal is to keep HOMA and its community growing. In the near future, we will soon see HOMA’s unique living concept in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and other major cities throughout Southeast Asia.
More about Luca
Of all the amenities throughout the property, the swimming pool is Luca's favorite. On sunny days, he would head up to the pool around lunchtime to do some laps while enjoying the view. During his free time, Luca opts to spend quality time with his family and his dog, Enzo (who we will get to know soon!). He’s an Italian chef during the weekends who loves going to the beach, swimming in the ocean, and doing outdoor activities. Apart from ViVa Restaurant on HOMA’s rooftop, Luca chooses Raya and Tu Kab Kao when craving a good Thai meal. But if you’re looking for something more modern and Western, he highly recommends HEH which is just down the road from HOMA.
One last thing about Luca is that he's passionate about dogs (if you haven't noticed already). When asked about what kind of animal he could be, Luca would choose to be a Labrador (like Enzo). When asked why he responded;
"I love dogs for their loyalty, the way they become a part of a family, and also the emotions that can transmit to humans."
Luca emphasizes the importance that pets have on humans and our everyday lives. For this reason, it was his wish to make HOMA the first living complex in Phuket Town to be pet-friendly. As of this writing, we have over 30+ dogs and cats within the complex. You can read more about them in our Pets of HOMA blog section.
Don't forget to say 'ciao!' to Luca when meeting him at HOMA, at the swimming pool, or on the football field. He's generally very friendly as long as you don't remind him about Italy not making it to the World Cup!
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