ABOUT US

We focus on adding value to our stakeholders in every aspect.

Som is a private real estate investment firm that pursues a disciplined investment philosophy focused on risk management, capital appreciation, and wealth generation. While each involve putting money with the aim of making returns, we differentiate between investing and speculating since the stakeholder’s methods and level of risk vary greatly.

Our investment decisions are based on thorough research into the underlying values and growth potential.

As a multi-cycle real estate investor, we use a systematic and measured approach to allocate funds in assets that we anticipate will yield returns while preserving principal. Therefore, we strive to find, purchase, or invest in premium investment opportunities with balanced risk and return.

Our Investment Decisions Are Based On Thorough Research Into The Underlying Values And Growth Potential.​

As a multi-cycle real estate investor, we use a systematic and measured approach to allocate funds in assets that we anticipate will yield returns while preserving principal. Our investment decisions are based on thorough research into the underlying values and growth potential. Therefore, we strive to find, purchase, or invest in premium investment opportunities with balanced risk and return.​

Som Real Estate is centered on the importance of the number three, as reflected in our name “Som” meaning three in Laotian.

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Som Real Estate is centered on the importance of the number three, as reflected in our name “Som” meaning three in Laotian.
Our decisions are guided by our core principles of integrity, excellence, and community, which drive our unwavering commitment to add value to our investors. We are dedicated to helping our investors and stakeholders achieve their goals, and we believe that success is achieved through hard work, the pursuit of excellence, and a steadfast commitment to our mission. At Som, we believe in balancing success with social responsibility, embodying the values of integrity, excellence, and community.

OUR WHYS

INTEGRITY

We do what we say. Maintaining integrity is crucial in establishing trust with our investors, and we uphold it by exceeding industry standards for transparency. Our commitment to these principles has established us as a trustworthy and dependable partner in the real estate investment world. This involves being truthful and open in all interactions, honoring our commitments, and acting in a way that reflects favorably on the company and community. Our dedication to integrity sets us apart and fosters long-term relationships built on trust with our investors.

excellence

We want to win at what we do.  At Som, we strive for success in all that we do. Our dedication to excellence encompasses every aspect of our operations, from introducing innovative investment structures within the real estate capital stack to offering personalized services and unparalleled customer support. Our goal is to empower our stakeholders in reaching their financial objectives and creating a positive impact in their lives.  Whether it’s through our diligent research, comprehensive due diligence, or meticulous property management, our focus on discipline allows us to achieve excellence in all that we do.

community

We do good and we give. Our commitment to serve holds us to a higher standard. Our daily goal is to constantly increase value for our investors, families, and communities. Our emphasis on service distinguishes us in the real estate investment sector and is a crucial aspect of our success. Our principles form the foundation of not only our success but also our identity as a community that values inclusiveness. By assisting our stakeholders to achieve their financial objectives, we enhance their lives and contribute to a more thriving and dynamic community.

OUR TEAM

LA Keodo

Managing Partner

La serves as Managing Partner and CTO.  He is an accomplished US Air Force veteran, and leads with exceptional leadership skills. La has Top Secret security clearance and has worked with major companies such as Maxar, Lockheed Martin, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

JULIAN SERRANO​

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Julian Serrano serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Som Real Estate. He is a retired CEO and COO for some of Mexico’s largest companies such as OXXO (FEMSA), Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (FEMSA) and Akra (Alfa Group). He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

PATRICIO RIVERA​​​

Corporate Attorney and Tax

Patricio is a tax and corporate attorney, and a member of the Mexican Bar Association and the Corporate Lawyers Association Patricio has worked for international firms such as Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY), specializing in strategic litigation and defense in tax-administrative matters. Patricio received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

CHAD DIXON​​

Acquisitions

Chad is part of Som’s acquisition team, collaborating with the executive management to evaluate investment opportunities. As a licensed broker, he plays a crucial role in acquisitions and underwriting.

JULIAN SERRANO​

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Julian Serrano serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Som Real Estate. He is a retired CEO and COO for some of Mexico’s largest companies such as OXXO (FEMSA), Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (FEMSA) and Akra (Alfa Group). He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

PATRICIO RIVERA​​​

Corporate Attorney and Tax

Patricio is a tax and corporate attorney, and a member of the Mexican Bar Association and the Corporate Lawyers Association Patricio has worked for international firms such as Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY), specializing in strategic litigation and defense in tax-administrative matters. Patricio received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

LA Keodo

Managing Partner

La serves as Managing Partner and CTO.  He is an accomplished US Air Force veteran, and leads with exceptional leadership skills. La has Top Secret security clearance and has worked with major companies such as Maxar, Lockheed Martin, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

SEAN YOUNG​

Managing Partner

Sean serves as Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations where he builds and nurtures key investor and stakeholder relationships and drives fundraising and investor relations efforts. Sean was a successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses in Mexico, Panama, and United States.

FRANK PISANO​

CPA AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

Frank, the accountant for Som since 1982, is both a CPA and lawyer, expertly handling financial reporting and tax-related tasks. He helped establish Meritage Wealth, a thriving wealth management firm located in Orange County, bringing extensive skills to his role.

CHAD DIXON​​

Acquisitions

Chad is part of Som’s acquisition team, collaborating with the executive management to evaluate investment opportunities. As a licensed broker, he plays a crucial role in acquisitions and underwriting.

TOM MAHATHIRATH

Managing Partner and President

Tom serves as Managing Partner and Principal with over 25 years of industry experience and a successful track record in senior positions at multiple firms. He has invested billions in residential and commercial real estate in the United States.

Carlos Serrano

Investor Relations

Carlos serves as Investor Relations and manages Som’s Monterrey office. He has a dual MBA from University of San Diego and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

FRANK PISANO​

CPA and Financial Reporting

Frank, the accountant for Som since 1982, is both a CPA and lawyer, expertly handling financial reporting and tax-related tasks. He helped establish Meritage Wealth, a thriving wealth management firm located in Orange County, bringing extensive skills to his role.

ISMAEL GONZALEZ​

Managing Partner and SVP of Operations

Ismael serves as Managing Partner and SVP of Operations. He manages daily operations and leverages his 30+ years of real estate experience to provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.

Carlos Serrano

Investor Relations

Carlos serves as Investor Relations and manages Som’s Monterrey office. He has a dual MBA from University of San Diego and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

TOM MAHATHIRATH

Managing Partner and President

Tom serves as Managing Partner and Principal with over 25 years of industry experience and a successful track record in senior positions at multiple firms. He has invested billions in residential and commercial real estate in the United States.

ISMAEL GONZALEZ​

Managing Partner and SVP of Operations

Ismael serves as Managing Partner and SVP of Operations. He manages daily operations and leverages his 30+ years of real estate experience to provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.

ENRIQUE SPERLING​

Investor Relations

Enrique is part of the Investor Relations team in both the US and Mexico. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President of Operations at a PE firm and also served as Head of International Relations for a payment services company.

SEAN YOUNG​

Managing Partner

Sean serves as Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations where he builds and nurtures key investor and stakeholder relationships and drives fundraising and investor relations efforts. Sean was a successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses in Mexico, Panama, and United States.

KON DOUANGPHOUMY​

Director of Information Technology

Kon serves as Director of Information Technology with over 6 years of experience in implementing and maintaining large enterprise information technology infrastructure. Kon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from George Mason University. He’s an avid traveler visiting over 20 cities domestically and overseas in the last year.

PHIL LAM​

Land Acquisitions

Phil has over a decade of valuable experience in working with publicly traded homebuilders, an apartment REIT, and a private developer.

ENRIQUE SPERLING​

Investor Relations

Enrique is part of the Investor Relations team in both the US and Mexico. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President of Operations at a PE firm and also served as Head of International Relations for a payment services company.

KON DOUANGPHOUMY​

Director of Information Technology

Kon serves as Director of Information Technology with over 6 years of experience in implementing and maintaining large enterprise information technology infrastructure. Kon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from George Mason University. He’s an avid traveler visiting over 20 cities domestically and overseas in the last year.

PHIL LAM​

Land Acquisitions

Phil has over a decade of valuable experience in working with publicly traded homebuilders, an apartment REIT, and a private developer.

La Keodo

Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer

Julian Serrano

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Patricio Rivera

Corporate Attorney and Tax

Chad Dixon

Acquisitions

Julian Serrano

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Julian Serrano serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Som Real Estate. He is a retired CEO and COO for some of Mexico’s largest companies such as OXXO (FEMSA), Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (FEMSA) and Akra (Alfa Group). He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

Tom Mahathirath

Managing Partner and President

Tom serves as Managing Partner and Principal with over 25 years of industry experience and a successful track record in senior positions at multiple firms. He has invested billions in residential and commercial real estate in the United States.

Patricio Rivera

Corporate Attorney and Tax

Patricio is a tax and corporate attorney, and a member of the Mexican Bar Association and the Corporate Lawyers Association Patricio has worked for international firms such as Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY), specializing in strategic litigation and defense in tax-administrative matters. Patricio received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

La Keodo

Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer

La serves as Managing Partner and CTO.  He is an accomplished US Air Force veteran, and leads with exceptional leadership skills. La has Top Secret security clearance and has worked with major companies such as Maxar, Lockheed Martin, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Sean Young

Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations

Sean serves as Managing Partner and Head of Investor Relations where he builds and nurtures key investor and stakeholder relationships and drives fundraising and investor relations efforts. Sean was a successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses in Mexico, Panama, and United States.

Carlos Serrano

Investor Relations 

Carlos serves as Investor Relations and manages Som’s Monterrey office. He has a dual MBA from University of San Diego and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He also runs a successful and long-standing private development and construction company in Monterrey.

Frank Pisano

CPA and Financial Reporting

Frank, the accountant for Som since 1982, is both a CPA and lawyer, expertly handling financial reporting and tax-related tasks. He helped establish Meritage Wealth, a thriving wealth management firm located in Orange County, bringing extensive skills to his role.

Ismael Gonzalez

Managing Partner and SVP of Operations

Ismael serves as Managing Partner and SVP of Operations. He manages daily operations and leverages his 30+ years of real estate experience to provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.

Chad Dixon

Acquisitions

Chad is part of Som’s acquisition team, collaborating with the executive management to evaluate investment opportunities. As a licensed broker, he plays a crucial role in acquisitions and underwriting.

Britney Nguyen

Business Analyst

With a background in Business Finance, Britney serves as an analyst for both the technology and real estate department. On the real estate side, she conducts research and analysis of properties, markets, and trends to identify potential opportunities for investment.

OUR ADVISORS

Brett Whitehead

Brett serves as an Advisor at Som and serves as the CEO of Brandywine Homes. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and originally had aspirations for Wall Street, but instead decided to bring his financial expertise to Brandywine Homes in 1998.

David Kalosis

David serves as an Advisor at Som and the CEO and Founder of Strategic Insights, a top real estate consulting firm known for its data-driven strategy.

Greggory Clark

Greg serves as an Advisor for Som and is also a partner at Allen Matkins, a highly regarded law firm. He is a skilled business-minded lawyer and dealmaker, specializing in real estate development, construction, leasing (office, industrial, and retail), and joint venture transactions.

Brett Whitehead

Brett serves as an Advisor at Som and serves as the CEO of Brandywine Homes. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and originally had aspirations for Wall Street, but instead decided to bring his financial expertise to Brandywine Homes in 1998.

David Kalosis

David serves as an Advisor at Som and the CEO and Founder of Strategic Insights, a top real estate consulting firm known for its data-driven strategy.

Greggory Clark

Greg serves as an Advisor for Som and is also a partner at Allen Matkins, a highly regarded law firm. He is a skilled business-minded lawyer and dealmaker, specializing in real estate development, construction, leasing (office, industrial, and retail), and joint venture transactions.

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Our Mission

Our decisions are guided by our core principles of integrity, excellence, and community, which drive our unwavering commitment to add value to our investors. We are dedicated to helping our investors and stakeholders achieve their goals, and we believe that success is achieved through hard work, the pursuit of excellence, and a steadfast commitment to our mission.​