Naomi has overseen the renovation and development of more than 20 hotel projects worth over $3 billion. With more than 22 years of experience in hotel development, design, construction, project management and sustainability, she leads Opterra Capital’s development, design, and construction management activities. A recent spotlight project is the unique 180-room Hotel Melby in Melbourne, FL, which opened in April 2021, successfully completed on time and under budget. Naomi co-founded Willow Street Capital, a development and investment firm that merged with Opterra in 2020.
Previously, Naomi was Senior Director of Development for DLJ/Credit Suisse and Morgan’s Hotel Group, where she led the project and cost management team to develop the 1.6 million SF renovation and expansion of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas–another project successfully completed under its $800 million-budget and ahead of schedule. She was previously Director of Architecture and Construction at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where she oversaw new-build and renovation projects for the W, St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands. Additionally, she was Vice President of Sustainability at Denihan Hospitality Group.
Naomi holds an MBA from Cornell, an MA from the University of London, and a BA from Boston University.