Executive Bios

Bassam Gorgis, PHD

Bassam Gorgis is President & CEO of Tuscanny Builders, LLC, a New York based international contracting and development company. He was fascinated with real estate at a very early age. Walking through the city of New York, he was always charmed by the high-rises and their magnificent personalities. He wanted to invest at an early stage. Along with friends, Bassam applied for a bank loan and, at the age of 19, bought his first rehab property in the city of Brooklyn on Kings Highway. With his friends, he renovated the property and put it on the market and immediately attracted a married couple who became his first buyers. Since then, Mr. Gorgis has purchased, renovated, and sold numerous properties. However, he wanted more. The properties he renovated did not have the proper elements in which he envisioned. Soon after, he began building and constructing his dream.

Phil Riley, CHA
President & Chief Operating Officer

Phil Riley, CHA, is the President and CEO of PR Hospitality Group, LLC. As a 25 year hospitality veteran with extensive industry experience in hotel, casino and resort operations, Mr. Riley brings extraordinary operational management, asset management, development, construction, purchasing, corporate policies and consulting experience to Bluewater Holdings. Phil has been involved with over 300 hotels and resorts including ownership of Shorewood Resort properties. Brand affiliation includes Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inns, United States Franchise Systems and independents with portfolio responsibility in excess of $1 billion dollars with budget revenues exceeding $100 million annually. He has had interaction with RTC, FDIC, various financial institutions, asset / receiver managers and independent owners.