The Broad College of Business at Michigan State University has named A.J. Singh, associate professor of hospitality business, the Hilton Hotels Fellow. Singh is a professor in The School of Hospitality Business, an industry-specific school within Broad.
In this position, Singh’s responsibilities will include serving as director of The School’s real estate and development specialization, which is an option for students from a variety of majors who are committed to a career in real estate development. He will work to restructure the college’s Real Estate Development Advisory Council to more closely involve students enrolled in the specialization. In addition, he will add new outreach, research, and training affiliations for The School.
Singh has been a faculty member at Broad since 2000. He helped to create the real estate and development specialization and to establish the Real Estate Development Advisory Council. Along with teaching undergraduate courses, Singh regularly conducts real estate and asset management workshops, publishes journal articles, presents at academic conferences, and mentors students. In addition to co-authoring and co-editing several books and resource guides for the industry, he has also collaborated with Ray Schmidgall, Hilton Hotels Professor of Hospitality Financial Management, and other MSU researchers to create the Lodging Market Potential Index (L-MPI), a tool for hotel investment.
Singh’s newly created position is funded through The School’s existing Hilton Hotels Professor endowment.