Somu is an associate with the acquisitions team at Schulte Hospitality Group. He is involved primarily with underwriting new deals at SHG, and is also an active member of the asset management team. Prior to joining Schulte, Somu worked with Traylor Bros. Inc, an Indiana-based general contractor, out of their West Coast office in Long Beach CA. While at Traylor, Somu worked on estimating, planning and engineering for several public infrastructure projects, including the $3b LA Westside Purple Line Extension, $3b+ Honolulu Rail Transit, and $100m+ San Bernardino Mt. Vernon Viaduct.
Prior to Traylor, Somu worked with Swinerton Inc. in San Francisco and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure in San Mateo in various capacities – including Estimating, Scheduling and Project Engineering. Somu graduated with a Masters Degree in Construction Project Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He also personally invests in residential real estate since his early-20s, and is a passionate supporter of the Manchester United soccer team and the Indian cricket team.