Hishamuddin Mohd Ali has a PhD in Property Investment and Finance and is a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM). He is now the Deputy Dean of Research, Innovation, Community and Industry Linkages in Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, UTM Johor Bahru. His vast experience in the real estate sector has been recognized as he was appointed as one of the expert panel for the National Real Estate Research Coordinator (NAPREC).