Real estate is not only one of the most significant components of our economy, it also directly influences how we live, work, shop and play. As a top-tier real estate school, Runstad provides the competitive edge students need to succeed in the complex world of real estate.

If you’re thinking about a professional career in real estate, or if you aspire to achieve new heights within our industry, think Runstad

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    Seattle: crowdfunding capital?

    Key members of the real estate community, including Runstad Center faculty member Ed McGovern and MSRE alum/board member Katlin Jackson, joined a distinguished panel of speakers at the Four Seasons last week for “Seattle Capital Landscape: New Trends and Huge […]

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    2014 CoreNet Scholarship Recipients

    CoreNet recently recognized the 2014 scholarship recipients at their November luncheon.  Congratulations Zac Strode, Ben Lukes, Andrew Hunt, Michael Riha, and Brad Machat.  A sincere thank you to CoreNet Seattle Chapter President Scott Carter & Sponsorship Vice President John Coates […]

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    Hello from the High Line!

    In October several 2nd year Runstad MSRE students headed up to NYC for the Annual ULI Fall Meeting. We might have lost a little of our dignity while celebrating into the late evening, but I’m happy to report that everyone is […]

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    Sofia Dermisi awarded “Best Research Manuscript” by the American Real Estate Society

    Dr. Sofia Dermisi, Runstad Endowed Professor in Real Estate is the recipient of the “Best Research Manuscript” award in the Hotel/Lodging Real Estate category for a paper presented at the American Real Estate Society annual conference in April, 2014.  Dr. […]

Prospective Students

Reflecting the inherently interdisciplinary nature of the real estate discipline, our students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds including design, finance, business, construction management, planning, policy and related fields.

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Welcome to Runstad. At its core, the study of real estate should strongly reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the profession.

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Runstad Faculty


Come meet the experienced instructors who make things happen at Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.

Advisory Board Chair

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Anne DeVoe Lawler is a commercial real estate attorney with, and a Co-Managing Member of, Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard, PLLC in Seattle. Her practice…

Featured Student

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Corbin Jones is the 2014-15 student representative to the Runstad Center Advisory Board.  He is a dual master’s degree candidate working towards both a Master…

Featured Alumni


Alvaro Jimenez graduated in Spring 2013 with his Master of Science in Real Estate degree. Previous to attending the University of Washington, Alvaro worked as…