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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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    What if the focus was making a place we all love?

    What if our elected officials talked about ‘loving’ your city as the most important criteria?  What if we focused on making a place we all love? Tomorrow, September 27th, the Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows present: A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS […]

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    What if?

    What if we stopped griping about the Seattle process, empowered our leaders, moved forward with a powerful vision focused on the community of the future, implementation, education for a shared language, evaluation and feedback loops and course adjustments – we […]

  • Housing affordability crisis demands a solution

    Last week, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties hosted their annual Housing Summit and our own Peter Orser was there to discuss how our recent condominium report can help provide answers.  Read a summary of the event on Seattle […]

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    A thought about tax increment financing…

    What if we aggressively used the financing tools we have to do what is needed and stopped whining about tax increment financing and moved forward? Find out more lessons learned from Auckland at their presentation on September 27th. A CITY TO […]

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Message from the Director

Orser, Peter 2011

It has been a busy quarter on many fronts- many of which you will read about in other portions of our newsletter.  Graduation was of course our biggest milestone and it always make me think of “passages”.  Here are two that are meaningful for our program.

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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


Sam Gordon is the 2016-17 MSRE Student Representative on the Board, MSRE Student Council Chair and Real Estate Club Co-Chair. I graduated from the University of…

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…