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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    Lunch with the Runstads

    Last Thursday Jon and Judy Runstad sat down to lunch with our second year MSRE students.  This has become an annual tradition, where students have the opportunity to share their experiences in the program as well as their plans for the future .  […]

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    UW Team Wins Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge!

      An inter-disciplinary College of Built Environment graduate student team organized by the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies won the 24th Annual Bank America Low-Income Housing Challenge on May 14th in San Francisco. In the largest competition in the […]

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    Commoning the community in Brazil

    We continue our series of blog posts from our Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows class of 2015, who recently traveled to Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil. Recently, Thaisa Way took us for a look at the yards and courtyards of Santiago.  Here, she […]

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    Washington housing market remains strong in 1st quarter of 2015

    Washington state’s housing market was strong in the first quarter of 2015, with both sales and new building permits up compared with a year ago and the market remaining largely affordable, according to a new report from the Washington Center […]

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.

Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

Message from the Director

Orser, Peter 2011

The Dean of the College of the Built Environments has appointed me as the Acting Director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington…The longest title of my career.


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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


Scott Rasmussen is the 2015-16 MSRE Student Council Chair, 2015-16 MSRE Student Board Representative and 2015-16 UW Real Estate Club Co-Chair. Scott is a highly-motivated,…

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…