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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    Affiliate Instructor Search

    The University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Runstad Center are seeking two affiliate part-time instructors for the MS in Real Estate.  We are seeking instructors to teach Financial Modeling for Real Estate II – ARGUS AE and […]

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    Washington state housing market stays strong in second quarter of 2015

    Washington state’s housing market remained strong in the second quarter of 2015. Home sale prices, the number of sales and the number of new building permits were all up compared with a year ago. The statewide median sales price for […]

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    The Dynamics of a Rapidly Growing City

    On Friday July 24th Peter Orser, Director of the Center, was asked to make the keynote presentation to the ULI young leaders group. This energetic collection of emerging real estate professional gathered from Vancouver BC, Portland and Seattle to discuss […]

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    Tech boom boosts the Seattle luxury home market

    Runstad Center Director Peter Orser is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about how the tech boom has increased prices in the Seattle luxury home market, as executives look to relocate to neighborhoods with a short commute to downtown. […]

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 Representative on the Board, MSRE Student Council Chair and Real Estate Club Co-Chair. Scott is a highly-motivated, analytical and…

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…