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 Fellow Rick Mohler in the Seattle Times

    Does Seattle need HALA?  Runstad Affiliate Fellow Rick Mohler shares his opinion in the Seattle Times on opponents of HALA , and how forward thinking and collaboration can only help our city. Read his editorial here    

  • Summer at the Runstad Center

      Board, staff, faculty, alumni and current students are looking forward to summer 2016! We asked everyone to summarize their summer plans in three words (Some participants’ plans were so big they couldn’t only use three words!). Here is what […]

  • UW Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program 2016/2017 is Accepting Applications

              The University of Washington’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program is beginning its 2016/2017 program, the 29th year of this extremely successful multidisciplinary professional education offering, on Thursday, September 29th. Members of the commercial real estate […]

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    Student and Alumni Spotlight

    Our students are the heart of the Runstad Center. We love seeing our graduates move on to the next chapter of their lives, as well as bringing in the next round of future real estate leaders.  Meet three of our […]

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Message from the Director

Orser, Peter 2011

It has already been slightly more than 4 months since I accepted the position of Director of the Runstad Center.  In my first communique I focused on four strategic opportunities where we would focus our efforts to further strengthen the Center which has become a major contender in the world of national Real Estate Academic programs.

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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


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…