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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    Segregated Santiago

    This is the first of a series of blog posts from our Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows class of 2015, who are traveling this week to Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil. We are excited about what they will bring […]

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    Board Member Highlight: Peter Orser

    Currently serving as vice chair of the Runstad Center Advisory Board, after many years as an esteemed member of that board, Peter Orser will assume the mantle of Board Chair in 2016. We are incredibly fortunate to have him, an […]

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    Runstad Center Launches Innovative New Master of Science in Real Estate Curriculum

    Responding to increasing demand from working professionals, the Runstad Center is pleased to announce that a new work compatible Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) curriculum will be offered beginning fall, 2015.  Courses will be taught two afternoons a […]

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    2014 Leadership Dinner – Seattle at the Crossroads

    The success of the Runstad Center Leadership Dinner this past October can be measured by more than its 400-person attendance or the monetary proceeds that so benefit our students. The true impact is in building a robust and inclusive dialogue […]

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.

Apply by May 1

Message from the Director


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…