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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    Join us for the 3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium

    You’re Invited!  Please join the Foster School of Business and Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies for an engaging discussion on urban growth and infrastructure featuring Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Professor Raphael Bostic (former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and […]

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    Enrico Moretti quoted in DJC Real Estate Buzz

    During Enrico Moretti’s visit to Seattle last week to speak at the Runstad Center Leadership Dinner, he was interviewed by the Daily Journal of Commerce.  He spoke about how an increase in tech jobs relate to booming cities like Seattle.  Read more from Enrico Moretti’s interview […]

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    KUOW talks with Enrico Moretti

    KUOW interviewed Enrico Moretti, the keynote speaker of our 2nd Annual Leadership Dinner, about the rapid growth of Seattle.  How do we avoid making the mistakes that cities have made in the past?  Listen to the interview here

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    Good news, its time for the 2nd Annual Leadership Dinner

    Enrico Moretti, Ph.D., our speaker at this evening’s Runstad Center Leadership Dinner, sat down with the Puget Sound Business Journal to talk about the future of wages in Seattle and how they depend on housing development.  We are thrilled Enrico […]

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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


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…