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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    Maria Barrientos meets with Runstad students

    Accomplished Seattle developer Maria Barrientos gave our students a veritable master class in residential development at a brown bag lunch session yesterday.  Maria has completed trendsetting mixed-use apartment and condominium projects in all of Seattle’s hippest urban neighborhoods.  She also […]

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    MSRE student advances in Business Plan Competition

    Congratulations to our second-year MSRE student Nowelle Knutson, whose company Seven Rue has advanced to the Investment round of the annual Foster School Business Plan Competition!  Seven Rue is an innovative real estate company that helps homeowners sell their homes […]

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    Why Medellín matters

    “It’s not about infrastructure, architecture or engineering, it’s about a political project inclusive of citizens”. Jorge Perez, current Director of Planning, Medellín   Inspiring images of libraries, escalators and metro-cables in Medellín have populated the pages of worldwide media in […]

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    See More From the Fellows’ Travels…

    It’s impossible to capture all we saw in small blog entries, so the Runstad Affiliate Fellows are working to collected all their images and display them on an upcoming online gallery. Stay tuned…

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.

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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


Lisa founded Urbis Partners in 2003 to build a service platform to deliver landlord services at the highest level. Prior to that, Lisa was a…

Featured Student

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Stephanie is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Real Estate at the University of Washington. A Seattle native, she also received her Bachelor of…

Featured Alumni


Enamored with all things northwest, Chris has always been an avid gardener. This passion led to his start-up, UrbanHarvest, an urban farming business here in…