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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    New UW Real Estate Curriculum!

    Study real estate in a hot market city, known to be a learning laboratory for innovation and sustainability.  The UW Graduate School has approved a new work compatible curriculum for the Master of Science in Real Estate program: Streamlined – […]

  • The History of Institutional RE Investment: A Conversation with Blake Eagle

    The History of Institutional Real Estate Investment:  A 40-Year Perspective Tuesday, January 20th 6-7 pm Gould Hall, room 100 kindly rsvp: This presentation is a real opportunity to hear an industry pioneer’s perspectives on the institutional real estate asset […]

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    Detroit Future City: Design for Rapid Change

    Join the UW Department of Landscape Architecture and Professional Advisory Committee, ARCADE, UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, UW Department of Urban Design and Planning at the Frye Art Museum for a panel discussion on Detroit with thought leaders who are at the heart of the city’s transformation and revival.  The panel […]

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    Seattle: crowdfunding capital?

    Key members of the real estate community, including Runstad Center faculty member Ed McGovern and MSRE alum/board member Katlin Jackson, joined a distinguished panel of speakers at the Four Seasons last week for “Seattle Capital Landscape: New Trends and Huge […]

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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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…