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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    2013 Affiliate Fellow Lisa Picard on Urban Resiliency

    “Today, the best lessons about urban resiliency appear to be found in Berlin and Detroit. These cities, both formerly wealthy manufacturing centers, have undergone economic ruin, population decimation and, now, phases of creative and economic re-emergence, fueled by grassroots community […]

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    Congratulations, MSRE Class of 2014!

    Our 2014 graduating class of Master of Science in Real Estate students celebrated in grand style last week, prior to receiving their diplomas from the University of Washington. More photos from our festive graduation reception are posted below.  Thank you […]

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    Mobility = Mobility (Part 2)

    The previous entry from the Runstad Fellows looked at how an innovative city in Colombia – Medellin – has remade itself through a series of mobility-centered design interventions. The result of these interventions has created a well-connected city, provided better […]

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    Executive Q&A with Greg Johnson

    Runstad Center advisory board member (and former chair) Greg Johnson was profiled in Seattle Business magazine this week.  In the article, Greg shares his vision for the Spring District as one more place where Seattle’s Eastside can bloom.  He also […]

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

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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


Louisa Galassini is pursing concurrent degrees in Architecture and Real Estate. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Architecture in 2006…

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…