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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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    Creating liveable communties: a conversation with architect David Yuan

    NBBJ, a leading global architecture firm, is well known locally for its work on familiar Seattle buildings, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Safeco Field, and 2 Union Square. David Yuan is an Architect and Partner at NBBJ and […]

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    Simon Stevenson, new director of the Runstad Center

    UW Today issued a press release today announcing our new director for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Simon Stevenson.  Simon  joins the Runstad Center from the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK where he had […]

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    Part-time lecture search

    The University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies are seeking applicants for a part-time Lecturer position for the MS in Real Estate commencing January 1, 2017. The position is a 50% FTE, […]

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    How do we plan for growth in our cities?

    Are we planning realistically for growth in our cities?  Shannon Affholter, executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, Russ Hokanson, chief executive officer of the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS®, and our own Peter Orser contributed […]

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Message from the Director

Orser, Peter 2011

It has been a busy quarter on many fronts- many of which you will read about in other portions of our newsletter.  Graduation was of course our biggest milestone and it always make me think of “passages”.  Here are two that are meaningful for our program.

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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


Sam Gordon is the 2016-17 MSRE Student Representative on the Board, MSRE Student Council Chair and Real Estate Club Co-Chair. I graduated from the University of…

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…