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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    The #3 reason to study real estate at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies…

    #3 Interdisciplinary environment at a top 5 in the world university Most Real Estate programs are housed in a Business School- not Runstad…We pride ourselves on our location in the College of Built Environments- offering access to interdisciplinary opportunities in […]

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    2014 Runstad Fellows NAIOP presentation

    Last week, the 2014 Runstad Affiliate Fellows presented their program “Risks & Collaborations: A Discussion on the Future of Seattle” at the January NAIOP breakfast meeting. The program was sponsored by Touchstone and Deutsche Asset Management. We want to give a […]

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    Seattle firm Lake Union Partners is booming with projects

    Lake Union Partners was featured in two stories in the Seattle Times this past week.  Our very own, past MSRE student mentor and Runstad Fellow Joe Ferguson, is one of the four principals of this innovative firm.  Read about how the financial crisis […]

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    MSRE Info Session, January 25th

    Interested in learning more about our Master of Science in Real Estate program?  We will be holding an MSRE Info Session on the Seattle UW campus Monday, January 25th.  Lunch will be provided! MSRE Info Session Monday, January 25th 12:30 […]

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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…