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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    Welcome to the MSRE class of 2016!

    The new school year is underway and we are delighted to welcome our newest class of MSRE candidates.  Stay tuned for more pictures and updates from the Class of 2016!

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    Orientation is underway!

    The Runstad Center welcomed its newest class of MSRE candidates this week!  Orientation activities began on Monday, with a full schedule each day until classes begin next week.  Our students were introduced to our dean, faculty members, support staff, mentors, […]

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    Please join us for the first annual Runstad Center Leadership Dinner!

    The first annual Runstad Center Leadership Dinner will be held on October 9, 2014, at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. Together with a distinguished panel of public and private leaders, we invite you to join the conversation on the […]

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    Washington housing market improves in 2nd quarter of 2014

    Washington State’s housing market showed improvement over its first quarter performance, according to a new report from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research here at the Runstad Center.  However, year-over-year sales activity is still down across the state. Runstad […]

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

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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

Ben Lukes

Ben is intelligent, dedicated, and driven.  As a lifelong Seattle resident, he cares deeply about the city’s urban fabric.  As a lifelong outdoorsman, he has…

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…