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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    Runstad program among top 5 on the west coast!

    Bisnow has named the MSRE program at the UW’s Runstad Center as one of the top 5 graduate real estate programs on the west coast!   We’re pleased and proud to receive this recognition.  Read the full article here — […]

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    CREW & Runstad Center Present: Built Environments Career Panel

    This Thursday, April 16th, the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies is partnering with CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) to bring you a diverse panel of speakers talking about their careers.  Whether you’re in planning, finance, construction management, design, HR, engineering, […]

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    As The Pendulum Swings

    We continue our series of blog posts from our Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows class of 2015, who have just returned from their travels to Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil.  Here, Joe Ferguson shares his thoughts about balance and moderation with […]

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    Bellevue Room Rental Ordinance Approved

    The Bellevue City Council has approved a permanent ordinance to limit single-family homes from becoming boarding houses, and allowing rooming houses in designated multi-family districts.  Listen to Dr. Stephen O’Connor comments on KUOW about the Council’s decision.

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.

Apply by May 1

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

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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…