Chair’s Note

Welcome to the Runstad Department of Real Estate where we educate aspiring professionals. We are also the focal point for real estate research at the University of Washington.

Students who enroll in our degree and certificate programs are immersed in a dynamic learning environment. Our course work combines academic rigor with commercial relevance. Students obtain the skills and perspective essential to becoming industry and community leaders.

Our department emphasizes a broad understanding of real estate. We address the challenges associated with climate change, providing affordable housing, and dealing with disruptive technologies. Working across the university, we focus on how to create and nurture a resilient and equitable built environment.

Please feel free to contact me directly to explore opportunities to become involved in our education and research programs.

H. Pike Oliver
 Chair Emeritus, Runstad Department of Real Estate
(206) 890-7456