Eric Hadden

MSRE Candidate, 2014



Eric is a second-year Masters of Science in Real Estate candidate at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. He has a background in landscape architecture and urban planning and has worked with a variety of firms that have specialized in providing a full spectrum of professional design services. This varied background has allowed him to work closely with other allied professionals -­‐ architects, engineers, planners, urban designers and landscape architects -­‐ while giving him the opportunity to work on projects of varying scope and size.

He has special interest in urban neighborhoods, specifically ones that have retained the “bones” (urban framework) to support walkable development, and he aims to pair his design expertise with new skills from the Runstad Center to add value to these neighborhoods. Through adaptive reuse and thoughtful, human-­‐scaled redevelopment, Eric hopes to play a role in continuing the legacy of livability and vibrancy in the urban core and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Interest in the built environment and real estate follow Eric into his personal life and can be seen in his love of travel and exploration. It is not uncommon to find him and his wife exploring Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods or traveling abroad to explore new, far-­‐flung parts of the globe (when they can find the time…and money). He is also an advocate of putting action behind theory, which has led to his participation in “living charrettes” across the country. Better Block (Dallas) and PARK(ing) Day (Seattle) allowed Eric to explore and demonstrate tangible ways to build vibrancy into a city. Additionally, Eric is a licensed landscape architect in State of Washington and is an active member in Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group.