MSRE

  • Not your dad’s aurora

    30 Nov, 2016

    We conclude our series from the ULI Fall Meeting with one more from Faculty member Pike Oliver… During a session at the 2016 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting there was a session about the ULI Healthy Corridors project. It is an effort devoted to finding viable strategies for transforming unsafe, unattractive, and poorly connected […] More

  • The ULI Fall Meeting, a great networking experience

    29 Nov, 2016

    MSRE Candidate Eric Jacobs recently attended the ULI Fall Meeting and shares his thoughts/fears on networking, a necessary skill in the world of real estate... “Networking” has always been a bit of a scary word to me. It conjures up images of awkward conversations, exchanging business cards with strangers and trying to “sell” oneself. Those […] More

  • The M-Line Trolley

    28 Nov, 2016

    While at the Fall 2016 Urban Land Institute Meeting in Dallas, I encountered an unexpected and delightful transit mode. The nostalgic M-Line trolley links the downtown Dallas Arts District with the trendy shops, galleries and bistros of Uptown, including West Village, where you can transfer to or from the more modern Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail […] More

  • Investing and creating communities to love

    16 Nov, 2016

    Pike Oliver continues his impressions from this year’s ULI Fall Meeting with a summary of Sarah Filley’s session.  One of the more interesting presenters at the Urban Land Institute 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas was from Oakland, California. Sarah Filley cofounded Popuphood, which she said, “invests in entrepreneurs with hearts of gold to create communities […] More

  • Sell or hold?

    Faculty member Pike Oliver joins the students this week in sharing his experiences at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting… Several Runstad students attending the 2016 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Dallas, saw John McNellis, a principal with McNellis Partners, a northern California–based developer, share his perspective on one of the most difficult real estate […] More

  • Dallas’s affordable and mixed-income housing plan

    14 Nov, 2016

    MSRE Candidate 2017 Alastair Townsend discusses what he took away from a session on Dallas’s affordable housing issues at the 2016 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting… Among major cities, Dallas’ poverty rate is the third worst in the nation.[1] 38 percent of children in Dallas live in poverty, the highest rate among the 10 largest US cities.[2] […] More

  • The evolution of Bishop Arts District

    10 Nov, 2016

    Today MSRE Candidate Adam Boyd shares his impressions of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas… Dallas is an odd city with some cool areas. The Hyatt Regency—basically an island between the prison and some train tracks—was not in one of those areas. But luckily Ubers are cheap there. The first evening in town, another student and […] More

  • Innovative ideas from Dallas

    08 Nov, 2016

    Today we begin a series of blog posts from our second year MSRE students, who recently attended the 2016 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in Dallas.  One of the many benefits of an education at the Runstad Center is the unique opportunity to travel to a national conference and have exclusive access to a number […] More

  • Meet Brendan Mason and Korbi Wenzl, MSRE Class of 2017

    27 Oct, 2016

    What happens when you bring a Visiting Graduate student from Germany and a 2nd year MSRE student together for a conversation? The 2016-2017 school year has just started, and with it comes a group of fresh students with new ideas and career goals. Second year students begin this year with a big milestone in their future: […] More

  • MSRE New Student Orientation Week

    26 Oct, 2016

    New MSRE students dove into their school year on Monday, September 19, 2016 with a week-long orientation that took them from the University District to Bellevue, Pioneer Square, Downtown, to Kent. “The Runstad Center has multiple goals for its’ week long orientation program for students. We want students to begin their studies with inspiration from […] More