Runstad Department of Real Estate

Research


February 2, 2017

Financial and macro-economic factors in global real estate markets

The last three decades have seen increased integration across global stock markets. New research from the Runstad Center of Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington has examined what factors drive international integration across public real estate markets. The research has implications for fund managers as increased integration can have a negative impact upon…


January 20, 2017

Portland joins Seattle in top ten cities with a housing crunch

Peter Orser was recently quoted in a story on Oregonlive.com regarding the housing shortage across the country.  Read the full article here


October 26, 2016

A City to Love

Runstad Center Affiliate Fellow, Joe David, concludes our series of blog posts documenting the 2015-16 Fellows’ experiences in Auckland, New Zealand last spring.   The 2015-2106 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows had the privilege to spend a week in late March exploring the city of Auckland, New Zealand – A community which is grappling with many of…


Photos from the 2015 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows Presentation


Recent Runstad Center Research

The Runstad Center released the Washington State Condominium Report this past July,  which examines the current Seattle market and six other western cities, focusing on construction of new condominiums. Read more about this study from the author David Leon, MSRE Candidate 2017, as well as a link to the full report here In August, Peter Orser wrote a…


September 23, 2016

What if?

What if we stopped griping about the Seattle process, empowered our leaders, moved forward with a powerful vision focused on the community of the future, implementation, education for a shared language, evaluation and feedback loops and course adjustments – we grabbed our future and advance together? A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM…


September 21, 2016

Housing affordability crisis demands a solution

Last week, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties hosted their annual Housing Summit and our own Peter Orser was there to discuss how our recent condominium report can help provide answers.  Read a summary of the event on Seattle King County Realtors blog


A thought about tax increment financing…

What if we aggressively used the financing tools we have to do what is needed and stopped whining about tax increment financing and moved forward? Find out more lessons learned from Auckland at their presentation on September 27th. A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220…


September 20, 2016

Auckland addresses transportation differently

What if the provision of transportation services was provided as a system, not divided into multiple agencies by mode – what if it was considered as a system where connections are critical?  Check out Auckland Transport! A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220 2nd…


September 15, 2016

Imagine a city that empowers its leaders…

On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way.  Imagine a city that empowers its leaders, elected or not, to plan, lead and implement… where plans are envisioned, funded, tested, evaluated,…



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