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October 9, 2018

Simon Stevenson awarded 2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize

Simon Stevenson, the Chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate and the John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Professor of Real Estate, has been awarded the 2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize for innovative applied research in real estate investment. The award is for the paper “Optimal Composition of Hybrid/Blended Real Estate Portfolios”, which was co-authored…


July 10, 2018

Arthur Alcolin receives the Bengt Turner Best Paper Award at the ENHR conference

Congratulations to Arthur Acolin, Assistant Professor in Real Estate, who received the Bengt Turner Best Paper Award at the recent European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) conference in Uppsala, Sweden. The paper, titled “Tenure Trajectories of Immigrants and their Children in France: Between Integration and Stratification”, found that while immigrants are significantly less likely to…


April 24, 2018

Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference in Toronto

Earlier this month, faculty members Gregg Colburn and Rebecca Walter presented at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference in Toronto. Below is an abstract of Gregg’s session on housing subsidies. Session Title: Housing Subsidies: Housing Choice and Quality Paper Title: Housing Market Conditions and the Housing Choice Voucher Program Since the 1970s, housing vouchers have…


February 14, 2017

Lead with your heart

Runstad Center faculty member Deborah Scaramastra talks about the importance of using your heart when making job choices, read her Linkedin post.


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…


December 2, 2016

Faculty Search

The University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies are seeking applicants for two Assistant Professor positions and one Associate Professor position for the MS in Real Estate. The appointments will be on a 9-month (100% FTE) basis with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates will hold a doctoral…


November 16, 2016

Investing and creating communities to love

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…


November 14, 2016

Dallas’s affordable and mixed-income housing plan

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]…


November 10, 2016

The evolution of Bishop Arts District

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…


October 26, 2016

Photos from MSRE New Student Orientation 2016



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