Runstad Department of Real Estate


October 17, 2016

Why the Runstad Center matters

On October 13th The Runstad Center held its 3rd Annual Leadership Dinner where we introduced our newest video describing “Why the Runstad Center matters!”  It’s a great overview of the Center’s people and programs and definitely a must see if you are interested in an advanced degree in real estate.  Check out the full video here

October 11, 2016

An alternative to tent city: manufactured steel modules

Last week Runstad Center Affiliate Faculty member Al Levine was featured in the Seattle Times discussing his work with Compass Housing Alliance and OneBuild, designing manufactured steel modular units.  Read the full story here:  

September 26, 2016

What if the focus was making a place we all love?

What if our elected officials talked about ‘loving’ your city as the most important criteria?  What if we focused on making a place we all love? Tomorrow, September 27th, the Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows present: A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220 2nd Ave…

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 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,…

September 13, 2016

New Corporate Real Estate Course for Professionals

We are offering a new course this fall, RE 530: Corporate Real Estate.  This course is eligible for 25 CEUs towards CoreNet Global MCR Professional Designation renewal credits.  Professionals can register for the course as non-matriculated students through non-degree enrollment: RE 530 – Corporate Real Estate Tues/Thurs 12:00-1:20 pm Instructor: Kelli Leith Course Description Corporations…

August 9, 2016

Simon Stevenson, new director of the Runstad Center

UW Today issued a press release today announcing our new director for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Simon Stevenson.  Simon  joins the Runstad Center from the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK where he had been Professor of Real Estate Finance & Investment and Director of Masters program in Real Estate…

August 8, 2016

Part-time lecture search

The University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies are seeking applicants for a part-time Lecturer position for the MS in Real Estate commencing January 1, 2017. The position is a 50% FTE, 9-month teaching position. Salary is competitive. When hired through a competitive search, lecturers are eligible for renewable…

August 4, 2016

How do we plan for growth in our cities?

Are we planning realistically for growth in our cities?  Shannon Affholter, executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, Russ Hokanson, chief executive officer of the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS®, and our own Peter Orser contributed an op-ed piece to the Seattle Times exploring this question and other issues that cause home-price…

July 28, 2016

Washington State Condominium Report released today

The Runstad Center’s Washington State Condominium Report was released today.  MSRE student, Center researcher, and author of the report David Leon shares his thoughts… The City of Seattle has been experiencing unprecedented population and economic growth over the last five years. As the city’s population has increased and the number of high-paying jobs has grown, prices for…

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