New Undergraduate Initiative in Real Estate

January 23, 2017

Thanks to a generous endowment from the Jacobi Family and Windermere Real Estate the University of Washington is launching a series of undergraduate classes in real estate. The Director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Professor Simon Stevenson, who also holds the John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Chair, described the initiative as an important part of the long-term development of the Real Estate program at UW.

The development of an undergraduate minor is exciting in many respects. It will complement the well established MSRE program and will also open up real estate and the associated career possibilities to UW’s undergraduate student body. The first class started this quarter and from a standing start it already has over twenty students enrolled. The Intro to Real Estate class will be followed by a Market Analysis course in the Spring Quarter. As more courses are rolled out over the next two years this will develop into a fully-fledged minor in real estate. Everyone in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Windermere Real Estate and the Jacobi family for their support and help in developing this exciting initiative”.

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