About the Runstad Center


Located in Seattle, one of America’s great gateway cities with one of the top real estate markets in the country, the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington is preparing tomorrow’s real estate leaders today by offering students an interdisciplinary and comprehensive real estate education that values quality and sustainability.

Based in the College of the Built Environments, the Runstad Center is a service organization with an industry-driven graduate real estate education program that advances and integrates the industry, producing students who become leaders and innovators in the field.


To promote a rigorous interdisciplinary real estate education that engages the industry, explores its theories and history and conducts research to discover and advance practical solutions to challenges facing the built environment.


To promote and inspire today’s and tomorrow’s real estate industry leaders to enhance the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment through a top-tier real estate program.


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