• In Memoriam: Glen Crellin

    24 May, 2017

    The Runstad Center is sad to announce that Glenn Crellin, former Director of Research for the Runstad Center and long time Director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) passed away last week at his home in North Carolina. Glenn originally established the WCRER at Washington State University. After over 20 years at […] More

  • Discussing Industry Clusters and Risks at the ULI Spring Meeting

    Recent MSRE graduates Jiachen Li and Alastair Townsend were invited to lecture to the ULI’s Industrial and Office Product Council at the recent Spring Meeting in Seattle. Their talk centered around the concentration of different industries in cities about the US, and what risks this may present to real estate investors. Cities like Seattle are […] More

  • UW MSRE Students Attend the ULI Spring Meeting

    22 May, 2017

    The ULI Spring Meeting took place in Seattle this year from May 2-4. The combination of ULI’s stellar growth, the strength of the national real estate sector, and the Seattle market in particular lead to record setting attendance. Amid this flurry of activity, Runstad MSRE students including Taryn Rehn, Will Jaquier, Fred Levine, Will Mentor, […] More

  • 1st Quarter Housing Market Report released

    18 May, 2017

    Washington state’s housing prices have increased 12.1% compared to the first quarter last year, according to a new report from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research here at the Runstad Center. The Center’s findings were discussed further with UW Today. Here’s a preview of the data, in our snapshot for Q1 2017.  The full report can […] More

  • 24-7 Urban Revitalization

    02 May, 2017

    A few months ago, at George Rolfe’s retirement party, an MSRE student gushed, “Oh my god, is that Liz Dunn? We all want to be just like her.” Dunn’s name is synonymous with the sustainable repositioning of beautiful old buildings into some of the coolest urban hubs, so naturally, the next generation of real estate […] More

  • Education Bolsters Education

    What do education and real estate have in common? Rosey Atkinson has the answer. A former mathematics and diversity and social justice teacher in the Mississippi delta, she witnessed first hand a thriving town wilt away. Fewer employment opportunities led to a declining population, which resulted in few resources for public schools, a common theme […] More

  • UW Commercial Real Estate Winter Term Development Project

    The UW Commercial Real Estate certificate program’s winter term development project sees teams of five students tackle hypothetical development opportunities based on real sites and metrics in the Puget Sound Region. Hailed as one of the reasons to take this Certificate Program, this project applies knowledge learned to date towards real, potential projects. The students […] More

  • Congratulations MSRE Class of 2017!

    It was a beautiful spring evening on March 9th as the Runstad Center gathered to celebrate its 7th graduating class.  The Runstad Center Advisory Board honored 28 students on this special night.  Thank you to all the family members, friends, board members, and faculty who came out to toast our students. Here are some more […] More

  • YPM is the new YUP

    Depending on who you ask, millennials can have a bad rep for being spoiled and demanding, or they can be viewed as leaders of entrepreneurial and innovative ventures. Enter Sean Durkin, a YPM: young professional millennial. He is demanding; he demands the most from himself, and continually moves forward with a creative and engaged mindset. […] More

  • 4th Annual UW Real Estate Symposium: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Each year, the Foster School of Business and the Runstad Center join forces to co-sponsor a real estate symposium. This year’s event focused on a review of the lessons learned and changes in the industry since the financial crisis of 2008 as well as a look ahead at how real estate companies are innovating in […] More