Brent Beardall, President and CEO of WaFd Bank, talks about the positive outcomes of running towards a challenge. He also shares details of a letter he wrote to every employee at WaFd Bank when he was taking over as company CEO. Loving what we do and striving to make a difference can lead to happiness and, eventually, to success.
Category: In the Media
Rising rents are drowning Washington’s smaller cities
Seattle may have the highest rents statewide, but communities such as Walla Walla and Spokane have seen the most drastic losses in affordability. | Crosscut
2022 Runstad Leadership Dinner
The Runstad Department of Real Estate held its 9th annual Runstad Leadership Dinner on October 13th with more than 700 people in attendance. This year the Leadership Dinner focused on raising support for undergraduate students within the Department.
Opinion: Density is necessary but insufficient to ease the housing crisis
“We believe, and the vast majority of the scholarly evidence corroborates, that density is a necessary but insufficient condition for addressing the housing affordability crisis,” writes Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate, and Rick Mohler, associate professor of architecture. | The Seattle Times
Hundreds of new apartments, townhomes starting to open around Kitsap
Department chair Steven Bourassa contributes data from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, revealing rising rent in Kitsap County.
Seattle’s cooling real estate market widens budget shortfall
Steven Bourassa, chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate, explains the impact of Seattle’s housing market on the city’s budget.
Who’s There? A Deeper Dive on San Francisco’s Vacant Units
As San Francisco vacancy rates rise, Professor Steven Bourassa, Chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate, considers the profitability of leaving units vacant. | San Francisco Independent Journal
Redfin’s Glenn Kelman on real estate’s ‘massive reckoning’
Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, gave the keynote address at our 9th Annual Runstad Leadership Dinner. The dinner celebrates and supports our growing undergraduate program. Steve Bourassa, chair, is quoted. | Puget Sound Business Journal
Access and recovery: A conversation about the transitional housing of individuals experiencing homelessness
Professor Gregg Colburn weighs in on the benefits of housing individuals experiencing homelessness in hotels, a program adopted by King County at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. | The Daily
What would it take to bring Seattle home prices down to earth?
Arthur Acolin, assistant professor of real estate, talks about the theoretical impact a sufficient supply chain could have on home prices. | Crosscut