The Runstad Department of Real Estate is deeply saddened by the loss of Jon Runstad ’64, a prominent figure in the real estate industry and a dedicated philanthropist.
Governor Inslee recently visited the College of Built Environments, where he met with several faculty members to discuss their research and its relevance to his proposal to increase investment in affordable housing.
On June 8th, the Puget Sound Business Journal will celebrate LGBTQ+ business leaders at “Business of Pride: Outstanding Voices and LBGTQ+ Businesses. Among those honored is one of the department’s instructors, Nicole DeNamur.
Owner of Sustainable Strategies, a company that helps companies identify and manage risks centered around sustainable innovation, Nicole has been speaking, writing, and teaching about sustainable spaces for nearly ten years. Before launching Sustainable Strategies, Nicole practiced construction and insurance coverage law in Seattle. Nicole has been an instructor in the Runstad Department since 2014, and teaches the course RE 459 Risk in Sustainable Development. Nicole’s course explores the intersection between sustainable practices and inclusive spaces.
The Urban Land Institute published the 4th edition of the Professional Real Estate Development, co-authored by Professor Sofia Dermisi. Dermisi holds a joint appointment between the Department of Real Estate and the Department of Urban Design and Planning.
Seattle may have the highest rents statewide, but communities such as Walla Walla and Spokane have seen the most drastic losses in affordability. | Crosscut
UC Irvine Libraries is hosting a Hybrid Book Talk and Lecture on the History of the City of Irvine and UCI. This event will feature H. Pike Oliver and C. Michael Stockstill, authors of Transforming the Irvine Ranch: Joan Irvine, William Pereira, Ray Watson, and The Big Plan for an insiders’ account of the history of UCI and its surrounding community.
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.
Arthur Acolin, Associate Professor and Bob Filley Endowed Chair in the Runstad Department of Real Estate, was recently awarded an NIH R21 grant for his project entitled ‘Gentrification, Mobility, and Exposure to Contextual Determinants of Health.’
“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
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