Learn about the Puget Sound Business Journal’s ’40 under 40′ recipient and first female principal of GLY Construction Tess Wakasugi-Don in an interview hosted by Jeff McCann and Lisa Benjamin as part of Runstad’s Real Leaders in Real Estate series.
Category: Real Estate
Running Towards a Challenge with Brent Beardall
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.
Professor Sofia Dermisi co-authors new book, Professional Real Estate Development
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.
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
Online talk about Transforming the Irvine Ranch: Joan Irvine, William Pereira, Ray Watson, and THE BIG PLAN
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.
Meet Steven Bourassa
CBE Runstad Department of Real Estate’s new chair shares what drew him to the role and what excites him about the future. On August 8, Steven Bourassa joined the College of Built Environments as the Chair of the Department and the Jon and Judith Runstad Endowed Professor.
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.
Q&A: Runstad Department welcomes new faculty member Vince Wang
The Runstad Department is thrilled to welcome Vince Wang as he joins the department as part of the college’s new faculty cohort. We talked with Vince about his research, what he’s excited to teach, what inspires him, and more.