Join us on February 15th from 8:30- 11:15 a.m. PST in Founders Hall with ULI, Urban@UW, and the Foster School for an event addressing inequity in real estate capital.
Real Estate Career Fair February 10th
Join us on on February 10th, 2023, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the Runstad Department of Real Estate Career Fair. All undergraduate and graduate real estate students seeking internships and job opportunities are welcome.
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.
Real Estate Club X Husky Sales Club Panel
Join the Real Estate Club and the Husky Sales Club for an exciting panel of real estate professionals talking about how their ability to sell has shaped their careers on January 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Founders Hall.
Real Estate Club/ULI Young Leaders Panel
Real Estate Club/Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Career Panel Event
Wednesday January 18th
Gould Hall Court
Hear from rising ULI leaders about their careers in the built environment, gain valuable insight into the current market, & meet other students & young professionals. You’ll have a chance to network with these professionals before and after.
David Baker – Real Estate Development Project Manager, Homestead Community Land Trust
Diana Bashirova – Development Analyst, Mill Creek Residential Trust (MSRE Alumnae)
Hunter Kacsur – Acquisitions & Development Analyst, Hines
Nick Burrin – Acquisitions Associate, Unico Properties
Moderated By MSRE alumnus Tyler Tveit of Emerald City Ventures
GRE/GMAT waived for 2023!
The GRE/GMAT is not required for applications to the Master of Science in Real Estate in 2023.
For more information on applying to the Master of Science in Real Estate programs please visit our MSRE applications instructions page.
Lead with your heart
Runstad Center faculty member Deborah Scaramastra talks about the importance of using your heart when making job choices, read her Linkedin post.
2017 NAIOP Real Estate Challenge
MSRE 2017 Candidate Sean Durkin shares his thoughts on the NAIOP Real Estate Challenge. This unique competition is the framework for the Real Estate Development Studio, a course requirement for the development option in the MSRE curriculum.
This year’s NAIOP Real Estate Challenge takes University of Washington Runstad Center development-focused students to Coquitlam, British Columbia to compete against the Portland State University and University of British Columbia real estate development students.
The subject site, surrounded by heavy and light rail as well as a 20-terminal bus roundabout, is currently operated as a park & ride. It is owned by the Canadian government’s transit arm, TransLink, and is ripe for a re-imagination, the focus of the competition. The challenge includes aspects of public and private collaboration, new development analysis and underwriting, phasing, costs of construction, market analysis and forecasting, and financial feasibility analyses. Thanks to The Runstad Center, second year students have been well-educated in these aspects and will bring a diversity of ideas and work experience for a responsible, transit oriented, development. With foreign tax laws and market cycles, Greater Vancouver offers students an unfamiliar market to enthusiastically tackle.
Under the direction of Runstad professors Al Levine and Pike Oliver, students are responsible to gather and verify market data and site information in order to deliver an economically viable development project that will beautify the transit station and rider’s experiences, continue to offer park and ride potential, benefit the community, and attract a for-profit developer.
With UW being four-time victors of this 14-year development competition, competition is high amongst the class with three internal teams independently developing a plan of action. Students will vote on the most viable work and unite late in the quarter to all work on finalizing the design and deal structure that serves TransLink, an outside developer and the community best.
Are you on the Washington Chapter NAIOP email list? Look for the blast email from Seattle’s NAIOP chapter to register for the Seattle March breakfast event where teams from each school will present their proposals and a winner will be announced.
The buzz is out about the upcoming minor in real estate
Jill Wood, Co-President of Windermere Real Estate and Runstad Center Advisory Board member, was recently quoted in a story about the new real estate minor. Read the full article here Two undergraduate courses will launch spring quarter: RE 400 Real Estate Accounting and RE 360 Intro to Real Estate Market Analysis. Please contact email@example.com for more information about registering.
New Undergraduate Initiative in Real Estate
Thanks to a generous endowment from the Jacobi Family and Windermere Real Estate the University of Washington is launching a series of undergraduate classes in real estate. The Director of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Professor Simon Stevenson, who also holds the John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Chair, described the initiative as an important part of the long-term development of the Real Estate program at UW.
“The development of an undergraduate minor is exciting in many respects. It will complement the well established MSRE program and will also open up real estate and the associated career possibilities to UW’s undergraduate student body. The first class started this quarter and from a standing start it already has over twenty students enrolled. The Intro to Real Estate class will be followed by a Market Analysis course in the Spring Quarter. As more courses are rolled out over the next two years this will develop into a fully-fledged minor in real estate. Everyone in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Windermere Real Estate and the Jacobi family for their support and help in developing this exciting initiative”.