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The evolution of Bishop Arts District

Today MSRE Candidate Adam Boyd shares his impressions of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas…

Dallas is an odd city with some cool areas. The Hyatt Regency—basically an island between the prison and some train tracks—was not in one of those areas. But luckily Ubers are cheap there. The first evening in town, another student and I took a Lyft (also cheap) to the Bishop Arts District. Our Lyft ride was like a segment out of the film Slacker—our driver had started a consulting business which had a business plan to generate “infinite revenue” for its clients by convincing them that they were “priceless.” The Bishop Arts District was originally developed in the 1920s as warehouses and shops, but the area eventually fell into decline. Then in the 1980s, many of the storefronts were purchased by a local, Jim Lake, who saw a bargain. Lake brought in a police storefront to bring a sense of safety to the area. Over the years, renovations were made to make the area more walkable and murals and brick pavers gave the area its unique feel. Today it is filled with independent shops and restaurants that spill onto the street. Live bands perform on the sidewalks—including one of the best cover bands I’ve ever heard. I highly recommend a trip to the Bishop Arts District for anyone who wants a small town feel in the big city.

Why the Runstad Center matters

On October 13th The Runstad Center held its 3rd Annual Leadership Dinner where we introduced our newest video describing “Why the Runstad Center matters!”  It’s a great overview of the Center’s people and programs and definitely a must see if you are interested in an advanced degree in real estate.  Check out the full video here

An alternative to tent city: manufactured steel modules

Last week Runstad Center Affiliate Faculty member Al Levine was featured in the Seattle Times discussing his work with Compass Housing Alliance and OneBuild, designing manufactured steel modular units.  Read the full story here: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/a-new-approach-build-steel-modular-housing-units-for-the-homeless/

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What if the focus was making a place we all love?

What if our elected officials talked about ‘loving’ your city as the most important criteria?  What if we focused on making a place we all love?

Tomorrow, September 27th, the Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows present:

A CITY TO LOVE
VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Impact HUB
220 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104

Refreshments will be served, program to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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What if?

What if we stopped griping about the Seattle process, empowered our leaders, moved forward with a powerful vision focused on the community of the future, implementation, education for a shared language, evaluation and feedback loops and course adjustments – we grabbed our future and advance together?

A CITY TO LOVE
VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Impact HUB
220 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104

Refreshments will be served, program to begin at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP NOW

Imagine a city that empowers its leaders…

On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way. 

Imagine a city that empowers its leaders, elected or not, to plan, lead and implement… where plans are envisioned, funded, tested, evaluated, tweaked but ADVANCE is the unapologetic ethic.   Check out Auckland!

A CITY TO LOVE
VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Impact HUB
220 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104

Refreshments will be served, program to begin at 6:30 p.m.

 RSVP NOW

New Corporate Real Estate Course for Professionals

We are offering a new course this fall, RE 530: Corporate Real Estate.  This course is eligible for 25 CEUs towards CoreNet Global MCR Professional Designation renewal credits.  Professionals can register for the course as non-matriculated students through non-degree enrollment: http://www.nondegree.washington.edu/nondegree/

RE 530 – Corporate Real Estate
Tues/Thurs 12:00-1:20 pm
Instructor: Kelli Leith

Course Description

Corporations and public institutions utilize space for their workers, equipment and customer base. A critical element in the success of these corporations is the identification of ways their real estate footprint through owned and leased assets can be a factor in attaining the vision and mission they have. Corporate Real Estate requires real estate professionals’ understanding of a CEO, CFOs and COOs vision of the corporation and the development and execution of a real estate strategy which will help corporations grow and be successful based on their own set of parameters.  This course focuses on an overview of corporate real estate, the functions of corporate real estate, the real estate strategies and services applied in corporate real estate decision making and understanding the: what, where, when, how and why of corporate real estate planning.

Simon Stevenson, new director of the Runstad Center

simon stevensonUW Today issued a press release today announcing our new director for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Simon Stevenson.  Simon  joins the Runstad Center from the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK where he had been Professor of Real Estate Finance & Investment and Director of Masters program in Real Estate Finance. He previously held positions at Cass Business School-City University London and University College Dublin. We are looking forward to having Simon on board in the fall!  Read the full story here along with his bio here.

 

Part-time lecture search

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The University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies are seeking applicants for a part-time Lecturer position for the MS in Real Estate commencing January 1, 2017. The position is a 50% FTE, 9-month teaching position. Salary is competitive. When hired through a competitive search, lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments and promotion, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members.

The position involves the teaching of one course in each of three academic quarters – Autumn, Winter, Spring— with opportunities to teach additional courses if desired. The initial appointment will be for two years, with multi-year reappointments available, depending on performance.

Applicants must have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field. Work experience and teaching expertise in real estate development including studio courses is required. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in teaching at the graduate level is also preferred.

Applicant instructions can be found on the UW Hires website, here.