UW Runstad Department of Real Estate

December 22, 2016

Runstad Center Mentors

Runstad Center mentor Joe Polito recently took his mentees on a project tour of Tilt49. Tilt49 is a mixed-use residential and office property, under construction in the Denny Triangle.  The project includes 11 floors of office with 31,000 SF floor plates, a 7,000 SF deck on level 9 and a lobby featuring food retail and other “pop-up” retail spaces.  Kristen Jensen from Touchstone, Kyle Paulsen and Ian Knowles from Mortenson Construction lead the tour.  Our mentors are an invaluable resource for our students, providing career path advice and hands on exposure to real world projects.  Click here for the bios of all the 2016-17 Runstad Center mentors.


Kristen Jensen of Touchstone, MSRE Candidate Taryn Rehn, MSRE Candidate McKenzie Darr, Ian Knowles from Mortenson Construction, MSRE Candidate Fred Levine, MSRE Candidate Luqi Chen, Runstad Mentor Joe Polito from Touchstone, and Kyle Paulsen from Mortenson Construction

March 21, 2013


Runstad Mentors Program

Runstad Department mentors work with small groups of students, meeting several times over the student’s first year of study.  The goals of the mentoring program are to expose students to mid-career practicing real estate professionals as role-models and mentors, provide an opportunity for discussion of classroom concepts in “real world” context, and to create a vision for the leadership and professional skills needed to succeed as a real estate professional. Find mentorship information for students here.