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  • We are hiring an instructor for spring quarter 2024

    September 6, 2023

    Downtown Seattle buildings

    The Runstad Department is hiring an affiliate instructor to teach Real Estate Economics & Market Analysis. This course introduces students to real estate market studies for different uses. It covers five areas: basic economic concepts critical in the understanding of real estate markets; urban economy; land rent theory; locational analysis and decision making; and market…


  • Remembering Jon Runstad: A Philanthropist and Real Estate Visionary

    July 26, 2023

    Jon Runstad

    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.


  • Runstad Leadership Dinner Provides Record Support for Undergraduate Scholarships

    July 26, 2023

    UW Campus

    The overwhelmingly successful paddle raise at last year’s Runstad Leadership Dinner has enabled the Runstad Department of Real Estate to significantly expand scholarship support to undergraduate majors in real estate. Hear what this support means to the scholarship recipients.


  • Runstad Department Experiences Growth and Change

    July 26, 2023

    MSRE & RE Major grads 2023

    The 2022-2023 academic year was a busy one for the Runstad Department of Real Estate.


  • Empowering Change: Runstad’s Commitment to Diversity in Real Estate

    July 25, 2023

    The Runstad Advisory Board has developed several committees focused on supporting the Runstad Department of Real Estate’s students, faculty and programs. One of these committees, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is dedicated to helping create a future where equity is embraced so that the real estate industry and built environment reflect the rich diversity…


  • Publication of the Largest National Study on Community Land Trusts and Nonprofits with Shared Equity Homeownership Programs

    July 25, 2023

    Community Land Trusts in North America

    The Largest National Study on Community Land Trusts and Nonprofits with Shared Equity Homeownership Programs was recently completed. Vince Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of real estate, was part of the research team.


  • Governor Inslee makes second visit to College of Built Environments in 18 months

    July 25, 2023

    gov inslee visit

    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.


  • Real Estate students named to 2023 Husky 100

    July 24, 2023

    Husky 100 students

    We are thrilled to share that three of our amazing CBE students have been recognized for their contributions to UW and our communities as part of this year's Husky 100. Congratulations to Ari Lazowski, Jacquelyn Crane, and Dana Austin Bass!


  • Understanding House Bill 1110 and House Bill 1337 with Allison Butcher

    June 30, 2023

    Understanding House Bill 1110 and House Bill 1337 with Allison Butcher

    Watch this insightful interview with Allison Butcher, Senior Analyst at MBAKS, as she discusses the recently signed House Bill 1110 and House Bill 1337 by Governor Jay Inslee. Discover how these groundbreaking legislations aim to tackle Washington's housing shortage by granting areas once limited to single-family homes the opportunity to construct two to six units…


  • Nicole DeNamur honored at Business of Pride

    June 6, 2023

    Nicole Denamur

    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,…


  • Finding Your Place: How unaffordable housing drives homelessness

    June 5, 2023

    Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate, joined NPR's Marketplace Morning Report to discuss the common myths believed to be the primary drivers of homelessness versus the actually demonstrated linkages between housing demand and pricing despite the varied wealth of cities. | Marketplace Morning Report


  • University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition

    April 20, 2023

    Along with my teammates Ciara Joy Laney, Sun Choi, Ray Cui, and Jennifer Liu, I had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition in Toronto, Canada hosted by the University of Guelph. For the competition, my team and I were allotted a month to come up with a development proposal for a site…


  • International Alumni Student Panel

    April 12, 2023

    The University of Washington Real Estate Club held another successful event on April 5 in Gould Hall.  Organizer, Kevin Cao of Gemsdale, a frequent graduate student mentor, organized a diverse group of International MSRE graduates, who offered their unique perspectives and guidance on career exploration and networking. The panelists proved particularly adept at advising attendees on how to bridge cultural…


  • 2023 CoreNet Global Academic Challenge

    April 5, 2023

    CoreNet Global Challenge Team with Dubs

    Yijia Chen, MSRE Class of 2023 shares her recent experience traveling to Singapore to compete in the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 13 A team of four graduate students in a Master of Science in Real Estate program advanced to the final round of CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 13 (AC13) in Singapore competing against more than…


  • Ciara Joy Laney, Class of 2024

    March 29, 2023

    Ciara Laney

    This month, cultures worldwide recognize and celebrate women’s accomplishments. In what ways, if any, has recognizing these celebrated accomplishments of women in Real Estate impacted you as a woman entering that same career field? Celebrating the accomplishments of women in Real Estate has had a significant impact on me because representation matters. As the saying…