Gregg Colburn

Gregg Colburn

Gregg Colburn is an assistant professor of real estate in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Research interests: housing policy, housing markets, housing affordability, and homelessness. Author of forthcoming book, Homelessness is a Housing Problem (University of California Press)

Gregg entered academia after spending the first seventeen years of his professional life in the private sector. During this time, Gregg worked as an investment banker and private equity professional for leading firms such as Goldman Sachs and Citadel Investment Group. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Gregg’s additional academic training includes an M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics and Management from Albion College. Gregg enjoys teaching courses in housing, economics, and finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Ph.D., Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
M.S.W., University of Minnesota
M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
B.A., Economics and Management, Albion College

Current Teaching

  • Financial Modeling for Real Estate I (Graduate)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Economics & Market Analysis (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Advanced Housing Studies (Graduate)