Washington Center for Real Estate Research – Research Committee

The Research Committee is jointly chaired by the Director of the WCRER and an External Member of the Research Committee. The external co-chair is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Runstad Department Advisory Board. The Committee is comprised of a wide range of individuals representing both the commercial and residential sectors and reflect priorities from a wide array of perspectives and from across the state.

The role of the committee is to;

  1. Provide advice to the WCRER Director pertaining to the research undertaken by the center.
  2. Assist the Director in prioritizing areas of research, in part based upon their relevance and importance to the State of Washington.
  3. Annually review the Center’s research priorities in the context of the mandate laid out in RCW 18.85.741
  4. Provide a resource to the Center in the evaluation of opportunistic research opportunities.


James Young, WCRER Director, University of Washington

Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate

Members of Research Committee:

Simon Stevenson, John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Professor of Real Estate, University of Washington