H. Jon Runstad

Co-Founder and Chairman

Jon Runstad co-founded Wright Runstad & Company in 1972. Currently, he is responsible for the direction and general management of the company and is actively involved in major aspects of each project in development and major management issues for existing properties.

Jon’s career in real estate development spans over 50 years. Before co-founding Wright Runstad & Company, he was a building economist with the Ministry of Public Building Works in London and a project manager developing properties with Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in Boston.

Jon is a member of several organizations, including the Real Estate Forum and the Urban Land Institute. Jon served as a member and President of the Board of Regents of the University of Washington, member and President of Downtown Seattle Association, and long-time Seattle Symphony Board member. He remains involved in many ways and currently serves as a director of the University of Washington Foundation and as a member of the Board of Rowing Stewards. The Runstad Department of Real Estate Studies in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington is named in honor of Jon and his wife Judy, a prominent land use attorney.

Jon earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction at the University of Washington.

In the News

400 University tower tops out at Rainier Square – Article by Daily Journal of Commerce


Rainier Square uses game-changing system to finish nearly a year ahead of schedule – Article by Daily Journal of Commerce


The Spring District’s Block 16 Office Building Sold to Brookfield – Press Release by Wright Runstad & Company