Gregg Colburn

Gregg Colburn

Assistant Professor, Runstad Department of Real Estate

Gregg Colburn is an assistant professor of real estate in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. In his research, Gregg studies the housing outcomes of households with limited financial resources. This research includes projects focused on the effects of the Housing Choice Voucher program, the seasonality of family homelessness, the prevalence of housing cost burden, and the effects of housing stock expansion. He has published housing research in leading journals such as Urban Studies, Housing Studies, and Housing Policy Debate. Gregg is actively engaged with policymakers, nonprofit organizations, and housing developers on matters related to housing and homelessness in the Puget Sound region.

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 level.






Acolin, Arthur; Colburn, Gregg; Walter, Rebecca J. (2022). How Do Single-family Homeowners Value Residential And Commercial Density? It Depends. Land Use Policy, 113. View Publication


Colburn, Gregg. (2021). The Use Of Markets In Housing Policy: A Comparative Analysis Of Housing Subsidy Programs. Housing Studies, 36(1), 46 - 79. View Publication


Hess, Chris; Colburn, Gregg; Crowder, Kyle; Allen, Ryan. (2020). Racial Disparity In Exposure To Housing Cost Burden In The United States: 1980–2017. Housing Studies. View Publication


Colburn, Gregg. (2019). The Effect Of Market Conditions On The Housing Outcomes Of Subsidized Households: The Case Of The Us Voucher Programme. Housing Studies, 34(9), 1465 - 1484. View Publication