H. Pike Oliver

H. Pike Oliver

Affiliate Instructor, Runstad Department of Real Estate

H. Pike Oliver focuses on advancing sustainable development. Early in his career, Pike worked for public agencies, including the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research where he was principal contributor to An Urban Strategy for California (1978.) For the next three decades, he worked on master-planned communities at the Irvine Ranch in Southern California and other properties in western North America and abroad. Prior to relocating to Seattle in 2013, Pike taught real estate development at Cornell University and directed the undergraduate program in urban and regional studies. He is a graduate of the urban studies and planning program at San Francisco State University and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Pike serves on the Thriving Communities Task Force of the Urban Land Institute’s Northwest District Council.



Oliver, H. Pike, & Stockstill, C. Michael. (2022). Transforming the Irvine Ranch: Joan Irvine, William Pereira, Ray Watson, and the Big Plan. Routledge. View Publication