Gregg Colburn

Gregg Colburn

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.

Qualifications

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)