Service + Outreach
Associate Director of Research
Glenn Crellin comes to the College from Washington State University, where he was the Director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research. He came to WCRER after 16 years conducting and managing research for the National Association of Realtors® in Washington, DC. His research emphasizes the development of information which has practical benefit to real estate practitioners and the general public.
Mr. Crellin’s accomplishments include the development of the Housing Affordability Index, a
measure of the ability of the middle income family to afford to purchase a home. Recent research has addressed economic impacts of residential development, affordability issues for rental housing as well as structural changes to the real estate brokerage business.
The Center’s activities highlight statistical reporting on real estate markets in Washington (both
home sales and rental apartments), affordable housing, growth management’s impact on affordable housing, real estate licensee issues and other public policy research related to real estate. Center research results are disseminated via subscription publications, and through an extensive Web site (www.wcrer.wsu.edu).
Mr. Crellin is an economist who earned his B.A. at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and his
Master’s at the University of Maryland. Glenn currently serves as Chair and Administrative Officer of the Central Puget Sound Real Estate Research Committee, Trustee of the Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee and a member of the editorial review board of the Appraisal Journal and the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education. He is a frequent presenter to real estate and community groups throughout the Pacific Northwest region.