Create World Real Estate, Inc. is a privately-held, Bellevue-based real estate firm specializing in the development, ownership, and operation of distinctive residential and mixed-use projects across the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2014, Create World set out with a vision to shape the region’s skylines and communities by contributing iconic and market-leading projects to its premier urban markets including Downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Since the company’s inception, Create World has partnered with the West Coast’s most respected names in hospitality, architecture, design and construction to deliver architecturally-significant, high-function and high-quality residential and mixed-use developments. As Create World’s project size and scope have grown, so too has its experience creating successful partnerships with leading institutional capital providers across the U.S. and abroad.
The Emerald represents Create World’s first high-rise condominium tower in Seattle. As of 2021, Create World's portfolio includes over 990,000 gross square feet in active developments.
HEWITT is a multi-disciplinary firm of architects and landscape architects with a focus on the urban experience. Based in downtown Seattle and steps away from The Emerald site, the firm is perfectly positioned to understand and reflect Seattle’s unique energy and style – rich in character and history, rooted in a powerful natural environment.
“The Emerald is grounded in the quality of its address. Located within the confluence of Pike Place Market, Downtown, and the Belltown neighborhood, the tower's shape and form are responsive to a shift in the City street grid pattern. These fundamental site conditions of shape, size and location were generators of the architectural concept – a slender tower form of shifting angles offering water, mountain, and City skyline views. A concept that strikes a balance between the dynamic energy of the neighborhood and the embrace of home.”
Susan Marinello Interiors SMI is an award-winning interior design firm based in Seattle. They have garnered acclaim for a signature approach that creates a cohesive marriage between the exterior architecture and interiors while respecting location, sense of place, natural views and the community of residents within the building. Understanding that each residence is unique, they strive to enrich the homes where their clients live and transform their living environments into elegantly edited spaces.
“Designing residences in a downtown setting requires us to be responsible in delivering a balance between the dynamic energy of the location with the comfort and intimacy of what will be someone’s home.”
Founded in 1950, Andersen builds throughout the Pacific Northwest and excels at building technically challenging commercial, residential & industrial projects. Their portfolio includes healthcare, multi-family housing, educational, advanced technology, commercial offices, industrial, retail, parking and hospitality – all built to the highest standards which have solidified their trusted reputation as one of Seattle’s foremost construction firms.
“Our people and our clients are what drive us. Our organization has a unique culture of accountability that is fostered at both the team and individual levels. That team effort, that passion to perform at the highest level, is what makes me personally love what I do.”
Polaris Pacific is the leading real estate sales and marketing group for today’s high-density residential communities. Drawing on a 30-year legacy of success in the Western United States, Polaris Pacific specializes in new development, leveraging the latest tools and technology to create a clear path forward. Long-term client relationships with industry leaders provide the company’s platform for innovation, establishing Polaris Pacific as the irrefutable expert in major urban markets.
“The Emerald is an exceptional opportunity for those who aspire to homeownership in one of Seattle’s iconic downtown neighborhoods and the first new construction condominium to be built one block from Pike Place Market in the past decade.”
Columbia Hospitality, Inc. (Columbia) is a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company that was established in 1995 by founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. Columbia’s growing portfolio includes award-winning hotels, residential properties, conference centers, distinctive venues, private and public golf facilities, restaurants and bars. Columbia creates exceptional experiences for residents, guests, and team members. With over 25 years of proven success in management, Columbia has also consulted on over 200 hospitality projects worldwide, delivering a high level of customized service to partners and investors. For more information about Columbia and to view the entire portfolio, visit:
“The Emerald has immensely impacted our city by both transforming our famed Seattle skyline and raising the bar for luxury high-rise living in downtown. The extraordinary building and its owners deserve the highest level of care, safety and service to complement its luxury residences and unmatched waterfront views, which is where Columbia Hospitality comes in. We look forward to partnering with The Emerald and delivering exemplary service to Seattle’s newest defining address.”