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Development Create World Real Estate

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.

Architecture HEWITT

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.”

Julia Nagele Director of Design - Architecture
Interior Design Susan Marinello Interiors

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.”

Susan Marinello Principal
Construction Andersen

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.”

Joel Rohrs Executive Vice President
Marketing and Sales Polaris Pacific

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.”

Garrett Frakes Managing Partner
Hospitality CWD Group

CWD Group was founded by Marshall Johnson, PCAM®, a Seattle native who set out to create a full-service, customer-oriented common ownership interest (CIC) management company. Founded, built, and focused on the Northwest, we are a stable, locally owned, operated, and controlled management firm with over 225 CIC associations under management. Our goal from inception has been to provide exceptional customer service: since 1995, CWD Group has grown to be one of the largest CIC specialists in the nation.    For more information, and to access the Owner’s online portal, 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. We at CWD are happy to provide. We are honored to provide exemplary service to Seattle’s defining address.”

Alicia Graham Director, New Development & Services
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