The Emerald is Named Development of the Year

The Emerald was recently awarded Development of the Year at the 2022 Seattle Agent Magazine’s Agents’ Choice Awards where the very best of Seattle real estate is honored— according to readers and industry professionals.



With more than 19,000 votes cast across 10 categories, The Emerald came out on top as the favorite development among real estate peers throughout Seattle.  Over 50% sold, The Emerald offers move-in ready, luxury condominiums from the $400,000s.  Following record sales with a successful first-half of 2021, totaling $50M in sales in the first two quarters, The Emerald’s continued transaction velocity confirms its position as the city’s most attractive downtown residential high-rise available to buyers in today’s current market, as reported in The Registry Pacific Northwest Real Estate. Indicating its strength in the luxury market, The Emerald also boasted 2 of the top 5 highest priced Seattle condo sales in 2021, noting that these milestone sales also ranked The Emerald among properties with the highest price per square foot – upwards of $2,200.



Located in downtown Seattle, steps from Pike Place Market and the re-imagined Seattle waterfront, the development is the vision of developer Create World Real Estate, based in Bellevue, along with design firms Hewitt and Susan Marinello Interiors with real estate sales and marketing led by Polaris Pacific.


The Emerald’s new Seattle condominiums represent a unique opportunity to own a coveted piece of Seattle,” said Bing Feng, President & CEO of Create World. “We’re extremely proud of this iconic development and thrilled to be acknowledged by this reputable group.”


We’re extremely proud of the entire team behind The Emerald and honored by this recognition from our industry peers. The building has experienced incredible interest both locally and nationally in part due to its iconic downtown Seattle location just one-block to Pike Place Market and Seattle’s revitalized waterfront, providing the perfect balance between convenience and luxury.” said Josh Nasvik, Managing Director at Polaris Pacific, The Emerald’s sales and marketing team. “Hewitt has done an outstanding job of designing the building to allow for creative floor plans with maximized views and common amenities so that everyone will enjoy panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Seattle’s Financial District, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.”


The tower’s shape and form are responsive to a shift in the city street grid pattern,” Julia Nagele, director of design and architecture, Hewitt Architects. “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.”


Rising 40 gleaming stories above Seattle at Second and Stewart, offering 262 residences and unparalleled views of the city and beyond. The modern, high-rise condominium building reflects the elements and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Book your tour of the building and model residences to discover why The Emerald was named ‘Development of the Year’.