There are so many big changes coming to our beloved Seattle skyline! This is a very exciting time in that these projects offer innovative design with an emphasis on sustainability, and the upcoming inject of inventory makes this a golden opportunity for anyone considering that downtown luxury lifestyle. This is the perfect storm of timelessly beautiful homes in a city continuing to grow and adapt.


Ryan has been representing first time buyers, secondary home owners and investors with new construction for over a decade – and there’s much more to it that an on-sight team may not be able to convey. Connect with him for personal tours of sales centers and up-to-date information. Read on to learn more details about these awesome ongoing projects, and reach out to 206-261-1206 or to discuss your goals and explore possibilities – whether you’re looking for this urban, upbeat tempo or some other unique offering around Seattle.


First Light by Westbank

This is an incredibly unique project. Westbank’s emphasis on innovative design offers a fresh perspective on what luxury living really means, with art, culture, and high design interwoven in every unit and amenity. That’s why architect James Cheng actually partnered with local glass artist John Hogan to ensure incorporation of both form and function throughout the design process. Westbank has also announced a partnership with Food Life Line and will contribute portions of every unit sale, on top of a $10,000 initial donation.

What makes First Light a great investment is the developer’s historical long-term commitment to its projects and the markets surrounding them. Westbank will continue to own and manage all the retail space in First Light, meaning the goings-on of this building and its surrounding community will be constantly under scrutiny, and the right investments will be made to add value to each unit. Another thing to keep in mind: Westbank is simultaneously constructing a multi-family development at 1200 Stewart, the Frye Building on First Hill, and has spoken of future projects, claiming that they are looking to develop in Seattle throughout the next decade. That is market commitment, and an almost guaranteed return on any investment made today.

48 stories, 459 units

2000 3rd Avenue

Set to be completed in 2022, First Light offers everything from studios (at 392sqft) to 3-bedroom units (at 2,755sqft)


The Emerald by Create World Group

Architect is Hewitt Architects

1613 2nd Ave

40 stories

265 units

Expected to be complete in 2020, the Emerald will offer 4,600 sqft of retail space and 38 stories of condominiums including one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from 540 to 1,700 sqft. Amenity areas on the third floor and rooftop will include balconies looking out over Pike Place Market and the Olympic Mountains. Create World Group is a reputable builder here in Seattle, and the Emerald offers such an iconic, central location (right next to Pike Place Market) it is bound to benefit from and help generate new energy amid all of the existing hustle and bustle.


Spire Condominiums by Laconia Development

Architect is Via Architecture

41 stories, 350 units

600 Wall St

Spire is already set to be a gorgeous addition to our skyline with that tall and slender glass silhouette. Clean, modern lines echo throughout each unit via expansive window walls, and the stunning interiors are defined by a comfortable combination of bright natural light and muted earthy palettes. Located at the intersection of Belltown, South Lake Union, and Seattle Center, what makes this tower an incredible investment is its quick access not only to the vibrant heart of the city (shopping, eateries, cultural venues) but also to those growing urban tech campuses and plenty of parks and open spaces. This is where it’s all happening, and will remain a key center of growth for years to come.

Occupancy is set for 2020 in Spire. Units all offer floor plans that maximize efficiency, walls of windows, ceiling heights of 9-10 feet, smart thermostats, hardwood oak flooring, energy-efficient LED lighting, and kitchens featuring gas cooking, quartz countertops, Pedini cabinets, and Bosch or Sub Zero/Wolf appliances. Floor 1 offers a lobby lounge with concierge and bike storage while Floor 3 includes a co-working lounge, yoga and spin studio, conference room, theater, terrace, and gaming room. The Penthouse SPIRE Club at floor 40 and 41 features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, BBQ terrace, Billards room, lounge, view terrace, dog run, and gym. Pricing ranges from $466,000 for a 531sqft one-bedroom up to $3,588,000 for 1,825sqft three-bedrooms (penthouses and unit combinations are also available, although price is yet to be posted).


Ryan Raffetto