The Team


Westbank is a leading real estate development practice in North America. Active across Canada, in the United States and in Tokyo, their projects include residential, hotels, retail, office, rental, district energy, affordable housing and public art. Established in 1992, they are based in Vancouver with offices in Toronto, Hong Kong, Seattle and Tokyo, and over 50 billion dollars of projects completed or under development. Westbank is driven by the belief that beauty and culture in all forms and in the broadest definitions, are essential to human existence. In committing their efforts fully towards the fight for beauty and the creation of culture, they have evolved beyond the definition of a traditional real estate development firm, to become a cultural practice and a platform for creative collaboration.

Swedish Health Services

Founded in 1910, Swedish is one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and a network of more than 115 primary care and specialty-care clinics located throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. In 2020, Swedish provided $258 million in community benefit programs, including $30 million in free and discounted care in Western Washington.

Creative Energy

Creative Energy is one of North America's largest district energy providers. Supplying low-cost community energy with 99.9% reliability to Vancouver's downtown core for over 50 years, Creative Energy's downtown plant connects to a network of over 15 km of pipes, heating over 215 buildings and 45M sf of space. Since 2014, Creative Energy has been expanding its network across Canada and the US, with a mission to help instigate significant reductions in the GHG emissions of the cities in which they operate.

St. James Cathedral

St. James Cathedral is the Cathedral church for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and its Archbishop, the Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne. Dedicated in December 1907, the beautiful Italian Renaissance style Cathedral is not only a gathering place for the entire Archdiocese of Seattle and the wider Seattle community, it is also the parish home for 2,400 households. The Cathedral is noted not only for its beautiful liturgies and its extraordinary music program, but also for its extensive outreach to the poor and needy.

The Archdiocese of Seattle

The Archdiocese of Seattle encompasses all of Western Washington, stretching from Canada to Oregon and from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. There are 72 Catholic Schools, 174 parishes, missions and pastoral centers in the archdiocese, with more than 500 weekly Masses celebrated in eight languages. Archbishop Paul D. Etienne leads the archdiocese with his auxiliary bishop, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo.