CBE, a Washington, DC Certified Business Enterprise

EMERGENT DEVELOPMENT was born to harness the collective global multi-disciplinary experience and unique insights of seasoned executives and alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and its “World’s Premier Real Estate Program.”

Who We Are

EMERGENT DEVELOPMENT is a uniquely constructed agile consortium of resources, assets, connections, and accomplishments, able to access whatever intellectual and ground-level resources required for a vast array of asset classes and projects. Specializing in Affordable and Market Rate MultiFamily Housing, Historic, Commercial, Resort, and other products, with partnerships in Infrastructure, Single Family, Condominiums, Row House, Mixed-Use, Master Planning, Sustainable and Walkable Urbanism, and Retail expertise.

What We Do

Meet the Team

EMERGENT DEVELOPMENT delivers fresh perspective on development, mixed with disruptive technology, and a passion for maximizing value for the community and greater good, with a great depth of experience and success in real estate development.  At EMERGENT, we believe that developers have a responsibility to make a positive impact on our world. As the saying goes; “with great opportunity, comes great responsibility.” This group of experienced executives has collectively led some of the most  challenging development projects in North America, valued at over $20 billion in investment. These have now united as the EMERGENT Development Advisory Council to help drive a new era of development across the United States and  worldwide, focused on environmental, social and financial success for communities, municipalities, and clients.

Emergent Development Advisory Council

with à la Carte Project Involvement

Justin George



Michael H Peters

Ken Wormald

President and CEO of Architekton Resources, Emergent Development Company, and Illuminate Technologies

Partner, The Wormald Companies

Michael H Peters, BSME, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Harvard Business School, Real Estate Management, is President and CEO of Architekton Resources and Illuminate WiFi, Washington, DC and Knoxville, TN, as well as co-instigator of a new endeavor, Emergent Development, based in Washington, DC.

Justin is a seasoned Real Estate executive with a diverse background in development, planning, and construction. Over the course of his career, he has worked with some of North America’s largest real estate companies, REITS and pension funds, delivering large, high profile and challenging projects.


Ken Wormald is a DC region-based real estate developer from Potomac, Maryland. Ken brings a wealth of experience from his real estate development company, The Wormald Companies, and has done projects in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.



Scott A. Hechlik

Managing Director/Asset Manager of Osprey s.a. Ltd

Tom Feusse

Paul H. White

CEO, co-owner, Wallick Communities

Senior Vice President & Co-Head Of Residential

Tom Feusse is Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Wallick. In that role, he concentrates on: defining the firm’s strategy, supporting the leadership team, focusing the organization on being customer service centric, and developing growth opportunities.


Scott Hechlik offers more than eighteen years experience in the commerical real estate industry, including development, construction, management and acquisition. He is the Managing Director/Asset Manager of Osprey s.a. Ltd, a privately held real estate fund, and previously with Turner Construction, in Chicago and Detroit.


Paul is responsible for developing residential components for Four Seasons hotel and resort mixed-use and stand-alone developments around the world. He is currently working in nearly every major market in the Americas, EMEA and APAC theaters – as well as a number of key emerging markets - developing both primary and vacation home residences with some of the world’s most prominent and influential developers, investors, architects and interior designers.


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