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Real Estate Arts HAS AN APP FOR THAT!

Here is a press release REA recently sent out, about a new online application we’re developing for the iPad.  What do you think?

Real Estate Arts showcases offering memorandum on the Ipad

taking the "OM" digital

New York, NY, November 4, 2011 — Real Estate Arts Inc, a leading real estate-focused branding and marketing agency based in New York, announced today its commitment to revolutionizing the way commercial property asset and investment sales are marketed.

Real Estate Arts (REA) is well known in the commercial real estate investment sales community for transforming the standard Offering Memorandum package from one of a simple pictorial word document to a fully-branded and highly-designed showcase marketing tool. REA’s work has won numerous awards for its innovative design, but more importantly has helped brokers and owners of the most prestigious properties command the highest prices per square foot in many markets across the US.

REA President Michael Goodgold said, “As the investment sales market comes back, many of our clients are again looking to us to improve the sales and marketing process. The introduction of tablets and especially the iPAD has given marketers like us a real reason to get excited.”

Technology takes the lead in REA’s innovative marketing approach, which allows potential acquirers to experience the property’s assets through the use of an online application.  The tablet opens up new possibilities for the disposition process, blending different types of technology, ranging from video and mapping to interactive informational graphics.  Unlike the foregone era, in which prospective buyers learned about properties only through static printed pages, the tablet provides a dynamic experience, with information that can be constantly updated.  Furthermore, it organizes all property information in one place, so buyers don’t have to jump from various sources—print brochures, websites, or booklets to accomplish their goals.

For the past 15 years, Real Estate Arts has helped owners and their brokers sell some of the most prestigious properties around the world—from luxury hotels and resorts to Class A Office towers and multifamily properties.  Goodgold added that REA continues to work with some of the smartest technology minds that have helped develop name brand applications that most people experience daily.

“From a user standpoint our focus is squarely on the experience of the acquisition professional,” he said.  “Those men and women are constantly looking at deals and want a tool where they can manage the entire process from one easy place.”

Sedona and Slate: Modern residences with a traditional style

SEDONA & SLATE brand elements created by Real Estate Arts

Inspired Advertising

What REA Produced: Branding, naming, verbal brand, collateral

About the property: In this particular case, REA was chosen by one of the smartest and most dynamic developers from the Washington, D.C. area: the JBG Companies. They have a long history of delivering superior projects in the office, residential, hotel and retail development, such as 300 New Jersey Ave in D.C.; Central Place in Arlington; and the Department of Transportation in D.C.

Recently, JBG broke ground on a two-building residential project along Clarendon Boulevard in Rosslyn, VA. Formerly called Rosslyn Commons, the development’s name has been changed to Sedona and Slate and will consist of two 14- and 12-story towers that will bring over 450 residential units to the area.  Twenty-five townhouses will also be built as part of the project once construction is completed on the towers.

JBG has not said what the mix of units will be between rental apartments and condos. In past months, the firm has indicated that it is leaning toward rentals, but that one of the two towers might ultimately deliver as condos — market conditions permitting. The project will include a rooftop pool and fitness center, and there will be a plaza between the towers. The residences are expected to be complete in 2012.

SEDONA & SLATE brand elements created by Real Estate Arts

The brand essense at work

How REA approached the design process: Following a competitive pitch, REA was asked to develop a strategic approach to marketing communication. The integrated campaign included the naming and brand development for the residential buildings.  REA’s aim was to articulate the overall quality of ‘Modern Living’.  The inspiration for the name Sedona and Slate stemmed from the exterior architecture of the residences.

SEDONA & SLATE website created by Real Estate Arts for JBG Companies

Website and registration page

SEDONA & SLATE Advertising created by Real Estate Arts

Inspired Advertising

Real Estate Arts and JBG team up for Sedona and Slate

Inspired Advertising

Sedona and Slate Break Ground New Brand Unveiled

By REA President Michael (G to the G ) Goodgold

Real Estate Arts unveils branding at ground breaking for JBG's Sedona and Slate Condos

Real Estate Arts unveils branding at ground breaking for JBG's Sedona and Slate Condos

I have to say, I love a good groundbreaking ceremony. The air is filled with hope and promise; I can feel the development team’s collective excitement —  well deserved after countless meetings, sleepless nights, and three grueling years of nearly no new construction.

You know when I love a ground breaking even more? When the Real Estate Arts team is in charge of the project’s branding and marketing.

In this particular case, we were chosen by one of the smartest (not just because they chose us) and most dynamic developers from the Washington, D.C. area: the JBG Companies. They have a long history of delivering superior projects in the office, residential, hotel and retail development, such as 300 New Jersey Ave in D.C.; Central Place in Arlington; and the Department of Transportation in D.C.

TheReal Estate Arts attends the JBG Companies development team break ground on Sedona and Slate

The JBG Companies development team break ground on Sedona and Slate

The JBG Companies development team break ground on Sedona and Slate

The Real Estate Arts team enjoyed shooting the ground breaking of Sedona and Slate -

Recently, JBG broke ground on a two-building residential project along Clarendon Boulevard in Rosslyn, VA. Formerly called Rosslyn Commons, the development’s name has been changed to Sedona and Slate and will consist of two 14- and 12-story towers that will bring over 450 residential units to the area.  Twenty-five townhouses will also be built as part of the project once construction is completed on the towers.

JBG has not said what the mix of units will be between rental apartments and condos. In past months, the firm has indicated that it is leaning toward rentals, but that one of the two towers might ultimately deliver as condos — market conditions permitting. The project will include a rooftop pool and fitness center, and there will be a plaza between the towers. The residences are expected to be complete in 2012.

“Drawing reference from the facade of the two distinct buildings, we developed brand identities that clearly conveyed their personalities,” REA Creative Director Paul Dunn said.

Check out the Sedona & Slate identity below.  We’re looking forward to getting it fully into the market and creating strong results for JBG.

SEDONA & SLATE brand elements created by Real Estate Arts

SEDONA & SLATE brand elements created by Real Estate Arts