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Celebrating The Season

For as long as I can remember, Christmas has always been an epic event in my house. My mother, an Italian-American, spends hours decorating, cooking holiday meals, and wrapping each present with care. Needless to say, my family loves this time of year, and the reason for our admiration starts with the famously decorated homes of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

To celebrate the season, every December we visit the nighttime’s glowing neighborhood. For years its residents have committed to bringing the holidays alive by staging magical winter wonderlands. The sights are spectacular and encourage us to spread holiday cheer at our own house. While our decorations are nowhere near as impressive as the ones in Dyker Heights, it’s still fun to create holiday scenes and put smiles on the faces of passersby.

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- Danielle Foss, Account Manager

A Highlight on Fifth Avenue

REA recently completed a barricade for 693 Fifth Avenue, located in the heart of New York City’s busiest retail avenue.  This is one of multiple projects REA is working on for Thor Equities, a leader in urban real estate development with a focus on retail and mixed-use buildings.

693 Fifth Avenue is comprised of seven floors of retail and two floors of office space, totaling 44,500 square feet.  The building is currently getting a “facelift” with a modernized facade.

The purpose of the 3-story barricade was to grab attention and help Thor find a perfect retail partner for the space.  REA Creative Director Irasema explained that the creative process involved developing a design that was unique compared to most retail barricades — so the design team chose bold text and an eye-catching image.  An emphasis on luxury fashion was also part of the equation, to convey the elegance of Fifth Avenue retail.  REA sets a standard in selling retail space by capitalizing on this luxury retail aspect and pushing a bolder look.

The area welcomes up to 11,000 daily pedestrians to pass the 50 feet of frontage. Visit the 693 Fifth Avenue website for more information.

Cosmic Quilt – NYC Design Week 2012

The Principals is an industrial design studio based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and they’ve come up with an interesting project that will be exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) May 19-21.

“Cosmic Quilt” will challenge the design community with questions about interactive environments, including these from ArchDaily: “What would it be like if the environment we inhabit responded to our present in an active way? What if we shift the scale of the way in which our devices operate to the way our buildings function?”

The project is on Kickstarter, so check it out!

Tipping my Fedora to the Mad Men of Old.

Here’s a re-post from our REA Approved Blog! We thought it’d be worth it to share it here too:

4/6 – It’s hard to escape the frenzy of the new season of Mad Men. The captivating ads are plastered everywhere; the talk around the water cooler about the future of Don Draper is plentiful.  Not to mention retailers like Banana Republic are jumping on the band wagon by showcasing Mad Men inspired fashions in their windows. I have to say, I love it all. The visual style is breathtaking and inspiring and seems to be showing up on my radar everywhere I go.

A few weeks ago I attended a field trip with my son Andrew to the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, which ended up being another unexpected time warp back to the 1960′s. The tour of the old subway cars was interesting in itself, but when I looked up to see pristine ads from the period, I was in heaven.  From the 2012 Madmen to those of the 1960′s: I say thank you. You have left an undeniable mark on the advertising business, and a visual style to be cherished, studied and re-examined. -M.G.

REA Field Trip to World Financial Center – Our Work is Up

Last week, the REA team took a trip down to The World Financial Center to check out the signage for the up and coming retail addition, which features the logo created by REA.  The large banners are currently hanging throughout the Winter Garden and are hard to miss.  We are very excited about our design hanging on display and are proud of all the work we did on this project.

To quickly recap, REA produced the idea and strategy for the brand, identity, brochure and renderings, as well as the website.  As one of the premier locations for office space in NYC, the WFC offers spectacular views of the Hudson River waterfront, a 10-story Winter Garden, shops and restaurants, and venues to host art exhibits and musical performances.  The WFC vision for 2013 includes a new retail streetscape along West Street, 40 local and international retailers, in addition to six restaurants with waterfront access.

REA’s Director of Design explains: “The inspiration for the logo came, in part, from the idea that the WFC was painting a new vision for itself — one that included a curated, considered experience — similar to something one would experience in an art gallery. Since WFC is near the water, I thought that the brush strokes of a watercolor painting would work for the logo. I did an initial set of drawings on tracing paper using a wide marker. After about the third one, I knew we had it … but we did another 20-30 just to be certain. Once selected, we scanned the drawing and then converted it to vector outline artwork in Illustrator.”

While on our trip, we also ventured outside to the WFC Plaza where we found a series of sculptures created by artist Adrián Villar Rojas. The pieces appear to be large cement blocks beginning to crack on top of wooden desks, but are actually made of clay.

Within several of the blocks are apples that are slowly decaying and being eaten away by the birds.  Known for his site-specific massive sculptures that reflect a fascination with parallel universes and outsized alternative worlds, his work titled “Before My Birth” is said to imagine the world through the eyes of the inhabitants of different worlds.

FAO Schwarz

About the location: Central Park, Fifth Avenue Fashion, spectacular art, thriving culture, endless shopping, unbelievable dining and lively nightlife – this is Pure New York City. Amid the whirl of excitement you will find the GM Building, and located at its base the legendary FAO Schwarz store, a timeless beloved destination loved by adults and children alike.  

How REA approached the design & video process: Our challenge was to create a customizable campaign that targeted individual world-class retailers, giving them the ability to envision their brands in the space. While touring the location, we noticed how the FAO Schwarz building exterior mimicked a showcase from the outside—like something you might find in a fine jewelry store. We also discovered that the location was truly unparalleled and a brand would be showcased here like no other. Thus the idea of “the perfect showcase” was born.

REA is proud to have played a part in the “Biggest Office Property Sale in NJ State History” Newport Tower

We believe behind every great project is a great team. So, we are thrilled to have played our part in the success of CBRE and owner Brookfield Properties selling of Newport Tower in Jersey City for a record $377.5 million, the biggest price tag NJ has ever seen for an office property.

While REA has grown into many areas of design and branding over the past decade, one of the lines of business it continues to be passionate about is it’s Investment Sales business. For close to 15 years we have been setting the high water mark on the key marketing tool for selling large real estate assets the Offering Memorandum. While REA’s competitors service this same market, we promise and deliver on a non – standard, non template driven product that exemplifies smart modern design.

Newport Office Tower Offering Memorandum cover by Real Estate Arts

Newport Tower Cover

“We are constantly looking at inspiration from every corner of the design world”

Real Estate Arts Offering Memorandum design Newport Tower

Interior pages

Offering Memorandum Design by Real Estate Arts

Interior Spread

We cherish our long-standing relationships in the Investment Sales community and congratulate CBRE and Brookfield for this breakthrough accomplishment.

Be on the lookout for REA’s new  IPAD product that will roll out in 2012.

Check out the story on NJ.com

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.”

350 Madison: Dramatic and Inspiring

350 Madison Ave Advertising campaign by REA

350 Madison Advertising campaign

Kensico Properties

What REA Produced: Brand Identity, advertising strategy,  renderings, direct mail, branded specialty items,  website, SEO, E-blast campaign, photography & construction bridge signage

About the Property:

A Dramatic Arrival. A Source of Inspiration. A Powerful Presence.
Entering the main lobby of the newly re-envisioned, revamped 350 Madison Avenue, visitors may expect to experience a powerful, unanticipated vision. The newly completed 30’ high waterfall feature will adds a visual element to the space that immediately captures attention and imposes a striking, memorable experience, while simultaneously comforting the senses with sound and motion. With morning light cascading through the ceiling, and the new aluminum cladding on the facade, the completed renovations allow 350 Madison to re-emerge as a modern, shimmering address with true architectural and experiential distinction.

The UN Headquarters, the Chanin Building, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Radio City Music Hall are among the neighborhood’s paramount attractions.  You’ll also come across some of the world’s finest hotels, including the Waldorf-Astoria and The Roosevelt.  High-end retail such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers are located nearby.

Real Estate Arts 350 Madison Avenue

Real Estate Arts 350 Madison Avenue

Sabre Real Estate: Beyond Real Estate

Sabre Real Estate Brand Element by Real Estate Arts

Sabre's stunning brand element

Real Estate Arts and Sabre Real Estate unveil brand
New Sabre Real Estate Brand Identity – Signage by Real Estate Arts

What REA Produced: Idea and strategy for the brand, Identity, verbal identity, website, signage, stationery, collateral

Sabre Real Estate Brand Identity by Real Estate Arts

Brand Elements

 

About Sabre: Sabre Real Estate Group is a full service retail real estate brokerage company with a core focus on tenant and owner representation.  SABRE also offers retail, restaurant and franchise consultation services, investment sales and property management.  SABRE was founded by Jayson Siano formerly of CB Richard Ellis and Kenneth Breslin of Breslin Realty Inc. to adapt to the ever changing industry and stay ahead of the curve.  While the economy right sized the real estate business over the past few years Siano and Breslin decided to change with the times and build a company for the future.

New Sabre Real Estate Verbal Identity -  by Real Estate Arts

New Sabre Real Estate Verbal Identity - by Real Estate Arts

How REA approached the design process: As part of the brand creation, REA developed a proposition focused on service quality. ‘Beyond Real Estate’ helped articulate the company’s commitment to customer service and value, which became an integral aspect of the brand communications.

Sabre Real Estate's new website created by REA

Stunning home page

Sabre Real Estate new website designed by REA

Home page

Sabre Real Estate Website conatct page by REA

Contact Page

Sabre Real Estate Twitter Page - Brand by REA

Sabre Twitter Page