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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

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

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

The World Financial Center: REA Design Process

REA Director of Design Irasema Rivera called her very first project at REA “a progressive challenge” — in the most positive of terms.  The World Financial Center’s design process — from the initial look and feel to the printed piece — took the creative team about 2 months to complete.  Under Rivera’s guidance, they created a vision that would highlight the three major qualities of this new development: the high-end retail, excellent accessibility, and regrowth of this post 9/11 neighborhood.

Irasema: The retail was envisioned to be high-end, a completely new retail experience for the consumer, different from how they may be experiencing it today.  So we went for a look that would bring in that sense of fashionable, luxurious retail throughout the design.  The second piece was the accessibility–that the WFC would be extremely easy to get to due to the addition of the West Street entrance, as well as the new Fulton Street Transit hub.

Last but not least, there was the neighborhood–an area that was blooming again in the decade following 9/11.  A project like WFC was proof that businesses as well as residents were committed to bringing the neighborhood back, and expanding upon it.  So we focused on images and phrases that would really highlight what the WFC had to offer throughout the day and also at night… from beautiful scenery and a great neighborhood for business, to the dazzling nightlife of clubs and restaurants.

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 the World Financial Center is near the water, I thought that the brush strokes of a water color 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.

REA is proud to announce our new blog has received just over 1,000 clicks – and the number is growing.  As we learn more about social media and communicating with our  audience, our REA staff members are becoming more involved in writing for the blog, keeping it dynamic with their diverse viewpoints and skillsets.

So keep us in your bookmarks to hear what these talented and passionate people have to say about design, art and branding strategies.

Whether you’re interested in our work & news or you’re hoping to snag some inspiration for your own creativity, we’d love to keep you fascinated.  Even more so, we want to remain in a two-way conversation with you.  Comments and responses from you, our readers, are necessary for this blog to be successful — and we’re always looking to learn something new.

Here’s to a creative learning experience for all of us.