Newest Sign Design Trends, Top 5 Prop Managers in Mass, and New Projects
CBRE leads the list of top property managers in Boston, New Projects for property managers and design trends.
Top 5 Property Managers in Massachusetts:
Here are the top 5 property managers in Mass. After 40 years in the business, we are pleased to announce Cadwell is working with 5 out of 5 firms on this impressive list of local leaders in property management. The Boston Business Journal updated this list in 2022, with CBRE (see CBRE/Genlabs photo above) at the top once again, managing 57 million sq ft in Mass. See the latest Top 5 Ranking in Mass here:
We are doing excellent work for these top property managers as the commercial real estate market heats up this Fall and 2023. This Fall's hot industry categories continue in biotech, pharma, and drug discovery. CBRE helped Genlabs land this new office in the photo above.
Another Happy Property Manager in Boston
Last month we completed these two new signs for Carr Properties at 200 State Street, which look fantastic. This illuminated 4-foot tall letter set is a simple and impactful way to make your building stand out and build foot traffic for the building and the coffee shop. Congrats to our design, manufacturing, and installation teams, and special thanks to Eric and Liz at Carr Properties. Click here to see more building address ideas.
2022 Top Trends in Sign Design
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As we wrap up 2022, our design team created a list of the top trends for this year. Based on 1,000 design and sign projects, here are the hot trends in our industry. See the 1 to 4 list.
Minimalism: Minimalistic sign designs continue to be popular, focusing on clean lines, straightforward typography, and limited use of color.
Use of Negative Space: Designers increasingly use negative space to create unique and exciting sign designs. Negative space is the area around and between the subjects in the design.
Handwritten Typography: Handwritten typography is becoming increasingly popular in sign design, adding a personal touch and a sense of authenticity.
3D Effects: With technological advances, designers can now create 3D signs that appear to pop off the surface. This trend is prevalent for storefront signage.
LED:LEDs are now used more frequently in sign design, particularly for illuminated signs. They offer a wide range of colors, are energy-efficient, and have a long lifespan.
Unique Materials: Designers are increasingly experimenting with unique materials such as wood, metal, and glass to create standout sign designs
Large Scale: Large-scale signs are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for outdoor advertising. They grab attention and make a statement.
Interactive Signage: Interactive signs that respond to the environment or the user’s actions are gaining popularity. These signs use sensors, cameras, and other technologies to create an engaging experience for the viewer.
Responsive Design: Sign designs that adapt to different devices and screen sizes are becoming more common, particularly for digital signage.
Sustainability: Sustainable sign design is gaining traction, with designers and businesses opting for eco-friendly materials.