FASTSIGNS Shares Strategies to Help Multi-Unit Housing Brands Enhance the Resident Experience
CARROLLTON, Texas — June 4, 2018 — A multi-unit housing development’s physical setting can play an important role in creating an effective, remarkable resident experience. Here are three key questions a residential property should consider, according to FASTSIGNS.
- Is the location easy to find and identify?
- Can people find their way safely and efficiently?
- Does the space reflect branding?
Strategically designed and positioned signs and graphics are crucial to increasing visibility, creating a more productive and organized environment and improving the overall location experience.
For example, Park West, a 3,400-bed student housing property in College Station, Texas and the country’s largest of its kind, used a variety of signs and graphics to increase its visibility in the community, communicate the property’s branding and core values and enhance the resident experience.
“Servitas, the student housing developer of Park West, came to us prior to breaking ground on the project with hopes that we could be their exclusive sign and graphics provider,” says Kevin Brightwell, owner of the FASTSIGNS in College Station, Texas. “They needed our help to not only to market the project to students and parents, but with the design, project management, production and installation.”
When construction began, the new development needed to be identified, promote its presence in the community and attract residents. Banners, fence graphics, flags and yard signs were placed around the site to establish the presence of the student housing complex. Illuminated monument signs and building signs were installed to identify the property day and night.
To help people find their way, street signs and parking signs direct vehicle traffic. Exterior wayfinding signs that include a map of the complex are placed near walkways. Entrances are clearly marked using dimensional letters, logo signs, banners, and window and door graphics. Inside of the housing buildings, a combination of ADA-compliant signs and wall graphics identify apartment units, community areas, evaluators, stairs and floor levels.