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A Simple Guide to Rebranding Your New Property With Signs

A large window outside of a building with a graphic showing skyscrapers and the Steelview logoTrust and professionalism are the cornerstones of a successful property management business. These qualities are particularly crucial during times of transition, such as when your business acquires new properties. Ensuring a smooth transition for tenants and visitors is essential to foster trust, maintain professionalism, and uphold the integrity of your brand.

Clear, consistent, and impactful signage can help ensure a smooth transition that benefits everyone. During the transition phase, rebranding is crucial to ensure that the property aligns with your company's identity and appeals to your target audience. Whether your company has experience in rebranding buildings or not, the process is involved and requires meticulous planning and coordination.

Discover how to rebrand residential and commercial properties seamlessly with our step-by-step guide.

1. Assess the Property’s Current Branding

Understanding your starting point is essential to determining your destination. Conduct a thorough audit of the existing signage and branding elements to identify what needs to be updated or replaced to match your company's branding.

Conduct a Thorough Audit

Start by taking a detailed inventory of all existing signage and branding elements on the property. This includes exterior signs, interior signs, wall graphics, window decals, directional signs, and promotional materials.

Identify What Needs Updating

Determine which elements are outdated, worn, or inconsistent with your brand. Chances are, you won’t be able to salvage much, but regardless, make a list of all signage that needs to be updated or replaced. When identifying, consider the overall condition, relevance, and how well each piece aligns with your company's current branding standards and aesthetic.

Analyze Brand Consistency

Evaluate how well the current signage communicates your brand message. Check for consistency in colors, fonts, logos, and messaging. Inconsistent branding can dilute your brand identity and confuse your audience.

Gather Feedback

If possible, get feedback from current tenants and visitors about the existing signage. Understand what works well and what doesn’t. Their insights can be invaluable in shaping your rebranding strategy.

2. Develop a Rebranding Plan

Collaborate with an experienced signage company, like AlphaGraphics, specializing in property management solutions, to create a cohesive rebranding strategy that aligns with your vision and goals. 

If you’ve been in property management for a long time, you understand the importance of a well-thought-out plan ahead of a big project. Your rebranding project should be no exception. It is crucial to develop a thorough strategy that outlines the rebranding process from start to finish, including a timeline, budget, and specific goals for your project. 


Establish a realistic timeline for each phase of the rebranding project, from design to installation. To minimize disruptions, consider factors such as tenant occupancy and property usage.


Set a budget for the rebranding project, including costs for design, production, installation, and any necessary permits. Ensure flexibility for unexpected expenses.


Define clear, measurable goals for the rebranding project, including enhancing brand visibility, improving tenant satisfaction, and increasing property value.

Design Review & Approval Process

Working with a full-service signage partner will ensure you have support throughout the process. Work with your signage partner to create design mockups for each type of signage so you can visualize exactly what they will look like in the space. You can review and approve the designs to ensure they meet your branding guidelines and vision.

Coordinate Installation Logistics

Plan the logistics of the installation process carefully. Schedule installations and obtain all necessary permits and approvals in advance to minimize disruption to tenants and operations.

Communicate with Stakeholders

Keep all stakeholders, including tenants, employees, and investors, informed throughout the rebranding process. Incorporate feedback from key stakeholders to ensure alignment with your overall brand strategy. Provide regular updates on progress and timelines. Clear communication helps manage expectations and fosters a sense of involvement and support.

Property management companies can thoroughly assess the current branding and develop a detailed rebranding plan to ensure a smooth transition and create a cohesive, professional brand presence that enhances the property's appeal and value.

3. Exterior Signage Solutions

Feather Flags

With dynamic, custom-branded designs, you can attract attention from afar and help indicate the property’s new branding to tenants or visitors. These are also perfect solutions for open houses, special events, and directional guidance.

Aluminum Yard Signs

Inform and entice new tenants with durable, weather-resistant, and long-lasting yard signs. Fully customizable with your company’s branding and information, these signs are great for displaying new logos and information. 

4. Interior Branding Enhancements

Wall Graphics

Transform blank walls within your properties into engaging, lively spaces that visitors enjoy hanging out in. Wall graphics are practical solutions for rebranding lobbies, offices, and common areas. 

Window Graphics

When your signage needs are two-fold, window graphics can enhance privacy while promoting your brand. Available in full-color designs and frosted finishes, these are perfect for conference rooms, fitness areas, etc. 

5. Promotional Signage

Vinyl Banners

Vinyl banners are an impactful solution for making a big announcement, such as a significant rebranding. They are highly visible and easy to set up, take down, and transport so that they can be reused for years. 


Place your message right in people’s path with A-Frame or sidewalk signs. These signs are flexible, portable, and easy to update, making them ideal for temporary and informative guidance during the transition.  

6. Directory and Wayfinding Signage

Directory, Wayfinding, & Informational Signage

Clear and compelling signs should ensure visitors and tenants can easily navigate the new property. ADA-compliant signs should also be incorporated to ensure accessibility and compliance with regulations. These signs are functional yet sleek and professional-looking and made from high-quality materials like aluminum and acrylic. 

7. Execution and Installation

Consider the execution and installation phase as the finish line of your project. This part of the process is where your tenants and visitors will be most affected, so meticulous planning and coordination are crucial to ensure minimal disruption. Working with your signage partner to plan and coordinate the installation of all-new branding elements will enable a smooth transition that benefits all parties. 

8. Evaluate and Adjust

You’ve come to the end of your rebranding project, and now it’s time to sit back and reap the rewards. Not quite. After the rebranding, don’t forget to gather feedback from tenants and visitors. Since they are your target audience, you must understand how this process affected them and ways to improve in future rebranding efforts. Make any necessary adjustments to signage or branding elements this research uncovers to ensure you meet your initial goals. 

Following these steps, you can successfully rebrand your new property, creating a cohesive and appealing environment that reflects your company’s identity. Partnering with a full-service signage company will streamline the process and ensure professional results. 

Why Choose AlphaGraphics?

Acquiring more properties and expanding your portfolio is a monumental moment for your business. AlphaGraphics provides continuous support and collaboration, enabling you to focus on your projects and celebrate your success.

AlphaGraphics provides local installation, delivery, and expertise when rebranding your entire new building. Contact your local AlphaGraphics center for answers to your signage questions and help getting started with a rebrand. 

Ready to take your branding to the next level? 

Explore our latest blog post for practical strategies on simultaneously branding multiple properties.

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