Raine & Horne

A Stunning & Spacious Result

When Raine & Horne Manly, NSW, were looking to update their real estate agency premises, they had no hesitation in appointing Evoke Projects to manage the design and fit out.

A glowing endorsement from another real estate agency was the starting point. The result is a re-styled office that features a stunning branding statement as customers walk through the door, and Raine & Horne now have a fantastic new boardroom.

Toby Hutton, Director of Raine & Horne Manly, describes the transformation: “We really wanted to make the most of the small space that we occupy and also lift our brand impact in the reception area.

“Evoke Projects presented options to us and I was impressed with the speed of their design process. I was even more amazed by their ideas for space utilisation—it was spot on what we wanted. Our whole real estate agency feels larger and the new boardroom is very generous. It can also be used for private meetings now, which is really important for our customers who need to discuss financial information.

“As far as reception goes, the photos speak for themselves and the large ampersand definitely emphasises the Raine & Horne brand. It really differentiates us.”

Shirley Clement, who manages Raine & Horne’s reception area, agrees that returning clients really notice the difference when they walk in.

“The change is astronomical and the whole office is more functional now with the new layout, especially now that we have a nice, quiet area where people can talk comfortably.”

Toby reflects on his experience with Evoke Projects: “Anybody in business knows that if you undertake a big project, there will be some hiccups along the way. What really matters is how a company puts things right. I was really impressed with how the Evoke team resolved any issues. They were real professionals, just focused on getting the job done. Also, the tradespeople were polite, respectful, tidy and trustworthy, which made everything easier”.

Toby has already recommended Evoke to other companies. “I look at the end result and think it was money well spent. My team are clearly proud of where they work, and I feel that we are all more productive with such a functional office layout. It’s like everybody wants to step up to the excellent new brand image that our refurbished office presents. I would certainly use Evoke Projects again when we want to update.

Raine & Horne Manly.”