Cheviot (Cheviot Capital Management and Cheviot Realty Advisors)
Cheviot Capital Management and Cheviot Realty Advisors is a newly formed, boutique investment firm. We are a couple of relatively young guys in our early 30's who are raising money to invest in apartment buildings and a variety of other commercial properties west of the Mississippi.
We don't have any gray hair to speak of, making it important to create an image / a logo that presents a level of sophistication and class.
The audience is two fold:
i) Capital Raising: we will be meeting with accountants, family offices, trusts, investment bankers, wealth managers, etc. to raise money for our fund
ii) Property Acquistion: we will be meeting with attorneys, bankers, developers, etc to try and buy a variety of commercial real estate assets
We are looking for a logo that uses the name "Cheviot" and can easily be integrated in a similar fashion with both a) Cheviot Capital Management and b) Cheviot Realty Advisors.
I tend to like clean lines with limited use of color - one or two colors, three max. I prefer blues with white, blacks, and grays. A splash of color could also help (green or orange), but I'll leave that up to you!
As for fonts, I really like Times New Roman (not necessarily required) or something similar rather than flowing kind of fonts. Think more rigid. We also like when the text is in CAPS but the initial letter is larger than the rest of the text: http://www.archercm.com
Cheviot is actually a mountain, or hill, so that can be used for inspiration as well. We will be buying commercial real estate, so buildings can also be used.
The card stock we will probably use will be white, non-glossy if that helps at all...
I am looking for something custom, so no stock images or clipart per se, unless you think it would really rock.