The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), which looks after the needs of the central city, has launched its own property portal featuring apartments for sale and rent exclusively within its boundaries.
The portal is a first for any South African city improvement district, and its creators believe is unique to any other CID across the globe.
The CCID’s property portal also features commercial, retail and light industrial property for sale, for rent or on auction.
Launched this week the site has received positive feedback from a number of agencies, with praise for both the website itself as well as for the CCID having taken the initiative to support the industry in the CBD.
Paul Aitken, a broker with Swindon Properties, said: “The CCID does phenomenal work and this only assists us in doing more business as a clean, functional, safe inner city boosts investor confidence.”
Property consultant, Melissa Bee of Just Property said the portal is: “A very exciting opportunity and addition to our marketing platforms.”
CCID chairperson Rob Kane explained: “When the CCID’s website was redesigned last year with a ‘Central City first’ theme, it provided the perfect opportunity for ours to become the first downtown in South Africa to offer this free service to both brokers and property seekers.
“The CCID constantly looks to innovate, and providing this one-stop portal for all types of properties in the CBD is another way in which we can offer a tangible service that our stakeholders will be able to use on a regular basis.”
All listings will be free of charge.