Online shop opens for real estate buyers
"> Erwin Sikma, centre, chief executive of Lamudi Asia, speaks at the launching ceremony of an online marketplace -- lamudi.com.bd -- at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka yesterday. Ambareen Reza, chief executive of Lamudi Bangladesh, and Koen Thijssen, managing director at Rocket Internet Benelux, were also present. Photo: LamudiAn online marketplace for buying, selling and renting property was launched in Bangladesh yesterday.
The goal of the site is to empower customers with thorough information in the market and get them in contact with developers, agents and landlords.
The web portal was launched at an event at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka.
Lamudi.com.bd is part of the Rocket Internet family, an online venture builder across the globe that has created over 100 market leading companies in more than 50
Erwin Sikma, chief executive officer of Lamudi Asia, said, “Bangladesh is especially an interesting market for us. The country is well positioned to develop into a booming emerging market in the coming years.”
“The country is adopting online services very quickly and has already embraced our online real estate platform Lamudi.com.bd.”
Sikma added the real estate market will benefit from the platform as all properties will be available to Bangladeshi as well as to the international community.
Ambareen Reza, CEO of Lamudi Bangladesh, said, “The experience from developing Lamudi in several markets globally has enabled us to become the best real estate website in Bangladesh within a short time.”
“We are already generating a very high amount of traffic, which has helped us sign many of the top real estate developers and agents in Bangladesh,” she said.
Lamudi has launched real estate platforms in 12 markets over the past five months, including Colombia,
Kenya, Myanmar, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, said the chief executive.