Online property classifieds site Lamudi, is on a major expansion push in both Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In February, the site expanded to Zambia and Ethiopia and just quietly, it has gone live in Zimbabwe making the country it’s 12th country in Africa.
Backed by RocketInternet, MTN and Millicom, Lamudi has appointed Mustafa Suleimanji as the MD Lamudi Zimbabwe. Mustafa holds a degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada and has worked for the United Nations in Somalia and is also the founder of Tanzania’s XCommodity, a marketplace for commodity suppliers and buyers in Africa.
Launched in October 2013, Lamudi is now operating across 25 countries in Africa, Asia and South America with further expansion planned in the future. The real estate platform recently announced reaching 250,000 property listings worldwide on the platform after launching just six months ago.
According to Mustafa Suleimanji, MD for Lamudi Zimbabwe: “Lamudi has enjoyed a tremendous amount of growth in the past six months, from the initial launch to becoming Africa’s no. 1 online real estate platform. Our users have embraced the transparency of our service and the high quality of the listings, and we are very excited to bring these features to Zimbabwe as Lamudi continues to expand across the continent.”
In Zimbabwe, the site will be taking on Naspers Property24 head-on among a number of local property portals. Just like its sister sites, Lamudi allows users to buy or rent properties or list their house, flat, apartment, or bungalow for sale as well. The firm says its goal is to “empower consumers with the most thorough information on the market and bring them in direct contact with theagents.”