The official unveiling this week of elegant new offices for the Chas Everitt International Atlantic Seaboard franchise attests to the group’s heavyweight status in what is arguably the country’s most demanding real estate market.
Situated in a landmark building on busy Kloof Road in Sea Point, the new premises were necessitated by the franchise’s phenomenal expansion over the past 18 months, say co-principals Charl and Adél Louw, who acquired the business in 2010.
“Building a solid foundation and reputation has really paid off,” says Charl, “and business has increased to such an extent in recent months that the new office already accommodates a 12-strong stable of experienced agents, with more being recruited”.
“We operate in all the glamorous suburbs located in the area stretching from the V&A Waterfront to the Twelve Apostles Hotel, including De Waterkant, Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay and Bakoven, and we also have a well-established rental division which manages all aspects of both long-term and holiday lets on the Atlantic Seaboard”.
“And of course our service offering has also been significantly enhanced over the past two years by our group’s affiliation to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World© (LeadingRE) and membership of the global luxury real estate network Luxury Portfolio International©.”
LeadingRE is the world’s biggest grouping of premier independent property companies like Chas Everitt International, and properties listed by members of Luxury Portfolio International enjoy a worldwide audience of some 3-million affluent individuals in more than 200 countries. This is obviously an enormous benefit to top-tier sellers in areas like the on the Atlantic Seaboard.
Among the ultra-luxury homes currently listed by Chas Everitt International is an architect-designed Camps Bay stunner, for sale for R22m, which offers four spacious bedrooms and views that stretch for miles. The property includes a separate piece of land at its rear which could be subdivided for a further return on investment.
Equally impressive is a three-level “entertainer’s dream” in Fresnaye, for sale for R19,95m. Similarly boasting breathtaking sea vistas, it is situated on a corner stand and has abundant accommodation for an extended family, including three double bedroom suites and a separate one-bedroom flat.
Meanwhile, perched high up in wind-free Bantry Bay, another voluminous four-bedroom home is for sale through Chas Everitt International for R19,995m. Located on the slopes of Lion’s Head, it features a wraparound balcony, solar water heater, air-conditioning throughout, and an entertainment area with swimming pool.
Speaking at the opening of the new Atlantic Seaboard office, Chas Everitt International CEO Berry Everitt said: “Our customers have always been at the heart of this business and these premises provide a stylish yet comfortable and convenient base from which we can continue to serve them. No 6 on Kloof also offers a highly central, highly visible new home for this dedicated team of agents, one that has firmly established itself as a leader in this exacting and often cutthroat segment of the property market.”