Stor-Age Property REIT, which operates self-storage facilities primarily in South Africa, launched an online campaign to promote local businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Local Business Spotlight” profiles various organizations, sharing who they are, what they do and how their communities can help them survive the crisis.
Select businesses are featured on the Stor-Age Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn platforms at no cost. Since the launch, locals have backed the campaign and shown support for those featured, according to company officials.
“We understand that, now more than ever, we all need to support local businesses. And, so, this campaign focuses on putting the spotlight on our commercial customers to assist them during this challenging time,” said Stor-Age spokesperson Chris Oosthuizen. “We've been overwhelmed at the support we've seen as a result of this campaign and are incredibly thankful to all who have backed the businesses that we’ve profiled. Some of the profiles are reaching more than 50,000 people in their community.”
Featured groups include animal rescues, boutique retailers, musicians, relief organizations and many others. “We aim to continue profiling local businesses over the coming months as the impacts of COVID-19 are felt across the country,” Oosthuizen said. “We will also be recognizing charitable organizations doing positive work in communities in need.”
Headquartered in Cape Town and established in 2006 by the Lucas family, Stor-Age operates a 66-property portfolio, primarily in four South African metropolitan areas, that comprises approximately 429,400 square meters. It’s the operator appointed by Stor-Age Property Fund Managers Pty. Ltd. to manage and market the property portfolio owned by Stor-Age Property Holdings Pty. Ltd., and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 2015. It also operates facilities in the United Kingdom.
Media Update, Stor-Age Launches Local Businesses Support Initiative During COVID-19