Ray White Kohimarama / St Heliers offices have been under the ownership of Ray White foundation member Peter Best since the early 90s. Over that time the businesses have built up an incredibly loyal following and have been considered market leaders in the Auckland Eastern Bays for many years. In passing over the residential sales business in March 2018 to Wayne Maguire, franchise owner of the neighbouring Mission Bay offices, Peter said it was a proud moment to be able to see the businesses being offered the opportunity to go to the next level. Our team has had a long proud history with Ray White and this will only continue to grow. The property management part of the business remains with Peter’s Best In The Bays Limited, St Heliers, and that adds continuity to the agency overall.
Over the term of his ownership, Peter has used his strong background in customer service and leadership to provide customers and team with his local expertise and knowledge . Peter has acted with integrity and honesty and has always aligned with the strong family values of Ray White. He is highly personable and recognizes that real estate is about people, and values keeping in touch with everyone.
Peter grew up in Melbourne, and after leaving school served six years in the Commonwealth Military Forces (CMF). Peter worked with Repco Auto Parts for twenty years in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales before being appointed CEO of Repco Auto Parts New Zealand in the early 1980s. Peter entered real estate in 1987 with Beltons United Real Estate (the fore runner of Ray White in NZ) and hasn’t looked back since. Peter is now a New Zealand citizen, and proud of it.
At school, Peter played the bag pipes and was a member of the school Pipe Band for six years and Pipe Major in his final year. He has realized a lifelong dream in visiting the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Peter enjoys spending time with his four young grandchildren, and also enjoys the occasional game of golf, walking and travel.
Peter currently contracts to Maguire Realty Limited on a part time basis as well as being the Ray White property management franchisee for the St Heliers area, running the property management under Best In The Bays Ltd - Property Management.
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