June 20, 2012 · An iconic Australian property brand celebrates its 110th birthday this month, with the progeny of the company’s founder still at the helm.
The Ray White Group, Australia’s largest residential property network with almost 1,000 offices spanning several nations, started out in the rural Queensland town of Crows Nest.
The company’s namesake once sold pigs, insurance and rural real estate in a railway siding that has been restored as a museum telling the Ray White story.
Today the Ray White Group is headed by Ray’s grandsons Brian and Paul White as joint chairmen.
The fourth generation continues to influence the brand: Sam White is the group’s deputy chairman, Ben and Dan White are directors, and Matt White is the general manager of operations in Victoria and Tasmania.
The group expanded throughout Queensland initially and today has a strong presence in each state as well as New Zealand and Indonesia. Offices have opened in recent years in India, Lebanon, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
The Ray White network lists 8,000 properties on average per month and sells over $24billion in property annually.
The network continues to grow, expanding into commercial, industrial, rural, livestock, marine, strata, investments, project marketing and home finance.