Executive Director / Principal
In 1976 at just 22 years old, I joined the business with my father, Tom, and started a career that I look back on with great pride and no regrets. The company has since grown from a two person partnership, to a globally recognised brand, proudly represented by more than 50 staff in 8 offices across Taranaki.
I am based in our Stratford Branch, where I have lived my entire life, and share an office with my wife, Min. We are lucky to have 5 children who are now starting to have families of their own. As a third generation owner, my main goal is to ensure the company remains among the top performers in the industry and that it continues to grow and prosper until the fourth and possibly fifth generation of the family take over the reins.
I have held many industry and advisory roles, including being the President of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. In 2011, I was made a Life Member of REINZ in recognition of my services to the Taranaki real estate industry. Perhaps the greatest thrill for me was celebrating our company centenary in 2012 with so many of the fantastic Taranaki people who have supported our family over the years.
Another highlight was being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s honours in 2014.profile / listings
"When we arrived in Sratford in 1989 Peter McDonald was extremely helpful with purchasing our house. During my working life in the Banks, McDonald Real Estate always had a very good name in Real Estate."
Frank and Patricia, Stratford.
"We bought at Cardiff St 55 or 56 years ago and we were treated very well at that time by the last Mr McDonald."
"The house sold within 12 days. After dealing with Peter I can see why McDonald Real Estate is such a Taranaki Icon family."
David and Simon, New Plymouth
"We met Peter McDonald at a social function and were impressed with his honesty and integrity. After a lifetime of farming we placed our confidence in him to achieve a good result for us."
Kelvin and Glenyss, Ohura
"When possible we like to support local businesses. Peter shows a great deal of care and responsibility when it comes to supporting local communities"
Glenn and Linda, Te Popo
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