Family owned and led since 1902
From a small regional town, Ray White has grown to become the largest real estate agency across Australia and New Zealand. With market leadership in Indonesia and offices in the UAE, Hong Kong, China, the Middle East and the United States of America.
Established in 1902, when the company's namesake established a stock and station
agency in Crows Nest, Queensland.
After more than 20 successful years in business in Crows Nest, Ray decided to move to Brisbane for his children’s education. Surviving The Great Depression and World War II, Ray White has become the Australia's first comprehensive real estate agency. In 1956 Ray White's youngest son, Alan took the helm. Under his leadership the company flourished, establishing more branches in the 1960s.
In 1976, Brian White, Ray’s grandson became the managing director of the company
and is still the chairman today.. By 1982, the company had 60 branch offices throughout Queensland; motivating Brian to move into franchising.
The first franchised office joined the group in 1982 in Capalaba, east of Brisbane. Since then, Ray White has grown rapidly across all states and territories of Australia. Representing all major metropolitan and regional centres.
In 1993, Ray White crossed the Tasman to New Zealand establishing a widespread network of offices across the North and South Islands.
Two years later in 1995, Ray White commenced operations in Indonesia where we are now the leading real estate franchise with more than 170 offices.
In 2010, the group continued its expansion to India and China. This provides a valuable link between it's networks in Australia and New Zealand with the developing economies in the world.
Today, Ray White is the largest real estate group in Australasia, with more than 1000 offices and over 12,000 members. Selling more than $45 billion worth of real estate annually and managing more than 200,000 rental properties. The company is being led by the fourth generation of the White family.