Eric started in real estate in 1969 and opened his own agency, Nicholas Lauder, six years later. Over the next 24 years, Eric built Nicholas Lauder into a six-office network that became recognised as the leader in marketing residential land estates in the North East region. The company became a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia and Eric became a director of the institute at the age of 34. In 1994, Eric established RPM to service the development industry in the marketing of residential land throughout Melbourne. It has grown to now have more than 50 staff. It is Eric’s vision that has established RPM’s values, based on integrity and commitment.
In 1980 Peter founded Kilkenny Real Estate in Sunbury. Drawing on his background in his family business, Kilkenny Homes, Peter concentrated on marketing new homes and land. This approach saw the business successfully expand to three more offices and become the largest independent agent in the region. Peter founded Victorian Land Sales in the early 90’s, selling land to builders’ clients through display homes across Melbourne. After merging Victorian Land Sales into RPM in 1997 Peter then further enhanced his reputation within the development industry by specialising in Urban Land Sales and building the Urban Land division of RPM. Peter has successfully negotiated the acquisition of some of Melbourne’s landmark projects. His expertise in Urban Land is relied upon not only by developers but consultants alike.