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Our Team

With a wealth of experience, People and Team are at the core of our focus to ensure that our projects are completed to the highest industry standards.

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Mat Peters

Development Manager / Director

Mat began his property career at an early age and now has over 25 years experience. Mat’s major strengths are his hands-on experience, product creativity, sales and an ability to get into the detail of any property specialist field to prioritise and direct the collective team.​  More recently Mat was the vision behind Boathouse Bay - an innovative integrated community of 33 homes adjacent to the coast and bush headland. Mat unlocked the site which had extreme sensitivities including Heritage, Cultural and Sensitive Ecological Area overlays.  Mat was instrumental in the innovative urban design pattern and Landscape and Architecture treatments. As Project Director, Mat has had a personal management role in all facets of the development.

mat@avantgroup.co.nz

021 977 511

Mark Peldmanis

Development Manager / Director

Marks experience spans over 20 years, delivering projects in the property industry with a proven ability to complete projects successfully, whilst establishing and maintaining rapport with all stakeholders.  Mark has contributed on over 50 projects to date, containing over 8,350 homes in multi-unit residential developments​  Mark understands property development and the many facets involved, from project creation and definition, value enhancement, funding, sales and marketing, team management, stakeholder engagement, procurement and construction/delivery.

mark@avantgroup.co.nz 

021 915 285

Jason Gray

Director

Jason's background and commercial experience is highly varied with numerous years operating successful business’s, predominantly in the aviation and tourism sector.​  Jason has had involvement in property development playing a key role in the Boathouse Bay and Kotuitui projects, providing financial support and utilising his business relationships with banking and legal partners to assist with the management and oversight of the projects.

jason@ancl.co.nz

0275 769 477

Richard Keuning

Construction Manager

Richard has a passion for well-designed buildings, utilising his in- depth knowledge of the construction industry he adds immense value from the design stage right through to completion


- LBP trade qualified
- Both commercial and residential construction experience
- Career in property & construction spanning over 35 years

richard@avantgroup.co.nz

021 927 215

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Kallam Brown

Development Manager

Kallam is a passionate real estate developer with experience that spans a wide range of property and construction aspects. Kallam has been focused primarily on the residential sector over the past 5 years, working on projects up to 2,500 homes in size.  From starting out as a consultant working for many blue chip property companies across New Zealand before moving into a client/developer role, Kallam has a proven ability to lead teams of all shapes and sizes from project conception through delivery and sell down.   Kallam's strengths are led by his capability to adapt quickly to the situation around him, understanding differing stakeholder requirements and subsequently formulating a solution that is best suited. Kallam has honed these strengths via involvement with private and public organisations, local and central government, and multiple Iwi groups throughout his development career.

kallam@avantgroup.co.nz

021 977 975

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Megan Keating

Sales Management & Business Administration

Megan has a wealth of experience in the property industry which spans over 25 years working for small and large construction and development companies. Megan is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Her experience varies from selling to home renovations, refurbishing blocks and individual units, interior design, property management and project management. She has owned and operated her own businesses in a variety of fields as well as undertaken support roles for developers and construction companies throughout her career.  Megan has developed the ability to manage a broad range of tasks at anyone time, with efficiency and a practical down to earth approach.

megan@avantgroup.co.nz

021 804 077

Gemma Ansty

Executive Support

Gemma has over 20 years experience providing c-suite support in various industries including real estate, aviation and manufacturing.  At PT Construction, Gemma provides a wide range of support to the executive team with various projects. Gemma's passion for property includes renovating derelict homes to reach their full market potential, and managing a portfolio of investment properties in Auckland and Queenstown.

gemma@ancl.co.nz

021 330 992