Our people make all the difference.


People are at the core of what we do. Our leaders inspire the ambitious and forward-thinking Gemscott team, ensuring our focus remains on the creation of affordable neighbourhoods that thrive.

These years of experience allow us to make fast decisions that put the end-user first, propelling the company forward as a benchmark for solution-driven property development in New Zealand.

Managing Director

Gerard Peterson

Gerard founded Gemscott after many successful years as a business leader in the retail sector. His mission has always been clear: to positively contribute to the future of New Zealand.

His family-minded approach has steered the company through some of New Zealand’s largest public housing developments to date – building on a legacy to deliver quality with every new undertaking.

“We’re dedicated to creating vibrant communities in up-and-coming areas. Our efforts and acquisitions are made with everyday Kiwis in mind.”

General Manager

Darren Park

Darren has had an extensive career in the property industry. Prior to joining Gemscott, Darren was a Director In PwC’s Real Estate Advisory division, where his focus was on providing better development outcomes and solutions for both public and private sector clients.

Sharing the company’s ethos, Darren draws on his industry knowledge to deliver developments that proactively address current housing supply and affordability concerns.

“It's extremely exciting and rewarding to be part of the housing solution.”

Gerard and Darren are supported by an extensive team of property and construction professionals. The team has been handpicked in order to ensure a likeminded group of specialists who share the same values and moral code, built on integrity, hard work and strong-long lasting relationships.

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