WHO

WE ARE.

Our people are the key to delivering quality developments that stand the test of time.

WHO
WE ARE.

Our people are the key
to delivering quality
developments that
stand the test of time.

WHO
WE ARE.

We’ve been doing this for over 20 years.

While being nationally spread, Classic Developments is grounded by a culture that is centered around a clear vision to build a better life for people, every day.

To achieve that vision, our teams work hard to be thought leaders in our industry. Developing land that is fit for purpose, through innovative techniques and people focussed solutions.

Where it all started

Where it all started

During the late 1990’s, co-directors Peter Cooney and Matt Lagerberg established Classic Developments in the Bay of Plenty, to provide more developed land as a catapult for our commercial and residential building arms – Classic Builders and CBC.

Today Classic Developments is nationwide and our capability is vast and varied – as are our clients, partners and investors.

Boots on the ground

Boots on the ground

While we’re specialists in every sense of the word, we keep things down to earth. We work alongside you and are onsite with you throughout the process.

Our multi-disciplinary team means we have the capability to work across all aspects of the development process and we benefit from being client side, to enjoy the agile decision making this allows for.

Our people

Our
people

We carefully curate hardworking and solutions-focused teams, that are designed to drive development projects through to completion.

Ensuring expert advice, timely communication, and active budget management at every stage.

We create stability for each development through a consistent project team.

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Our Vision

By any measure, to be, and to be recognised, as the most professional development company in New Zealand.

Our Mission

Create quality developments that stand the test of time.

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Our Purpose

To develop smart and innovative solutions, bringing excellence and industry-leading outcomes to the market.

Leadership team

Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney

DIRECTOR

Peter’s keenness and understanding in dealing with business situations for over 20 years has afforded him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

Peter’s natural eye for design coupled with his youthful enthusiasm, has helped him shake up the local Bay of Plenty building industry. While Peter has had everything to do with Classic Builders from its inception to help build it up to what we see today, he now firmly takes a strategic role.

Peter continues to allow his New Zealand property development decisions to be influenced by his finely-tuned recognition of successful global trends. He spends about 60 percent of his time traveling all over the world, closely following property and cutting-edge design trends of our leading neighbours, Melbourne and Sydney.

Matt Lagerberg

Matt Lagerberg

DIRECTOR

Matt has carved out a career that has given him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

As co-director of the Classic Group, he has successfully steered its course through housing market fluctuations, global economic crises, and has gradually diversified the company’s interests.

He oversees a wide range of strategic aspects of the business including technical building design and construction methods, to project pricing and funding. Having a very clear view over the Group’s day-to-day operations, Matt uses his vast experience and knowledge to lead each business forward, always with people, innovation, and quality in mind.

Steve Cutfield

Steve Cutfield

GENERAL MANAGER

Steve is an experienced, results-focused Development Manager with many years of civil engineering experience in the construction, utilities, and land development industry.

This experience has been gained in planning, consenting, managing, and delivering a wide range of land development and engineering projects from medium to large scale within New Zealand and the UK.

Steve is recognized for his ability to identify, design and deploy innovative techniques and solutions that result in the improvement of systems, an increase in production, and a reduction in expenses. Steve is adept in the management of multi-million-dollar projects that need to be delivered within tight deadlines and budget constraints.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Canterbury University and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Leadership team

Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney

DIRECTOR

Peter’s keenness and understanding in dealing with business situations for over 20 years has afforded him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

Peter’s natural eye for design coupled with his youthful enthusiasm, has helped him shake up the local Bay of Plenty building industry. While Peter has had everything to do with Classic Builders from its inception to help build it up to what we see today, he now firmly takes a strategic role.

Peter continues to allow his New Zealand property development decisions to be influenced by his finely-tuned recognition of successful global trends. He spends about 60 percent of his time traveling all over the world, closely following property and cutting-edge design trends of our leading neighbours, Melbourne and Sydney.

Matt Lagerberg

Matt Lagerberg

DIRECTOR

Matt has carved out a career that has given him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

As co-director of the Classic Group, he has successfully steered its course through housing market fluctuations, global economic crises, and has gradually diversified the company’s interests.

He oversees a wide range of strategic aspects of the business including technical building design and construction methods, to project pricing and funding. Having a very clear view over the Group’s day-to-day operations, Matt uses his vast experience and knowledge to lead each business forward, always with people, innovation, and quality in mind.

Steve Cutfield

Steve Cutfield

GENERAL MANAGER

Steve is an experienced, results-focused Development Manager with many years of civil engineering experience in the construction, utilities, and land development industry.

This experience has been gained in planning, consenting, managing, and delivering a wide range of land development and engineering projects from medium to large scale within New Zealand and the UK.

Steve is recognized for his ability to identify, design and deploy innovative techniques and solutions that result in the improvement of systems, an increase in production, and a reduction in expenses. Steve is adept in the management of multi-million-dollar projects that need to be delivered within tight deadlines and budget constraints.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Canterbury University and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Leadership team

Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney

DIRECTOR

Peter’s keenness and understanding in dealing with business situations for over 20 years has afforded him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

Peter’s natural eye for design coupled with his youthful enthusiasm, has helped him shake up the local Bay of Plenty building industry. While Peter has had everything to do with Classic Builders from its inception to help build it up to what we see today, he now firmly takes a strategic role.

Peter continues to allow his New Zealand property development decisions to be influenced by his finely-tuned recognition of successful global trends. He spends about 60 percent of his time traveling all over the world, closely following property and cutting-edge design trends of our leading neighbours, Melbourne and Sydney.

Matt Lagerberg

Matt Lagerberg

DIRECTOR

Matt has carved out a career that has given him extensive knowledge, experience, and involvement in property development across New Zealand.

As co-director of the Classic Group, he has successfully steered its course through housing market fluctuations, global economic crises, and has gradually diversified the company’s interests.

He oversees a wide range of strategic aspects of the business including technical building design and construction methods, to project pricing and funding. Having a very clear view over the Group’s day-to-day operations, Matt uses his vast experience and knowledge to lead each business forward, always with people, innovation, and quality in mind.

Steve Cutfield

Steve Cutfield

GENERAL MANAGER

Steve is an experienced, results-focused Development Manager with many years of civil engineering experience in the construction, utilities, and land development industry.

This experience has been gained in planning, consenting, managing, and delivering a wide range of land development and engineering projects from medium to large scale within New Zealand and the UK.

Steve is recognized for his ability to identify, design and deploy innovative techniques and solutions that result in the improvement of systems, an increase in production, and a reduction in expenses. Steve is adept in the management of multi-million-dollar projects that need to be delivered within tight deadlines and budget constraints.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Canterbury University and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Join the team

We think we are one of the best places to work in New Zealand.
Our people work hard, first and foremost, because they understand our customers are our most important focus, our top priority.

That is why we have over 190 highly skilled people who have been carefully hand-picked to ensure they deliver on excellence in their field of expertise, ultimately resulting in satisfied customers.

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