PHOTO: Brian White

Ray White Group has grown from one man and his shed in Australia’s backblocks to an international property powerhouse. Nicholas Moody meets third-generation co-chairman Brian White

The heart of Australasia’s largest real estate agency sits not among the soaring steel and glimmering glass of Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne’s high-rise skylines, but in a humble tin shed in Crows Nest, a small Queensland town, 150km north-west of Brisbane.

“I get goose bumps every time I come to this place,” says Brian White, third-generation co-chair of Ray White Group. The reflection features in a video produced last year to document the family’s links to “The Shed” (as it is known). “Could it be the most valuable property in the whole of the White family?,” he asks.