Peter is the founder of Cooper and Company, a private investment company that acquires and actively develops assets on a long-term ownership basis. Cooper and Company seeks defendable opportunities that can achieve strong ongoing growth and sustainable returns over time.
Since 1989, Peter has divided his time between California and New Zealand, and is actively involved in all of the company’s investment activities.
Cooper and Company operates in two main areas: private equity, where it builds long-term private equity assets, particularly in financial services and energy; and developing, managing and owning real estate assets in the US and New Zealand.
Real estate assets comprise Southlake Town Square in Texas, Auckland’s Britomart precinct, the largest heritage restoration and urban regeneration project in New Zealand, and The Landing, a 1000-acre luxury sustainable coastal development in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Peter holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of Auckland, and before moving to the US, he was Executive Director of Lion Nathan; CEO of LD Nathan & Co; and Joint Managing Director of Mace Development Corporation.
Peter began his career as a lawyer and partner at New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh specializing in commercial and property law. In 2013, he retired from the Board of Trustees of Georgetown University after 12 years of service, during which time he was responsible for the restructuring of its Endowment Fund.