We are Raema von Reiche and Paul Davies and we know, love and live in Apia, Samoa.
Raema was born in Samoa of German decent. Paul first came to Samoa, from England, in 1992. He was posted here as the Secretary General for the YMCA. In 1999 Paul passed over the management of the YMCA to local staff, he was then offered permanent residency in Samoa in recognition of his contribution to the Youth of Samoa and has lived there ever since.
On returning to Samoa in 1986, from owning a restaurant in Sydney and dairy farming in New Zealand, Raema took over managing 12 family owned flats in Motootua, close to the main General Hospital in Apia.
The Company, Navigator Enterprises Ltd, was started in 1999 when as partners Raema and Paul took over the Property Management of a commercial building called ‘Coxon’s’ Building in Apia. This is a two storey building located in Saleufi, a busy part of Apia. The building has 17 rental spaces, mainly offices upstairs and on the street level, a large hardware store (ACE hardware), boutique, cafe and next door to Ace, facing Lucky Foodtown supermarket is where Navigator Enterprises Ltd retail store and Navigator Property Management operate from.
The name ‘Navigator Enterprises’ was derived from the early European explorers who named Samoa the ‘Navigator islands’ because of the islanders seafaring skills.
When Navigator Enterprises was established Paul concentrated his efforts on the retail of water pumps, swimming pool supplies and clean-water products while Raema concentrated her time in the Property Management.
In 2001 the company expanded into rental houses by building 5 small accommodation cottages in their garden at Motootua. These units were built to cater to the needs of expatriates who were in Samoa for short term contracts. These houses are fully furnished and self contained.
Requests to manage homes while the owners lived overseas followed and the Property Management business expanded.
The most recent project has been managing, designing and building a block of 12 self contained studio Apartments situated near the National hospital. This Apartment complex was completed in 2012 and is now managed, on behalf of the owner, by Navigator Properties. Paul and Raema run both the Pump and Pool shop and the Property Management business together as a joint venture but with Raema being mainly responsible for the Properties while Paul mainly responsible for the Pump and Pool shop.
Outside of work, Paul and Raema are both active members of the Apia Yacht Club in which Paul is also the Commodore.
Our motto is to simply “assist where we are able to”
Raema von Reiche