Tony Aarons

For nearly 20 years, Tony has been involved at all levels and stages of the real estate process; from tenders and lease negotiations, commercial sales and outgoings analysis to now, heading up the asset management department at Gross Waddell.

My aim without doubt, is to achieve for each of my clients the highest and best result over and over again. Nothing is too much trouble if it means getting the best result for a client.

On a day to day basis, Tony works with corporate real estate owners, property trusts and private investors, assisting them with their property needs.



Member – Property Council of Australia.


Michael Givoni

With a career spanning multiple success stories, both at executive and Board levels, Michael’s focus on attracting and retaining talent is a strategic win for the team and clients of Gross Waddell.

Over the years Ive been privileged to work with highly skilled professionals. This is true of my tenure at Gross Waddell. I am confident we are positioned for significant and sustained growth.

Michael’s experience on Boards of both ASX listed and private companies in the construction and property related sectors is a valuable resource for both the Gross Waddell team and client base.


Masters, Business Administration. Melbourne University.
Bachelor, Law & Economics. Monash University.

Tamara Gross

With more than 15 years in the commercial real estate game, Tamara has established herself as a force for sales and leasing with some of the world’s biggest retail names capitalizing on the knowledge, passion and integrity she brings to her work.

I’m uniquely placed to bring direct value to my clients in fashion and all things retail through my experience and understanding of the retail market; I know what sells, to who and where.

Tamara understands her client’s needs with a great referral network and receives high levels of repeat business. Tamara brings her passion to the business with energy and reliability.

Tamara is the agent to go to for retailers looking to find their edge in the market.



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Steven Haigh

Developing a strong career in residential and commercial real estate management, Steven’s marketing and negotiation skills are winning him many fans in investor and private clients, alike.

Bringing people together to build and maintain wealth through property management is something that I look forward to doing for many more years to come.

Combined with his friendly, open manner which immediately puts clients at ease, Steven believes that honest communication and methodical follow up is the fundamental component of building productive and long-term client relationships.


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Michael Gross

Highly regarded in the retail and commercial sector for his marketplace knowledge and innate sense for change in the industry, Michael’s 25 years in real estate have mostly been spent at the helm of Gross Waddell, with co-founder Andrew Waddell.

After so many years in the industry you get a feel for who is buying and selling at any particular time. I’ve been lucky enough to develop a strong network of investors and change-makers so much so that many deals are done pre-listing.

Michael is the dealmaker for large commercial and retail property clients, specifically shopping centres, freestanding supermarkets and petrol stations, and is also a engaging auctioneer.



Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services. REIV.
Licensed Auctioneer.
Member – Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
Bachelor, Business (Marketing). Chisholm Institute.


Matthew Cohen

Matthew’s experience at executive level, both in Australia and abroad, has seen him become a specialist within the Financial Services sector, with previous roles at Westpac, PwC and Ernst & Young cementing him as strategic leader within the wealth creation industry.

I’m focused on creating real value through building strong client relationships as well as leading the team at Gross Waddell with an emphasis on collaboration and open communication.

Under Matthew’s leadership, Gross Waddell will strive to develop and maintain high-performing teams that deliver great client outcomes alongside sustainable business profitability and growth.


Masters, Entrepreneurial Studies. Swinburne University of Technology.
Bachelor, Economics. Monash University.


Andrew Waddell

With over 30 years in key roles within the commercial real estate sector, one of our founding Directors, Andrew credits the success of Gross Waddell to his, and his Partner’s, hands-on approach to their clients needs.

The industry continues to change but what stays the same are the foundations we build with our client relationships. If their needs change, we adapt to suit.

Andrew is an experienced negotiator, bringing purchasers and vendors together with respect and honesty delivering successful outcomes.


Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services. REIV.
Licensed Auctioneer.
Member – Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
Bachelor, Education. University of Ballarat.


Alex Ham

Having worked his way from property management to being directly responsible for the sale of a number of large residential and commercial development sites, office buildings and Big Box retail outfits, Alex’s knowledge of the complex commercial property market is extensive.

I enjoy helping my clients get ahead and my experience in all areas of commercial property – from big picture to the finer details – always means they get the best outcome.

Alex is your first point of contact for commercial sales and leasing, specifically development and investment sales.


Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services. REIV.
Member – Real Estate Institute of Victoria.


Andrew Thorburn

Andrew’s strengths lie in negotiating successful outcomes for clients within commercial sales and leasing marketing campaigns for development sites, investment buildings as well as retail and office freeholds.

Working with development sites from the beginning stages, through the sales campaigns and on to settlement is an extremely satisfying journey. Working with Gross Waddell means you have premium representation at every stage.


Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services. REIV.
Member – Real Estate Institute of Victoria.


Raoul Salter

Raoul has been in the commercial real estate industry for many years; his experience is wide and varied; whether it be representing clients for commercial acquisitions, acting for institutional and high net worth clients, or keeping his finger on the pulse with leasing and sales activities at Gross Waddell, he takes enormous pride in his work and long standing relationships.

What’s the point of going in to work if you’re not going to add value and enjoy it? Melbourne has become a hub for foreign investment, specifically from the Asia-region, and we’re very well placed to capitalise on this for our many clients.

Raoul is Gross Waddell’s senior auctioneer, having been involved in several high-profile auctions including Lynch’s Restaurant in South Yarra and the Astor Cinema in St Kilda.



Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services.
Licensed Auctioneer.
Member – Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
Graduate Diploma, Property. RMIT.


Richard Cookesley

Richard’s 30 years experience in the real estate industry has culminated in being part of many of Melbourne’s leading-edge residential developments and heading up the Gross Waddell Residential offering.

Over many years I have developed an extensive network of project consultants, accountants, financial planners and third party introducers. Also we enjoy very strong sales connections throughout China.

Richard is the ringmaster for Gross Waddell residential; from existing inner city apartments and homes through to high-end development, Richard is your go-to.


Associate Diploma, Valuations. RMIT.
Accredited Auctioneer.


David Taylor

Combining over twenty five years’ experience in commercial property management with a property valuation background, David has spent a career developing an intimate knowledge to the influences and the myriad of issues which impact upon the capital value of commercial property. From detailed process and procedures to staff engagement and client relations, David applies a level of maturity and professionalism to the property management team unparalleled in our market place.

The highest of levels in education and experience supports our service delivery as the cornerstone for the successful and ongoing management of our client’s high-value assets. Continuous improvement is the essential element to remaining at the forefront and being an industry leader – it is this commitment to continuous improvement which most benefits our clients.

David has redesigned the Property Management offering to ensure Gross Waddell remain a genuine alternative for those clients which appreciate the level of care unavailable from the large CBD based agencies.



Associate Diploma, Valuations. RMIT.
Agent’s Representative. REIV.


Joe Malerba

Joe has over 30 years of management, finance, and IT/consulting experience working for several major consulting organisations. He has a passion for driving business transformation and improved business outcomes through effective people and process management.

I have a focus on developing operational and people excellence within the Gross Waddell team. Then, utilising our superior property knowledge and close working relationships, we will deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

The cogs continue to turn internally at Gross Waddell, thanks to the leadership of Joe.



Masters, Business Administration. RMIT.
Bachelor, Economics (Accounting). La Trobe University.


David Li

David has extensive experience in residential sales, David has established himself as a force for sales and off the plan project marketing.

His passion is project sales and he loves matching the right property to a client requirement, both for investors and owner occupiers.

David speaks fluent Mandarin and has an extensive network of buyers and investors. David leads the charge in managing sales across the Chinese Community.


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Peter Susman

Peter is highly experienced and successful in selling “off the plan” apartments and has 20 year’s experience. He also works closely with third party groups to achieve success. In this time, he has sold Melbourne apartments in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, America, India and Mt. Isa.

I have had a short story published which sold 1.5m copies of which I am very proud. Sales is my passion. I enjoy being part of the Gross Waddell Sales team and have worked with Richard Cookesley for many years in Project Selling. We are marketing a variety of suburban developments which adds to the challenge and keeps me excited.”


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Samantha Murphy

Samantha’s experience and expertise across all facets of managing large commercial centres, such as retail, strip and major shopping centres, is unequaled and her depth of understanding the bulky goods, neighbourhood, regional and factory outlet retail sphere is a major drawcard for her many clients.

I enjoy working with some of the biggest players in the property and retail sectors. I believe knowing what to expect from the first tender and operating budget forecast to Centre development and retail mix, through financial and strategic management to property negotiations is pivotal in achieving the best outcome for clients the first time around.

Samantha is our retail specialist and is our/the best contact for shopping centre management, tenant relationships and asset management.



Licensed Estate Agent. Certificate IV, Property Services. REIV.
Member – Property Council of Victoria


Michail Shalit

With a passion for real estate and a desire to help clients achieve successful outcomes, Michail’s greatest asset is his ability to connect with people and create long-lasting relationships. Michail is a highly ambitious and performance-driven person.  After working in commercial real estate in Montreal, Canada, Michail decided to commence his Masters of Property which he completed mid-way through 2017. He has now been with Gross Waddell since completing his masters and is considered a valuable member of the team here at GW.

Leone Steele

Leone Steele has been in the property industry for over 30 years specialising in ‘off the plan’ projects in Australia & New Zealand.  Leone prides herself in her communication skills and focuses on client needs to ensure their sales journey has been a positive one.

Cathy Li

Cathy joins the family at Gross Waddell Residential with a strong background in real estate with the added bonus of speaking and reading fluent Mandarin and English.

Since 2014 Cathy has been forging her career within the industry focusing on off-the-plan investment properties as well as undertaking sales of established residential properties. Not one to shy away from a challenge. Cathy’s intellect, determination and natural ability to connect with people allows her to focus on building productive long-lasting relationships with her clientele which is highlighted by her commitment to provide exceptional customer service to all parties involved within the transaction. Cathy ensures that mutual rapport is built and respect is gained through actively listening and working proactively to secure a mutually beneficial outcome.

Eliza Malerba

Louise Catanese

Benjamin Klein


With a background in Senior Sales and a reputation for efficiency and determination, Benjamin brings a strong connection to Melbourne’s Jewish community to Gross Waddell.=

I have a real passion for real estate and getting the best results. There’s no better feeling than a satisfied client. Actually, there is; many satisfied clients.

Benjamin excels at conducting marketing appraisals as well as coordinating marketing campaigns for both the sales and leasing departments.


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