Leadership Team


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.


Matthew Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

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.


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.


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 Michael Gross’, hands-on approach to their clients needs.


Richard Cookesley

Director – Residential

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.


David Taylor

Chief Executive  – Asset Management

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.


Raoul Salter

Associate Director

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.


Tony Aarons

Associate Director

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.


Joe Malerba

Chief Operating Officer

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.