Our Team

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Nigel Waller

Managing Director

Nigel started Realserve some 15 years ago when he recognised an opportunity to provide plans and surveys to the Commercial property market.The business has grown each year around core values (Responsiveness, Expertise & Accuracy) which are measured regularly. Staying at the forefront of technology is also a key element to servicing clients. In recent times added services include 3D scanning and UAVs.
He now provides the corporate vision to the team based in most states of Australia and more recently launched in New Zealand.



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Michael Larobina

General Manager (Aust.)

Michael has over 15 years experience in the property industry specialising in the preparation of Existing Conditions survey plans and marketing drawings. Michael also has 10 years experience in delivery of multi-site national projects. 

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James Sawell

Business Development Manager (AuNZ)

James currently heads Business Development in our Auckland office. Prior to that he was a Realserve (SA) company director for 6 years, and our SA/WA Regional Manager for 3 years. James has experience in Structural, Civil, Architectural drafting & CAD project management. 

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Tarek Jomma

National Project Manager

Tarek has 15 years experience in the design and construction industry. He joined Realserve to co-ordinate our National clients and projects. Tarek has a strong background in 2D, 3D AutoCAD and Revit across Commercial, Industrial, Oil and Gas projects Australia wide. Tarek’s interests lie in the emerging technologies of Point Clouds and integration within BIM workflows. 

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Chris Ippaviz

NSW Manager

Chris has over 8 years experience working in the Architectural field and has been with Realserve for more than 5 years. His strength is in 2D AutoCAD and surveying.

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David McCulloch

NSW & QLD Land Survey Manager

David is a Registered Surveyor with more than 20 years survey experience in suburban, rural and city environments. His personal strengths and specialist skills are extensive, across Boundary & Easement Surveys, Property Identification Surveys, Level and Detail Surveys, Conventional and Stratum Land Subdivision, Strata Subdivision and Lease/PCA Surveys. With Realserve, David manages and oversees our Land Surveying Department. 

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Chad Lawson

ACT Project Manager

Chad joined Realserve in 2011 and in his time with Realserve has shown great initiative, such that he has worked his way up in the Sydney office from an entry level position until now, where he is the project manager for all our ACT Clients. 

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Ian Nguyen

VIC Manager

Ian is the Office Manager of our Melbourne team. After joining Realserve in 2006, he rose quickly through the ranks to his current position of managing one of our busiest offices in Australia. With a keen eye on the Retail sector, Ian has become the primary point of call for our many corporate retail clients. 

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Geoff Forster

VIC Land Survey Manager

Geoff has over 25 years experience in both urban and rural surveying, with specialist skills in Title Re-establishment, Feature & Level Surveys, Applications to amend title surveys, Subdivisions, Creation/Removal of Easement Plans and Lease Plans. Geoff is a Licensed Surveyor in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Chris Hunt

QLD Manager

After joining Realserve in 2004 when we opened of our Melbourne office, Chris established himself within our team. After a 3 year break while he worked on diverse architectural projects in the United Kingdom, including the Barclays Bank refurbishment program, Chris returned to Australia and rejoined Realserve to manage our Brisbane office. 

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Damien Power

WA & SA Regional Manager

Damien has over a decade of experience in the Architectural field. He has now been with Realserve for since 2012 as a senior survey technician with strong 2D and 3D AutoCAD skills in government and commercial projects.

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Ben Lette

Retail Project Manager

After joining Realserve in early 2010, Ben took on the role of a draftsman and since 2014 has proven his value and approach to business to warrant becoming a project manager for the Retail sector in NSW. A highly competent AutoCAD operator, Ben is always striving to learn something new.

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John Bridgwood

NSW Customer Service Manager

John is our Customer Service Manager, and has been for some 10 years now, and has become the face of Realserve in NSW, attending to client inquiries and assisting them with quotations. 

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Karen Austin

National Administration Manager

Karen has over 30 years experience in Office Management, Administration & Payroll, and has been at Realserve for more than 8 years. She has worked across a variety of industries including transport, medical and real estate. 

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Rhys Smith

Auckland Manager

Rhys recently joined our Auckland Office to head up our local team. He is often found paddle boarding on the weekends around the great NZ coast. If you are looking for local support and assistance with your project, call Rhys today for a chat about how we can help you over a long black coffee.

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