Our Team

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Nigel Waller


Nigel launched Realserve eighteen years ago when he saw an opportunity to provide plans and surveys to the commercial property market. Realserve has enjoyed continued growth since, based around our four core values of Responsiveness, Expertise, Accuracy and Leadership.

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Michael Larobina

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Michael draws on his background in architecture and experience in the delivery of multi-site national projects to ensure Realserve maintains its position as market leader. He provides corporate vision to the Realserve team now positioned in most states of Australia and in New Zealand.

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Tarek Jomma

General Manager

Tarek joined Realserve to co-ordinate national clients and projects before becoming General Manager. With over 15 years' industry experience, he brings a vision to stay at the forefront of technology with a strong background in AutoCAD, Revit, Point Cloud technologies and BIM workflows to lead our team.

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James Sawell

Manager, Organisational Development & Marketing

James leads Realserve's Organisational Development & Marketing, bringing expertise from his past roles as Realserve (SA) company director, regional manager and business development manager. James is highly skilled in Structural, Civil, and Architectural drafting and project management.

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Chris Ippaviz

NSW Manager

Chris has over a decade’s experience working in the Architectural field and has been with Realserve for more than 8 years. His strengths are in 2D AutoCAD, surveying, and project management.

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David McCulloch

NSW Land Survey Manager

David is a Registered Surveyor with more than 20 years’ survey experience in suburban, rural and city environments. His skills across Boundary and Easement Surveys, Property Identification Surveys, Level and Detail Surveys, Conventional and Stratum Land Subdivision, Strata Subdivision and Lease/PCA Surveys are extensive.

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Chad Lawson

Manager - South Sydney

Chad joined Realserve in 2011 working his way up in the Sydney office through initiative and dedication to his current position as Manager of our South Sydney office, servicing all of our Sydney CBD clients.

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Ian Nguyen

VIC Manager

Ian is the Office Manager of our Melbourne team. After joining Realserve in 2006 as a draftsperson he now manages 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 in our first Melbourne office, Chris quickly established himself within our team. After a 3 year break working on diverse architectural projects in the United Kingdom (inc. the Barclays Bank refurbishment program) Chris returned to Australia and re-joined Realserve to manage our Brisbane office.

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Damien Power

WA 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 as a draftsperson, Ben has proven his value and approach to business, transitioning into Retail Project Manager in NSW in 2014. A highly competent Project Manager, Ben is always striving to learn something new.

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John Bridgwood

NSW Customer Service Manager

John has been our Customer Service Manager for over 13 years over which time he has become the face of Realserve NSW. His strong attention to detail, and quality service delivery can be seen right across his work with client inquiries and assistance 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 10 years. She has worked across a variety of industries including transport, medical and real estate.

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Rhys Smith

Auckland Manager

Rhys heads our New Zealand team as Manager, based in the Auckland office. With strong skills in AutoCAD, project management and customer support, Rhys has held design drafting positions in both the aluminium and glass industries with a background in building and drafting for marine engineering.

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Tom Freeman

SA Manager

Tom is a qualified draftsperson with strong AutoCAD, 3D scanning and project management skills and has been with Realserve since 2016. In his role as state manager he draws on his attention to customer satisfaction to ensure that all client projects run seamlessly within South Australia.


Rodney Tanner

QLD Survey Manager

Rodney has over 30 years’ experience in the Surveying industry. During this time, he has gained valuable experience in project management of urban and rural land developments, civil construction, infrastructure and exploration in Australia and New Zealand. Rodney is a Cadastral Surveyor in QLD and possesses a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to provide solutions to complex surveys / titling.

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