Meet the team

  • John Grimbos

    Director - BBldgSurv, GradCert (PBB & FC), DBM

    As a registered Building Surveyor, John has been practising as a private certifier for in excess of twenty years. During this time; John has developed strong relationships with authorities and become well known and respected within the industry.

    Prior to forming Grimbos Building Surveyors, John was an Equity Director of international construction consulting company, Davis Langdon (Aecom), where he established a successful Building Surveying team, employing and managing in excess of thirty staff. John contributed exceptional outcomes to the business, overseeing the National Building Surveying Directors and was a valued member of the Management Board.

    John provides a depth of experience in all areas of the private and public sector industries, affording him the knowledge and experience to consult on a variety of projects. Clients include, but are not limited to, the Department of Health & Human Services, Superfunds, Government Departments and private and public development / construction companies.

    Possessing a Graduate Certificate in Performance Based Building & Fire Codes affords John with the expertise and ability to assess Alternate Solutions. This credential provides the opportunity to achieve cost savings and efficient project outcomes; whilst still satisfying client, team and statutory authority requirements.

    John also retains a Domestic Builders Licence, giving him an appreciation for the building industry, processes and on-site demands.

    Passionate in ensuring client satisfaction, John maintains exceptional client relations; of which many of them have adopted John's services since his inception into the Building Surveying industry. With a strong business acumen, John demands the best from himself and his team from project commencement to project completion.


    E : john@grimbos.com.au
    M : 0408 058 306

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  • Baris Sahin

    Associate - AdvDip (BS)

    With over six years experience in the Building Surveying Industry, Baris is skilled in a number of sectors including Airport, Residential, Health Care, Commercial and Educational projects.

    Baris also retains extensive experience in carrying out Building Audits in accordance with the Essential Safety Measures and has as firm knowledge of Performance Provisions of the BCA and Australian Standards.

    Baris also offers technical assistance for both Victorian and Western Australia Regulations.

    E : baris@grimbos.com.au
    M : 0408 995 341

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  • Soloman Francis

    Associate - B Tech (Building Surveying), Grad Cert (PPB & FC), Adv Dip (BS)

    Soloman maintains six years’ experience as a Building Code Consultant, with expertise in a multitude of projects including Retail Fitouts/Developments, Warehouse and Residential Developments, Educational Facilities and Commercial Audits. With a Bachelor of Technology (Building Surveying) , Graduate Certificate in Performance based Building and Fire Codes, Soloman has developed strong working knowledge and expertise.

    Soloman maintains an understanding of Victorian and South Australian legislation and regulations offering experience in both states. Soloman is also well recognized with the local fire brigades including the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) in addition to the Metropolitan Fire Services (MFS) and the Country Fire Services (CFS) in the state of South Australia.

    E: soloman@grimbos.com.au
    M: 0423 209 927

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  • Zoran Mitrevski

    Senior Building Code Consultant

    Zoran has over five years experience in the Building Surveying industry. Having previously worked in the construction industry, Zoran also has a strong knowledge in the area of domestic and commercial construction.

    E : zoran@grimbos.com.au
    M : 0402 759 743

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  • Jordyn Trewavas

    Building Code Consultant

    Commencing with Grimbos Building Surveyors in 2013 as an Administration Assistant, Jordyn has developed detailed knowledge of building code requirements and the building industry. With an eagerness and ability to excel, Jordyn has been promoted to Building Code Consultant and will commence relevant studies on a part time basis.

    E : jordyn@grimbos.com.au

  • Robert Soklevski

    Building Code Consultant

    Robert has undertaken a Bachelor of Civil Engineering & is currently studying the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying. His engineering background provides an understanding of construction fundamentals, enriching his knowledge of Building Code Compliance and its application to projects.

    E : robert@grimbos.com.au

  • Alexander Trakas

    Building Code Consultant - B Tech (Building Surveying), Grad Cert (PBB & FC), Adv Dip (BS)

    Alexander joins Grimbos Building Surveyors with three years experience and a Bachelor of Technology - Building Surveying. With skills and knowledge in all sectors of the construction industry, Alexander is exceptionally strong in residential projects, including ResCode assessment; which provides assistance with our multi residential projects.

    E : alex@grimbos.com.au

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  • Antonio Borrello

    Building Code Consultant

    Antonio maintains over seven years’ experience in the Building Surveying industry, and has established the knowledge and understanding to ensure projects are managed and delivered in an efficient manner. Antonio is skilled in both Residential and Commercial sectors; with vast experience in servicing many of Victoria’s volume residential builders and large commercial fitout projects such as Emporium Melbourne and Melbourne Market.

    Antonio also maintains extensive experience in carrying out Building Audits in accordance with Essential Safety Measure requirements and maintains a solid understanding of the National Construction Code and Australian Standards.

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  • Antoni Christofides

    Building Code Consultant - Adv Dip (BS), BBus

    Antoni brings exceptional knowledge to the team with prior experience in Building Surveying, together with an astute understanding and degree in business. The combination of both provides Antoni an ability to empathise with clients’ requirements to ensure business needs are met as well as ensuring building code compliance. With his positive and energetic nature, Antoni provides unsurpassed client relations.

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  • Anita Porqueddu

    Marketing & Office Manager - BBus, Dip SCMM

    Equipped with a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Shopping Centre Management, Anita has fifteen years of marketing and property management experience.

    Having worked for a major entertainment complex, Anita has a broad range of experience in the management of tenancies which include retail, restaurant and entertainment sites. Her experience includes strategic marketing, operational management of tenancies, retail fitouts and the development and management of retail relationships.

    Anita is commercially savvy with operational and strategic skills to identify and implement opportunities.

    E : anita@grimbos.com.au
    M : 0411 391 346

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  • Daniela Todorcevski

    Office Assistant

    Daniela brings exceptional customer service skills to the team. Providing administration support to the growing team, Daniela is a competent and skilled individual, who adds value to the Grimbos Building Surveyors team.

    E : daniela@grimbos.com.au

  • Emily Datseres

    Administration Assistant

    With a bubbly personality, Emily provides administration support to ensure efficient operation of the office.

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