About Us

The Caydon Story

Caydon Property Group is one of Melbourne's leading property developers.

Caydon is privately owned, has operated successfully for over 15 years and is a diverse developer with experience in residential, commercial, retail and hotels. Everyone in the Caydon team takes pride in achieving outcomes that will make a lasting, positive impact on Melbourne’s future and share the vision that every development creates a connection with the community and surrounding environment.

Meet The Team

  • Joe Russo

    Principal, Founder, Global CEO & Director

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    Joe Russo started the Caydon team in 1999 and continues to be hands on from concept to the successful completion of every project. He's always a step ahead of the market in predicting the new, desirable locations and makes the most of every viable opportunity presented to him.

  • Jarrod Stratton

    COO

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    With 20 years experience in development and construction, Jarrod has been instrumental in delivering over 3,000 apartments across many high profile Melbourne projects. He is wholly involved on every Caydon project and his ambition is to ensure Caydon apartments are built to enhance communities and help shape cities for years to come.

  • Michael Suckling

    CFO

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    Michael brings a wealth of financial and funds experience to his role as Caydon’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to this appointment, Michael spent 10 years as Head of Direct Property/Fund Manager with the ASX listed APN Property Group. Michael is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

  • Andrew Jones

    Project & Corporate Funding

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    Andrew has over 20 years of property development experience specializing in the areas of accounting, tax and finance. He’s main responsibility is procurement of project and corporate funding and maintenance of efficient capital structures. Andrew is a chartered accountant, qualified finance broker and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Michael Sain

    Sales Director

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    Michael has always had a deep interest in property. His 17 years of national and international property experience and expertise ranges across green field land acquisition, large scale off the plan developments and medium density projects. Michael manages Caydon’s retail sales team and third party agents to ensure projects are sold out and delivered on time.

  • Steve Williams

    Marketing Director

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    Steve has more than 15 year’s senior management experience in marketing, brand and general management, and sports a track-record of delivering profitable growth across a variety of branded consumer goods and commercial sectors. A versatile professional, Steve’s experience spans fashion, FMCG, liquor, water/agri, and property. He has been responsible for the strategic planning and management of brand portfolios and marketing communication strategies for a number of high profile brands and organisations.

  • Giuditta De Santis

    Design and Documentation Manager

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    Giuditta leads Caydon's in house design and documentation team. Her thorough and collaborative approach is accompanied by a creative flair that ensures a remarkable result across all projects. Guiditta's impresssive experience includes over 10 years of local and international experience. Giuditta has a Masters in Architecture (First Class Honours).

  • Julia Strangio- McRae

    HR Manager

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    Julia oversees the Human Resources department at Caydon. She has a track record of driving cultural change in businesses that are transitioning from small to medium in size and presence. Julia prides herself on being instrumental in implementing foundations and business structures to enable scalability for the business in the future.

Our Commitment

The Caydon Lifestyle

Caydon carefully selects locations that offer the best every day life experiences Melbourne has to offer. They are established suburbs close to the CBD and always boast a wealth of recreational opportunities. These include great food, wine and coffee to share with friends, lots of shopping and leisure options. The Caydon developments also provide a high level of exclusive amenity for relaxation and enjoyment. The designated commercial spaces bring more retail, restaurant and cafe options into the area and care is taken to complement, not compete with existing businesses. Every Caydon project has the intention to revitalise locations by shaping communities that enhance people's lives and thrive for years to come.