Three decades of trusted relationships allows DA Properties to bring Capital, Skill and Experience to each opportunity we execute and each advisory role we undertake.

With over 30 years across agency, valuation, investment management and property development, DA Properties has extensive experience and understanding in all aspects of sell-side, client side and as a Principal investor. We have set up, managed and reported on investment portfolios for our clients worth over $2 billion and transacted over $2 billion in property assets whilst also investing and developing over $175 million of assets as fund manager and principal investor.

Depending on the specialist perspective the situation requires, we utilise our skills and experience to provide institutional quality insights and recommendations either as an independent investment or fund management advisor.

Where required, we also work with key delivery partners who have specialist skills such as the project manager, urban planners, builders, investment banking and legal  to best match your needs and objectives.



Here are some of the skills we utilise on a daily basis for our investors and our clients.

We are proud to have deep relationships with trusted Partners who we look to provide
specialist skills that are incorporated in our service delivery.


Investment Management
Fund Management
Asset Management
Capital Structuring (Debt and Equity)
Property Advisory
Development Analysis
Development Value Engineering
Development Approval
Development Management


Project Design
Urban Planning
Project Management
Town Planning
Quantity Surveying
Property Agency
Capital Structuring
Investment Banking


David has been in real estate and investment management in Australia and internationally for over 30 years.

David’s career was founded on valuation and agency with Colliers International in Australia, Singapore and India. Progression to investment management with AMP Capital overseeing $900 million of property portfolios preceded David founding a boutique advisory firm Griffin Capital which managed portfolios of over $300 million. David founded the investment and development management business in 2010. DA Properties has built up more than $175 million of investments and projects in Australia.

He is a Certified Fund Manager and a Certified Property Practitioner of the Australia Property Institute, and the Key Person for the business’ Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Property Resource Management (Valuation) from the University of South Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia (Finance).

David resides on the northern beaches of Sydney. In his free time he continues to remain competitive in Ironman Triathlon, yet struggles to keep up with his wife and 13 year old daughter on the ski slopes.

David Allen is one of the founding members of Tour de Kids, an annual charity bike ride that has raised over $9million for Australian children charities.