Three decades of trusted relationships allows DA Properties to bring Capital, Skill and Experience to each opportunity we take on.

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
Property and Development Coaching


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




  • Consistent Improvement
  • Collective Experience and Knowledge
  • Create Shared Value
  • Contribution to Community and Consciousness of the Environment
  • Respect & Integrity to all Stakeholders


David Allen has been a property and investment professional for over 30 years. Transacting and managing assets for superannuation funds, not for profit and private families, David gained knowledge and experience operating within this formal investment & process structure.

Since founding DA Properties David has been able to leverage knowledge, experience and relationships to property investment and development opportunities in three distinct areas:

  • As a property investment and development advisor for not for profit and private family groups
  • As a cornerstone co-investor and manager for development and investment projects
  • As a coach to guide others to optimise their own development project and experience

The principles that underpin these three areas apply across all property investment and property development, as does the framework and process. It is the approach to each opportunity that is bespoke, each property is unique and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’.

David 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). He 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 with his wife, daughter and the family cat. A lover of the outdoors he continues to swim, bike, run and ski as much as he can.

David is also one of the founding members of Tour de Kids, an annual charity bike ride that has raised over $9 million for Australian children charities over the last 19 years.