Tony D’Agostino


Level 1, 20 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: +61 2 9233 5544


As an expe­ri­enced prop­er­ty lawyer with over 25 years’ work­ing in com­mer­cial prop­er­ty in Aus­tralia, I pro­vide my clients with both deep knowledge and exper­tise in leas­ing, prop­er­ty invest­ment, and prop­er­ty devel­op­ment. I am recog­nised for my client ser­vice and I under­stand the impor­tance of adding val­ue beyond the legal aspects, by assist­ing my client’s with strate­gic think­ing and com­mer­cial­ly viable solu­tions. My clients include cor­po­ra­tions, pri­vate com­pa­nies and families.


The exten­sive knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence I’ve gained over the years extends to: land­lord ten­ant leas­ing, leas­ing relat­ed advice, com­mer­cial prop­er­ty acqui­si­tions and dis­pos­als, prop­er­ty devel­op­ment, prop­er­ty joint ven­tures and stra­ta and com­mu­ni­ty title developments.

  • Act­ing for for nation­al cor­po­ra­tions with respect to indus­tri­al leas­ing for numer­ous busi­ness parks in NSW.
  • Act­ing for a land­lord of a devel­oped high end shop­ping cen­tre and retail precinct
  • Act­ing a for a par­tial­ly local and for­eign owned devel­op­er which is a retail and com­mer­cial staged com­mu­ni­ty title devel­op­ment in the south west of Sydney.
  • Due dili­gence, dis­pos­al and acqui­si­tion of mixed-use, com­mer­cial, retail and indus­tri­al prop­er­ty port­fo­lios, stand-alone prop­er­ties, shares and units in struc­tures own­ing prop­er­ty assets.
  • Act­ed for an off­shore prop­er­ty trust land­lord of a mixed use com­mer­cial and retail build­ing in Mel­bourne CBD
  • Leas­ing
  • Prop­er­ty investment
  • Prop­er­ty development
Roles, Mem­ber­ships and Education:
  • Grad­u­ate Diplo­ma in Legal Prac­tice 1988
  • Bach­e­lor of Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ade­laide 1987
  • Bach­e­lor of Laws, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ade­laide 1987
  • Mem­ber — Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Com­mit­tee of the Aus­tralian Prop­er­ty Institute
We recog­nise that to be suc­cess­ful in the prac­tice of law in a com­plex envi­ron­ment, it is impor­tant for us to have an inter­est in and under­stand­ing of you and your busi­ness­es, a prob­lem-solv­ing, prac­ti­cal approach and a high­ly engaged, col­lab­o­ra­tive team sup­port­ed by the most advanced and appro­pri­ate tech­nol­o­gy.

We cov­er the gamut of ser­vices required to effec­tive­ly car­ry out large scale trans­ac­tions as well as sup­port you in your day to day needs. This exper­tise includes prop­er­ty law, con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing, plan­ning, envi­ron­ment and government.

We have expe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing trans­ac­tion and advi­so­ry ser­vices to prop­er­ty own­ers, investors, land­lords and ten­ants through­out Aus­tralia. We are sought out by lead­ing land devel­op­ers as well as gov­ern­ment agen­cies for our exper­tise. We work with our clients to devel­op, nego­ti­ate and doc­u­ment deals.

We believe ear­ly involve­ment and under­stand­ing your needs min­imis­es unex­pect­ed com­pli­ca­tions which can delay trans­ac­tions. Based on our exten­sive indus­try expe­ri­ence, we offer you a full range of ser­vices and prac­ti­cal advice at a local and nation­al level. We are proud of the rep­u­ta­tion we have as a lead­ing team of experts in land use plan­ning & devel­op­ment, envi­ron­ment and gov­ern­ment law. We are sought out by both lead­ing land devel­op­ers as well as gov­ern­ment depart­ments and agen­cies for our exper­tise and the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of our knowl­edge to facil­i­tate com­mer­cial out­comes. We have an envi­able record of achiev­ing the desired objec­tive for our clients.

There are many things to con­sid­er when embark­ing on a con­struc­tion or engi­neer­ing project, for instance, the con­tract mod­el must be appro­pri­ate for your cir­cum­stances. We can help you decide what pro­cure­ment strat­e­gy is suit­able for your project and assist you doc­u­ment and imple­ment it, keep­ing a close eye on the pro­tec­tion of your busi­ness.

Dur­ing the life-cycle of a project, we are on hand to pro­vide advice and assis­tance to ensure you achieve your objec­tives. We are expe­ri­enced in com­plex and dif­fi­cult dis­putes, includ­ing medi­a­tion, expert deter­mi­na­tion, arbi­tra­tion and con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing litigation.

Swaab was estab­lished by Fredrick Swaab, in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, in 1981 and has grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients. We hold a unique posi­tion in the mar­ket place, as a firm with both full-ser­vice Com­mer­cial and Fam­i­ly law offer­ings. Our suc­cess has been a result of putting our peo­ple and clients first by liv­ing our val­ues of: Com­mit­ment, Integri­ty, Excel­lence, Gen­eros­i­ty of Spir­it, Uni­ty and Inno­va­tion. Our strong and endur­ing cul­ture has been the result of devel­op­ing and nur­tur­ing long-term client relationships.

Hav­ing ser­vice at our core means we are acces­si­ble, down to earth and com­mu­ni­cate in plain Eng­lish. No mat­ter what your issue, we’re just a phone call away. The indus­tries and sec­tors we serve are: prop­er­ty, con­struc­tion & devel­op­ment, retail­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, phar­ma­cy, IT & cyber, aged care, leisure & tourism, health & allied health, agri­cul­ture, trans­port, edu­ca­tion, gov­ern­ment and pro­fes­sion­al services.

“The exten­sive knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence I’ve gained over the years extends to: land­lord ten­ant leas­ing, leas­ing relat­ed advice, com­mer­cial prop­er­ty acqui­si­tions and dis­pos­als, prop­er­ty devel­op­ment, prop­er­ty joint ven­tures and stra­ta and com­mu­ni­ty title developments.”
Tony D’Agostino