What Makes Property Developing The Best Strategy?

Real estate developing is one of the few areas a person can enter with little expertise and become wealthy in a relatively short amount of time.

  • You can manufacture equity independent to what is happening in the market.
  • You can sell off part of your development to own your remaining property without debt.
  • You can boost rental yields to create more positive cashflow.
  • You can accumulate property faster and accelerate your portfolio growth.
  • You can use other people's money to create wealth.
  • You can do it in your spare time.
  • You can choose from many different strategies to make money based on your situation.
  • Many on our nation's rich list made their money through property development.
  • It is no longer the domain of the rich - anyone can do it if you understand how.

#1 - DA Uplift

Builders need ongoing projects to keep their workers employed and are on the constant lookout for ready to build sites to save time and holding costs.

This opens the door to acquiring property, obtaining development approvals and then on-selling to builders for a tidy profit.

You can even acquire the property with minimal outlay using creative instruments such as options and leasing.

#2 – Sub-Division

When you subdivide one property into many, you can add significant value in the process.

You then have the option to hold the lots and wait for more uplift, build on the vacant lots and/or sell one of the properties to pay down your debt and increase your equity and rental yields.

This approach is simple and low risk when you understand the process and what to look out for.


#3 – Residential Unit Development

Residential unit development has a potentially lower financial requirement compared to commercial, industrial or retail development.

Many residential unit developers sell some of their units after completion to pay down their debt, effectively allowing them to own the remaining units outright.

You can repeat this process to acquire several millions in property and hundreds of thousands in positive cashflow to effectively retire on.


Real-Life Small Developments Case Stories of Our Students

Case Study

Case Study -

$170K projected profit from Subdivide, renovate, build and sell

Location: NSW

Purchase Price: $286K

Strategy: DGI Graduate bought derelict hail damaged house with asbestos on sub-divisible block. To subdivide, the DA requirement for Dual Occupancy was to build on the subdivided block - i.e. she could not subdivide the block to sell as vacant land.

Result: She renovated the derelict house and moved into it so she is close to project of building on the back block. She will sell reno'd house for $400K and build the other one for $450K, looking at a projected profit of $170K.

Case Study

Case Study -

$333K Profit from Subdivide, renovate, build and sell

Location: Queensland

Purchase Price: $760K

Strategy: House is pre-war so cannot be moved. Owners are converting the house into 2 townhouses and building 3 more townhouses on the back of the block. They have a DA and are doing the whole development.

Result: The owners are looking for a project profit of $333,302.

Case Study

Case Study -

$1.2 Million Profit from Subdivide and sell

Location: South Australia

Purchase Price: $1.46 Million

Strategy: The vendor bought elsewhere so an agent brought this deal to DGI Graduate Julie. She bought it $140K under market value(discount) by Joint venturing with DGI Graduate Phil. Originally 35 blocks were approved but Julie worked around the plan with the town planner to move a road to allow 36 blocks.

Result: Going to subdivide the whole lot and sell off as newly created vacant blocks of land. This is Julie first deal and forecasted profit is over a million.

Case Study

Case Study -

$447K Profit from Subdivide and build

Location: South Australia

Purchase Price: $756K

Strategy: Strategy is to subdivide and build 5 Torrens title townhouses, 4 with single garage and 1 with double garage.

Result: Selling price for each of 5 units will be $540K-$560K and the double probably $580K. One presale sold for $555K.

"Using what we learnt we bought a block of land under market value in a high growth area and are looking to do a sub-division and two house... We hired a builder to obtain the DA's and manage the project on our behalf. We are half way through the development now with a projected profit of $400,000. We are already looking for our next property."

Alanah and Rob. New South Wales

"I did Dominique's course in 2014. I now have 5 projects on the go totalling around $1.8 million. Some are with money partners, others l am doing myself... I think property development is the easiest investment to do. You just find the deal and get other people to do the work, then phone in once a week to get updates... we are looking at roughly $700,000 in returns."

Alanah and Rob. New South Wales

Key Benefits of Property Developing

Buy Wholesale

As a developer, you aim to complete your projects at 20% or more below market value.

Increase Tax Benefits

You can claim more depreciation and tax benefits from developing a new property.

Invest Effortlessly

You only need to spend a few hours a week to manage your project.

Boost Rental Yields

You can sell part of your project to pay down equity and increase your cash flow.

Make Money

Developers can regularly make upwards of 6-figures from just one small development.

Obtain Easier Finance

You have many finance options available to you with or without the banks.

Free One-Day Property Developer Workshop


Sydney & Parramatta - Sat 27 Apr 2019 | Melbourne & Glen Waverley - Sun 28 Apr 2019 | Brisbane - Mon 29 Apr 2019

Who Is Presenting?

Lawyer and author. Dominique is renowned as one of Australia’s leading legal authorities on distressed property investing and asset protection and has bought, sold or held more than $50 million in property.

Dominique Grubisa

Lawyer, Developer   Property Entrepreneur

As a highly skilled debt and commercial law specialist and a property investor who has bought, sold or held more than $50 million in real estate, Dominique Grubisa is uniquely qualified to talk about property success

Having provided legal financial services to both ordinary Australians and high net worth investors over a legal career spanning more than 20 years, Dominique understands how the rich grow and protect their wealth.

Dominique is a University of Sydney graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors), Bachelor of Law and a Master in Laws. She is legally qualified to practice law in all jurisdictions of Australia.

She is also one of a small number of legal practitioners in Australia to have obtained a Master of Laws degree through a specialisation in debt law.

Dominique is known as the 'go-to legal expert' when it comes to buying distressed properties. After coming across the deal of a lifetime as a young investor, she set about creating a legal system for buying distressed properties from banks, liquidators and trustees, a system she modeled from America.

Free One-Day Property Developer Workshop


Sydney & Parramatta - Sat 27 Apr 2019 | Melbourne & Glen Waverley - Sun 28 Apr 2019 | Brisbane - Mon 29 Apr 2019

Property Development Is Not For The Unprepared

Property developing has the potential to accelerate your gains, but it can also accelerate your losses.

There are no guarantees of success in property developing and there are many risks to consider.

The good news is that it really is possible to create wealth faster through property developing when you understand and educate yourself about the process.

The best place to start is to learn from and model those who have already done it before you.

The 8 Keys To Successful Developing & What You Will Learn

Finding Profitable Sites

How and where to find profitable development properties both 'on' and 'off' the market. Plus discover what to look for in a potential site and conduct your initial assessment.

Due Diligence and Analysis

How to determine a property's financial viability, plan cost estimates and avoid hidden cost blowouts... dodge hidden surprises and maximize your profit.

Property Options and Finance

How to use options and leases to control property (and potentially save thousands in holding costs). Plus how to overcome financial barriers and what to put into the sale contract.

Permits and Approvals

How to avoid costly delays and get your permits and approvals processed faster. Which experts to use and the different types of reports you need to consider.

Sales and Marketing

Who to use to market and sell your development before and after completion. Plus what to include in your marketing contracts and strategies to move your properties faster.

Constructing Your Project

Discover the common mistakes and pitfalls to be wary of, and how to navigate around them. Avoid delays and get your projects finished on time and on budget with minimal effort and stress.

Your Development Team

Discover whose advice to seek who you should hire into your team and how to manage them for the best results... leverage
the right professionals and watch your profits soar.

Cashing In

Should you sell or hold your properties after completion? Hear the different exit strategies that allow you to pay down debt, increase rental yields and build a portfolio which can help you retire sooner.

This Event Is For You If…

  • You are interested in getting started in property developing but don't know where to start.
  • You own a property portfolio and want to create more growth, equity and positive cash flow to retire on.
  • You have a property you want to sub-divide or acquire development approvals for to uplift equity.
  • You have hit a roadblock with finance.
  • You already develop property and want to take your results to a higher-level.
  • If you answered yes, then we encourage you to act now and reserve your spot to avoid disappointment.


My events regularly sell out and we often have to disappoint people and turn them away. This event will be no different!

Seating is genuinely limited in every room in each state. When they are gone, they are GONE!

So please don't put off signing up now because if you do, there is every likelihood that you will miss out.

Free One-Day Property Developer Workshop


Sydney & Parramatta - Sat 27 Apr 2019 | Melbourne & Glen Waverley - Sun 28 Apr 2019 | Brisbane - Mon 29 Apr 2019