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Mary Digiglio

Managing Partner
Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects, Fran­chis­ing, Man­age­ment, Stra­ta

I am a prag­mat­ic and com­mer­cial prac­ti­tion­er with accred­it­ed spe­cial­i­sa­tions in prop­er­ty law and as a smart col­lab­o­ra­tion accel­er­a­tor coach. Moti­vat­ed to deliv­er solu­tions and add val­ue for my clients, ser­vice deliv­ery and lat­er­al think­ing is core to my offer­ing. My prac­tice includes the devel­op­ment of tor­rens title and com­mu­ni­ty title sub­di­vi­sions and mul­ti-titled projects with a focus on hos­pi­tals, med­ical hubs, town cen­tres and new busi­ness and res­i­den­tial com­mu­ni­ties. I enjoy work­ing close­ly with clients to struc­ture joint ven­ture arrange­ments, devel­op, doc­u­ment and deliv­er inno­v­a­tive real estate projects, nego­ti­ate com­plex com­mer­cial and retail leas­ing deals and man­age a broad range of prop­er­ty relat­ed issues which arise in the invest­ment and devel­op­ment of real estate assets.

I am pas­sion­ate about advo­cat­ing for the well­be­ing of the peo­ple I encounter in my life, par­tic­u­lar­ly my col­leagues in the legal pro­fes­sion and my clients. 


With over 20 years’ as a prac­tic­ing prop­er­ty lawyer and pri­or expe­ri­ence in the real estate indus­try, I have deep expe­ri­ence in a broad range of prop­er­ty matters.

  • Act­ing for prop­er­ty trusts, large list­ed and unlist­ed cor­po­ra­tions, pri­vate hos­pi­tals, small to medi­um enter­pris­es, pri­vate devel­op­ers, investors and franchisors
  • 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
  • Draft­ing and nego­ti­at­ing prop­er­ty joint ven­tures, part­ner­ship and devel­op­ment agree­ments for small and large scale developments
  • Act­ing in large-scale long-term prop­er­ty projects involv­ing mul­ti­ple stages cre­at­ing tor­rens, com­mu­ni­ty and stra­ta title precincts
  • Draft­ing devel­op­ment doc­u­ments required in com­plex stra­tum, stra­ta and com­mu­ni­ty title developments
  • Draft­ing and nego­ti­at­ing com­mer­cial, indus­tri­al and retail leas­ing trans­ac­tions through­out Australia 
  • Assist­ing in the man­age­ment and res­o­lu­tion of leas­ing disputes
  • Act­ing for fran­chisor land­lords in fran­chised leas­ing arrangements


  • Prop­er­ty development
  • Prop­er­ty investment
  • Leas­ing
  • Project joint ventures

Roles, mem­ber­ships and education

  • Man­ag­ing Part­ner of Swaab
  • Prop­er­ty & Projects Prac­tice Group Leader
  • Accred­it­ed Smart Col­lab­o­ra­tion Accel­er­a­tor Coach
  • Grad­u­ate Com­pa­ny Direc­tors Course, Aus­tralian Insti­tute of Com­pa­ny Direc­tors, 2016
  • Accred­it­ed Spe­cial­ist Prop­er­ty Law, 2007
  • Bach­e­lor of Laws (First Class Hon­ours), Uni­ver­si­ty Tech­nol­o­gy Syd­ney, 2000
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Legal Prac­tice, Uni­ver­si­ty Tech­nol­o­gy Syd­ney, 2001
  • Admit­ted as a Solic­i­tor of the Supreme Court of NSW2001
  • Advance Diplo­ma in Con­veyanc­ing (Dis­tinc­tion), Syd­ney Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, 1997
  • Direc­tor of Minds Count (for­mer­ly Tris­tan Jep­son Memo­r­i­al Foundation)
  • Direc­tor of Cameron Brae Pty Ltd
  • Advi­so­ry Mem­ber of Iggy Gets Out
  • For­mer chair of Mer­i­tas ANZ Region­al Man­age­ment Board
  • Mem­ber of the Prop­er­ty Coun­cil of Australia
  • Mem­ber of the Law Soci­ety of New South Wales


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