De Luca Property GroupDe Luca Property GroupContact: Tony De Luca
Working in collaboration with some of Australia’s leading architects and consultants, De Luca Property Group (DPGcorp) has brought to life a unique vision for inner urban lifestyle apartments.
DPGcorp founder Tony De Luca started work when he was 11 years old managing the accounting work for his father’s butchers business. He completed his university studies in 1969 and was still doing the books for his father when he started his own accounting business at the age of 21. During the 70s and the 80s his business grew and he became interested in property development. Like many entrepreneurs in the early 90s he lost nearly everything in the crash.
Combining 100-hour working weeks with a three-year stint working for Prime Life as Finance Director enabled him to bring his finances together and resign his role from Prime Life and return to his accounting practice.
With the lessons learned in the 90s he proved to himself that innovation is the key to business success. He increased net profit in his practice five years in a row and sold his share in the practice, which enabled him to put all his energy into the De Luca Property Group.
His son Anthony joined him, after a two-year spell in Italy as a professional soccer player. As DPGcorp Operations Director Anthony takes responsibility for all the company’s development, construction and asset management activities. In 2009 they moved into their present office in Wellington Street, Collingwood.
Some of DPGcorp’s most recent projects include: Luma Hawthorn; Sita Collingwood; OBAN South Yarra; Miller Street Thornbury; Wellington Street Collingwood; and Mitchell Street Brunswick. DPGcorp combines premium locations, progressive architecture and superior craftsmanship to produce beautiful spaces that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Tony relaxes by spending time on his 60 acre farm at Daylesford, enjoying his grandchildren, watching Melbourne Victory Soccer Club and putting back into the community in his role as Treasurer of the ONEMDA Association which looks after 130 handicapped people.