Damien Cann

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Damien Cann is responsive and goes out of his way to make sure the level of service is as expected and whether there is anything else needed.

Damien Cann is extremely helpful, he is responsive and efficient and always willing to provide excellent advice, guidance and service.

Damien Cann

Recent Work

Damien is a partner in the Real Estate team and is involved in both equity and debt-funded property development schemes. An established adviser on the acquisition, disposal, letting and funding of commercial properties, Damien has a long track record of advising clients in the healthcare sector, including Achieve Together, CHOICE, LifeCare and Portman Healthcare Limited.

Damien acted for Rightacres Property Co Limited, an innovative commercial property developer specialising in occupier-led property solutions for business, in connection with the former Brain’s Brewery site in Cardiff known as Central Quay. This included a transaction for the waterfront residential scheme comprising the development of Plots 1 and 2 Central Quay to create approximately 700 new residential units, from studios to three-bedroom penthouse apartments, which has now been completed by long leasehold disposal to L&G.

Damien has acted for Rightacres for several years in relation to its funding agreements, culminating in several hundred million pounds’ worth of investment into the Central Square project in Cardiff.

Damien has also led on several exciting new restaurant opportunities for the Pasture restaurant group, and retail boutiques in prime central London locations for New York-headquartered beauty and cosmetic company Malin + Goetz.

With particularly strong technical legal skills, Damien brings a wealth of commercial experience and is known for his expertise in innovative funding options.

Damien has a specialism in marina and waterfront developments for clients including Associated British Ports and Boatfolk Marinas. 

Damien has many years of experience in acting on social housing acquisition and development in England and Wales including pension-funded investment structures and bond issues.

  • Annuity-funded structures in property development
  • Acquisition and development of commercial property
  • Property-secured finance
  • Commercial projects and contracts, including long-term contracts between the private and public sectors
  • All aspects of leasehold property management
  • Advised Wildfox Group on the acquisition of a brownfield site for the development of a £250 million adventure resort in West Wales
  • Advising on several projects for the Pasture restaurant group, including the extension of the existing Cardiff and Bristol restaurants and a new concept butchers and burger restaurant in Bristol City Centre
  • Advising Principality Building Society in connection with its involvement in funding the development of the Mill, Cardiff, an ambitious £100 million residential-led urban regeneration project on the site of an old paper mill
  • Advising Eden Living Properties Limited, backed by Warwick Capital Partners, on the launch of an innovative private rented sector business, focusing on the acquisition and subsequent letting of newly built housing in South Wales and the South West of England
  • Acting for Cadwyn Housing Association Limited in the acquisition of the first phase of affordable housing to be managed by Cadwyn at Plasdwr, Cardiff, known as Cardiff’s Garden Village
  • Damien is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500
  • The Social Housing team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Social Housing team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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