Taurus Developments appoints leading industrial & logistics consultant

Former JLL Industrial & Logistics Director, Andy Harding, has joined Taurus Developments as a Consultant and Member of its Advisory Board.

In his first external appointment since leaving JLL, Andy has become a consultant to Taurus Developments, the property development company which focusses on the industrial and logistics sectors.  Founded in 2010 by Michael Gibbens, it works with quoted and privately owned property companies, institutional and private equity real estate funds, private landowners, high-net-worth investors and occupiers of logistics, industrial and commercial real estate looking to create new space.

Partnerships have been created with numerous investors including Legal & General Investment Management, Nuveen Real Estate, Buccleuch Property, LaSalle Investment Management, Barwood Capital and Hammond Rutts Investments. The company is currently progressing developments in Stevenage, Harpenden and Ipswich.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy Harding said: “Since leaving JLL I have established an independent consultancy and Taurus is a perfect example of a business where I feel I can add value, particularly in the origination of new development opportunities alongside an over-arching advisory role to support the expansion of the business.

“Taurus has an enviable track record for delivering high quality projects and, as the industrial and logistics sector reshapes itself after the disruption of the past three years, it is hungry for new development opportunities”.

Michael Gibbens, Managing Director of Taurus Developments commented: “Andy and I have known each other for many years and he is one of the most respected and experienced figures in our sector.

“It’s an excellent appointment to secure his expertise and services for the business and we welcome him to Taurus where I know he will make a very positive impact. We’re excited about the role he will play in sourcing potential new schemes and also helping to guide Taurus as it grows.”

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Chair of the Taurus Developments’ Advisory Board, Andrew Hynard, comments: “Today’s market demands a precise approach and the expertise to deliver successful developments even when the prevailing conditions are not wholly conducive.

“Taurus has demonstrated its ability to outperform on behalf of its partners and Andy’s appointment will further enhance its standing as a leading delivery partner in its sector.”

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