Michael Gibbens

Michael Gibbens

Managing Director

Michael is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has worked in commercial real estate for 31 years. Having graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Management, his professional experience was initially gained at the property consultancies Chesterton and Edwin Hill.  He subsequently went on to work at the property companies Land Securities PLC, Equity Estates and Goodman Group, where he was responsible for industrial, warehouse and office development from inception to completion covering speculative, pre-let and turnkey projects.

Michael established Taurus Developments in 2010.

Andrew Hynard

Andrew Hynard

Chair of the Advisory Board

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the UK real estate industry.  With a BSc Estate Management degree and an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, Andrew is an industry-leading capital markets professional, who spent 32 years with Jones Lang LaSalle, latterly as UK Deputy Chairman, before being appointed as Chief Executive of the Howard de Walden Estate from 2016 -2020.

Andrew now holds a number of senior roles with property related bodies and not-for-profit groups.

Andrew joined Taurus Developments in October 2021.

Andy Harding

Andy Harding

Consultant and Member of the Advisory Board

Andy is a Chartered Surveyor and has 35 years of industrial & logistics experience. Gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Land Management (Planning & Development) from Reading University, he worked for Slough Estates (now SEGRO) for 8 years before joining King Sturge, becoming an equity partner in 2003.
After the merger with JLL, Andy became Lead Director of the UK Industrial & Logistics Group for 9 years.

Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industrial sector.

Andy joined Taurus Developments in January 2024.

Our Clients

L and G
IPIF
Buccleuch Property
Nuveen
Hammond Rutts
LaSalle
UCEM
Barwood Capital
Osbourne
CBRE
Tarmac
Paul Rhodes
Aria
L and G
IPIF
Buccleuch Property
Nuveen Retail Estate
Hammond Rutts
LaSalle
UCEM
Barwood Capital
Osbourne
CBRE
Tarmac
Paul Rhodes
Aria

LaSalle Investment Management has worked successfully with Taurus over the last four years and in that time Michael Gibbens has delivered two very successful schemes. Michael is extremely pragmatic in his approach and brings considerable experience, knowledge, skill and professionalism; optimising a project outcome and delivering significant value. He is also a trusted partner and it has been a pleasure working with him.

Andrew Derry

Development Director, LaSalle Investment Management