Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor, Director of Leasing and Commerce

After many years in the industry, both as an agent and client side, Mel knows just about everyone. As Director of Leasing and Commerce, she instigates and maintains our relationship with brands and operators across our projects. 

Mel’s gift is selling something you can’t yet see. She has an incredible track record of bringing retailers and operators on board and getting their early buy in to the creation of a destination. She has been involved in a number of pioneering projects both in the UK and Europe, where she worked with retailers to introduce them to either new retail destinations or retail formats. Mel gets under the skin of the target audience to create or rejuvenate concepts and merchandise mix and specialises in lease management so that the interests of the landlord and tenant are genuinely aligned.

Now an empty nester, Mel lives in East London with her husband, under the shadow of the Tower of London. Mel is involved in a borough mentoring scheme, to help, support and guide young people to make key decisions in their future careers and is also part of a local book club where reading is not always the focus!

Professional qualification: MRICS

BSc 2:1

Track Record:

  • Canary Wharf, E14
  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlets – UK and Europe
  • Centre Parcs – UK
  • London City Airport, E16
  • Manchester Airport, Manchester
  • Met Quarter, Liverpool
  • The Mailbox, Birmingham
  • The Triangle, Manchester
  • Zubiarte, Bilbao
  • La Barreiro, Lisbon