BOSTON—The Boston Real Estate Times, one of New England’s largest digital, video and print real estate media outlets, today named Peter A. Merrigan, CEO and Managing Partner of Taurus Investment Holdings LLC. (Taurus), as its “Person of the Year” for 2022. Taurus is a global private equity real estate firm operating for over 45 years with experience across asset classes and including renewable energy sectors.
Mr. Merrigan has overseen the acquisition and development of more than 69 million square feet of commercial space to date, with a value in excess of $10 billion.
As CEO and chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee, he has guided Taurus in developing and executing investment strategies in multifamily housing, logistics, retail, office, hospitality and renewable energy throughout the United States and nine foreign countries.
Mr. Merrigan will be honored at the Boston Real Estate Times’s 2022 Excellence Awards gala on Oct. 6 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.
“All of us at the Boston Real Estate Times are excited to honor Mr. Merrigan for his pivotal role in putting Taurus Investment Holdings on the map,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of Boston Real Estate Times. “In addition to his role at the helm of Taurus Investment, Mr. Merrigan has also devoted his life to charitable and philanthropic causes.”
Mr. Merrigan serves on the Board of Directors and National Advisory Board of Family Reach, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to removing the financial barriers standing between a cancer patient and their treatment. He is also on the Advisory Board of Self Help Africa, and is a benefactor of the Professor Edward Callahan Irish Studies Support Fund at Holy Cross.
“I’m grateful to be honored with this award, which is a testament to the entire team here at Taurus,” said Mr. Merrigan. “Leading by example is important at Taurus. We are committed to creating and applying sustainable practices and technology into our existing assets as well as new development and acquisitions. This recognition is further validation of our unique approach to real estate across the globe.”
Mr. Merrigan graduated from College of the Holy Cross and received a MS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Established in 1976, Taurus is a global real estate private equity firm with over 45 years of experience as a general partner, investor, and operator. By empowering and combining the strength of in-house experts in the fields of multifamily, office, logistics, mixed-use, and renewable energy, the firm has created targeted, scalable investments into value-add, core-plus, and development opportunities.
Taurus is focused on using innovative energy efficient technologies to make the extensive infrastructure investments required to decarbonize residential and commercial buildings through its EcoSmart Solution and RENU Communities affiliates.
Throughout North America and Europe, Taurus is consistently recognized as one of the premier owners of both directly managed and joint venture commercial real estate.