Brigade Group was established in 1986, with property development as its main focus.
Today, Brigade Group is one of India's leading property developers. We are headquartered in Bangalore, with branch offices in several cities in South India, a representative office in Dubai. We have a uniquely diverse multi-domain portfolio that covers property development, property management services, hospitality and education. Our projects extend across several major cities in South India: Chennai, Chikmagalur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore and Mysore.
"The founder-CMD of Brigade Group, M.R. Jaishankar, comes from a reputed family of coffee planters from the hill town of Chikmagalur, in the Western Ghats, Karnataka. For over a hundred years, his family has been well known in the region for their business integrity and philanthropy.
Jaishankar completed a degree in Agricultural Sciences (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1974), following which, he earned an MBA degree from Mysore University in 1977.
After a brief stint as a Management Trainee in UB-MEC Batteries, Jaishankar started MLR Industries in 1980. It was a small-scale unit that manufactured chicory (used for blending with coffee powder to add richness and flavour to the famous South Indian coffee). MLR Industries soon became the largest supplier to Brooke Bond India Ltd. In 1984, the company faced serious industrial relations' problems and Jaishankar decided to diversify his entrepreneurial efforts. However, he continued to run MLR Industries till 1991."