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September - 2014 - Special issue > Company of the Year- Commercial Project (Real Estate)

Brigade Group:Constructing Commercial Landmarks

Anamika Sahu
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Anamika Sahu
Brigade Group and its flagship domain, Brigade Enterprises Limited, is a name to reckon with in the real estate industry in not just Bangalore, its headquarters, but across the world. The group is credited with building the second World Trade Center in India and the first in Bangalore, in its iconic integrated enclave the Brigade Gateway. Occupying a pride of place in the 40 acre Brigade Gateway enclave, this WTC is the first one to be developed by a private developer and Brigade Group has left no stone unturned to make it one of the leading landmarks of the world. To develop the master plan, Brigade Group partnered with HOK, a renowned architect from New York. This commercial enclave also houses Sheraton Bangalore Hotel, 800,000 sq.ft., Orion Mall, 1260 Premium residences, Columbia Asia Hospital, The Brigade School and Galaxy Club. All these seven components of the enclave are designed beautifully around a 2 acre manmade lake.

Incepted in 1986,Brigade has built a range of edifices to set one benchmark after another in the history of real estate over the years across Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Chikmagalur. The group ventured into the market with Brigade Towers the tallest building by a private developer in Bangalore city at that time. Pioneers in introducing the concept of service apartments and self managed clubhouses in Bangalore, Brigade also constructed the city's first centrally air-conditioned shopping complex and multi-storied industrial complex. Additionally, Brigade Group is the first company to get CRISIL PA2 andICRA-NAREDCO RT2+ certificationsandis entitled to be the originator of the 'Enclave' concept to redefine modern living in the city. Today, the Group is synonymous to developing software & IT Parks and SEZs. Brigade has developed over 5 million sq.ft. of office buildings with several projects of over 7.5million sq.ft. of development underway across Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi and Mangalore.

Brigade is also an emerging leader in the retail space as well. The Orion Mall developed by the group is arguably one of the best planned retail spaces in the city which provides an International shopping experience supported by world-class infrastructure. The group has diversified into hospitality sector with serviced residences, hotels, resorts, spas, recreational clubs and convention centers in Bangalore and other parts of South India. Some of the renowned partners in the sector include International Hospitality Chains such as Starwood, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Accor among others.

Driven by Innovation & Responsibility
Firmly believing in constant innovation and corporate philosophy of 'For A Better Quality Of Life', Brigade has extended itself from just being a commercial entity to being an organization with a soul. The Group has made its presence in the domain of education and community development through Brigade Foundation ? a not-for-profit trust. "We are constantly upgrading our standard and scope of activities to have the widest coverage in the industry in both commercial and CSR areas. We envision being a world class organization in our products, processes, people and performance," concludes Vishal Mirchandani, CEO ? Commercial and Retail, Brigade Group.The Group foresees reaching the mark of 30 million sq.ft. of project development across seven cities in the next five years.

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