The need for an association to represent and regulate real estate agents in Bangalore was sown on 8th December 1998 by Mr. Irshad Ahmed, Mr. Farook Mahmood and Mr. Hussain Ali Mahmood when he convened a meeting of a few agents and formed a committee for the purpose.
The mission was to create a platform on which real estate agents could meet to address their various audiences viz customers, developers, government and the media. Further the need was to regulate conduct with responsible, honest and transparent service to customers, to inculcate modern, professional modes of conducting business.
It was 4th February 2000 by the time a the association was formally registered with a Memorandum of Articles and a set of Rules and Regulations. The formal inauguration took place on 29th July 2000 at the Hotel Oberoi.
The members of the founding Governing Body were Mr. M Hussain of Auto Associates as President Emeritus, Mr Farook Mahmud then President BRA-I was elected the first President of NAR-I and Mr Irshad Ahmed then Secretary BRA-I, was elected to the board of NAR-I, Mr.Pradeep Joe of First Estate as Vice President, Mr. Tosher Hormusjee of Artee Hormusjee as Treasurer, Mr. Feroze Abdullah of Feroze’s Estate Agency as EC-Member, Mr Sevenraj of Sevenraj’s Estate Agency as EC Member, Mr. Tarvinder Singh of RK Estates as Director, Mr. Siddique Beary of Beary’s Real Estates as Director.
Gradually BRA-I began to enter the public consciousness with directory releases, education courses, and media reportage. Initially housed within the office of Irshad’s Property Matters who gave the space gratis, BRA-I finally purchased and inaugurated it’s own office in the year 2007 in Copper Arch, Infantry road, Bangalore. It was one of the first real estate agent’s associations in India to do so.
In 2008, BRA-I was instrumental in forming NAR-I, the National Association of Realtors-India under the aegis of NAR USA. Mr Farook Mahmud then President BRA-I was elected the first President of NAR and Mr Irshad Ahmed then Secretary BRA-I, was elected to the board.
Significant contributions by Mr Farook Mahmud and Mr Irshad Ahmed have helped to showcase BRA-I both in India and with NAR-USA.
BRA-I has grown in membership to 140 in 2011.
Mr. Wasim Taher, (Governing Body Member)
Mr. Farook Mahmood, (Past President)
Mr. Saqib IIlyas, (GB member)
Mr. Ishrad Ahmed, (Immediate Past President)
Mr. Ayub Khan, (Hon.Secretary)
Mr. N R B Garda, (President)
Mr. Zahed Mahmood, (Vice President)
Mr. NA Afzal, (Treasurer)
Mr. Nasir Shariff, (GB Member)
Mr. Abdul Khader, (GB Member)