About us

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Welcome to RBD Shelters, Developers of Commercial & Residential Properties

RBD Shelters LLP, a sister concern of Ferns Builders & Developers, is a leading Real Estate Developer who has been responsible for the transformation of Bangalore into a city that can afford an international standard of living at the right price along with beautifying its skyline, thereby bringing the ‘real’ back into realty. Started in 1994, it now has an impressive portfolio that encompasses Residential Complexes and Plots and Private residences, consciously seeking out the quiet solitude that attends the City’s suburbs.

As a founding member of the prestigious Ferns Group, Mr. Austin Roach has over 18 years of experience in Bangalore’s development and real estate sector. Mr. Austin Roach and his colleagues at the Ferns Group have a reputation as transformers of Bangalore’s skyline, men with the vision to initiate Bangalore’s vertical development, to keep up with its rising status as India’s Silicon City.

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About the Promoter

Mr. Austin Roach’s real estate journey commenced in 1994 when he, along with two partners, established United Builders. In 1996, the firm’s name was changed to Ferns Builders & Developers. Ferns was the first real estate company to introduce the concept of gated communities and townships to Bengaluru. In all, the company has given the city more than ten such communities, the 2500 residents of which benefit from well planned infrastructure and clubhouses equipped with contemporary leisure amenities. The 3,25,000 sft Ferns Icon Software Technology Park, home to several software giants like Ericson, Lenovo, Bharati AXA and others, bears testimony to the company’s success in the commercial space as well.

Ever on the lookout for new opportunities and avenues, Austin ventured into the hospitality space in 2007. With the Park Plaza hotel on the Marthahalli-Sarjapur Ring Road, he successfully raised the city’s hospitality bar, bringing about a marriage of simplistic design and luxury yet again. The Park Plaza Hotel, Bengaluru, offers discerning guests 218 rooms packed with conveniences and luxury, restaurants that specialize in cuisines from around the world and one of the largest banquet halls in the city.

In 2012, Austin established RBD Shelters LLP as an independent property development company, wherein he could realise his vision and ideas better. Strategically chosen locations, attention to detail and an uncompromising emphasis on quality…all stemming from an unwavering focus on providing the finest living experiences, are what set RBD Shelters apart as a real estate brand that has stamped its unique presence on Bengaluru’s skyline. The company’s flagship property, RBD Stillwaters, which offers premium lake facing independent homes and private apartments, exemplifies Austin’s unique ability to combine conceptual clarity and executional finesse.

While he is busy leading his various business ventures to make new conquests, Austin also finds the time to give back to society in various ways. He was a founding member of the Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations in Bangalore and served as its Chairman for two terms. During his tenure he was instrumental in bringing all Christian Associations under the Banner Federation of Christian Associations of Karnataka. He has been active in The Catholic Club Committee from 1995, serving as Vice President and finally as President in the year 2001-02. Most recently, Austin has been elected as Treasurer for CREDAI Karnataka for the years 2015 to 2017.

Austin prefers to spend the little spare time he has indulging his two passions – playing golf and looking after his 200 acre Coffee Estate “St. Anthony’s Estate” near Sakleshpur. In this venture as well, which is close to his heart, Austin brings the same qualities to bear that made his real estate ventures successful, to ensure that the estate delivers the finest coffee to connoisseurs.


To be the most preferred Real Estate Developer in the regions we are active in, providing quality driven homes and spaces that are creative and practical. Infusing innovation that delivers great value to all our stake holders.

Mission Statement

RBD Shelters LLP consists of an accomplished team of experienced professionals in key positions. The company will acquire and develop quality properties based on realistic values. These real estate activities will take place in select targeted sub markets in the South Indian region.