Co-owned by Michael Ruel, CEO, and Jean Etchepareborde, General Director, the MJ Développement group is a well-known French company that has built over 1,800 properties between France and Mauritius.

The story of this company, which currently employs over 70 people, began in 1995 when Michael Ruel went to a business school and met his current business partner Jean Etchepareborde. From a personal friendship, they decided to bring their own successful company to life.

However, it “was only in 2007 that I decided to leave my previous job as a General Director and suggested to Jean to create our own company. This is how the history of the MJ Development Group began”, Michael Ruel said.

Although their head office is based on the Basque coast, in the South-West of France, they have an agency in Montpellier, in Ile de France, an office in Mauritius since 2014 and since 2021 they have set up in Faro, Algarve.

Among the more than 1,800 properties built, there are luxury villas, flats, offices, etc. However, all these projects have one thing in common, the passion that drives their work. "We love our job and we are driven by the desire to create different, original and quality projects", he said.

“In our view, real estate is not limited to a single kind of product, but each plot of land, each city, each region requires a specific approach. That’s what makes our job interesting”, he added.

Despite the growth in recent years, which has made MJ Développement worldwide a global reference, the company is described as having a close relation with their clients and staff.

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