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Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

A Decade in the Farmland Asset Class Evolution

Institutional investment in farmland grew significantly over the last decade. This growth started in the more developed U.S. market and spread to emerging markets around the world. During this time, the NCREIF Farmland Index, a recognized property index for U.S. farmland, expanded dramatically, increasing from $1.1 billion in 2008 to $8.1 billion in 2017.1 This…

The largest Farm Shows in South America for 2018

Expoagro 2018 Argentina Expoagro is one of the most important open-air agro industrial exhibition annual events in the Southern Cone. It is organized by Exponenciar S.A, with Clarín and La Nación as shareholders, the main newspapers in Argentina. It is held once a year, for four days, at the end of the summer harvest. Since 2017, and after 10 years of being in…

Technology and its distruptive impact on the real estate industry

What is the transformative impact of technology for Real Estate Brokers . “Real Estate Agents will not be replaced by technology …. they will be replaced by agents with technology.” – Peter Williams – CEO of Deloitte Digital The principle here is that the real estate industry is not in imminent danger of…

The disruption Facebook is having on traditional real estate advertising

The real estate industry has always had a love hate relationship with the portals such as zonaprop, argenprop , gatewaytosouthamerica.com etc. While it’s the portals that own the best audience for property buyers – and are therefore an important part of any vendor’s marketing spend – the charging models and sense of dependence has…

Economic Snapshot for Latin America

Recovery accelerates in Q3  Economic growth in Latin America sped up in the third quarter, as the long-awaited recovery takes hold. Preliminary data reveals that regional GDP expanded 1.7% annually in Q3, above Q2’s 1.1% rise and the strongest rate of growth since Q1 2014. Recovering confidence, accommodative financial conditions, rising commodities prices and…

BrasilAgro owned by Argentine based Cresud is getting push back from forest Clearing

BrasilAgro business model focuses on acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland. Its model relies on adding value to land by transforming underutilized or unproductive lands. This process of transforming land requires it to deforest native Cerrado vegetation. The value of BrasilAgro’s farmland portfolio…