South American Real Estate News
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Latin America Leading the world in Media Advertising Growth

LATIN AMERICA LEADING THE WORLD IN MEDIA SPEND Total media ad investments will rise faster in Latin America than in any other region worldwide through 2019, according to the latest eMarketer forecast of ad spending around the world. The growth is the result of a rising middle class and increased advertiser spending on global events like the 2016 Rio Olympics. Spending on paid media in Latin America will total $41.85 billion in 2015, a 10.1% increase from last year. eMarketer expects ad spending in Latin America…

Why is Argentina a better place to hedge your bets compared to an increasingly unstable Europe?

Argentina is currently looking like a good place to lay your bets for global minded real estate investors with dollars burning holes in pockets, Why be wary of Europe? The ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ European 2015 report by PWC and the Urban land Institute, predicted that 2015 would be a busy and profitable year for real estate investors. But despite their optimism, they had clear concerns about fragile economic conditions, weak fundamentals, volatile geopolitical issues and increasing instability…

Selective Rural property boom expected to be imminent in wake of strong beef prices

Rural Property Boom:  Rawdon Briggs, from Colliers International ( Australian Agro Division ), said recent significant sales at high prices in Australia’s outback indicated the market was picking up for beef properties. “I would suggest we are not in a boom situation (yet), we are probably a good six months away from when prices will really start taking off,” Mr Briggs said. “One recent example is the Chinese purchase of the MP Evans property in southern Queensland, that was off market.…

Uruguay Farms Raise Record Funds After Land Prices Jump 11-Fold

Uruguay Farms Raise Record: Uruguayan farm operators are raising a record amount of funds in the securities market after a boom in prices for the country’s farmland. About $124 million of securities tied to agriculture have been issued this year, double last year’s total, after financial trust Fideicomiso Financiero Campos Sustentables sold $50 million in shares on Friday to buy farmland. Another agriculture trust is planning to raise as much as $100 million this year to purchase 10,000 hectares (24,700…

Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity

image of Plantación forestal en Paraguay
Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity In a context of decreasing global availability of natural forests and growing demand of sustainable wood products, Paraguay offers opportunities in forestry that go beyond its excellent climate and soil conditions and general advantages for agribusiness investment. Mild temperature year round and high precipitation regime contribute to a faster growth rate and good yields of some commercial species and consequently, to a shorter payback period: 12 years versus…

Wall Street investors again buying up farmland

For farmers gearing up to harvest millions of acres of land this fall in the face of low commodity prices, the rows of corn, soybeans and other crops have long been viewed as key to their survival. But increasingly those same acres are drawing the attention of Wall Street investors looking to tap into those fields for profit. Investors have turned to farmland as part of a sweeping push into physical assets — everything from lumber, hotels and apartments to parking meters, bridges and highways. Farmland is…