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The water-table has risen 10 meters in Argentina’s Pampa Region since the 70’s

Unlike many of the world’s main food basket regions where over-irrigation, climate change and groundwater pollution are the problem, Argentina has a different challenge. Since the seventies, the water table has been rising, according to a report by INTA ( Argentina’s Agriculture Department ) Marcos Juárez; The ascent in levels complicates the work in the fields and raises the costs of the local producers. Examples of the rising water table level problem are in the south of Córdoba, areas bordering…

Entering South America – 7 Essential Tips to make your life easier

Our top tips are based on our experience assisting hundreds of companies enter the Latin American Region and are directly relevant to many of the legal and operating issues which you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry or one that is filled with stress and problems.   Tailor your Company’s constitutional documents

 A company’s articles of association set out the formalities relating to the composition of the board of…

Argentina is on track to becoming the region’s leading producer and exporter of lithium

Argentina is competing with Chile, which is South America’s top producer of the mineral lithium, a key ingredient for the production of electric cars. Its rechargeable batteries allow them to retain energy far longer. Consequently, its price has soared more than 30% to a record US$ 12.000 a ton this year. Since Argentina’s business-friendly president Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015 and opened the country to foreign capital, Argentina has received more investment than any other country in…

💰Top 10 Factors Affecting Estancia’s (large farms) Value

The valuation of an Estancia and finding the price per hectare is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area that can be defined as “comparable sales,” most Estancia sales are not published on any database, and there are relatively few transactions that close within a two-year time frame, and there is no defined market area. Due to the uniqueness of ranches,…

Gustavo Grobocopatel: “Argentina is a fabulous place to invest in farming”

Gustavo Grobocopatel used to be known as the “Argentinean King of the Soybean”. The business of this farmer born at Carlos Casares, a little town in the heart of Las Pampas, had a fast and incredible growing period during the middle of the ’90s and the first decade of the 21st century. “Los Grobo”, the name that popularized the company, developed a business model based on renting the land, running the crops, supplying inputs to farmers, and storing and commercialising the grain (owned and from third…

A New Real Estate Marketing option for Independent Brokers and Vendors

We offer an option for independent brokers and private Vendors to market their Residential real estate or Agricultural related businesses for sale outside their home location. For nearly 20 years, GTSA – Marketing has been marketing individual properties or projects for vendors and independent brokers without being involved in the sales process. This is in response to the effects of disruptive technologies available to sellers. We did this where we had no licensed sales support in the area or region and/or…

Technology and its disruptive 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 being replaced by a single technology solution that completely disintermediates the process and makes the agent’s role obsolete, but rather that the transformations in the industry…

11 Things I Learned About Investing in Argentina

After completing my studies at the University of Canterbury I wanted the challenge of living and working abroad in a foreign language. With the help of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarship and the New Zealand Embassy in Argentina, I undertook a three-month legal internship with Wiener.Soto.Caparrós in Buenos Aires. WSC is a mid-size law firm specialising in cross-border legal advice, with specific expertise in cross-border finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, tax law, employment…

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 the portals 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 have always irked independent agents. No one likes being obliged to pay for a service you feel you have little control over. But the portals and the technology that drives them are now…

Real estate uses will dramatically change in the next decade if not sooner.

The future of real estate will be influenced by disruption technology as people change how they shop, travel and even grow their food, a world-renowned professor of real estate says. At an international property conference, San Diego University professor Norm Miller said the technological innovations coming, from self-driving vehicles to AI and robots, alongside demographic trends, will cause dramatic changes in real estate, and it’s not a matter of if but when. “Ten trends will change real estate as we…

Zuccardi Family Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

ARGENTINA’S ZUCCARDI FAMILY WINES At the foot of the Andes Mountains ( in the Uco Valley ), in the vast desert province of Mendoza, sits Familia Zuccardi, Argentina’s largest family-owned winery as well as one of the leading exporters of Argentine’s premium wines. For over 40 years, the Zuccardi family has produced wines of exceptional quality and value from Maipu and Santa Rosa soils. Every wine at Zuccardi is from estate-grown, hand-picked fruit and is estate produced in a state-of-the-art…

KIWI REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR LOOKS AHEAD

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New Zealand Real Estate’s loss was South America’s Gain Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Paraguay – Peru – Uruguay The Kiwi, New Zealand’s flightless, myopic national bird, is so shy and elusive that most New Zealanders have never seen one as it never leaves the remote forest floors where it lives a solitary, nocturnal life. They are so few in number it’s one of the world’s rarest birds. You’ll never see a Kiwi itself outside of New Zealand. Still, on occasion,…

Looking at Agriculture as an asset class

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Agriculture is one of the oldest asset classes in the world, time-tested and proven to weather economic uncertainty. Within agriculture, farmland has historically proven itself as a tangible, stable storage of wealth, appreciating approximately 3.5 per cent annually over the last 30 years. A Global Farmland Index recently developed by Savills World Research, an index based on data from 15 key farmland markets across the globe, recorded an annualized growth since 2002 of 14.8 per cent. The robust and steady…

French giant RAGT Semences Acquires Argentine Seed Company Tobin

The seed division of the French agriculture and life sciences giant, RAGT Semences, acquired 100% of the equity of the traditional Argentine seed company, Tobin. Groupe RAGT, based in Rodez, Aveyron, employs 1,450 persons, with annual revenue of € 411 million. RAGT Semences develops and markets seeds in Argentina and in 47 other countries around the world.  The Tobin acquisition reinforces RAGT’s commitment to Argentina. Tobin was a family-owned company focused on sorghum, maize, and sunflower seed…

Why does Argentina have a dual currency ? The Blue Rate

In Argentina, where about a dozen different exchange rates overlap, the government is creating ever more rules about who can access dollars and for what, making an already vexing system more complicated in a bid to delay the inevitable devaluation. Is the Blue Market Really a Black Market? In a standard economy, money is money. Whether you carry a briefcase of crisp hundreds into a bank in New York or a sack filled with small bills into a branch in Nebraska, the deposit to your account will look precisely the…
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