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Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America

Gateway Nominated for the 2013 European Global Real Estate Awards for South America Since the crash in 2008 the real estate industry in South America has taken its time to recover, but now firmly seems to be back and generating huge amounts of interest from prospective investors world wide. For many countries this has been a tough few years following the financial crash, as well as political problems in some South American countries . In Jan / Feb 2014 issue of The European we recognize those companies that…

Using Social Media in Marketing and Using Key Words in Media Advertising Keep GTSA at the top of Google Search Results

WHY DOES GTSA SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & SOCIAL MEDIA IN MARKETING FOR ITS CLIENTS? SIMPLE REALLY :  IT IS THE KEY TO THE  ONLINE VISIBILITY FOR OUR CLIENTS’ PROPERTIES AND SPECIAL PROJECTS In the past 5 years real estate marketing has changed dramatically right around the world.  In line with being a global marketplace for buyers, news papers as an advertising media are being replaced by the Social Media boom. We,  like others observing this were looking to increase…

The Tea movement in Buenos Aires

History Argentine tea  movement culture is influenced by both local and imported varieties and customs with its multicultural history and the amalgamation o Europe and South America. Yerba Maté is the most noted South American tea with its origins dating back to the indigenous people of Argentina. When Jesuit missionaries first came to Argentina they were concerned by its addictive qualities so tried to ban it, however they reversed their stance and began cultivating it. Argentina has hugely expanded its…

Petrobras’ Argentine unit makes exciting discovery of natural gas reservoir

Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant, has announced that its Argentine unit has discovered a new natural gas reservoir in the southwestern province of Nuequén,130 km from the provincial capital, in the El Mangrullo area near the cities of Plaza Huincul and Cutral Co. The company attributes the achievement of the discovery to the continual collection of data from wells drilled in that area and the constant re-analisation of both seismic and geological data. As well as using the expertise and methodology used…

Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past.

  Selling Real Estate in 2013 requires more skilled resources than in the past. More and more of our South American vendors want to promote their properties using digital and social media tools along with the traditional media. To assist with this we are going to increase the number of marketing opportunities for their properties to appear in. This will be a substantial benefit for those with well presented and market priced properties but will mean some properties will have to be dropped if they fail to fit…

The Bioceanico Aconcagua Tunnel – Joining the food bowls of South America to Asia

The Bioceanico Aconcagua Tunnel – Joining the food bowls of South America to Asia The Pacific Ocean: the Epicenter of the 21st Century As the Mediterranean was the sea of the past, and the Atlantic that of the twentieth century, the twenty-first century global economy will have its epicenter in the Pacific Basin. Globalization imposes a new framework for trade and economic relations. The world’s largest and most populous continent on Earth faces the Pacific Basin. There, 4 of the largest economies…

Where to live in Buenos Aires?

What better way can a residential real estate agent truly know and understand the different neighborhoods they sell properties in than to actually live there?  And that is exactly what I did.  Lived in 6 different locations throughout downtown Buenos Aires. As my husband and I were recent “empty-nesters”, we felt the need to downsize our home and improve our quality of life by moving closer to work.  That meant leaving the suburbs for the city, a monumental life style change. We decided the best way…

How to Future-Proof Your Business in Uncertain Times

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. It’s called future-proofing, and in uncertain times it is a smart strategy for organizations. Future-proofing can give you an edge in a competitive market, keep you viable and set you up for success down the road. So what exactly does future proofing mean? And more importantly, how do you do it?Here are some first steps you might want to consider when future-proofing your workplace. Identify and prioritize the most likely drivers for workplace change…

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment “Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this gold were melded together, it would form a cube of about 68 feet per side. (Picture it fitting comfortably within a baseball infield.) At $1,750 per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be $9.6 trillion. Call this cube pile A. “Let’s now create a pile B costing an equal amount. For that, we could buy all…

Pacific Alliance means business, not weighed down by yesterdays ideology

The Pacific Alliance proves that there is strength in numbers and we all have a lot to gain from working together. We´ve seen this before, haven’t we? Latin American countries coming together to build a bloc that promises to combat U.S. hegemony and bring about radical change in the continent without really saying how they will achieve it. Then along comes the Pacific Alliance, which instead of focusing on ideology and finger pointing, just wants to get down to business. So what is the Pacific Alliance (AP)…

Thinking of selling your property in Argentina. This is what you need to know

These are some of the items that need to be addressed if you are thinking of selling your property in Argentina with GTSA. A professional valuation. A considerable amount of property put into the market is overpriced and therefore doomed not to sell or could be undersold by vendors not getting it valued by an experienced valuer.  Try not to use the same real estate company that is likely to sell it or it could well be overpriced as they attempt to get your listing. Sales Authorization: A sales authorization…

Real Estate is booming throughout Latin America except in Argentina where it is bust

  July 29, 2013 In a region where booming real estate markets have governments from Chile to Brazil to Colombia warning of potential property bubbles, Argentina stands out as a bust. Two years after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner clamped down on Argentines’ purchase of dollars, the currency of choice for real-estate transactions, the housing industry is grinding to a halt. While prices soared to records in Sanhattan, a high-end strip in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and Medellin, Colombia, in Buenos…

Black River Asset Management owned by Cargill in the US prepares to buy more land

  Black River Asset Management is targeting at least $400 million for its second agriculture-focused investment fund. According to a person familiar with the firm’s plans, the Black River Agriculture Fund 2 LP could collect up to $500 million, but will raise at least $400 million for the vehicle. So far the fund has closed on $90.1 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The bulk of the financing came as a $75 million commitment from the Teachers’ Retirement…

Dairy Farming News from South America

Dairy Farming News from South America Recent rains in Uruguay have firmed up dairy production and we are seeing month over month increases in milk production from June 2013 to July 2013.  Milk prices are robust at close to $0.40 a liter with the US$ hovering around UP$ 21.  All indications are that Conaprole is promoting increased milk production to meet WMP export opportunities.  This is good for Uruguay’s dairymen and the industry after the fiasco with the small processing plant owned by Mexican investors…

Hard learned lessons learned by India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure on what not to do when investing in South America

Lessons from India Jindal’s Bolivian Mine investment failure Jindal’s integrated mining and steel project in Bolivia was the largest contract secured by an Indian company in Latin America. The project, which ultimately became a victim of the country’s domestic politics, has lessons for Indian companies venturing into Latin America. Bolivian President Evo Morales greeted Indian investor Naveen Jindal (L) saying ‘I’m also Indian’ By Ambassador R. Viswanathan (*) – ¨Hermano… Yo tambien…
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