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Uber’s strongest growth is in Argentina

Uber’s fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, the company executives say. Twenty percent of its drivers in Buenos Aires, the only city where it operates in Argentina, were jobless immediately before joining Uber. The economic downturn, “has certainly helped many people find us as an alternative source of income,” Felipe Fernandez Aramburu, who runs Uber business development in Argentina, told Reuters in a recent interview. Despite worries about the country’s economy, which shrank 4.2…

A Night of Buenos Aires Tango – Stunning Photography

Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires Tango, a set on Flickr. A Tango night photographed by world renown Frenchman Christian Senat when he was in Buenos Aires recently visiting Gateway to South America – Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires Tango & Milonga Guide Six Great Tango Shows in Buenos Aires There are many, many tango shows in Buenos Aires. The format is usually a dinner show with a variety of dancers and musicians performing over a period of somewhere between 1.5 and 3 hours. Some are located in venues that…

Will real estate agents be replaced by robots?

It’s no longer a question of whether but rather when the real estate industry will be disrupted. Our way of selling and buying houses remains a pain point. California-based investment advisor Ross Gerber summed up what lots of us think when he said, “The real estate industry desperately needs … a transparent, predictable and liquid market that not only captures supply and demand dynamics but allows for expeditious, low-cost and hassle-free transactions. Such a market would increase activity,…

Don’t Sell, Seduce when advertising!

Emotional ads are processed quite differently by the brain than those that appeal to logic, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics shows that. That might seem like old news to Neuromarketing readers, but the experimental approach was somewhat different than past efforts in this area. Researchers at UCLA had subjects view different ads, some that used logical persuasion to sell, and others that used what they called “non-rational influence” ads. The…

11 mistakes a new real estate sales person should avoid making

Anyone starting a new job is bound to make some mistakes along the way. Having said that there are some basic ones not to make. 1. Not choosing the best agency in the speciality you are interested in. Anxious to get their careers off the ground, many newbie agents often make the mistake of not choosing the best agency to work with. From a recruitment perspective, the biggest mistake would be choosing a less than ‘best in market’ agency to commence your career with. “You learn so much in your…

Buenos Aires ranked the best city in Latin America to live, according to “The Economist”

For the fourth consecutive year, Buenos Aires led the ranking of the Economist magazine as the best city in Latin America to live. it was 61 ° between 140 cities around the world, above Santiago de Chile and San Juan de Puerto Rico. number 1 was Vienna, the Austrian capital, which dethroned the Australian Melbourne. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Global Liveability Index”, which has been in place for eight years, assigns a score in the dimensions: stability; culture and environment; education;…

The no 1 App for Architectual Lovers when visiting Buenos Aires

Some people like to get to know cities through their museums. Others prefer to get lost in the streets and just see where that takes them. This app falls in the middle of the two, offering a comprehensive guide of Buenos Aires through one of its most appealing qualities: architecture. Arqi is, essentially, an interactive map of 100 buildings (and counting) filled with history and beauty. Arqi offers detailed information tips for each landmark, including the architect behind it, dates, and curiosities. One…

Real Estate and Art in Buenos Aires: The projects of Alan Faena, Eduardo Costantini and Jorge Pérez

In Buenos Aires, there is a multitude of real estate developments that have used art as a brand identity which adds value and an additional quality of life dimension. This is in a backdrop of a trend that was born in the 90’s Art is all about emotion, it is all about aesthetics. Art is an expression,  a provocation, an inspiration.  Art is total subjectivity. Art is Art. But, when it meets architecture, they are both empowered: architecture can become art in itself, transforming itself into a piece…

Argentine Foreign Investor Law Changes

ARGENTINA SIGNIFICANTLY BROADENED THE DEFINITION OF “PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT” AND YOU DID NOT EVEN NOTICE As part of the tax reform package enacted by Congress last December, 1 legislators tinkered with the definition of “Permanent Establishment.” While many, including WSC, reported on the various changes to the tax code, all but the most specialized commentary ignored a wider net cast on foreign persons having limited business activity in Argentina. This is important. Foreign legal and natural persons…

The experience of living in a historic building in Buenos Aires

Kavanagh Building The emblematic Kavanagh building, located in Florida 1065 is a symbol of the architecture of Buenos Aires and the reference of the Art Deco movement. The construction was inaugurated in January 1936, at the initiative of Corina Kavanagh and was constructed in a record time of 14 months. At the time, with a height of 120 meters, the project was the highest concrete tower in Latin America. The 105 apartments are distributed over 31 floors and are all different. In addition, the tower has five…

El Paseo del Bajo will open in Buenos Aires in 2019

In one year it is anticipated that the Paseo del Bajo ( under pass )will be inaugurated, which is the work of the Porteño local government – together with the Corporación Puerto Madero, connecting the Illia highway with the Buenos Aires-La Plata and 25 de Mayo. This new 7.1 km long corridor will channel heavy transportation away from the city centre. It will create 60,000 m2 of new green spaces, which integrate the underpass roof with the newest neighbourhood in the city. But, beyond the mobility improvements…

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

Argentina Wins Upgrade to Emerging Status after nine long years

Argentina won promotion to emerging-market status for the first time in almost a decade, rewarding President Mauricio Macri for his efforts to scrap capital controls and normalize the economy after taking over in 2015 following years of mismanagement. The decision by MSCI Inc., which dropped Argentina to frontier status in 2009, may set the stage for a 20 percent gain in the benchmark equity index, Morgan Stanley says, after a peso rout created one of the world’s worst-performing stock markets in dollar terms.…

100,000m2 Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires is one of the largest in the world

The Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK) is the largest cultural centre in Latin America and the third largest in the world. It occupies the entire building of the former central post and telegraph office  – one of the city’s most important historic buildings and an outstanding example of French second empire architecture. The modern, diverse cultural centre boasts a huge 100,000 m2 of space spread over an incredible nine floors, dedicated to art, music, theatre and dance. Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French…

10 Terrible Mistakes many Real Estate investors make

Although this post is aimed at residential investors it could apply to all real estate investors. Once the real estate market starts to recover, investing in property also becomes an appealing option — either as a career or a great side job. Like any other endeavour, though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Bankrate spoke with established, full-time real estate investors and with professionals, such as bankers, to identify the types of traps into which real estate investors most often…