The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture favour South America

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Rule 1. Only invest in investor-friendly countries: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into the land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. Rule 2. Countries with low, preferably no, subsidies for agriculture. Subsidies can be alluring because they can be seen as underwriting…

MercadoLibre now sells properties that can be paid with crypto

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The Mercado Libre e-commerce will allow real estate agencies to publish properties such as apartments, houses, land, lots and premises in Bitcoin. How the buying and selling of real estate in cryptocurrencies works. Today, Mercado Libre announced that it will accept property ads in cryptocurrencies . From now on, it will be possible to access properties with Bitcoin through the platform, and there will be an exclusive section of properties listed in cryptocurrencies. “We are always attentive to the changes…

Brazilian Real Estate Law

1. Real Estate Law 1.1        Please briefly describe the primary laws that govern real estate in your jurisdiction.  Laws relating to leases of business premises should be listed in response to question 10.1.  Those relating to zoning and the environment should be listed in response to question 12.1. Tax-related should be listed in response to questions in Section 9. The Brazilian Civil Code provides that real estate ownership may be acquired by either acquisition, adverse possession, accession or…

LATAM Airlines Re-Starts Direct Flights from Sydney to Santiago

LATAM Airlines is delighted to announce the reintroduction of direct flights from Sydney to Santiago four times weekly, commencing on 28 October 2024. This milestone significantly enhances connectivity, offering travellers daily direct routes between Australia and Latin America. LATAM’s commitment to reconnecting continents is evident in its expansion of services. In September 2023, LATAM Airlines restarted Melbourne – Santiago direct flights thrice weekly. With the addition of the four weekly direct…

11 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell, even in a challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

Brazil’s economic study highlights Paraguayan expansion

According to the new projections of the Brazilian Center of Economic Studies Fundación Getulio Vargas, Paraguay will grow the most this year, with an expansion of 3.9%. Uruguay and Mexico follow. Another positive fact for Paraguayans is that the country remains in an area considered favourable for business. According to the indicator released yesterday, the business climate in Latin America reached its best level in the first quarter of 2024 in the last 11 years. The so-called Economic Climate Index (ICE)…

Selling or buying properties in remote locations

Sellers face many of the same challenges as buyers do. Still, given current market conditions in many South American markets where we operate, we are finding the market is slow for remote properties. They are often owned as second or third investments outside their home location and are only visited once or twice a year. Each Seller’s motivation clearly varies. However, there is a broad spectrum of Sellers, from those content with fair market value and others who really don’t care what fair market value…

Climate Changes starts to bite in the nut industries

The influence of climate and weather on human societies is already apparent to the world’s rural populations: inclement weather can result in failed harvests, higher food prices, unrest, and unrest leading to revolutions. Syria is a good example. The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors. This is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree crops, most notably almonds, considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are the fragile flower…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

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 that you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry and 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 directors…

UAE, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay agree to promote a bio-oceanic corridor to connect all four countries

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and leaders of Brazil and Paraguay, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Santiago Peña, witnessed the signing of a joint declaration for cooperation on the Bi-Oceanic Corridor. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Paraguay Friday agreed in Dubai on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit (COP28) to “seek opportunities” for the highway due to link the port of Santos in Brazil, with the Chilean ports of Arica and…

Why and How to Invest in South American Agriculture?

Many of the topics that were considered fringe in the past but are now coming to reality with the effects of global warming: the morality of food miles when countries use diminishing resources to ship food a long way to any market, geopolitical power shifts, the potential break up and loss of power in the United States, along with the growing influence of Asia, Brazil, and the Pacific rim countries, like Australia and Chile, are all topics of hot discussion. GTSA obviously has its own agenda in all this as…

Two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals investing in Uruguay are Argentinean: What do they know?

The sector of investment advisors and portfolio managers in Uruguay grew in the number of clients and employees last year. This sector currently manages the money of 36,170 clients, 63% of whom are Argentine, with a total of US$ 28.93 billion invested in different instruments. Data released by the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) shows that at the end of 2022, there were 67 portfolio managers and 106 investment advisors in the country. This is an increase of 10 from the previous year. Portfolio managers are legal…

Our View of the Latin American Real Estate Market in 2023/4

An improvement is expected in 2023 in the real estate indicators for the region, mainly the offices. Hybrid and plug and -play will continue to be the trend. There will also be an increase in stability and availability of rental properties, as well as a positive absorption. In the case of industry, there will be a continuation of healthy inertia along with an optimistic projection. According to the 2023 Outlook of the real estate markets, compiled by Newmark Latin America. This analysis highlights that Argentina,…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…
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