Powering the Future: What changes can we expect in real estate marketing now that AI has gone mainstream

A deeper dive at the potential applications of artificial intelligence in real estate and how brokers and agents can leverage AI to enhance their business. As a result of the proptech revolution, artificial intelligence in real estate is proving to be a significant disruptor. With advancements in machine learning and the rapid evolution of AI, the real estate sector is learning how to handle the massive amounts of data that buildings produce and monitor specific KPIs to simplify operations and extract meaningful…

Vegans Nightmare: A third of global farmland at ‘high’ pesticide pollution risk

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According to new research, a third of the planet’s agricultural land is at “high risk” of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity. According to research published Monday, a third of the planet’s agricultural land is at “high risk” of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity. The use of pesticides…

Investing in agriculture for 2023

Hardy investors are seeking new ways to grow their money. IN THE next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together. But with sprawling cities gobbling up arable land, agricultural productivity gains decreasing, and demand for biofuels increasing, supply is not keeping up with demand. Clever farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs are bursting with ideas. But they need money to make this jump. Financiers more often found buying and selling companies have cottoned…

Are Performance Fees Fair for Syndicate Investors?

The Argument Against Performance Fees If fund managers and syndicate managers do not outperform their benchmark, they continue to get their standard fee, even if they have to forego their performance fee. We like performance, but we do not like performance fees. There are fund managers, who charge a fee for management, but then on top of that, they charge another fee if they get returns above a certain level. We object to these “performance fees”. Some fund managers will say they should have a performance…

Warren Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger’s thoughts on successful investment practise

Warren Buffett, the world’s most significant investor, added two short sentences to Charlie Munger’s list that have been his decision-clinchers for decades, “Warren, think more about it. You’re smart, and I’m right.” Warren Buffett talked about his long-time friend and business partner, Charlie Munger, in his annual letter to the investors that was published along with Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report. Warren Buffett listed a few of Munger’s thoughts. He advised investors, “Find…

Americans are quitting plant-based meat in droves due to high prices, worse taste, and questionable health benefits

Meat producers have nothing to fear from Fake Meat. Plant-based meat looked poised to change the world — but then Americans stopped buying it.  In 2020, retail sales of plant-based meat grew 45%, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time. Increasing awareness of companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, in addition to climate change and animal welfare concerns, nudged many Americans to give fake meat a shot.  The nature of the pandemic helped sales as well. Many consumers faced meat shortages,…

Global Trust in Sustainable Agriculture is the Next big opportunity – Rabobank

The biggest value creation opportunity for those in the agricultural sector is to be seen as a globally trusted source of sustainably produced products says a new Rabobank report on the sector ie Sustainable Agriculture. The Sustainable Returns: Finding the value in Environmental Sustainability the report says improved environmental practices can deliver an immediate monetary benefit, through price premiums, and long-term strategic advantages. Report author Blake Holgate said many consumers now consider buying…

Latin America: Agricultural Perspectives

A profile of Latin American agriculture Latin America has long been associated with the production and export of a diverse range of agricultural commodities, whether it is coffee from Brazil and Colombia, beef from Argentina, or bananas from Ecuador. Trade data show that the region is indeed an important net exporter of agricultural commodities to the world, accounting for an estimated 16% of global food and agriculture exports between 2012 and 2014, while representing just 4% of global food and agriculture…

Agricultural Syndicates, Partnerships, all need to have a shareholders agreement at the start of a new business.

If you’re starting or running a business or buying a property with other co-founders, someone probably told you to get a shareholders agreement. But why is this important? What does a shareholders agreement do? What can happen if you don’t get one? In this article, I’ll explain why you need to have some hard conversations with co-founders and we’ll look at an interesting recent case with costly consequences. What is a shareholders agreement? A shareholders agreement is a contract where you agree…

Understanding International Family Offices as an alternative source of investment capital

The role of the family office has often been misunderstood, even though the concept has been around (in various forms) for hundreds of years. Still, today, as this industry controls billions of dollars in assets under management, many intelligent, experienced finance professionals cannot offer a complete definition of what a family office is exactly. Today, the family office industry is expanding at an impressive pace, with new family offices opening every month and assets continuing to grow yearly. The family…

Avison Young invests in Valuation & Advisory business for Latin America operations

Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues join as Principals in Mexico City, continue partnership to grow business line for the region Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues join as Principals in Mexico City, continue partnership to grow business line for the region Mexico City, MX – Emile Sarraf, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Mexico City office, today announced the appointment of Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues as Avison Young Principals. Gill and D’Artigues,…

Davos 2023 backs an Argentine firm that optimises irrigation efficiency with new technology

Kilimo, an Argentine company that uses data to optimise irrigation, received solid financial support at this year’s Davos forum to continue developing a system that helps farmers in Latin America save thousands of litres of water. Kilimo, an Argentine company that uses data to optimise irrigation, received strong financial support at this year’s Davos forum to continue developing a system that helps farmers in Latin America save thousands of litres of water. The company, which advises farmers in…

We are searching for a creative and experienced Real Estate Journalist focused on South America to join our team

Qualifications: We are looking for a bilingual (Spanish/ English) freelance journalist, preferably from South America, who can write positive articles on a diverse range of subjects connected to investment in targeted real estate projects or subjects related to real estate investment in South America for our real estate news site, gtsanews.com. We will give you the subject and the project or subject we want to highlight. ie we might be selling a horticultural farm in Chile. We might need an article about that…

Top farmland investors name South America a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural lands for profit

  Farmers’ fields in South America are among the most prized assets in a new global market for agricultural land that has sprung up alongside soaring commodity prices. Private equity and fund managers at a farm investing conference in Geneva named South America a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural lands for profit. “The South American marketplace is really booming along right now,” said Mark Zenuk, managing director of the $3 billion NGP Global Adaptation Partners fund. Black…

Why did GTSA develop the vendeRAPIDO® selling process for selling real estate in South America?

There are two reasons. To speed up the selling time and maximise the properties value  Current Market Realities South American real estate markets are mainly lightly regulated and highly informal. This means vendors are at a substantial disadvantage when they come to selling a property within a reasonable time frame.  Traditional times of sale are measured in months and years.   Consequently, transaction costs are among the highest in the world.  With the globalization of real estate GTSA saw an opportunity…
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