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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…

Rich investors pulling out of Chile, leaving behind a USD 50-billion hole in the economy

Chile, Latin America’s stand-out economy for the better part of 50 years and a darling of Wall Street, is facing an existential moment in many ways. Chile, Latin America’s stand-out economy for the better part of 50 years and a darling of Wall Street, is facing an existential moment in many ways. Its Milton Friedman-inspired constitution is still intact, for now. But virtually everywhere you look, once sacrosanct pillars of the country’s free-market system — from its private pensions and health…

Chilean Hazelnut Production has exploded

Chile is the largest hazelnut producer in the Southern Hemisphere. Hazelnut cultivation covers about 30,000 ha between the region of Maule, the central zone (Talca, Linares, Chillan) and the south zone of the country, including the regions Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos (Temuco, Valdivia and Puerto Varas with an additional 800-1000 ha being added yearly). Historically this species was introduced in South Chile by European emigrants, mainly Germans, Italians, and Swiss, principally in Araucania, Los Rios…

The Scots behind Argentina’s sheep farming success

One of the largest sheep farming developments ever in the world is thanks to the emigration of farmers from Scotland’s bleak north coast to Argentina, a new book reveals. The little-known story of intrepid pioneers from Caithness who travelled across the globe is now being told. ‘Caithness to Patagonia’ tells of a largely uncharted aspect of the Scottish diaspora, featuring tales of adventure, hardship and some significant success stories. The regions of Caithness and Patagonia are literally a world…

So you want to buy farm land in South America – What are the options ?

So you want to be a landowner in South America Investing in farmland can make for an intriguing alternative to the stock market. Farmland is safe historically, an excellent hedge against inflation and is an asset class that does not correlate with the normal stock market. As the world’s population continues to grow (9.15 billion estimates by 2050) and the global middle class continues to emerge (with changing dietary habits toward more calories and meat), farmland is poised to become an even more intriguing…

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…

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…

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral (Chile)

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral As part of the huge exodus of European peoples, significant Scots emigrated overseas the hundred years before the first world war. Most settled in the United States of America or Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Britain’s vast empire. A significant minority, however, emigrated to South American states, Argentina being a popular choice. The first Scots settled there in the years before Argentina became an independent confederation…

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…

Inheritance and Wills in Chile

The basic order of inheritance in Chile after someone dies is that of surviving spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, and then cousins. This also includes the rights of spouses and children for their direct ascendant or decedent to inherit. You are allowed to give a certain percentage of your estate in a will to whomever you like, but for the most part, you can not avoid giving these family members with mandatory inheritor rights a portion of your estate by just drafting a will. There are certain…

A Snapshot of Chile’s Largest Dairy Farm

Manuka is the largest milk producer in Chile, located among the natural beauties of Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano, in the heart of southern Chile, with operations in Los Lagos and Los Ríos regions. They implement the New Zealand grazing model, which takes place on top-quality pastures where their milk is produced sustainably, generating a positive impact by providing security, social development, and economic growth with high respect for the environment, as it deserves. They are committed to generating…

The Necessary Legal Steps to Buy Real Estate in Chile

The three major phases of any property purchase in Chile are negotiation and title search, contract signing or closing, and title registration and payment. Each particular property purchase may have many other considerations, and the timing of these stages may vary greatly; but, broadly, all properties in Chile will go through these three steps or the property purchase sooner or later, or it is not a legally valid or complete purchase. There is one additional phase that is generally optional but common. We…

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…

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…
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