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Direct Farmland Investments in South America as an Inflation Hedge

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Farmland is seen as an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favourable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes. Most investors have experienced wrenching declines in the value of their portfolios from time to time. Still, those with an agricultural allocation benefited from less volatility and positive returns to offset losses from the other asset classes. Current Income Crop farmland has consistently produced…

What Questions to Ask A Real Estate Salesperson before hiring them?

I have gathered some questions from my experience selling high-end real estate as a salesperson to managing GTSA operations in South America over the past 30 yrs. I think anyone thinking of selling their real estate investments should consider asking these questions when interviewing a potential salesperson or company to use. Before interviewing them, do some homework. The most important is to check their Web Presence in English and Spanish. If they have little or no presence, they should not be on your list…

Peru’s new Oasis in the Desert – The Olmos Project Performs

Peru’s Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year. Still, a radical engineering solution for water scarcity creates an agricultural bonanza. Sugarcane, avocado, cranberry, asparagus and table grapes are the main products grown on the 22,000 hectares of land that were incorporated in 2014 into agriculture with the implementation of the Olmos Project in the Lambayeque region of Peru. Sugarcane cultivation represents almost half of the…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential properties throughout the region. Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment to achieving the best possible…

JJL Latin America Office Market Overview, 2022

This report analyzes the performance of the main market indicators in 15 cities across 11 countries throughout Latin America. It provides a deep dive into each office market, comparing their historical records and their different situations. After two difficult years (2020 and 2021) during which most markets saw a marked worsening of their indicators, in 2022, nearly all the cities included in this report halted their decline. They started to show signs of stability and recovery. In this regard, it should be…

Book Review: The Dialectics of Dependency by Ruy Mauro Marini

Considered one of the most important intellectuals in Latin American social thought, Ruy Mauro Marini demonstrated that underdevelopment and development are the results of relations between economies in the world market and the class relations they engender.  In The Dialectics of Dependency, the Brazilian sociologist and revolutionary showed that, as Latin America came to specialize in producing raw materials and foodstuffs while importing manufactured goods, a process of unequal exchange took shape…

A snapshot of business risks in Peru

Peru was one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America between 2002 and 2013, driven by sound fiscal and monetary policies and by growth in services, mining, and manufacturing.  Between 2014 and 2019, growth slowed to an average of 3.1%, mainly due to lower commodity prices and a slowdown in private investment.  The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Peru’s economy, with GDP decreasing by 11.1% in 2020. In 2021 the economy surpassed pre-pandemic levels, with a growth of 13.3%. The outlook…

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China is increasingly aggressive on the Malvinas /Falklands impasse: “The UK stubbornly clings to its colonial sins.”

The lead editorial of China Daily’s 6 October 2022 edition, a newspaper belonging to the Chinese Communist Party editorial. It refers to the recent Organization of American States declaration supporting Argentina’s claims of the Malvinas / Falkland Islands’ sovereignty. The 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which concluded in Lima, Peru, on Friday, approved a declaration defending Argentina’s “legitimate rights” over the Malvinas Islands and supporting…

More Foreign horticultural investment moves to Peru

Unfortunately, as climate change and a severe +10-year drought have limited agricultural growth in the Chilean northern regions (like Peru growing conditions), farm investments have moved further south, where irrigation infrastructure and larger reservoirs secure permanent crop irrigation. In all, this reality has generated value appreciations of 30%, 60% and up to 100% in just a few years, and a substantial migration of Chilean fruit growers and investors to Peru. Farmland values depend, in the end, on the…

Doing business with the Chinese requires an understanding of their culture

Major cultural differences can be a recipe for disaster when South American businesses try to operate in China. Understanding the distinct characteristics of the Chinese way of thinking is a first step in reducing that risk of failure. The research by agribusiness management lecturers at Lincoln University’s faculty of commerce in New Zealand, set out to study the cross-cultural business relationships between foreigners and Chinese within the food and agribusiness sector. Nonetheless, the lessons learned…

How to choose the right salesperson and sales method in a difficult real estate market

According to Geoffrey McRae, CEO of Gateway to South America, it’s really worth your time and effort to make sure you find the right agent for you.  Choosing the best agent to sell your property is the second most important decision in real estate (after choosing the right property to buy). But from my experience, many people are too casual in approaching this crucial decision. They interview a couple of agents and choose the one who gives them the highest valuation or has the lowest commission…

Uruguay’s Lacalle gets the highest approval ratings in Latin America

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou tops the list of most-approved Latin American heads of state, according to an Ipsos survey released Monday. The study, conducted between July 14 and August 8 among 297 opinion leaders from 12 countries, showed Lacalle had a 74% approval against 14% disapproval. The remaining 12% did not have an opinion. Lacalle’s was by far the best score in both columns: the highest level of approval and the lowest level of disapproval. He was followed by Chile’s Gabriel Boric…

How to negotiate successfully, What everyone should know

What should people know about negotiating an agreement, job position, sale, or in any other situation? Here are some of the most common mistakes? Most things in life are negotiable & you can improve your negotiation skills with four easy tips. I’ve spent the majority of my career negotiating and training other people to negotiate. Along the way I’ve made plenty of mistakes and learned that negotiation can often be improved by actually doing the opposite of what I originally think I should do.…

What are the Best Places to Buy in South America?

Are you looking for a property to buy in South America? Do you have an idea of where to buy and how to approach the location of your dreams? If not, after reading this article, you can decide the best place to buy in South America. South American real estate is an emerging industry that real estate investors would not ignore after reading about it. You have always heard about real estate investments in North America. In this article, I will show the places you buy in South America. I will also tell you why…
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