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The Green Option in Paraguay for Diesel Replacement

Paraguay is one of the few countries in South America in which investors can purchase and hold land directly and in any desired legal structure (which is not possible for example in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay). Under the program, an investment structure purchases cattle land in the Paraguay Chaco. Investancia provides high-level Paraguayan government support, references and land title guarantees for the land developments. They also apply for the small farmer and indigenous population support programs. The…

Buenos Aires invests $2 billion to ensure its ports are world class

The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations. The modernization, said Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and General Ports Administration controller Gonzalo…

GTSA Social Media Real Estate Marketing – How well are we doing ?

Disruption to traditional Real Estate Marketing Over the past five years, the way real estate is presented to clients has changed dramatically right around the world. In the past, you could put an advertisement in the local newspaper and expect the phone to ring. Property sold. Now that we have a global market place and so much immigration and migration between previously unconnected countries and locations, we have a new challenge. How to reach the attention of busy, stressed people, looking for a…

Artificial Intelligence is replacing conventional Real Estate auctions

Artificial Intelligence auctions gain momentum as the first English commercial property is sold by gAbi, the clicktopurchase® AI auctioneer In October, the world of property auctioning witnessed a significant development, with the first property sale being concluded by an Artificial Intelligence auctioneer. The property in question was a house in Sweeney’s Terrace, Dublin, being sold by Allen & Jacobs. Offered at a guide of €250,000 (~£225,537), the property sold by way of a clicktopurchase® auction,…

10 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 tough market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all of your boxes comes down to the relationships you have 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. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to buy – You will never get (1) High growth, (2)…

Get South America Real Estate News on your phone with just one click

You can have a one-click connection to GTSA – News by simply downloading our icon on your phone.  We’ve created some simple videos to guide you through the process. Enjoy.  For iPhone users 1. Open Safari 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the ‘Share’ button 4. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button 5. Give it a name and tap ‘ADD’ 6. Enjoy your new ‘app’. For Android users 1. Open Chrome 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the menu with three vertical…

HOW VULNERABLE IS THE $100+BN PROPERTY PORTAL INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE?

This is an article written for a New Zealand audience but the challenges and disruption that is causing some in their real estate industry to pause is also very applicable to the South American market which is very fragmented with a low level of transparency.  It was written by Alister Helm a licenced real estate salesperson and journalist.  “It was 5 years; almost to the month that Trade Me made its ill-fated blunder. A very costly blunder, a blunder that continues to hold strong memories within 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…

A New Real Estate Marketing option for Independent Brokers and Vendors

We are offering a new option for independent brokers and private Vendors to market their real estate or Agricultural related businesses for sale  outside their home location For some time now GTSA – Marketing has been marketing individual properties or projects for vendors and independent brokers without being involved in the sales process. This is in response to the effects of disruptive technologies available to sellers. We do this where we have no licensed sales support in the area or region and/or…

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…

Hazelnut Plantations in Chile

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In 2016, we were frankly optimistic about the excellent record price of USD 5 per kilo of hazelnuts. In 2017, the price paid has been more than USD 6 per kilo, for the Tonda di Giffoni, one of the varieties most appreciated by the buyer market. The projections for the next 5 to 10 years indicate a steady increase of the value per kilo. This is explained by the great acceptance and growth of the buyer markets. However, as in all markets of agricultural production, there will be harvests that are better paid…

8 Common Issues and Hurdles with Early Start-Up Business Development in Latin America

Harris Gomez Group has been helping companies enter the Latin American market for 15 years. Throughout the years, we have worked with hundreds of companies, from small to large, as they have tried to enter the Region, all with varying strategies. We like to say around our offices that we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. We often run into companies that are interested in developing the different Latin American markets for their products/services. The problem is that many companies end up doing…

‘The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report

The 17th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report (LABER) represents the first edition in which principal authorship was assumed by Brian Gendreau, the new director of the University of Florida’s Latin American Business Environment Program. Timothy McLendon will continue to author the legal environment section. With a new author come some changes in appearance and focus, as well as the introduction of two Latin American countries in the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti). The most obvious change…

The Best Real Estate Marketing Tips For Selling a Property in 2016

If you are like most people, selling your property is probably one of the largest financial transactions you will make in your life, so here are some tips for selling a property in 2016 quickly, in particular, if it is located in the South America region. There will be other properties in competition with you, so you will need to pull out all the stops to get your property in front of the most qualified buyers both locally and internationally. The following marketing ideas may be useful to you, helping you…

2016 Electric Power Outlook for Latin America

Energías Renovables en Argentina
BNamericas is a business intelligence companies that focuses Latin America. They have been providing business intelligence for the last 20 years with subscribers from most of the region’s top companies. This is their 2016 Power Outlook for Latin America. Every year they publish a report that is based on surveys that are completed by industry experts for a number of sectors. Participants included C-suite executives, project managers, engineers, researchers and analysts. We find this report to be interesting…