Update on GTSA’s New Digital Property Platform release

Press Release Hello Our new property website is live, so we start loading properties from the legacy site as soon as possible. Like the newsletter, this site will better enable us to send out information regularly to targeted audiences. Our sponsored newsletter site has been an excellent source of stable subscribers, and we hope the new property one will be as well. It will also give us the flexibility to promote independent agents’ properties in areas where we have no presence, giving them the same advantage…

Shareholders Agreements are essential to avoid later problems when investing in Syndicates or Partnerships

The great news is that you can create a rule book (aka shareholder’s agreement) so that when things pop up, you all know how to deal with them. Staying aligned makes all the difference to your business’s success. This article explains why a shareholders’ agreement (your business prenup) is essential for every business with multiple owners. WHAT IS A SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENT? Shareholders’ agreements are like rules that record how shareholders will work together and make decisions. What are the initial…

Paraguay is rated the best place in the region for business, according to says Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) 

The Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) released this weekend by Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) highlighted Paraguay as the Mecca for regional business ventures, given the country’s outstanding performance. The FGV report highlights that, despite the increase in their indexes, other countries remained in the unfavourable zone (below 100 points): Peru (85.3), Colombia (72.8), Chile (72.7), and Ecuador (42.2). Meanwhile, Argentina climbed from 26.1 to 41.7, with the first economic…

Paraguay is Open for Russian and Chinese Investors, Sees Many Areas for Cooperation – Finance Minister

Paraguay is open for investors from around the world, including Russia and China, and sees many areas for cooperation, Paraguayan Finance Minister Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos told Sputnik on Thursday. “We are open to doing business with every country in the world, even with China, even though we don’t have any diplomatic relations,” Valdovinos said. “Paraguay has many capabilities or potential areas where many investors from all around the world can work, and all of them are welcome to come.”…

The Legal System for Foreign Investors buying property in Paraguay

The Paraguayan Law  N. 117/92 legislates the system of national and/or foreign investments; it aims to stimulate and secure within a framework of full equality the National and/or Foreign investments, aiming at the promotion of the economic development of the country. The aforementioned rule establishes that the foreign investor has the same guarantees, rights and obligations that the Paraguayan Law sets for domestic investors. The private investments do not require prior authorization or additional registration…

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…

“Breaking News: Paraguay’s Exports Skyrocket by 24% Thanks to Thriving Agriculture Industry!”

“Paraguayan exports are spiking! As reported in Asunción, they’ve already reached an impressive US$ 15.8787 billion in just eleven months of 2023, marking a whopping 24% growth from the previous year. This jump is primarily thanks to the surge in shipments of soybeans, rice, and soybean meal, which make up 69.3% of all exports and have skyrocketed to US$ 11,001.6 million, a 19.1% increase since November 2022. But wait, there’s more! Re-exports have grossed an incredible US$ 3.9048 billion,…

Thanks to new technology, they now harvest wheat in an unthinkable location, in Alto Chaco, in Paraguay

Just a few ays ago, the wheat harvest was completed on a test plot in the upper Paraguayan Chaco, in the Infante Rivarola area. It is a fact that was unthinkable only a few years ago, but that today is a prodigious reality achieved thanks to work, science and technology, as highlighted by the president of the Union of Production Guilds (UGP), Eng. Agr. Hector Cristaldo. The Paraguayan Chaco registers the full stage of agricultural expansion and in this process, the incorporation of winter crops with adaptation…

CEO of GTSA gives six negotiating tips for foreign buyers

Geoffrey McRae, GTSA Real Estate Consultants CEO, outlines some basic negotiation skills that can help when approaching the sales process in a foreign country. Many foreign buyers are uncomfortable or inexperienced with the negotiation process in a country where they know little about the local customs.  While the vendor has their broker to negotiate for them, buyers are at their own mercy. ( the vendor’s broker will often also act as a buyer’s agent, which is the norm in most markets we cover,…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle-raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment through transforming…

Agriculture in Paraguay is building on its core strengths

Paraguay excels in the production of food products. The government plans to reduce the impact of volatile prices on the agricultural sector through improved transport links, technology and increased processing capacities. Developing infrastructure projects nationwide will help diversify Paraguay’s economy and strengthen its core strength, agricultural production. While the country has a consensus regarding the need to diversify income streams, this consensus also extends to the belief that Paraguay needs…

Why South America should be considered a Preferred Investment Destination

GTSA principal Geoffrey McRae has lived and owned real estate in South America since 2003, so he has his own views of its opportunities and risks. He founded the real estate group under the Gateway to South America brand covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, so he has seen the benefits and challenges of operating in each country and market. In his opinion, business success in the region relies on the ability to understand the countries’ histories, their business customs and learn…

The Chaco Region in Paraguay received US$148 million of investment in the past five years (and in 2022, it exported US$900 million)

Chaco is experiencing an acceleration in the increase in investments, especially in recent years, and the execution of infrastructure works is one of the pillars on which the region’s growth will be based. How much capital has been injected into the region in the last five years, and what is needed to turn the Western part of Paraguay into a pole of industrial development? Numbers are the best way to measure the development of an activity or area. And official data shows that in the Chaco, a territory…

Paraguay as an Investment destination

Why is Paraguay becoming popular with investors ? Paraguay Investment options give foreigners excellent choices for the serious or smaller investor. Paraguay has all the  conditions in place to attract and retain investors from all over the world, not just South America. It has a stable democratic government and private property rights are respected in the constitution. With nearly 7 million inhabitants, Paraguay is a small but open economy. Over the past decade, the Paraguayan economy grew at an average…

Looking to farm in Paraguay: Check out the different soil types first

Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition and investment tours. The Gateway Team – When You are Serious About Property www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America is an independent Brokerage and Advisory company committed to helping…
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