Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

The new Spring/Summer collections were recently unveiled at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, but one prominent German designers’ former Recoleta digs will have a decidedly more pedestrian look and feel for 2013. Like Zegna, Hermes, Ralph and Louis; Munich-based Escada pulled out of Buenos Aires earlier this year leaving a prime boutique at Alvear 1444 vacant and available for aspiring fashionistas …

Argentina Real Estate Auctions Open Avenue For Peso Buyers

While the new construction market in Argentina was the first to adapt to the new reality of peso-denominated transactions, the existing property market has remained firmly rooted in suelo de dolares. The majority of sellers either hold out for buyers with dollars or shelve their listings. While potential buyers with pesos have limited options in today’s existing property market, Argentina …

“Oasis Verde”: Buenos Aires Short-Term Rental Properties

The lead story in today’s iProfesional describes the “oasis verde” that Buenos Aires property owners have discovered by renting their residential properties to foreigners here for business, school or sheer pleasure. As we’ve chronicled since January, the dollar drought prompted by currency controls forced the majority of BA sellers to pull their listings and lock-in pesos with one and two-year …

Model City: Miniature Buenos Aires Is A 3D Masterpiece

Buenos Aires is a city where real estate developers typically make elaborate models to showcase new buildings, but nothing compares to this. Six architects from the BA Planning Department have created a 1:1,500 scale model of the entire City of Buenos Aires, the largest such model in all of Latin America. Dubbed 48 Barrios, 15 Comunas, the 36 x 36 …

A 14 Barrio Breakdown of Buenos Aires Real Estate Prices

Today we follow-up last week’s post regarding average real estate prices in Buenos Aires with a more detailed breakdown of average prices for new and used residential properties in 14 Buenos Aires neighborhoods. Puerto Madero remains the most expensive neighborhood in Capital Federal for both new and used construction at US$371 and US$345 per square foot, respectively. These averages put …