Buenos Aires Home is South America’s Most Expensive

Patrick Archer argentina polo, foreign investment, real estate

A property in Buenos Aires is now the most expensive listing in South America but, interestingly enough, the house may not be the biggest attraction for potential buyers. Spread out over 185 acres in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Pilar, the La Felicitas Polo Club features the 29,000 square foot main residence, a 6,400 square foot clubhouse, two stables, a …

Growth & HR Challenges for Buenos Aires Tech Sector

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, technology

Representatives of two of the biggest players in the Buenos Aires IT space made back-to-back appearances on the BA business radio program Efecto Mariposa (Butterfly Effect) today and shared valuable insight on the advantages and challenges to sustained sector growth in Argentina. IBM Argentina‘s Director of Marketing, Communications & Community Relations, Ignacio Vaca de Osma, said the English accent spoken …

Holy Tourism!: The Buquebus Takes Flight

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay, us companies

With Holy Week underway, many Argentines are preparing for one last family vacation on the beaches of Uruguay. On the receiving end of the tourist influx and revenue from Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay designates this week as Tourism Week. Seizing the moment and simultaneously injecting some needed competition in the short-haul arena, Buquebus is launching direct air service from Buenos …

Carpe Pasaporte: Living the Dream in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

While some of our home countries are drowning in debt, others lack optimism regarding job prospects and the economic outlook. It’s times like this when many begin to re-prioritize and ponder quality of life, a common narrative thread here on InvestBA. Whether it’s the annual International Living ranking or a wine expert lauding the “wonderfulness” of BA, or a foreign investor branding …

Gimme Shelter: Miami or Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

Crisis meant opportunity for investors in Buenos Aires real estate back in 2002. Perhaps sensing blood and short sales in the high-rise waters of Miami-Dade, one local investment advisor wonders if similar opportunities await Buenos Aires buyers in Miami in 2010. “Median prices in Miami have already fallen 35% from the 2006 peak…and the average recession lasts five years,” writes …