Buenos Aires Real Estate Expo: Who Invited Small Investors to the Party?

Ten days have passed since Expo Real Estate Argentina 2010 (Did you see our video?), which gave Clari­n sufficient time to absorb all the information presented and formulate some conclusions of their own. Most notable was the fact small investors were really the stars of the event, significantly outnumbering large brokers, developers or architecture firms. “We’re not talking about people with …

Solid Bet: The Gaming Sectors in Argentina & Uruguay

If the famous scene from Swingers where Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn drive through the Nevada desert had a South American equivalent, it would probably be Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo businessmen leaving their offices on Friday and flying chartered jets to Punta del Este for a full night of blackjack or roulette. The scene is played out every weekend …

Fasten Seat Belts: Why Latam Airlines Will Be A Game Changer

When Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM, two of Latin America’s most efficient and profitable carriers, announced plans to combine operations, the headlines trumpeted the superlatives: the region’s largest fleet, 115 destinations in 23 countries, $8.5 billion valuation, $400 million in annual cost savings, and the list goes on. But the combined operations and creation of Latam Airlines Group (LAG) trumpeted …

Banco Ciudad Sees Green in Buenos Aires’ Parque Patricios

The future just got a little brighter and greener for Banco de la Ciudad, but the green has more to do with architecture than quarterly profits. The Buenos Aires-based bank has been planning a corporate headquarters relocation to the resurgent Parque Patricios neighborhood for some time. After careful evaluation of the 15 proposals by a prestigious panel of local architects, …

VanityBA: Alejandro Parisi’s World of Ecos, Eros & Floating Circles

Buenos Aires, which is in the middle of a “cultural arts renaissance,” has one of the world’s most fascinating and progressive art scenes. The vibrant and energetic city is home to some of the most interesting art festivals in the world (such as the contemporary art fair, arteBA) and, not surprisingly a huge number of brilliant artists. Last month, we …