Buenos Aires, Brazil Office Space Among World’s Most Expensive

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate

Commercial office space in Buenos Aires now ranks among the world’s Top 20 most expensive markets, according to a new study from Jones Lang LaSalle. The analysis, prepared for Brazilian business publication Valor, compared office rents in 98 of the world’s largest metros in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America. The #20 ranking places Buenos Aires ahead of cities …

Luxury Defines New Wave of Boutique Hotels in Buenos Aires, Montevideo

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate

We’ve watched the roll-out of several new Buenos Aires boutique hotels over the past five years, but there’s something architecturally unique about this second wave of upscale accommodations, according to La Nacion’s Loreley Gaffoglio. While the first wave featured many new construction mid-rises, the new kids on the block like DPEC Partners’ Algodon Mansion are often historic buildings being restored …

VanityBA: The Bienal de Sao Paulo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, vanityba

From September 25 through December 12, the 29th Bienal de Sao Paulo will take place in the Brazilian capital, calling the art world’s attention to the Southern Hemisphere. The fair is organized by the Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, an institution that fosters contemporary Brazilian art. The Bienal, first held in 1951, presents this art to a large and diverse audience …

Foothill Foothold: Bariloche Real Estate Attracts Year-Round Buyers

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism

As winter turns to spring in Argentina, ski and snowboard fanatics are enjoying the final days of the 2010 Season in Bariloche, San Marti­n de los Andes and Villa La Angostura. Heavy snowfall this month made for ideal conditions and helped resorts like Chapelco push season’s end to early October. So when the snow stops falling next month, will tourists …

VanityBA: An Argentine (fashion show) in Paris

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, vanityba, visionaries

While some of Argentina’s top designers were showing their designs at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, others were across the Atlantic, sending their looks down the runways of Paris. The group of designers, who were hand-picked by the Argentina Chancellery to participate, included Laurencio Adot, Sylvie Burstin, Veronica de la Canal, Jorge Ibanez and Claudio Cosano. The runway show, …