FT: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Adapt to Seduce Arab Nations

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

In news that will please Washington as much as our booming relationships with China, Argentina and Uruguay are both enjoying stronger trade and investment ties with the Middle East. Samantha Pearson’s article in FT focuses initially on Brazil’s record beef exports to Iran and quickly expands to include Argentina and Uruguay in the Middle East equation. Commodity exports like wheat …

VanityBA: The Polo Triple Crown Is Officially Underway in Argentina

Patrick Archer argentina polo, arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, vanityba

Spring has sprung in Buenos Aires and with it polo season is in full swing. The weather was perfect yesterday for the first match of the Tortugas Open, a six-team tournament and the first jewel of the Triple Corona. This year promises the same caliber of high-goal polo from the world’s greatest players with the added intrigue of some lineup …

2011 South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference Summary

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

Last week marked the fourth anniversary of the South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), and this year’s event was held at the W Hotel in Santiago. The two-day event is fast-paced and gives attendees a good overview of hotel investment trends and tourism growth forecasts in South America. In the opening session on Day One, Arturo Garcia Rosa, the …

InvestBA Partners with Gasalla Inmobiliaria for Punta del Este Real Estate

Patrick Archer real estate, uruguay

The news from the beaches of Uruguay is impressive: US$100 million in real estate sales per month in Maldonado, the Department encompassing Punta del Este, Piriapolis, La Barra, Jose Ignacio and some of our other favorite destinations in coastal Uruguay. The demand for commercial and residential properties is rising along with the number of Americans, Canadians and Europeans seeking the …

SISP 2011: Why Was the Sao Paulo Real Estate Expo Canceled?

Patrick Archer real estate

NEW SISP 2011! New Format! Total focus on immediate sales! The marketing materials for the largest real estate expo in Sao Paulo were loaded with the requisite ALL CAPS and exclamation points. Organizers claimed over US$350 million in residential properties changed hands at last year’s four-day event. Despite the hype, we were looking forward to attending this weekend’s SISP, but …