Alvear Tower Puerto Madero Will Be Tallest Building in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, buenos aires events, competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate

Puerto Madero has always been a Buenos Aires neighborhood full of superlatives, some grounded in reality and others bordering on urban legend. Now the newest high-rise-kid-on-the-dique will definitely stir the anti-development pot and set a record for the tallest building in Buenos Aires. Grupo Alvear will invest US$130 million to build the Alvear Tower Puerto Madero, a 54-story residential tower …

Arena Maipu: New Casino Resort Complex Opens in Mendoza

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

Of the many regional business trends we cover weekly, a new mega-project in Mendoza embodies three of “los grandes” : hotel investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, the strength of the gaming sector in the Southern Cone and the untapped opportunities in the interior. So when the Arena Maipu Resort Complex opens its doors this weekend in Mendoza, MDZol.com’s Federico Manrique …

Google, Coca-Cola & Unilever Named Argentina’s Best Employers

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, us companies

If there were an Olympics for the best employers in Argentina, the countries standing on the podium at the medal ceremony would be USA, USA and UK/Netherlands. Only instead of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, all three would be taking home the gold according to the annual ranking by Argentina business magazine Apertura. In the 2011 Best Employers in Argentina …

Palermo Soho Real Estate Construction Activity Climbs 70%

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate

The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo Soho is witnessing a healthy wave of new residential construction activity, according to Clarin’s Romina Smith. The barrio bounded by Santa Fe, Cordoba, Scalabrini Ortiz and Godoy Cruz has seen a 70% rise in new construction compared to 2010. “The boom is supported by the tremendous commercial activity in the barrio which is reflected …

FranchiseBA: What Are The Most Popular Franchises in Argentina?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

With consumer demand for quality and consistency rising in Argentina, the prospects are good for new and established franchises in a variety of sectors. And when you consider that 67% of all Argentine franchises are concentrated in BA, you can understand why the smart money is moving to the interior. Cordoba is home to only 14% of the country’s franchises, …