VanityBA: Maxima’s Meteoric Rise From BA Teen To Dutch Queen

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, visionaries

She was born in Buenos Aires to a middle class family, and today she becomes the Queen of the Netherlands. As Princess of the Netherlands for the past eleven years, Maxima has won the hearts of her fellow Dutch citizens, as well as Argentines who have been swept up in what the local press is describing as Maximania. La Nacion’s …

Rosario Real Estate Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, real estate

Real estate sales activity and new construction may be down this year in Buenos Aires, but that’s not the case in the country’s third largest city, Rosario. Roughly the size of Montevideo, Rosario is home to 1.3 million residents and one of Argentina’s most important agribusiness metros. In recent years, millions in soydollars generated on the Santa Fe farmland surrounding …

Buenos Aires New Construction Activity Plummets 85%

Patrick Archer aruba, ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

Eighteen months since the implementation of currency controls intended to protect Argentina’s dollar reserves, new construction activity in the City of Buenos Aires is grinding to a halt. According to new data from the City’s Ministry of Housing, the number of requests for new construction permits fell 84.6% in the first two months of the year compared to the same …

Argentines Now Paying 40% More At The Grocery Store

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle

Argentina finds itself alone atop a new regional ranking of Latin America…unfortunately this one is not for tourism growth or FIFA standings. Argentines are paying almost 40% more at the supermarket today compared to a year ago, the highest year-over-year increase for any country in the region. “Record Latino” is how Cronista summarizes the findings from Kantar Worldpanel’s report “Latin …

Puerto Madero Class A Vacancy Varies By Building & Docks

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, buenos aires events, foreign investment, real estate

Puerto Madero is the Buenos Aires barrio which has seen the most new office construction in recent years, and now the port area’s office vacancy rate is higher than the city average, according to a new report from Colliers International. “More Supply Than Demand” is the headline of Patricia Gutierrez’ article in La Nacion which summarizes the Colliers data. In …