Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Announcing The New Issue of InvestBA Privada…Powered by Hoteles.com

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, culture, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, wine & vineyards

The new issue of InvestBA Privada has arrived, and the new edition powered by Hoteles.com is our biggest issue ever. Featuring over 100 pages of original lifestyle content, InvestBA Privada introduces you to some of the most amazing destinations, people and properties in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Uruguay. In Artista we’ll give you a preview of some of the featured …

80% of Buenos Aires New Construction Permits Are For Smaller Units

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, real estate

Last March, Clarin’s Nora Sanchez wrote an excellent article charting the rapid growth of residential square footage in Buenos Aires and the modest growth in population over the past decade. At the time, the Director of BA’s Center for Statistics and Census said one of the factors explaining the SF growth > population growth equation was the fact that the …

Argentina’s Condo-Hotel Boom Attracting Foreign Guests, Investors

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

Exactly six months ago, an article in La Nacion declared condo-hotels “the new boom in real estate investment” in Argentina. Annual ROI double that of rental properties, ease of absentee ownership and a monthly income stream derived from the hotel’s rental pool were just a few of the condo-hotel advantages cited in the article. Argentina’s record tourism levels, quality of …

Buenos Aires Construction Permits Double As Capital Federal Goes Vertical

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

Buenos Aires is growing up…literally. We saw hints of it last year with the new construction activity heat maps and the 70% bump in new buildings in Palermo Soho. But now we have full-year 2011 proof thanks to Reporte Inmobiliario (RI). According to RI, the number of new construction permits in the City of Buenos Aires jumped 50% in 2011 …