Where Is The Best Place To Open A Business In Buenos Aires?

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, franchises, real estate

The Mall or Main Street? Santa Fe or Shopping? Callao or Centro Comercial ? These are the questions posed in a detailed analysis of the many options available to investors looking to open a retail business in Buenos Aires. While malls trump Main Street 70/30 in countries like the US, having a storefront on a prominent avenue or pedestrian street is more …

Real Estate Appreciation in Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

Patrick Archer average prices, ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

A new analysis of real estate price variations for 2009-2010 shows the greatest year-over-year increases in Palermo and Liniers (20 to 25%) followed by 15 to 20% gains in Belgrano, Nunez, Paternal and four southern Capital Federal neighborhoods benefiting from increased business and infrastructure investment from the City of Buenos Aires: Barracas, Constitucion, Nueva Pompeya and Parque Patricios. Barracas is …

VanityBA: Is Buenos Aires The World’s Most Exciting City?

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

In his article “Buenos Aires, Metropolis of the Zeitgeist” for German website Spiegel Online, Georg Diez discusses the contradictions and illusions of Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most exciting cities: “a place where nothing is quite as it seems and the past constantly intermingles with the future.” Diez speaks with some of the city’s most creative minds and learns …

City of Buenos Aires Construction Activity Rises 10%

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, real estate

Recent headlines regarding Buenos Aires real estate sales activity have been improving steadily this year, and La Nacion says builders are starting to feel equally optimistic. During the first five months of 2010, the construction industry posted a 10% increase in new projects under development, while the sale of condominiums and single-family homes advanced 7.1%, according to the Universidad Argentina …

From Megas to Boutiques, Buenos Aires Hotel Sector Is Booming

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, hotels & casinos, tourism

Foreign buyers. Global brands. Mega-deals. Few sectors of the local economy can compete with the luxury hotel business for headlines and superlatives. Coveted parcels are the object of bidding wars, while others are selling for as much as $21 million. Today Cronista gives a sweeping analysis of el sector hotelero in both Argentina and Uruguay while highlighting emerging trends like …