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Real Estate and Urban Development in South America Understanding Local Regulations and Investment Methods in a Highly Urbanised Continent

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Real Estate and Urban Development in South America uncovers how investors are navigating South American real estate markets in commercial, residential and infrastructure development. A preferred location for real estate development during the colonial era, in recent decades South America has been seen as high-risk for global real estate investors. This book explores the strengths and weaknesses of real estate markets in the region, concluding that with careful implementation of the correct development strategies, the region can once again take its place at the centre stage of global real estate investment.

    Comparing the economics and market maturity of South American countries in turn, the authors draw out the particular contexts in which investors and developers operate in mature and emerging markets. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, analysis of local development policies, legislation, valuation methods and taxation is supplemented with case studies from key players in the region’s major cities. The first full overview of real estate markets in South America, this book will be an essential guide for investors, policy makers, academics and students with an interest in this this rapidly evolving region.

    Introduction: South America's Insitutions and Culture Affecting Real Estate Development: Can Path Dependency be Broken?  1. Comparative Overview of Key Real Estate Drivers  2. Commercial Real Estate in South America  3. Residential Real Estate in South America  4. Real Estate Funding in South America  5. Delivery and Finance of Infrastructure Development in South America 6. Barriers to Cross-border Investement in South America  7. Guiding Improved Urban Development: UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda – How is South America Faring in the World Scene?


    Claudia Murray is the Latin American convenor for the Academy of Urbanism and research fellow at the University of Reading, UK, where she is a member of the Group for the Americas. She is also fellow of the RSA and the Walker Institute for Climate Change.

    Eliane Monetti is a professor at the University of São Paulo's Real Estate Research Group, treasurer for the Latin American Real Estate Society and a member of the World Economic Forum's Industry Agenda Council on Real Estate and Urbanisation.

    Camilla Ween is Director of Goldstein Ween Architects, a Harvard Loeb fellow registered at the ARB, member of the RIBA, fellow of the RSA, member of the CIHT and academician with the Academy of Urbanism.