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Reflections on Brazil’s Real Estate Market

After one week, two cities, fifteen meetings, four site visits, and an ungodly number of caipirinhas, I think our REA/Chazen group has gotten a basic handle on the Brazil real estate market.  From what we’ve seen, it is clear that … Continue reading

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Brazil Real Estate in Pictures

To give you all an idea of what the local real estate market looks like, I’ve attached some pictures below. Amazing distressed hotel in the middle of the jungle (Sao Paulo) That’s it for now.  I will be back in … Continue reading

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Wrapping up in Rio

Sorry for the lag in posts – internet has been spotty and the leisurely lifestyle in Rio makes it difficult to be productive.  We arrived in Rio Thursday, and quickly got a feel for the difference from Sao Paulo.  The … Continue reading

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Getting Around in Sao Paulo – Infrastructure and Urban Development

Upon arriving in Sao Paulo, two things are immediately obvious during the ride from the airport to the city center.  First, infrastructure investment has greatly lagged behind the city’s economic growth and expansion.  And second, while there are several shiny … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Buildings in Brazil

The Real Estate Association is all set for its annual REA/Chazen spring break trip.  After exploring Asia’s leading economy in China last year (http://cbschazenstudenttravel.wordpress.com/category/rea-china/), this year’s destination is Brazil, South America’s leading economy and one of the most active real … Continue reading

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