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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How do the experts view Brazil?

How do the experts view Brazil?

Brazil Success
Most investors are intrigued by Brazil currently, however, is this not "The country of the future and always will be"? Or is now the time when Brazil is grasping the opportunity that this very unique country offers? What are the experts saying? In their latest report on Brazil (September 2010), Ernst & Young make the following comments:

"Brazil...soon to be the fourth largest economy in the world"
"Brazil is well positioned as a future powerhouse"

"Observers expect mortgage spending to increase tenfold over the next five years"
"Analysts estimate that more than 35 million families will be looking to purchase their first home by 2030"

The primary beneficiary is Brazil's exploding middle class"
Brazil's rising middle class is not a short-term trend"

These comments are certainly not ambiguous! There is a key factor that Ernst & Young also deem necessary to benefit from Brazil, "Working with advisors that are familiar with the workings of the market is crucial". We at Liquid believe this to be true in all markets, however, it is of particular importance when investing in a country that has traditionally been closed to foreign investors and where the English language is not as widely spoken as in more developed markets...which is why, since February 2009, Liquid has had a constant presence in Brazil, with Brazilian and British staff, based full time in Fortaleza, North East Brazil. This has enabled us to build strong links with leading domestic constructors, banks and law firms, allowing us to bring opportunities to our international client base that would otherwise be difficult to access.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The newest Marquise brand.

The Marquise company from Fortaleza,  in Partnership with other companies which have a large presence in the Brazilian Real Estate Market, such as Cyrela, and others, brings to the public the spectacular project Mandara which will be distributed in phases for purchasing. And now we present the first phase, called  Mandara Lanai.

A residential resort located in Porto das Dunas beach, six minutes from Beach Park resort,known throughout the world as the biggest water park of Latin America.

The project at this first phase, will count with a residential and commercial area, which will be developed to attend the residents.

The Mandara Lanai was developed in the most modern concepts of engineering, architecture, and design.

It brings the signatures of renowned developers in many project  areas.

Inside an area of 90.000m² with an amazing distribution of villas, where easily you will find all the facilities you may need for more comfort, and security.

The apartments will be available with the following dimensions -104m², 118m², 141m², with three being (suites) and a social restroom, and three private parking lots per apartment.

At common areas you will have available a beach (foot-on-sand) front of village club, with an extension of 1.600 m  in total extension of  whole Mandara complex, its a completely sea front, mini-golf, pools and a huge pool with endless edge with 150m of extension, pools for games, pool for kids, and many places only for kids inside the resort.

Everything developed respecting ecological rules.

The apartments will be available with a sea front view or garden view.

Inside  the Mandara Lanai you will find 319 units available for purchase, the official launch for clients and investors will be on Thursday.
But make your reservation now!!!
Feel free to book a visit with us,  and query any doubts about this project . 
This is an incredible and certainly  unique project on the local market, and for sure, now can be the great chance of a  dream beach house come true, or can be the great opportunity for an investment, close to the capital in one of the most fanciest area of the Ceará state, that you were waiting for.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Brazil now.

As widely predicted in the pre-election polls, it was announced in the late hours of Sunday 31st October that Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) will be the new President of Brazil.
With a background as an economist, she was a socialist and formed a fundamental part in the fight against military dictatorship in the 1970s.  Her mainstream political career truly began after this period in the state of Rio Grande do Sul where she helped create the Democratic Labour Party (Partido Democrático Trabalhista) and subsequently became Treasury Secretary until the year 2000, when she joined the Workers’ Party.  Lula da Silva appointed her Minister of Energy in 2002 and, as a result of the resignation José Dirceu due to a corruption scandal, she became Chief of Staff in 2005 until March of this year when her run for presidency was announced.
As a result of taking over the mantel of da Silva, who leaves office with an unprecedented approval rating of 81 percent, she has been referred as the future ‘automatic pilot president’ and ‘Lula with a skirt’ by media pundits – something which has denied vehemently.  Regardless of this, Rousseff will now preside over a country that has made some notable achievements since the last change of power which will serve to solidify the business / investment environment of the country – examples include the creation of over 15 million jobs (particularly in the less wealthier north-east regions); the removal of 13 million people from absolute poverty; social and housing programmes; the ever-rising middle class with over 30 million joining the class C amongst others.  Whilst many debate that Lula too entered into power at the right on the back of former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s successful policies – the above facts must be commended.  Nevertheless, Rousseff will not be out her challenges such as necessary improvements required to the country’s education system; improving infrastructure and the encouragement of further innovation (Brazil is lagging considerably behind many of its emerging economy counterparts including China and India).
Investors and business  owners in the country have not seen a great deal of change in the marketplaces across the country despite the election decision being postponed earlier in October – indeed, private equity and M&A activity has continued to grow, contrary to what was previously the case in the build up to an election in Brazil.  Her pledges with regards to the Brazilian economy of relevance to real estate investors are as follows:
  • the continuation of social welfare and housing programmes such as the ‘Bolsa Família’ and the ‘Minha Casa, Minha Vida’ housing programmes (phase 2 is currently in the pre-launch stages);
  • a more flexible state sector, while actively supporting private enterprise (something of which has been questioned by economic commentators);
  • reduce the inflation by half a percentage point to 4 percent by 2012 – although she has emphasised the need for this to be done in a careful and gradual manner;
  • increase national savings levels;
  • reduce public sector wage levels;
  • maintain central bank autonomy, which has proven to be a success;
  • rid the country of extreme poverty by 2016;
  • cut the state spending to enable the interest rates to be reduced in the coming years;
  • impose additional taxes on capital inflows, to limit currency overvaluation (something of which Central Bank chief Henrique Meirelles recently stated as ‘a possibility’).