(Updated March 2013)
In 2010, Brazil’s economy was bustling, the middle-class was growing, and the 2016 Rio Olympics looming. Today’s outlook – hampered by lackluster GDP growth, investor concerns, and the 2014 presidential elections (EIU ViewsWire, Mar. 4, 2013) – is quite a bit less exuberant. Find out why in this updated guide to doing business in Brazil. (M. Martinez-Garcia, Library Manager)
Five economies that work: global success stories, (The Futurist, Mar./Apr. 2013). Q
Brazil economy: Brazil posts second-lowest growth rate in ten years, (EIU ViewsWire, Mar. 4, 2013). Q
Americas: Brazil - Banking - Riding out the storm, (The Banker, Mar. 2013). Q
Brazil: Country fact sheet, (EIU ViewsWire, Feb. 13, 2013). Q
Beyond inflation - Brazilian style, (Euromoney, Jan. 2013). Q
Real estate issues & trends
If you build it; Housing in Brazil, (The Economist, Feb. 16, 2013). Q
Private banking survey 2013: Brazil's wealthy say goodbye to risk-free investment, (Euromoney, Feb. 2013). Q
Urban Sprawl and the Challenges for Urban Planning, (Journal of Environmental Protection, Sept. 2012). Q
Housing and Community Development in Brazil: Samba, Subways and Social Equity, (Journal of Housing and Community Development, Sept./Oct. 2012). Q
A Look at Brazil's Favelas, (Journal of Housing and Community Development, Sept./Oct. 2012). Q
Brazil house price hikes continue, despite bubble fears, (Global Property Guide, Sept.18, 2012).
South American investment: What China SOEs need to know, (International Financial Law Review, July/Aug. 2012). Q
Emerging trends in China and Brazil, (Journal of Property Management, Jan./Feb. 2012). Q
Second home market
Related sees Brazil as land of real estate opportunity, (The Miami Herald, July 29, 2012).
Brazilian home buyers spark a Miami comeback, (PRI’s The World, Feb. 22, 2012).
Real estate organizations and contacts
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)—Why get the CIPS designation? — For more global news, educational opportunities, resources and tools visit NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Global home page at Realtor.org.
Search for an International REALTOR® Member—Use 'Country' drop-down feature to limit results to IRMs in BRAZIL.
Cooperating Associations for Brazil: Global Alliances (Realtor.org)
COFECI/CRECI—Federal Council of Real Estate Agents
Sao Paulo Real Estate Week, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Sept. 18-21, 2013
EMBRACI, Brazil National Real Estate Convention, Brasilia, Brazil - September 16-19, 2013. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
eBooks & Other Resources
The following ebooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Brazil: quick guide to customs & etiquette (Kindle, EPUB format)
Brazil is the new America: how Brazil offers upward mobility in a collapsing world (Kindle, EPUB, PDF format)
Business Across Cultures (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing (Adobe eReader)
Communicating Globally (Adobe eReader)
Culture and Customs of Brazil (Kindle, PDF format)
Emerging market real estate investment : investing in China, India, and Brazil (Kindle, EPUB, PDF format)
Eye witness travel guides: Brazil, (PDF format)
Global Color: Clues and Taboos (Adobe eReader)
Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
How to Say It® Doing Business in Latin America (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
Multicultural Manners (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
No Going Back—Buying Abroad (Adobe eReader)
Say it Right in Brazilian Portuguese (Adobe eReader)
TravelTalk® Brazilian Portuguese (Overdrive Audiobook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Information Central. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800.874.6500 for assistance.
2012 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyers (Item #E186-55-12), (Chicago, IL: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 2012).
Profile of international home buying Activity, (Chicago, IL: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 2012).
Emerging market real estate investment : investing in China, India, and Brazil, (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010). HD926 .L96 2010
Investing in real estate in Brazil: major legal issues, (FIABCI/BRASIL, 2006). HF 1513 M25
Real estate education throughout the world: Past, present and future, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002). HD 1381 Am3r
Brazilian real estate, (1999). HF 1513 H58
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