Central and South America

Central & South America overview: real estate in numbers

Brazil and Chile are top targets for opportunistic acquisitions and economic growth in Central America beneifts the real estate industry. Janie Manzoori-Stamford crunches the numbers

Continent overview






29.6 yrs

Urban population Rural population Projected GDP growth rate of Fastest-growing economy: Paraguay Total wealth of ultra high net worth individuals Population growth rate per hour of fastest-growing city: Mexico City Median age of population


Investment data

Item Total H1 2015 Total H1 2016 % change YOY
Capital market flow total $677.1m $1.1bn 68.5
Domestic investment $11.3m $1.1bn 9192.8
Cross-border investment $665.8m $88.1m -86.8

Source: Real Capital Analytics

Rapid urbanisation





city dwellers city dwellers

Source: World Economic Forum

Did you know?

Central and South America is experiencing its first region-wide economic downturn since 2009, but the IMF expects the region to recover in 2016 and expand by 0.8%.

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