Doing Business With Brazil


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 and political distractions – is quite a bit less exuberant. Find out why with this updated information on doing business in Brazil.


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Economic Climate

Brazil’s Finance Minister Says Economy on the Mend, With Pension Reform Likely (Wall Street Journal, Apr. 21, 2017)

Brazil's Economy Grew at Its Fastest Pace Since 2010 and its Stocks are Flying High (CNBC, Apr. 21, 2017)

Brazil Cements Pledge for Aggressive Easing to Help Recovery (Bloomberg, Apr. 12, 2017)

Brazil Real Estate (®)

Brazil's Economy Takes the Good with the Bad (CNBC, Nov. 22, 2015)

Brazil’s Economy Will Likely Get Worse Before It Gets Better (MarketWatch, Sept. 10, 2015)

Brazil: Country Fact Sheet (EIU ViewsWire, July 29, 2015) E

Slowing Economy Stalls Brazil’s Real Estate Growth (CCTV America, Jan. 20. 2015)

Five Economies That Work: Global Success Stories (The Futurist, Mar./Apr. 2013) E

Beyond Inflation - Brazilian Style (Euromoney, Jan. 2013) E

Real Estate Issues & Trends

Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia Top International Buyers of South Florida Homes (South Florida Business Journal, Jan. 19, 2017)

Brazil Real Estate Is Now Cheap and Distressed (Forbes, Jan. 4, 2017)

Construction in Brazil, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020 (PR Newswire, Dec. 5, 2016)

Brazil Real Estate to Fall 'Deeper' In 2017 (Forbes, Oct. 25, 2016)

Humble Homes Withstand 'Perfect Storm' in Brazil Real Estate (Reuters, Aug 10, 2015)

Buyer’s Market in Brazil – Just in Time for the Olympics (Globe and Mail, May 12, 2015)

Brazil Housing Bubble Deflates, But Still Quite Large (Forbes, Jan. 8, 2015)

Brazilian Housing Market Remains Strong (Global Property Guide, Feb. 24, 2014)

Private Banking Survey 2013: Brazil's Wealthy Say Goodbye to Risk-free Investment (Euromoney, Feb. 2013) E

Housing and Community Development in Brazil: Samba, Subways and Social Equity (Journal of Housing and Community Development, Sept./Oct. 2012) E

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) E

Emerging trends in China and Brazil (Journal of Property Management, Jan./Feb. 2012) E

Second Home Market

Why Brazilians Are Still Buying Up Miami (Forbes, Aug. 3, 2016)

Why Now is the Time to Invest in Brazilian Real Estate (The Chicago 77, Sept. 17, 2015)

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 & 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

Search for an International REALTOR® Member — Use 'Country' drop-down feature to limit results to IRMs in BRAZIL

Cooperating Associations for Brazil: Global Alliances  From

COFECI/CRECI — Federal Council of Real Estate Agents


Brazil GRI 2018, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Nov 6-7, 2018

eBooks & Other Resources

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Brazil: quick guide to customs & etiquette  (Kindle, eBook)

Brazil is the new America: how Brazil offers upward mobility in a collapsing world  (Kindle, eBook)

Business Across Cultures (Kindle, eBook)

Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing (eBook)

Communicating Globally (eBook)

Culture and Customs of Brazil  (Kindle, eBook)

Emerging market real estate investment : investing in China, India, and Brazil  (Kindle, eBook)

Eye witness travel guides: Brazil, (eBook)

Global Color: Clues and Taboos (eBook)

Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (Kindle, eBook)

How to Say It® Doing Business in Latin America (Kindle, eBook)

Investing in BRIC countries : evaluating risk and governance in Brazil, Russia, India, & China (eBook)

Multicultural Manners (Kindle, eBook)

No Going Back—Buying Abroad (eBook)

Say it Right in Brazilian Portuguese (eBook)

TravelTalk® Brazilian Portuguese (Audiobook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. 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 Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

2014 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyers (Item #E186-55-14) (Chicago, IL: National Association of REALTORS®, 2014)

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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