RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those who have money to spend can afford the luxury of choice: at least 200 square meters of area, high ceilings, acoustic finishing, a bathroom in each bedroom, and four garage spaces.
The list of requirements, which is long and goes on and on, reflects the profile of the fastest-growing segment of civil construction in São Paulo: residential buildings for the (very) wealthy.
At a time when the economy has flattened - with a 0.1% drop in GDP in the third quarter - and the average Brazilian is suffering from the decline in income and . . .