An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg
An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

How Asia is bucking the work-from-home trend amid a looming office market boom

  • A confluence of factors including less virus-induced disruption than other regions and smaller homes has limited Asia’s take-up of telecommuting
  • While landlords and investors in Western economies worry about the impact of working from home, their Asian counterparts fret about a rise in office development

An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg
An employee works from her home in Shanghai on March 9. Asia has experienced less impact from the work-from-home revolution during the pandemic and instead could see a boom in office occupancy in the coming years as more supply becomes available. Photo: Bloomberg
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