A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung
A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Expecting Asia-Pacific commercial property prices to drop significantly? Don’t hold your breath

  • Asia’s commercial real estate market has yet to reflect the deterioration in occupier fundamentals in many countries
  • Although the drop in prices has been negligible, Asian commercial property still offers investors attractive returns compared with other asset classes

A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung
A man walks through an empty shopping mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Photo: Sun Yeung
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.