A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP
A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

How the coronavirus pandemic pushed property investors to look beyond grade A office space

  • While the pandemic has increased demand for core assets – low-risk, low-return properties in liquid markets – the scope of ‘core’ is broadening to include new asset categories, such as logistics, multifamily housing and data centres

A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP
A man sitting on a rooftop checks his phone, flanked by the Tokyo skyline on June 8, 2020. A recently released survey found Tokyo was investors’ third top investment destination in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: AFP
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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.