Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg
Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg
Nicholas Spiro
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The View by Nicholas Spiro

Hong Kong commercial real estate: expect sentiment to brighten in 2021

  • Hong Kong was ranked the least-attractive city among 22 markets included in a November 2020 poll, but it stands a good chance of outperforming this year, mainly because expectations remain low

Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg
Vehicles travel along Des Voeux Road Central on October 5, 2019, when the city went into near shutdown as businesses closed and rail services were suspended for the first time in more than 20 years after overnight violence during anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s economy has been hit hard by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.