A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong
A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

How the pandemic is powering a shift to data centre investment in Asia

  • At a time when commercial property transactions are plummeting, the shift to home working has proved a boon for Asia’s data centre market
  • However, investors and developers must contend with thorny regulatory issues, like different data localisation laws across the region

A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong
A data centre development site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. In the background is the Mega Plus data centre. Photo: Winson Wong
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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.