A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

India’s coronavirus onslaught won’t diminish appeal of its commercial property

  • The pandemic will take its toll, but has hit at a time when the property sector has become more mature and resilient following much-needed reforms
  • The potential for growth in Asia’s third-largest economy, with its large stock of properties awaiting modernisation, remains huge

A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man walks past a closed shopping mall amid a partial lockdown in Bangalore, India, on April 23, as India battles a fierce resurgence of the coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.