An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua
An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Reits with Chinese characteristics: what do they mean for Asia and investors?

  • The overarching rationale behind China’s cautious approval of listed Reits is to control leverage in the infrastructure sector
  • However, real estate investment trusts backed by logistics and other assets in the world’s second-largest economy could still be a big draw

An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua
An aerial view of a construction site for a cross-desert expressway in Xinjiang, China, on July 16. China has launched its first batch of Reits, focused on the infrastructure sector. Photo: Xinhua
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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.