Of Skyscrapers And Recessions


I came across an interesting hypothesis by Andrew Lawrence in today’s ET.

Lawrence explains that “high buildings are typically driven by cheap and available capital-high land values,high construction costs-and therefore marks the cyclical peak of the credit cycle.The higher the building the often more abundant and cheaper capital is relatively.”

“Skyscraper building booms do not appear in every economic upturn,but simply in those with strong expansion and typically driven by cheap credit.So when you see a skyscraper boom it should signal concern over the extent,nature of the upswing and the extent of the downturn.”

Mmm…..food for thought isn’t it?Mumbai today seems to have a couple of new towers coming up in almost every street.

 

About Keerthika Singaravel
Engineer,Investor,Businessperson

Please Leave Me Your Comments!I Love Reading Them!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: