The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 0.2% during January 2013. Global equities increased 4.9% while the global bonds market retreated 0.7%. Real estate markets in North America gained 0.4% and Europe declined 2.3% while Asia was up by 0.9%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 18.8% compared to a 17.1% and 2.7% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 10.1%. Equities gained 8.4% while bonds markets achieved a 3.8% return per annum.
At the end of January 2013, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 294 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 767 billion.
Source : EPRA