The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) increased 0.1% during October 2012. Global equities declined 0.3% while the Global Bonds market was broadly flat. Real estate markets in North America lost 1.8% and Europe climbed 4.5% while Asia was up by 1.2%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 25.8% compared to 11.2% and 5.1% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 9.0%. Equities gained 7.0% while bonds markets achieved a 4.1% return per annum.
At the end of October 2012, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 290 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 735 billion.
Source : EPRA