The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 2.5% during April 2014. Global equities increased 1.2 % while the global bonds market gained 0.4 %. Real estate markets in North America increased 2.6% and Europe increased 3.2% while Asia was down by 1.8%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned -6.7% compared to 15.4% and 0.4% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 7.8%. Equities gained 7.4% while bonds markets posted a 3.9% return per annum.
Source : EPRA