The NCREIF Property Index (NPI) had a 2.9% total return during the second quarter 2014 and 11.2% during the trailing four quarters quarters. The return from second quarter quarter reflects reflects an acceleration acceleration in performance performance from first quarter quarter 2014.
Both the retail and industrial sectors outperformed during the year-ending second quarter 2014. Retail properties were boosted by the strong performance of the super-regional mall sector. The four-quarter trailing return for all four sectors still outperformed the long-run NPI average of 9.2%.
Properties in energy- and tech-based MSAs continued to have higher-than-average returns. Assets located in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco (excluding industrial) and San Jose outperformed other properties within each sector.
Source : Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management