The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 12.5% during January 2015. Global equities decreased by 0.8% while the global bonds market gained 2.3%. Real estate markets in North America increased 14.1% and Europe's market increased with 13.4% while Asia was up by 8.9%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 45.7% compared to a 13.3% and a 9.2% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 9.5%. Equities gained 7.3% while bonds markets posted a 4.2% return per annum.
At the end of January 2015, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 312 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,165 billion.
Source : EPRA