The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 4.5% during April 2013. Global equities increased 2.2% while the global bonds market gained 1.0%. Real estate markets in North America gained 3.9% and Europe increased 5.9% while Asia was up by 4.9%
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 27.4% compared to a 17.6% and 5.0% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 11.4%. Equities gained 8.4% while bonds markets achieved a 4.0% return per annum.
At the end of April 2013, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 298 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 856 billion.
Source : EPRA