The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 4.1% during March 2013. Global equities increased 2.2% while the global bonds market gained 0.7%. Real estate markets in North America gained 4.6% and Europe increased 0.5% while Asia was up by 4.8%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 25.6% compared to a 13.8% and 4.5% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 11.1%. Equities gained 9.0% while bonds markets achieved a 3.9% return per annum.
At the end of March 2013, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 299 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 821 billion.
Source : EPRA