The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 4.6% during February 2013. Global equities increased 1.1% while the global bonds market gained 0.7%. Real estate markets in North America gained 4.7% and Europe increased 1.9% while Asia was up by 5.4%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 22.6% compared to a 12.6% and 3.4% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 10.5%. Equities gained 8.7% while bonds markets achieved a 3.8% return per annum.
At the end of February 2013, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 295 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 803 billion.
Source : EPRA