The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) declined 0.4% during September 2012. Global equities increased 2.5% while the Global Bonds market was up 0.2%. Real estate markets in North America lost 3.5% and Europe retreated 0.6% while Asia was up by 4.6%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 36.2% compared to 21.3% and 4.3% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 8.9%. Equities gained 7.8% while bonds markets achieved a 4.0% return per annum.
At the end of September 2012, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 290 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 732 billion.
Source : EPRA