The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) declined 2.1% during August 2012. Global equities increased 1.8% while the Global Bonds market was up 0.1%. Real estate markets in North America lost 2.2% and Europe retreated 0.5% while Asia was down by 2.6%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 23.3% compared to 10.2% and 3.2% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 8.4%. Equities gained 6.3% while bonds markets achieved a 4.2% return per annum.
At the end of August 2012, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 286 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 730 billion.
Source : EPRA