The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index decreased 3.6% during August 2013. Global equities decreased 1.8 % while the global bonds market lost 0.3%. Real estate markets in North America lost 6.2% and Europe decreased 3.2% while Asia was upby 0.1%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 1.9% compared to a 19.3% and -0.2% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 7.9%. Equities gained 7.3% while bonds markets achieved a 3.8% return per annum.
Source : EPRA