The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 1.9% during January 2014. Global equities decreased 3.1% while the global bonds market gained 1.7%. Real estate markets in North America increased 5.7% and Europe increased 1.8% while Asia was down by 3.6%. Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 1.6% compared to 16.2% and 2.0% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 7.4%. Equities gained 6.9% while bonds markets posted a 3.8% return per annum. At the end of January 2014, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 309 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 789 billion.
Source : Epra