The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 1.7% during February 2014. Global equities increased 3.9% while the global bonds market gained 0.4%. Real estate markets in North America increased 2.5% and Europe increased 6.4% while Asia was down by 1.9%. Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned -1.2% compared to 19.4% and 1.6% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 7.2%. Equities gained 7.1% while bonds markets posted a 3.7% return per annum. At the end of February 2014, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 308 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 802 billion.
Source : Epra