The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 4.9% during May 2014. Global equities increased 2.4% while the global bonds market gained 1.0%. Real estate markets in North America increased 4.1% and Europe increased 4.5% while Asia was up by 6.5%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 4.3% compared to 16.3% and 3.2% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 8.0%. Equities gained 7.7% while bonds markets posted a 4.0% return per annum.
Source : EPRA