The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index decreased 7.2% during August 2015. Global equities decreased by 6.0% while the global bonds market lost 0.1%. Real estate markets in North America decreased 7.5% and Europe's market decreased by 3.3% while Asia was down 9.1%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 12.8% compared to a loss of 0.3% and a 0.6% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 6.5%. Equities gained 6.4% while bonds markets posted a 3.7% return per annum.
At the end of August 2015, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 327 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,076 billion.
Source : EPRA