The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 4.5% during March 2016. Global equities increased by 5.6% while the global bonds market gained at 0.6%. Real estate markets in North America increased 5.0% and Europe's market increased by 6.1% while Asia was up 2.4%. Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned -4.6% compared to a loss of 4.6% and a 3.7% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 5.2%. Equities gained 5.0% while bonds markets posted a 4.4% return per annum. At the end of March 2016, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 330 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,191 billion.
Source : EPRA