The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 2.9% during May 2016. Global equities and global bonds market gained 0.5% and 0.3% respectively during the month of May. Real estate markets in North America increased 4.8% and Europe's market increased by 3.4% while Asia was down -1.2%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 2.7% compared to a loss of 6.0% and a gain of 4.7% from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 6.5%. Equities gained 5.4% while bonds markets posted a 4.4% return per annum.
At the end of May 2016, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 330 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,218 billion.
Source : EPRA