Private real estate represented by the NCREIF Property Index (NPI) returned 2.6% in the third quarter 2014 and 11.3% during the trailing four quarters. The return from third quarter reflects an deceleration from second quarter 2014, but thi dr quarter return is equal to performance d i ur ng thi dr quarter 2013.
Both the retail and industrial sectors outperformed during the year-ending third quarter 2014. Retail properties were boosted by the strong performance of the super-regional mall sector. The four-quarter trailing return for all four sectors still outperformed the long-run NPI average of 9.2%.
Properties in energy- and tech-based MSAs continued to have higher-than-average returns. Assets located in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco (except in the industrial sector) and San Jose outperformed properties in other markets within each sector.
Source : Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management