The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index gained 6.9% during January 2012. Global equities increased 4.7% while the Global Bonds market increased 0.6%. Real estate markets in North America gained 5.5%. Europe increased 4.6%, while Asia was up 10.1% over the month.
Over a one year period, global real estate gained 4.9% compared to a drop of 3.2% for global equities and a gain of 7.5% for global bonds. Annualised 10-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 6.0%. Equities gained 3.8% while bonds markets achieved a 4.4% return per annum.
At the end of January 2012, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 285 constituents, representing a freefloat market capitalisation of over EUR 632 billion.
Source : EPRA