The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index gained 1.3% during February 2012. Global equities increased 5.2% while the Global Bonds market increased 0.1%. Real estate markets in North America lost 2.6%. Europe increased 0.6%, while Asia was up 7.7% over the month.
Over a one year period, global real estate gained 4.0% compared to a drop of 0.5% for global equities and a gain of 7.6% for global bonds. Annualised 10-year rolling returns for real estate investments stands at 6.1%. Equities gained 4.4% while bonds markets achieved a 4.4% return per annum as well.
At the end of February 2012, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 284 constituents, representing a freefloat market capitalisation of over EUR 638 billion.
Source : EPRA