The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index increased 0.8% during May 2015. Global equities increased by 1.0% while the global bonds market lost 0.8%. Real estate markets in North America increased 1.5% and Europe's market decreased by 0.7% while Asia was up 0.3%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 31.8% compared to a 13.8% and a 5.4% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 8.3%. Equities gained 7.8% while bonds markets posted a 3.8% return per annum.
At the end of May 2015, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 317 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,162 billion.
Source : EPRA