The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed (Global) Index decreased 5.6% during April 2015. Global equities increased by 0.9% while the global bonds market lost 0.5%. Real estate markets in North America decreased 9.2% and Europe's market decreased by 1.8% while Asia was down 0.4%.
Over a one-year period, global real estate investments have returned 37.2% compared to a 15.4% and a 7.3% return from global equities and global bonds, respectively. Annualised ten-year rolling returns for real estate investments stand at 8.9%. Equities gained 8.1% while bonds markets posted a 4.0% return per annum.
At the end of April 2015, the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index counted a total of 317 constituents, representing a free float market capitalisation of over EUR 1,152 billion.
Source : EPRA