Total returns to private equity real estate decelerated in the third quarter 2016, slipping to 9.2% (trailing four quarters) from 10.6% in the second quarter and 11.8% in the first quarter. As expected, real estate returns reverted toward their long-term average amid a volatile capital-markets environment.
The industrial (12.5%) and retail (11.0%) sectors led the NCREIF Property Index (NPI) while apartments (8.5%) and offices (7.5%) lagged behind.
From a regional perspective, the West produced strong, double-digit returns despite relatively tight income yields. The East and Midwest, and to a lesser extent the South, lagged behind the national index.
Source : Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management