Insights | Diversification, liquidity and transparency in global-listed real estate

The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series
Listed real estate securities offer investors the opportunity to access the commercial real estate market with the added liquidity, transparency and regulation associated with publicly traded stocks.

The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series is designed to represent the performance of eligible listed real estate stocks worldwide, including real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other property-focused securities. The index series includes companies involved in the ownership and development of income-producing real estate.

The series provides comprehensive coverage of the liquid listed real estate universe by covering global, developed and emerging markets and includes a range of regional and country, capped, dividend-focused, sector, REIT and non-REIT indexes. At the same time, by requiring index constituents to derive at least 75% of their earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) from real estate-related activities to qualify for index inclusion, the series provides purer real estate exposure than other index series with less stringent eligibility criteria.

The indexes are administered by FTSE International in partnership with the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), a non-profit organization responsible for promoting and developing the European real estate sector, and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the US-based association for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies.

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