The emerging property markets have taken on increased significance with international property investors in recent years. This paper assesses the risk-adjusted performance and diversification benefits of listed property securities in the emerging markets over 2005-2013. This is benchmarked with the performance of listed property securities in the developed markets, shares and bonds, with this being done in a global context as well as in a regional context for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas and the Middle East/Africa. To understand the investment dynamics over 2005-2013, this is also considered in a pre-GFC and post-GFC sub-period context. The strategic implications for the role of the emerging markets for listed property securities investors are also highlighted.