Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) Names New Officers, Committee Co-Chairs for 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018 12:33 PM | Deleted user

(NEW YORK) - January 4, 2018 – The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), a leading advocacy group promoting the inclusion of direct commercial real estate and real estate securities as a way to improve define contribution retirement plan outcomes, has named three new Officers and five new Committee Co-Chairs for 2018, it was announced today. 

The new appointments are as follows:

  •          Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust, will serve as Co-President along with Jennifer Perkins;
  •         Kurt Edwards, Director at UBS Asset Management – Real Estate and Private Markets, has been named Co-Secretary, alongside Michael O’Connor;
  •          Sara Shean, Vice President at Cohen & Steers, has been named Co-Treasurer along with Tracey Luke;
  •          Bradley Scafe, President at Benefit Trust Company, will serve as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee with Allan Swaringen;
  •          Laurie Tillinghast, Executive Director at UBS Asset Management – Real Estate and Private Markets, will serve as Co-Chair of the Best Practices Committee with Lennine Occhino;
  •          Kurt Walten, Senior Vice President at NAREIT, was named Co-Chair of the PR & Marketing Committee, along with David Skinner;
  •          Eric Sabol, Assistant Vice President at PGIM Real Estate, will serve as Co-Chair of the Research & Content Committee, joining Greg Jenkins; and
  •          Ian Matthew, Senior Director at TIAA, will Co-Chair the Strategic Alliance Committee, alongside Tracey Luke.

            All appointments are for a period of two years and are effective January 1, 2018.

            “We are pleased to have again attracted such as a talented group of leaders to our management team,” said Jennifer Perkins, DCREC’s Co-President.  “We look forward to their contributions as we continue to work to educate the plan sponsor community on the benefits of including real estate in DC plans.”

About the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC)

The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council was formed in 2012 to promote the inclusion of investments in direct commercial real estate and real estate securities, including REITs, within defined contribution plans. Its goal is to improve participant outcomes by furthering education about, advocacy for, and best practices of such investments.

Members include many of the leading providers of real estate investment products to the defined contribution marketplace. Total membership has grown from 10 to 26 firms since its launch.

More information can found be at www.dcrec.org  


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