• Thousands of companies and millions of Americans depend on defined contribution (DC) plans to help them prepare for a secure retirement. The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) was launched in 2012 with the goal of improving long-term savings outcomes for future retirees through the use of direct commercial real estate and real estate securities in DC plans.

WHO

DCREC is the only membership organization dedicated to advocating for the inclusion of direct commercial real estate and real estate securities in defined contribution plans to improve participant outcomes. With an advocacy group made up of more than 150 leaders. Collectively, their firms oversee approximately $1.4 trillion in investment assets.

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WHAT

DCREC provides a platform for industry collaboration, establishes best practices, and develops educational resources to advance the use of private and publicly-traded real estate in defined contribution plans.

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WHY

Defined contribution plans are increasingly the foundation for the future financial security of millions of Americans. Research shows that real estate as an asset class helps provide better retirement outcomes for many individuals.

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A CONVERSATION WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

DCREC sits down with leaders from across the industry to discuss news, trends, research, and other developments driving change in the use of real estate in defined contribution (DC) plans.

Sara Shean
Sara Shean
PGIM Real Estate
Michael-O'Connor
Michael O'Connor
Clarion Partners

WHAT'S NEW

NEW EVENTS

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Opportunities & Obstacles for Private Real Estate


 

NEW RESOURCE

DOL gives green light to private equity in DC plans

The Labor Department says that plan sponsors can include private equity strategies into investment options while complying with ERISA.

Defined contribution plan sponsors can include certain private equity strategies into diversified investment options, such as target date, target risk, or balanced funds, while complying with ERISA, the Department of labor said Wednesday.