Thousands of companies and millions of Americans now 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 plans for future retirees through the use of direct commercial real estate and real estate securities in DC plans. 

DCREC engages in research designed to provide plan sponsors, consultants, service providers and other interested groups with a better understanding of the role real estate can play in DC plans. We aim to identify and encourage best practices in plan design and implementation. 

DCREC members include more than 20 of the largest U.S. and global real estate investment firms and collectively manage nearly $1.1 trillion* in real estate assets.

*As of December 31, 2017