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