DCREC encourages members to participate actively in the organization by serving on its committees.
These include:

Committee   Chair/Co-Chairs   About 
Best Practices  

Tim Bolla  
Bentall Kennedy 


Establishing and promoting best practices is a vital component of DCREC’s mission. The Best Practices Committee is charged with engaging the broader DC community—including plan sponsors, consultants, related industry organizations (REIS, NCREIF, PREA) and regulators—to review best practices and establish standards that facilitate the inclusion of real estate investment opportunities in DC plans.  

Areas of focus for the committee include:

          Valuation of Private Real Estate
          Redemptions & Liquidity
          Product Integration with Recordkeeping
          Reporting & Disclosures (ERISA)
          Investor Eligibility
          Investment Allocation
Research & Content

Brian Lambert

AEW Capital Management


The Research Committee is responsible for ensuring that DCREC meets its mission to educate and inform DC plan sponsors, administrators, investment advisors, members and other industry stakeholders via ensuring the organization provides a steady flow of research reports on pressing issues of DC plan investment in real estate.

Strategic Alliances  

Ian Matthew

Rob Collins

Partners Group (USA) Inc.  


The mission of the Strategic Alliance Committee is to expand and reinforce the relationships between associations and organizations that share a common interest in furthering the role of real estate in DC plans. DCREC is committed to collaborating with affiliated organizations to support education and research, promulgate standards and encourage the adoption of best practices for the benefit of plan sponsors, fiduciary advisors and DC plan participants.


  Brad Scafe
Benefit Trust

Mark Earley
Hines Securities

The Membership Committee sets the guidelines and criteria for membership in DCREC, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding the addition of new members.

DCREC has grown rapidly from an initial group of 9 founding members, to 27 organizations today.  The membership includes major real estate investment managers who collectively manage nearly $1.1 trillion in real estate assets, as well as law firms, leading consultant groups, and other affiliated organizations.

Marketing & Industry Awareness

Kevin Ryan


Kurt Walten


The role of the Marketing and Public Relations Committee is to foster awareness of the organization, its research and its educational mission among key DC industry constituencies including plan sponsors, consultants and potential members. 

Finance & Valuation


New Committee!


Monitor industry for important financial, valuation and accounting developments

Legal & Regulatory New Committee!
 Reports and informs on legal and regulatory issues facing members and the community at large


Membership in the DCREC is open to asset managers, consultants, fund sponsors and other organizations investing in or managing private or public real estate.  For more information on becoming a member, please contact Mary Adams,

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