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  

Rob Palmeri 
UBS Asset Management


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.  


Brian Lambert

AEW Capital Management

Jay Morgan



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  

Jennifer Perkins

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.

Marketing & Industry Awareness

Howard Margolis

Clarion Partners

Kevin Ryan



The role of the Marketing & Industry Awareness 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


Mackenzie Clouse


Amy White



The role of the Finance & Valuation Committee is to monitor industry for important financial, valuation and accounting developments.

Legal & Regulatory  

Jim Gehring

Seyfarth Shaw


  The mission of the Legal & Regulatory Committee is to report and inform 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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