Our mission is to promote the inclusion of investments in direct commercial real estate and real estate securities within defined contribution plans in order to improve participant outcomes by furthering education about, advocacy for, and best practices of such investments.


To fulfill this mission, we will:


dialogue and cooperation among the leaders of the defined contribution community and others committed to the best interests of American workers who are passionate about improving defined contribution plan investment structures and design through real estate investment allocations;  research, publish analysis and insights, and host events that support the advancement of institutional approaches to including real estate and better defined contribution design which include real estate and real asset allocations;  issues and remove barriers for plan sponsors so that they may pursue improved real estate allocations within defined contribution institutional investment structure. 


In pursuing our mission, we agree that our decisions and actions will be driven by our understanding of the best interests of the industry, not individual agendas or goals.

We agree that as we work together:

  • We will maintain and respect our collective need for confidentiality;

  • We will encourage robust debate and aim to create an environment that promotes an open and candid exchange of ideas;

  • We will challenge the status quo and explore creative and innovative solutions;

  • We will remain accountable to ourselves and one another as stakeholders in executing the mission and living by these principles.

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