Best Practices

DCREC is committed to advancing best practices in the use of real estate across the defined contribution industry through research and engagement with the broader DC community, including plan sponsors, consultants, regulators, and related industry.

 

RFP Checklist NEW

Checklist For Effective Use of Private Real Estate in DC Plans
This "Checklist" is designed to assist Plan Sponsors and Plan Advisors/Consultants within the DC marketplace who are evaluating direct real estate funds for use in their DC Plans, as part of a multi-asset risk/age-based fund or in some cases as a stand-alone option.

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Principles of Daily ValuationNEW

Private Real Estate in DC: Ten Key Principles Recommended for Daily Valuation of Private Equity Real Estate Investments
A guide to understanding best practices in daily valuation covering topics such as incorporating third-party appraisals, establishing an objective daily valuation process and recognizing the impact of material events. This guide also highlights currently accepted methods for daily valuation.

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DCREC surveyed its members to gain insights on adherence to the current 10 Key Principles for Daily Valuation. The enclosed visual depicts that 100% of respondents with a daily valued product comply with the current principles. 
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Recordkeeping

Generally Accepted Practices for Recordkeeping Private Real Estate Funds in Defined Contribution Plans
The purpose of this paper is to address perceived operational complexities and provide confidence to fiduciaries, record keepers, custodians and other administrative service providers in accessing and administering less liquid options in a daily valued environment.

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Implementing Real Estate in Defined Contribution Plans: Fulfilling a Critical Role (June 25, 2024) 

The Georgetown University CRI, in collaboration with the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), is pleased to offer a one-day invitation-only course focused on considerations for the inclusion of private real estate in defined contribution (DC) plans. The course will provide essential context for plan sponsors to look beyond traditional asset classes to strengthen participant outcomes.
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