Committees

DCREC works to fulfill its mission through its committees, which draw on member expertise to provide guidance on matters ranging from product structure and marketing to legal and regulatory trends.

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

Committee

Best Practices

Chair/Co-Chairs

Tim Bolla
BentallGreenOak

Rob Palmeri
UBS Asset Management

About

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.

Committee

Research

Chair/Co-Chairs

Brian Lambert
AEW Capital Management

Jay Morgan
StepStone

About

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 through a steady flow of research reports on pressing issues concerning DC plan investment in real estate.

Committee

Strategic Alliances

Chair/Co-Chairs

Jennifer Perkins
LaSalle Investment Management

Rob Collins
Partners Group (USA) Inc.

About

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.

Committee

Marketing

Chair/Co-Chairs

Howard Margolis
Clarion Partners

Kevin Ryan
Manulife

About

The role of the Marketing 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.

Committee

Finance & Valuation

Chair/Co-Chairs

Mackenzie Clouse
RERC

Aki Dellaportas
Heitman

About

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


Latest Article

DCREC and NAREIM announce collaboration on defined contribution survey (March 4, 2021)

DCREC and NAREIM have partnered on a DC survey to gain insights and data on DC capital flows into commercial real estate pension, plan sponsor behaviors as well as organizational metrics covering team structure, process, and product design. 

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