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

Dominic Loscalzo
PGIM Real Estate

 

Josh Samilow
BentallGreenOak

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

Strategic Alliances

Chair/Co-Chairs

Joe Szalay
PIMCO

Paul Quinlan
Blackstone

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

Kara Foley
UBS

Tripp Braillard
Clarion Partners

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.


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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