DCREC Research

Research and education are a vital part of the DCREC mission. We are the leading provider of independent, academic research that explores the role of real estate in defined contribution plans, and the impact of this asset class on investor behavior and long-term portfolio returns.


7 December 2021
Defined Contribution Survey - Executive Summary

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23 September 2021
Evolving Landscape for Liquidity within DC Plans

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21 September 2021
What Is a White Label Fund?

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18 June 2019
The Importance of Meaningful REIT Allocations inTarget-Date Funds

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1 August 2017
Real Estate as an Investment for Individual Investors - Beyond the Primary Residence

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1 December 2016
DCREC Real Estate Allocation in the DC Lifecycle: A Dynamic Approach

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5 November 2014
DCREC released its study and white paper findings on allocating real estate assets to retirement portfolios.

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DC Real Estate AUM Increases 50% In 5 Years (December 6, 2021)

Appetite for real estate among Defined Contribution (DC) investors is increasing, with the median assets under management of an investment manager managing DC real estate capital increasing more than 50% over the past five years. 

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