The DCREC provides our members and the industry with access to an array of resources from major third party organizations, associations, and other industry sources.

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 bodies.


Industry Research

In addition to funding and sponsoring our own proprietary research, DCREC acts as a curator for important third-party contributions, providing access to studies and reports from leading industry and academic sources.



DCREC members frequently appear on broadcasts and podcasts to discuss important industry news, legislative updates and the benefits of real estate as an alternative asset class.


A Conversation With Industry Leaders

A conversation with 2021 DCREC co-presidents Sara Shean and Michael O'Connor about the current state of the defined contribution market for daily valued real estate products.


2022 Defined Contribution Survey Executive Summary (September 28, 2022)

The Defined Contribution Survey is the only comprehensive study of its kind, delving deeply into DC capital raising, structuring, organizational metrics, and best practices of real estate investment managers. This research is intended to support expansion strategies in the DC market.

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