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.


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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