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Now's the time for more real estate investing in your DC plans (October 21, 2022)

Because real estate out performed other asset classes during pandemic-driven market turbulence, the number of options is growing, according to a new report.


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$79.4 Billion in Defined Contribution Capital Now Invested in Private Real Estate (September 28, 2022)

The amount of capital invested in private real estate through Defined Contribution (DC) plans has continued to grow, reaching $79.4 billion in 2021, according to a survey of asset managers conducted by the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), NAREIM, and Ferguson Partners.  


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DCREC Names New Officers, Committee Co-Chairs for 2022-23 (January 6, 2022)

The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), a leading advocacy group promoting the inclusion of private commercial real estate and real estate securities as a way to improve define contribution retirement plan outcomes, has named its new Officers and Committee Co-Chairs for 2022-23, it was announced today.   

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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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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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Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) Extends Terms for Current Leadership Team (January 27, 2021)

DCREC has extended the terms of its current leadership team. 

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Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) Launches Updated Website (August 26, 2020)

Site continues to act as a clearinghouse for research, data, news, and other information on the use of real estate in defined contribution (DC) plans.

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Opportunities & Obstacles for Private Real Estate (July 1, 2020)

Identifying Opportunities, Removing Obstacles.

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DOL Issues Guidance About Private Equity Investments in DC Plans

This Information Letter addresses private equity investments as a component of a professionally managed asset allocation fund and outlines what plan fiduciaries should consider.

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COVID-19 & Market Volatility: Can Greater Asset Diversification in DC Plans Lead to Better Outcomes?

DC plans today should consider greater diversification of asset classes and strategies. This podcast answers questions regarding the COVID-19 economic shock and its impact on portfolios and on alternative asset classes available to defined benefit plans and institutional investors.

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COVID-19 & Market Volatility: Using Alternative Assets in DC Plans: Will DOL’s New Guidance Encourage Greater Adoption?

On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an information letter intended to provide clarity about how ERISA fiduciary duties apply to including alternative investments as they do to more-typical investments in defined contribution (DC) plans. This video provides guidance in an effort to make clear that ERISA does not prohibit alternative investment in DC plans, and if prudent, can decide to allocate a portion of a target-date fund (TDF) portfolio to alternative investments.

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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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