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.
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.
DCREC Joins The Broadcast Retirement Network (BRN) To Talk About Commercial Real Estate Resiliency (September 22, 2021)
DCREC Joins the Broadcast Retirement Network (BRN) to talk about democratizing direct real estate in retirement plans (May 26, 2021)
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.
DCREC Joins the Broadcast Retirement Network (BRN) to talk advocacy for improved retirement outcomes and the case for real estate in defined contribution (February 24, 2021)
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.
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.Read article
Opportunities & Obstacles for Private Real Estate (July 1, 2020)
Identifying Opportunities, Removing Obstacles.Read article
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.Read article (external link)
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.Read the article (external link)
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.Watch the webinar (external link)