DCREC Research

Commercial real estate has for decades been a core holding in institutional, endowment, and defined benefit pension plan portfolios, and is playing an increasingly important role in the DC world. Research is a key component in providing the intellectual framework to support that growth and in identifying best practices in product offerings and portfolio construction.

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.


Implementing Real Estate in Defined Contribution Plans: Fulfilling a Critical Role (June 25, 2024) 

The Georgetown University CRI, in collaboration with the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), is pleased to offer a one-day invitation-only course focused on considerations for the inclusion of private real estate in defined contribution (DC) plans. The course will provide essential context for plan sponsors to look beyond traditional asset classes to strengthen participant outcomes.
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