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.


DCREC Announces Launch Of Third Annual DC Industry Survey (May 2, 2023) 

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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