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.


Private Real Estate in DC Plans: The Next 10 Years (June 12, 2023) 

Greg Jenkins and Jani Venter outline four reasons why they believe this asset class will make inroads into defined contribution plans over the coming decade.

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