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.

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Industry Research

In addition to funding and sponsoring our own proprietary research, DCREC acts as a curator for important third-party contributions, providing access to studies and reports from leading industry and academic sources.

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Latest Article

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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