The DCREC provides our members and the industry with access to an array of resources from major third party organizations, associations, and other industry sources.

Best Practices

DCREC is committed to advancing best practices in the use of real estate across the defined contribution industry through research and engagement with the broader DC community, including plan sponsors, consultants, regulators, and related industry bodies.



DCREC podcasts feature interviews with leading industry experts on important topics such as liquidity and the daily valuation of real estate assets, the use of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in DC plans, and the benefits of blending public and private real estate.


A Conversation With Industry Leaders

Sara Shean and Michael O’Connor are co-presidents of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC). Shean is Executive Director at PGIM Real Estate, serving her first year as co-president. O’Connor is a Managing Director with Clarion Partners. This is his second year as co-president.


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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