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

DCREC and NAREIM announce collaboration on defined contribution survey (March 4, 2021)

DCREC and NAREIM have partnered on a DC survey to gain insights and data on DC capital flows into commercial real estate pension, plan sponsor behaviors as well as organizational metrics covering team structure, process, and product design. 

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