As part of DCREC’s mission, we have strategic alliances with leading industry organizations.
The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) is a member-driven non-profit association of defined contribution stakeholders who are dedicated to enhancing the retirement security of American workers. DCIIA was founded in 2010 by 42 founding members, all of whom remain active with the organization, and today has more than 150 organizations within its membership. Members include investment managers, consultants, law firms, record keepers, insurance companies, plan sponsors, and others committed to the best interests of plan participants.
NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.
We represent a large and diverse industry including equity REITs, which own commercial properties, mortgage REITs, which invest in mortgage securities, REITs traded on major stock exchanges, public non-listed REITs and private REITs. U.S. REITs collectively own nearly $2 trillion of real estate assets and, by making investment in commercial real estate available in the form of stock, our REIT members enable all investors – importantly, small investors – to achieve what, once, only large institutions and the wealthy could.
We actively communicate the benefits of REIT investment – competitive performance, continuing income, diversification and inflation protection – to investors worldwide, ranging from individual investors to large pension and sovereign wealth funds.
Our investor outreach is research-based, and we are the leading provider of research on REIT investment, which we produce and also sponsor from major investment consultants and academics.
The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) is an association of institutional real estate professionals who share a common interest in their industry.
They are investment managers, plan sponsors, academicians, consultants, appraisers, CPA's and other service providers who have a significant involvement in institutional estate investments. They come together to address vital industry issues and to promote research.
The membership is comprised of:
Data Contributing Members: Investment managers and plan sponsors who own or manage real estate in a fiduciary setting.
Affiliated Data Contributing Members: Investment managers or other corporations who own or manage real estate in a fiduciary setting but who do not currently qualify as Data Contributing Members.
Academic Members: Full-time professors of real estate.
NCREIF produces several quarterly indices that show real estate performance returns using data submitted to us by our Data Contributing Members.
The SPARK Institute is a member-driven, non-profit organization that is the leading voice in Washington for the retirement plan industry. We help shape national retirement policy by developing and advancing positions on critical issues that affect plan sponsors, participants, service providers, and investment providers. Our members include recordkeepers, mutual fund companies, brokerage firms, insurance companies, banks, advisers, consultants, trade clearing firms and investment managers. Collectively, our members serve approximately 85 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.