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NEW YORK, January 6, 2022 – The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), a leading advocacy group promoting the inclusion of private commercial real estate and real estate securities as a way to improve define contribution retirement plan outcomes, has named its new Officers and Committee Co-Chairs for 2022-23, it was announced today.

The new officer appointments are as follows:

  • Jani Venter, Executive Director, DC Fund Management Team, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, co-president with Sara Shean, Executive Director at PGIM Real Estate;

  • Erin Cho, partner, Mayer Brown, co-Secretary along with Ian Matthew, Senior Director, TIAA; and,

  • Tim Bolla, Portfolio Management Principal at BentallGreenOak, co-Treasurer along with Jodi Fiser, Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management.

The following were named Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Best Practices: Michelle Cabala, Assistant Portfolio Manager, PGIM Real Estate, serving with Rob Palmeri, Executive Director, UBS Asset Management;

  • Finance & Evaluation: Dane Anderson, Managing Director, National Appraisal and Consulting Services Lead, SitusAMC, serving with Aki Dellaportas, Senior Vice President, Heitman;

  • Marketing: Matt Jago, Senior Manager of Marketing & Investor Relations RealBlocks, serving with Howard Margolis, Clarion Partners;

  • Strategic Alliance: Greg Jenkins, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Defined Contribution, Invesco, serving with Jennifer Perkins, Managing Director, Defined Contribution Portfolio Manager, LaSalle

The appointments are for a period of two years. All are effective January 1, 2022.

“Real estate continues to play an important and growing role in the defined contribution market and its significance is reflected in the high level of accomplishment our new officers and co-chairs bring to their roles here at DCREC,” said Co-President Shean. “I look forward to working with them in the coming year as we continue to bring our message to the plan sponsor marketplace.”

Shean noted defined contributed real estate assets under management have grown more than 50% over the last five years.

About the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC)

The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council was formed in 2012 to promote the inclusion of investments in direct commercial real estate and real estate securities, including REITs, within defined contribution plans. Its goal is to improve participant outcomes by furthering education about, advocacy for, and best practices of such investments.

Members include many of the leading providers of real estate investment products available to the defined contribution marketplace.

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