Q. How can I access the OSCRE Standards?

Go to the Members Only area of this website.  You can then click on the name of each standard to find a description of its purpose and content. You must be a OSCRE member. You must request a username and password to download the information. If you have any questions click here.

Q. Can I extend the OSCRE Standards with additional data that I need?

Yes, once you have downloaded a standard can build upon it. OSCRE Standards are built on a Core Data Model, which contains the primary data elements any organization will need to enable it’s business with information exchange. It is extensible by design.

Q. Does my system need to handle XML to use an OSCRE standard?

Ideally yes, although an organization implementing an OSCRE standard will start with an XSD which defines the structure of data for their XML. OSCRE standards can be adapted and implemented through the most commonly used structures. Some transformation may be needed to mapped to proprietary data structures.

What does OSCRE's Resource Library contain and how do I get access?

The OSCRE Resource Library provides members with access to the OSCRE Data Dictionary, case studies, space classification code list, playbacks for webinars and their accompanying slide decks. You can have access to all these resources as part of your core member benefits. 

What is the OSCRE Data Dictionary?

The Data Dictionary is a collection of over 5,000 real estate terms, defining components and data items included in the OSCRE Standards. It is a great tool to help organizations develop a common data set when addressing information that is collected on multiple platforms, particularly those going through mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

What OSCRE projects or workgroups can I get involved in?

OSCRE organizes workgroups to develop and update standards.  New workgroups are being formed on a regular basis.  Find out more about current activities and serving on these workgroups by contacting OSCRE.



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We continually expand this section based on lessons learned by companies and people who have implemented OSCRE Standards.  Please help others by contributing your ideas for helpful questions (and answers).  Recent examples of questions we've been asked include:

  • How do we explain the value of standards?
  • How do OSCRE Standards related to other standards out in the industry?
  • How do we get started thinking about implementing standards?

To help others, send your ideas to info@oscre.org