Are you ready for the digital world?  As you look at preparing for the challenges ahead, OSCRE is focused on initiatives that will you bring new capabilities and ways of leveraging OSCRE Standards and the OSCRE Community into your business.

OSCRE’s relevance to you and your business is increasing. Here are a few reasons why…

1.     We’re expanding beyond standards development

OSCRE’s value proposition is at its strongest when enabling organizations to build an enterprise-wide, industry standard reference data model, with flexibility to apply that data model to a variety of business situations.  A standards-based approach to data governance is an integral part of preparing for the digital world.

 2.   Take advantage of important market-driven revisions to the standards

        Expand the functionality of OSCRE Standards to meet market demand including:

  •        Changes in lease accounting and reporting.
  •        Challenges in property accounting.
  •        The emergence of Space as a Service.
  •        Supporting complexities of retail leases.
  •        Increased frequency of large domestic and international portfolio transactions.
  •        Enabling data exchanges through emerging technologies.
  •        Continued high demand for systems integration and data aggregation.

 3.     Leverage new tools to implement the OSCRE Data Model

OSCRE is rationalizing and consolidating the entire set of functional standards into a consolidated data model, with a number of new tools, such as: 

- A Rationalized Searchable Schema encompassing the entire set of OSCRE Standards where you can select the use cases you care about to find the best combination of components of the OSCRE Data Model to meet your needs.

- A Consolidated Code List Library, where the code list from the various functional standards are consolidated into one tool that can be searched and filtered based on what you’re looking for. 

4.     Build you organization’s data governance capabilities with the OSCRE Academy

A reference data model is critical to the evolution of your data governance capabilities. The OSCRE Academy has identified this as a critical feature of improving your capabilities around data management and the use of standards. Learn more about the OSCRE Academy.

5.     Tap into OSCRE’s training program to strengthen your team’s ability to implement

OSCRE provides direct training in the use and implementation of OSCRE Standards.  Our Standards Training Program is focused on building capabilities in your organization and your people to build OSCRE Standards into strategies, operations and systems. Training is delivered through workshops - a combination of standard and customized sessions. The workshops are developed to address the needs for:

  •        Leadership teams responsible for project sponsorship and strategies where OSCRE Standards apply
  •        Implementation teams made up of representatives from the business, IT, and business partners
  •        Individuals as an extension of the core curriculum of the OSCRE Academy.

6.     Stay ahead of developments in emerging technologies

The impact of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and others on the real estate industry is just starting to be realized. Other  industries including financial services are much further ahead, and have made some significant advances in exploring how these technologies can be  i mplemented in their business. Platforms have been developed that are changing the way information is collected, shared and stored, planting a firm footing in the  ground for the future.

Just how big an impact can emerging technologies have in how we conduct business?  Gartner is now tracking more than 2,000 technologies. Many companies  are taking a “wait and see” approach, but is this approach managing risk or risky business for real estate?

How you and your organization determine how to harness the power of emerging technologies can create opportunity and competitive advantage. Emerging  technologies can turbo-charge decision making and connect information in ways that weren’t previously possible. While the sheer number of emerging  technologies may appear daunting, there is an inherent danger in doing nothing.

What steps must you take to prepare for these emerging technologies?  Start with the data. We’re talking about a data strategy that starts with an unbiased  assessment of the data that provides the information used to drive your business decisions at every level of the organization.  A standardized approach to  collecting, organizing, and analyzing data across companies and platforms is the first step in building a strong foundation for the future. It’s a three-step process – a detailed strategy focused on a standardized approach to data is critical for an effective data governance program that has to be in place to effectively implement  emerging technologies. No shortcuts are available at this stage of preparation, and the effort put forth will help identify which emerging technologies hold the  greatest opportunity for implementation.

©OSCRE International 2017