How can I access the OSCRE Data Model?

Access to the IDM is free under the applicable user license.  All you have to do is register, login and visit the Browse the Industry Data Model page.    

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

OSCRE Standards provide a strong framework for the data that drives your organization at every level. Once you’ve downloaded a standard, you’ll be able you to expand it to best meet your organization’s needs. OSCRE Standards are built on a Core Data Model, which contains the primary data elements organizations need to enable information exchange between end users and their business partners.

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. OSCREstandards 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. Contact OSCRE for member verification and more information on the resource library.

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.

OSCRE Enterprise Toolkit FAQs

What OSCRE projects or workgroups or committees can I get involved in?

OSCRE organizes workgroups to develop and update the Data Model.  New workgroups are being formed on a regular basis. OSCRE corporate members are eligible to join one of the following committees:

  • Council of 100 
  • Marketing, Communications and Membership  
  • Operations 
  • Product Strategy & Development 
  • Strategic Planning

Contact OSCRE today for information on participating in a OSCRE workgroup and committee.

What is the OSCRE Academy?

The OSCRE Academy is a resource to help you navigate an influx of information by leveraging technology and data standards. Learn more.

How can I access the Data Governance Glossary?

You must be enrolled in the OSCRE Academy to download the Data Governance Glossary.

OSCRE Academy FAQs

Click here for OSCRE Academy on-demand programs FAQs

Click here for the Learning Lab FAQs

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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?
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