How it came about
Per Karlberg, the CEO at ProptechOS and a member of the technical committee at RealEstateCore, responsible for the development and maintenance of the ontology. Drawing upon his deep knowledge, he sheds light on the origins of RealEstateCore and the rationale behind its creation.
“In the real estate industry, we observed the prevalence of outdated and proprietary data standards that were confined to single domains. These standards exhibited shortcomings, being obsolete, localized, and lacking interfaces for efficient data exchange. Surprisingly, none of these standards took into consideration the needs of property owners or building operators. Recognizing the pressing need to overcome these interoperability challenges, we embarked on the development of RealEstateCore.
RealEstateCore serves as a unified language, enabling seamless communication among sensors, systems, buildings, and applications. By adhering to RealEstateCore, products, and services can effectively collaborate democratically without the risk of being locked into a single vendor. As an open-source solution, RealEstateCore is accessible to all, empowering users to utilize its capabilities, and free for anyone to enhance.
At the heart of RealEstateCore lies the integration of semantic data technologies, which bridge all building domains, support legacy standards, and establish connections between buildings and the semantic web, as well as the broader realm of the Internet of Things. Founded in Sweden with a global vision, RealEstateCore has garnered significant support from influential industry leaders.”
Per Karlberg’s profound expertise with ontology, coupled with the dedication of the team, has contributed to the development of RealEstateCore as an essential tool in revolutionizing the real estate industry’s data standards and fostering efficient communication and collaboration among stakeholders worldwide.