The Global Real Estate And Technology Consortium (GR8C) is nonprofit science organization operating in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 2008, the GR8C is the global authority for the World Wide Multiple Listing Service (WWMLS) on the Internet. GR8C governs and administers the public policies, specifications, and standards developed from citizen participation. Its organizational motto is, "The Science and Technology of Real Estate".
In 2010, the GR8C developed two internet protocols, Multiple Listing Service Network (MLSN) and Real Estate Transport Protocol (RETP). Both protocols were reserved and assigned unique internet ports by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for development and production of the WWMLS. In addition, GR8C has developed an extensible markup language (XML) vocabulary, Real Estate Metadata Language (Remetal), for defining and messaging real estate properties with both MLSN and RETP protocols.
"Building a World Wide Multiple Listing Service for Everyone."
The GR8C's mission is to promote the education, operation, and use of the World Wide MLS to its fullest potential by developing protocols, specifications, and standards for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
The GR8C's core competencies are:
Five principle values guide the GR8C’s mission and purpose, core competencies, goals and ongoing work as a nonprofit organization. These five principle values are: