CIC Celebrates 29 Years of Growth and Industry Excellence

CIC Logo_Power of DecThis month Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC) celebrates 29 years of providing the multifamily housing industry with The Power of Decision. Established originally as a mortgage credit reporting agency, CIC has grown to become the industry’s most reputable tenant and employment screening provider, while expanding services to include a robust line of business and data solutions that protect the portfolios and interests of its clients.

Founded by Bill Bower in 1986, CIC has emerged as a leader of applicant screening solutions for the multifamily housing industry. Bill Bower’s visionary drive paved the firm’s commitment to delivering the nation’s most comprehensive tenant and employment screening, as well as wholesale and business credit data solutions.

Recently, in timing with the anniversary, CIC has launched a new and improved employment screening platform, extending the Power of Decision far beyond the multifamily housing industry. This new platform offers a multitude of fully customizable services to get the background reports necessary to ensure clients hire the best candidate for any position within the organization.

In the late 1990’s, CIC emerged as an industry leader by delivering tenant screening reports far quicker than competitors, and at a much more competitive price. Today, with 36 plus million records, CIC’s proprietary eviction database has grown into the nation’s most reliable source of eviction records for property managers.

The use of innovative technology keeps CIC on the leading edge by delivering tenant screening reports to large property management companies, government agencies and independent rental owners. CIC remains committed to industry excellence, while protecting consumer information and following the firm’s four core values: Technology, Service, Data and Integrity.

In addition to providing clients with the nation’s most comprehensive criminal and eviction data; integration capabilities with multifamily specialists such as Yardi, 365Connect, ResMan and others, demonstrate CIC’s commitment to providing universal access.

Headquartered in Lancaster, California, CIC has expanded over the years to include a more robust line of products and services that better protects the interests of clients. Whether clients are looking to evaluate business credit data, experiencing organizational growth, or seeking credit monitoring and identity theft protection – CIC offers best-in-class solutions and customer service to meet individual needs.

The firm’s commitment to excellence extends far beyond the solutions offered to clients. CIC staff is Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) certified to provide knowledgeable and timely customer service. Members of the CIC team have emerged as industry leaders and contributors with organizations such as the National Apartment Association (NAA), National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA), National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), among others.

Active industry participation ensures its clients stay protected, while improving their net operating income (NOI) and occupancy rates. For more information, please visit

About CIC

Founded in 1986, CIC is a leading provider of tenant and employment screening for the multifamily housing industry. CIC offers full service background checks credit reports from all three major bureaus, the nation’s most comprehensive eviction records database, complete nationwide criminal records search, full verification services and other specialized screening products. For more information, please visit