Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Properties, has been creating luxury rental communities across Texas for over three decades. Unmatched in contemporary design and resort-like conveniences, his homes, townhomes and apartments are highly regarded for their convenient, energy-efficient amenities. Staying well informed about innovations in smart house technologies, the prominent real estate developer has had firsthand experience with the next generation of fully programmable appliances, each giving customers previously unavailable levels of customization and control—and all by cell phone. The growing consumer market for state-of-the-art smart machines has evolved to be cost effective and offer unheard of convenience. Hiles shares his astute views about the latest appliances, their role in the “Internet of Things,” and their potential for ushering in an easier lifestyle.

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