For more than three decades, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Properties Marcus Hiles has been creating luxury rental neighborhoods across Texas. Unmatched in chic design and resort-style amenities, these homes, townhomes and apartments are highly regarded for their cutting-edge, energy-efficient amenities. Staying up to date on innovations in smart house technologies, the successful real estate developer has had firsthand experience with the new wave of fully programmable appliances that give users previously unheard of levels of customization and control—all by cell phone. The growing consumer market for modern smart machines has proven to be both cost effective and more convenience than ever before. Hiles shares his keen views about the latest additions to the the “Internet of Things,” and their potential for ushering in a more convenient lifestyle.