The “Connected Machine”—thoughts on the digitization of Commercial Real Estate

Today the world is proliferating with billions of IoT sensors, connected devices, and cloud and IP enabled systems that are leveraging vast oceans of data to provide increasingly sophisticated views of the built environment at warp speed. From mobile devices and robotic autonomous vehicles, to embedded sensors and augmented reality, we are in an age of the “connected machine” noted Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon during a recent forum at the Aspen Institute. These connected machines, numbering in the billions are increasingly part of the built environment around us. As digital technologies proliferate further into the built environment, they will fundamentally impact the ways that humans and o