The vast troves of data made available by smart technologies will change the way all sectors of the modern economy operate, with built assets particularly well positioned to reap the potential benefits of digitalization.

The rising ubiquity of smart devices in tandem with surging levels of connectivity has already resulted in far-reaching changes to multiple facets of modern life. The remarkable amount of connected computing power that the average consumer can carry around in the form of a smartphone or tablet device is perhaps…