Adrian Foley Foley: “Soon, we will be able to walk up to the home of the future and have a diagnostics software system that immediately tells us how the house is behaving and what we need to tweak to make the home behave better.”

IRVINE, CA—As compared to existing homes with after-market technology added, new homes with leading-edge technology will be viewed as a step up and a distinct advantage for developers, Brookfield Residential’s COO Adrian Foley tells Apple is partnering with Brookfield to offer HomeKit smart home technology in all homes in Brookfield’s new Eastwood Village community here, representing the first time a national homebuilder is offering smart-home conveniences on such a massive scale

With the new technology, residents can control temperature, window shades, lighting and gadgets from their iPhone or iPad. All new homes at Brookfield’s Delano neighborhood in Eastwood Village, which start in the high $600,000s—will offer this technology.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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