Marcus Hiles makes use of his experience in doing a report about the impact that various building materials and its characteristics, have on wasted energy when planning and constructing. He employs window placement strategies that leverage a housing development’s orientation and materials to prevent heat increase during summer time and promote heat retention in the winter. Through the installation of windows with the proper solar coefficient, frames that prevent air leakage, and shading devices, the loss of a home’s heated air and cooled air is minimized. This results speaks for themselves, fewer CO2 is produced on a weekly basis and the cost savings are increasing. In order to lessen the transfer of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles harnesses the power of radiant roof panels to bounce summer heat away from the home, thus decreasing the conditioner costs by five to ten percent. He makes as a result further value by installing cooling systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds government mandates. This results in further reductions in carbon and generates over $420,000 in energy savings for those living in the Texan community.
Marcus Hiles aims to give residents of his communities the finest amenities that the luxury rental lifestyle can offer. At the Grand Estates in the Forest, situated north of Houston in Conroe, epitomizes the crème de la crème in rental living, with lush green spaces that adjoin the W.G. Jones State Forest, nearby golf courses, and verdant parks. “Residents appreciate the availability of a gourmet summer kitchen featuring farm fresh produce, as well as an expert personal trainer available to guide them to fitness,” states Marcus Hiles. Nearby in Magnolia, The Estates Woodland offers tenants lavishly appointed apartments with oversized covered balconies and spacious walk-in pantries. Families enjoy the vast on-site central park and children’s activity area, while other residents appreciate the extensive network of trails for jogging or walking. San Antonio’s The Estates at Briggs Ranch attracts community members with a keen attention to detail, as apartments feature pendant lighting, crown molding, and garden tubs. Offering golf privileges with breathtaking views, the community is home at heart for the golf-centric.
Real estate mogul Marcus Hiles personally provided 200 new Dell laptops to Texas students in inner cities. The CEO of Western Rim Property Services’ generous donation is the culmination of a lifelong commitment to education initiatives, and will be central to the furtherance of the young students’ education, life, and career goals.
The Texas Quarterly Housing Report released on May first, indicates that Texas property is in high demand, which creates a paradox for those in the market to purchase a home. According to the report, 65,265 homes were sold during the first quarter of 2016, which is an almost 8% increase in sales from the same time in 2015. The median price for a home in Texas has increased over 5% in just a year’s time which means those who are currently looking to buy a house not only have less inventory to choose from, they will also pay more for less value. This imbalance, which can generate a real estate crisis, was the exact scenario facing Texans when Marcus Hiles’ Dallas based company, Western Rim Properties, was born. The Texas home buying market was disjointed and teetering on the verge of disaster when Hiles had the vision to intervene. His initial mission was two-fold: to improve the local real estate markets in both Houston and Dallas, and to provide lavish homes at an affordable price for working class Texans. As a result, not only were the Houston and Dallas areas upgraded with top tier resort style communities, but the entire Texas real estate market received a face lift.