Marcus Hiles has made it Western Rim’s goal to provide the thoughtfully designed homes with comprehensive facilities and an elegant lifestyle at an affordable price point. The Mansions at Lakeline in downtown Austin, Texas provide easy access to the rich mecca of arts and culture with chic, urban living and hundreds of trendy restaurants and shops nearby. In Conroe, Texas, The Towers Woodland’s stunning natural landscape is showcased at every opportunity with breathtaking lake views, 44 acres of running trails and picnic areas, a fishing pond, and an off-leash dog park. Each neighborhood seeks to create a year round sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life, offering full day spas, personal trainers, and twenty four hour concierge and maintenance services.
Marcus Hiles’ Dallas communities remain ecologically proactive, and each new development strives to grow the tree canopy beyond its pre-developed state. In just the past year, 2,500 trees have been planted during the creation of public and private parklands and preserves, with each absorbing an average of 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air annually. Over the initiative’s lifetime, over 30,000 trees have been planted which grow to remove 75 tons of carbon dioxide each year. One of Western Rim’s crowning achievements is a 44 acre park that houses century-old oak trees, along with a pond, stream, and Frisbee golf course. By prioritizing the integration of eco-conscious designs into Texas’ naturally beautiful coountryside, Hiles is looking to the future, and ensuring attainable luxury living for future generations.
The non-profit organizations collecting goods to feed, clothe, and equip these children for school, including the church that will distribute Hiles’ coats to K-12 grade students, are an essential part in the growth of the community. Marcus Hiles urges both local businesses and residents to strongly support these causes. By offering spiritual, emotional and academic support, these programs help the at-risk population overcome hardships, placing them on the right path for success.
With revolutionary design opportunities taking the architecture’s marketplace, flexibility of houses is at the forefront of residents’ demand. Marcus Hiles reiterates that homes today are being constructed with open floor plans and convertible rooms that can be transformed into a larger space to allow for more space for growing families, if need be. The new conception of implied spaces –a idea brought in the architectural industry in an attempt to use segments of home surfaces, walls, ceilings, and floors that are painted in different colors or appointed with drawings, tiles or other construction materials in order to create the illusion of visibly enlarged height, depth, scale, and space. Made possible through the use of 2D or 3D technologies, implied spaces have introduced an outstanding change in the way contemporary houses look – a result achieved without substantial remodeling or installation of multiple walls. The cutting-edge innovations have outstandingly refined architectural designs. Larger windows receive more sunlight exposure and are an ideal substitution for walls: they reduce the barriers that separate the outside world from the indoors. To make homes a perfect place to live, flats now come with spas, fitness facilities, and hot tubs, making relaxation simply steps away from your study room. For fine dining aficionados, kitchens are now appointed with professional-grade restaurant-style amenities and are becoming a popular place bringing families together more so than dining and living rooms of the past ever could.
It’s common for renters to go online and peruse floor plans when considering a certain community, but the dimensions of a room are often inadvertently misleading. Marcus Hiles, Dallas real estate developer and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, notes that determining a property’s cubic footage – length times width times height of each room – provides a more accurate picture of the townhome or apartment’s potential to deliver tenant satisfaction. “Ceiling height creates ambience in a living space,” Hiles notes. Total cubic footage of a 10-foot by 12-foot room eight foot ceilings measures 120 square feet and 960 cubic feet. If the ceiling is raised to ten feet, the room volume increases to 1,200 cubic feet. “The standard eight feet can make residents feel boxed in, while 18-foot rooms tend to be cold and cavernous,” points out Hiles. His luxurious apartments and townhomes feature ten-foot ceilings, which create the right balance of spaciousness and comfort.
Across Marcus Hiles’ 15,000 aristocratic residencies throughout Texas, cellulose sound insulation is indebted for giving renters the feeling of having their own sanctuary from the outside world. Though the properties illustrate the developer’s principle of community-centric features, such as shared leisure centers and championship golf courses, Hiles embraces the demand for residents’ private home life — one without any detectable interference from the world outside or next door. Full depth cellulose is greatly advantageous in its capacity to minimize intrusive sound. While most insulation provides some noise reduction by limiting sound from traveling through walls and between floors, dense packing cellulose decreases volumes by constraining the passage of sound along cavities in a building’s architecture. According to the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, cellulose insulation products have an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating travelling upwards of .80 or higher, meaning that it absorbs 80% or more of the sound with which it comes into contact. With a concord roughly three times more dense than standard fiberglass, it presents an expansive enrichment over the other most common type of home insulation.
Marcus Hiles discusses rooftop collection systems that allow for the on-site harvesting, storage and treatment of rainwater and moisture in the air, lessening the need for fresh water and reducing the amount of necessary sterilization. Some homes include graywater methods to repurpose previously used domestic wastewater for use in bathrooms and other non-drinking purposes.
Marcus Hiles, a Dallas-based entrepreneur and founder of Western Rim Property Services, highlights that Texas policies have been an unmatched incentive for job growth that outpaces the rest of the U.S. The state take pride reaching post-recession job recovery two years earlier than the entire nation. It had seen over 1.3 million new jobs by January 2016, further solidifying its already impressive pre-recession employment records. Due to the fact that the state has always been unique in that its unemployment rate is persistently less than in the country as a whole – Texas hit 4.4 percent in April whereas the rest of the United States reported the unemployment rate of 5 percent, collectively- consumer confidence has been consistently strong. The 2016 May Consumer Confidence Index (CCI), which determines economic optimism, per savings and spending indicators, revealed Texas reached its record peak of 117.6. Meanwhile, the overall U.S. CCI constituted the total of 92.6. Texas sustainably strong economy – appreciated by additional $5 billion in tax reduction in recent years – had a rewarding benefit for the housing industry as well. The year-over-year price of houses has gone up to enjoy a 5.9-percent growth, while single-family building permits grew in number by another 6 percent.
Until visionary developer Marcus Hiles arrived on the Dallas real estate scene, there was a definite hole in the market for luxury rentals at affordable prices. Almost thirty years ago, the state was experiencing a surge in home sales, leaving prospective homebuyers with little inventory and heavy competition—and those that were moving were selling at over-inflated prices. Hiles viewed the disparity as an opportunity to close an unrecognized gap, and the result was the founding of Western Rim Property Services in 1990. He began creating the units necessary to improve the Dallas rental market, but his unique concept of providing luxury homes, townhomes and apartments to working class Texans single-handedly transformed the Dallas market.