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Marcus Hiles - Chairman of Western Rim Focuses on Eco-Friendly Real Estate Projects


Based in Dallas, the renowned real estate tycoon Marcus Hiles is a devoted philanthropist with a vision for sustainable developments. “When I was in my 20s, I envisioned creating communities that were both beautiful and environmentally safe,” he recalls. “I’m proud that I’ve been able to bring my concept to fruition in cities around Texas.”

Marcus Hiles’ upscale rental townhomes and apartments include energy-efficient features, such as the highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in attics which serve to reflect the heat. “These panels reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer, making attics about 30 degrees cooler,” Hiles states. Dual pane windows include a layer of argon gas and have a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22, which can reduce heat loss by as much as 75 percent. Hiles’ developments across Texas also incorporate ENERGY STAR appliances, which reduce the carbon footprint in addition to cutting utility bills. And, while building codes require new buildings to use air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13 or 14, Hiles installs units with SEER values of 16 or more. As a result, residents are able to save almost half a million dollars and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32,000 tons each year. Marcus Hiles’ developments also create public and private parklands and preserves.

Marcus Hiles is a renowned real estate investor and developer whose companies manage over 15,000 upscale residential rental townhomes and apartments in Texas. A graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, Hiles is deeply committed to education and has donated over $2.5 million to public and private K-12 initiatives, after school programs, as well as university career services and job placement programs.

About Western Rim Property Services:

Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple: build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.

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