Throughout all communities, Marcus Hiles’ buildings are thoughtfully constructed with the highest quality materials in order to be ecologically proactive, yet visually appealing. Roofs and attics are equipped with reflective, radiant TechShield® barriers that reduce heat transfer by nearly 97 percent, cooling by over thirty degrees during harsh summer months. High-density weather stripping and dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22 further assist in climate control and protection from the elements. Air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 16 or higher are used, and inside, programmable thermostats allow residents to use up to 30 percent less energy, trimming their utility bills and carbon footprint. By exceeding industry averages, Marcus Hiles and Western Rim provide comfort to residents in the most extreme weather conditions, ensure a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship with the environment, and lower carbon emissions by 32,000 tons across more than 10,000 rentals.
Much more than just a tool for weight loss, regular exercise is critical in decreasing one’s risk of heart disease, staving off injuries, feeling well mentally, remaining physically fit, and living longer. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exercise maintained over the course of one’s life is imperative in warding off heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis, and depression in people of all ages, including children. Research from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicates that maintaining an active lifestyle may help a person add five years to their life expectancy. Meanwhile, explains Marcus Hiles,The Lancet’s studies discuss the mental and social benefits: “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”
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Aware that happiness can come in various forms, Marcus Hiles says that his residents of more than 15,000 homes, townhomes, and apartments experience significant joy living in luxury apartments.
“We are meticulous in choosing land and then we build residences that are high in style and in energy efficiency.” he clarifies. Subsequently, tenants save a large sum of money in their utility expenses.
Likewise, they don’t have to be uneasy about the home maintenance and mortgage escrow accounts; they have more time for their own goals.
“People living in our neighborhoods have the choice to invest on their own terms and can take advantage of opportunities that come up in other locations,” Hiles observes. “With my experience, I can safely say that a occupant’s joy increases in proportion to the time spent living in a top-notch rental community.”
Marcus Hiles, a proud graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, has always been deeply committed to education. He believes that each and every child has a right to be educated that should not be affected by their financial status or level of privilege. This principle has also led to his insistence that communities developed by Western Rim be located nearby to schools, providing access to education for children, parents, and other residents.
The Lone Star State’s population rose by nearly 433,000 individuals, from 27.42 million to 27.86, exemplifying a growth trend that spanned the entirety of the Southern U.S. “States in the South and West continued to lead in population growth,” said Ben Bolender, chief of the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Branch. “In 2016, 37.9 percent of the nation’s population lived in the South.” Jeffrey S. Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center, predicts the phenomena to continue indefinitely, stating to the New York Times that, “the movement to the South and West is a very long term trend.” Hiles tends to agree with the two researchers, adding that older residents of the North and Northeast, mostly part of the populous baby boomer generation, are seeking more temperate places to retire.
Marcus Hiles noted that while these statistics seem to show a trend of movement to urban areas, it is actually the surrounding suburbs that are experiencing the largest increases, mostly due to costly downtown housing prices. For instance, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University reported that the average price paid for a house in Austin’s local market area is $386,700, and predicted that number to continue to rise throughout 2017. Extreme costs of living are not only driving residents to the suburbs, but also causing them to choose renting over buying. In many Texas cities, including Houston and Dallas, renting has already been shown to be more cost effective than owning a house. As developers build more lavish rental communities complete with resort-like amenities and services, individuals will continue to find that apartments offer improved quality and convenience of life paired with greater financial freedom.
Investor and innovator Marcus Hiles has been building state-of-the-art communities across Texas for the last three decades. His success is partially due to an exceptional vision of luxury living that has driven his projects — but also by staying informed of design trends and recognizing the most sought-after styles that people demand. Far-reaching changes have affected what is expected of room dividers, exteriors and even the possible functions of homes themselves. Ground-breaking architectural advances have brought into being net-zero energy houses that strike a balance between total energy consumption with the amount of renewable energy they create, while passive and active buildings offer two energy conservation processes for virtually eliminating all heating and cooling bills. Beyond this exhilarating progress in building approaches, fundamental modifications are bringing more convenience, space and light into today’s spaces and reshaping the way we live. Read More: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marcus-hiles—-discusses-the-latest-current-architectural-design-trends-2016-09-15
Across numerous residential construction projects, Marcus Hiles has proven that LEED Certification is cost-efficient, effective, and preferred by modern tenants. As LEED-Certified Apartment Construction has seen a tenfold increase since 2008, its importance in the marketplace has been confirmed. Hiles’ projects illustrate in documented fact that the LEED combination of sustainable materials, emphasis on performance, smart grid thinking, and effective water use have major impacts on higher financial returns and rental rates, optimized health and productivity of residents, better public relations, and significant financial savings in energy and operating costs.
TechShield® is a proven way for residents to efficiently cut utility costs. “On average, residents of our Estates, Towers and Mansions communities have lowered their bills by about 17 percent every month,” says Western Rim’s Marcus Hiles. Time-tested through installation in over 1.5 million homes across the U.S., the ecologically sound product utilizes wood sourced through programs which are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This initiative is a conservation program created by its parent non-profit organization, SFI Inc. promotes responsible wood production methods. The use of these environmentally safe roof panels combines with 16 SEER air conditioners, programmable thermostats, dual-pane windows, weather stripping and full depth cellulose sound insulation in Marcus Hiles’ Fort Worth company’s homes, townhomes and apartments to stand as a true testament to the rise of upscale, energy-efficient housing.
When searching for new place to live, finding the perfect floorplan with a good view, at a fair price, is the goal. Marcus Hiles, a prominent Texas real estate developer and entrepreneur, upholds that renters want to lead a comfortable and convenient lifestyle at a price they can manage. What landlords typically don’t tell renters is that they use yield management software which automatically increases rent when popular floorplans are viewed. Marcus Hiles specializes in not only anticipating shifts in the housing market, but also teaching renters the skills necessary to negotiate rental rates.