Marcus Hiles has one last tip for homebuyers and renters. He suggests that you look for properties that have newer air conditioner units that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that is 16 or above. The Department of Energy only requires new units to be rated between 13 and 14, but as Hiles points out, the bigger the number the better the savings. When compared to a unit that is 15 years old and rated at 10, the newer units can cut air conditioning costs as much as 60 percent. He equips his properties with new air conditioning units that deliver savings of more than $424,000 every year. He also points out that over five years that will be more than $6 million saved and carbon emissions lowered by 327,000 tons.
Marcus Hiles is a famous real estate developer and being the CEO of Western Rim Property Services, he is able to provide high-end apartments and townhomes with great amenities at affordable prices. What makes Marcus Hiles special is that he cares about the environment as well and he donates and contributes to the environment in many different ways. For example, he has recently donated 59 acres of land for community parks. Regular workers don’t have the opportunity to follow this set example but we should all make a collective effort and look up to Mr. Hiles’ efforts and make our community a better place to live. More on: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marcus-hiles—-western-rim—-proudly-donates-59-acres-of-land-for-community-parks-2016-05-09
Within two months of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) historic agreement to stabilize the market by cutting crude oil production for the first time in the past eight years, Marcus Hiles notes that per-barrel cost has nearly doubled after slipping to a low of $26 in February of the previous year. In Greater Houston, the center of U.S. oil production, the deal has boosted the industry’s recovery from a two-year downturn and spurred regional marekts. Texas real estate expert and CEO of Western Rim Property Services Marcus Hiles, the state’s largest affordable upmarket property developer, expects that as Houston’s energy companies continue to hire and grow throughout 2017, areas throughout the metro region will see higher employment rates and corresponding wage increases.
Western Rim Chairman Marcus Hiles believes in providing those who are in need with a helping hand. Over the past two decades, he has contributed a large sum of money to programs for disadvantaged women throughout Texas.
Marcus Hiles remains ahead of the curve, using his intuition to satisfy renter’s demand for greener lifestyles and healthier environments among apartment renters through his companies under the Western Rim Properties umbrella. Crafting neighborhoods, not projects, and forging important bonds between staff, residents, and communities through mentorship, work ethic, and philanthropic activities, Hiles has grown as a lifestyle influencer in the multifamily housing market. Over 15,000 upscale residential properties sit under his management throughout the state of Texas, and Hiles continues to progress the industry, acting on opportunity to create desirable, attainable high-end developments in accordance with green standards.
Marcus Hiles gives renters looking to sign a lease a few hints that may impact the cost of rent. As reported in a Forbes article on how to negotiate rental prices, researching the neighborhood, the landlord, and what other tenants are paying — either in the same building or community – are all factors in obtaining lower rental rates. Renters also should learn about how to negotiate prices. Although openly asking for a lower rental price may not be the best strategy, landlords do not always shy away from negotiating. “Negotiation points for me as a landlord and property manager are length of lease and credit,” explains co-founder of SparkRental.com Denise Supplee, a full-service rental automation firm. Another option is to offer to sign a long-term lease, explains Hiles, because landlords like the idea of being able to minimize turnover rates while still meeting their profit quotas.
In a Jan. 22, 2016 New York Times article, Jane Margolies discussed the evolution of animal-oriented amenities from their sporadic early appearances in 2000 to prolific features in 2016, noting, “When “pet spas” were introduced in high-end residential buildings a decade or so ago, they might have seemed like another flash-in-the-pan perk. But they’ve not only hung on like a dog with a bone, they’ve also evolved.” Dog parks, bone-shaped pools, visiting vets, and groomers used by haute couture designers drive the market. A Los Angeles Times article from Aug. 8, 2014 highlights the ultimate trend, with pet parents giving their charges a special space of their own, often even equipped with an en suite bath. Marcus Hiles notes one proud pet suite aficionado, who reasoned, “She’s a part of the family. Everybody else has a room — so does she.” The reserving of a private suite for the toys, leashes, grooming equipment, and other accessories needed for healthy, happy, animals keeps the rest of the home clean and organized.
A few of the more popular native plants in Texas natural landscaping are the Salvia Farinacea (“Henry Duelberg”), which produces gorgeous purplish-blue flower barbs; “Texas Gold” columbine, which is very rare in the wild and sports buttercup-yellow blossoms with long, fernlike foliage; and lacey oak, a smaller tree that grows to 25-35 feet in height and is a lovely shade tree that is highly tolerant of diverse environments, notes Marcus Hiles.
Marcus Hiles discusses barrier breaking cutting edge designs including giant, wall-replacing floor to ceiling windows. These modern windows allow for large amounts of natural light and seamlessly blend nature with indoor, making relaxation easier to achieve and the home a more desirable place to be in.
Decreasing energy costs is on the minds of many homebuyers and prospective renters, and developer Marcus Hiles suggests locating properties with central air conditioners that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 16 or above. The Department of Energy requires the newest air conditioners to have a 13 to 14 SEER rating (depending on the type of system) but for residents, the higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit. “Compared to a 15-year-old home or apartment with a 10 SEER unit, this will cut your air conditioning bill by 60 percent,” Hiles notes. Western Rim Property Services, which he founded in 1990, has been a consistent leader in air conditioner efficiency and delivers more than $424,000 in energy savings to their community members per year. ““In five years, they’ll have collectively saved over $6 million. Over the next decade, we’ll lesson carbon dioxide emissions by 327,000 tons.”