Marcus HIles Discusses Why Things Are Looking Bright For Houston Workers

The day following OPEC’s agreement to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day, U.S. crude saw its biggest daily price spike in more than seven years, climbing by nearly ten percent to $49.44. “This means 2017 will be a better year for oil and gas activity,” said David Pursell, research manager at energy investment banking firm Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. to the Houston Chronicle. “It’s really good for Houston and the white-collar jobs.” Above the $50-plus range, the New York Times reported that prices could spike through the winter months, further accelerating economic recovery. Along these lines, in December the monthly Purchasing Managers Index, a survey of supply chain leaders to measure commercial activity, gave Houston its third positive report in a row, citing near-term expansion in employment, sales and production among important industries, notes Marcus Hiles. “We’re seeing fairly significant strengthening in most of the underlying sectors, particularly oil and gas,” Ross Harvin, report compiler for the Institute for Supply Management, told Houston Public Media.

 

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Accepting Communities Part Of Marcus Hiles’ Success

Since the 1960s, master planned commercial developments have been a prominent force in the residential sector, with Texas at the forefront of this trend. Established in 1973, Las Colinas was one of the first such developments and is still experiencing growth today. In 2006, citizens approved changes to deed restrictions to allow an even greater density of mixed use urban construction. The Woodlands was built in the 1970s and still stands as one of the most prominent residential and business destinations in the Houston area. The success of Marcus Hiles’ business stems from the precedents these great communities uphold. Western Rim’s developments showcase resort style amenities so that their tenants never have to leave the property, if they so choose, and are built on carefully selected plots featuring beautiful natural landscapes and easy access to Texas’ many attractions. Each property has unique planned events and social activities promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and fostering accepting, neighboring environments.

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Marcus Hiles Notes Pet Amenities Rising Across United States

Marcus Hiles Notes Pet Amenities Rising Across United States
Marcus Hiles Notes Pet Amenities Rising Across United States

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.

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Marcus Hiles Points To Plants Most Frequently Used In Natural Landscaping

Marcus Hiles Points To Plants Most Frequently Used In Natural Landscaping
Marcus Hiles Points To Plants Most Frequently Used In Natural Landscaping

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.

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Realty Expert Marcus Hiles Discusses Modern Advancements in Residential Architecture

Realty Expert Marcus Hiles Discusses Modern Advancements in Residential Architecture
Realty Expert Marcus Hiles Discusses Modern Advancements in Residential Architecture

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.

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Marcus Hiles Advises On Cutting Home Energy Costs

Marcus Hiles Advises On Cutting Home Energy Costs
Marcus Hiles Advises On Cutting Home Energy Costs

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.”

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Benefits Of Suburbs Are Plenty, Says Hiles

Benefits Of Suburbs Are Plenty, Says Hiles
Benefits Of Suburbs Are Plenty, Says Hiles

Hiles counsels renters in search of properties to pay attention to the amenities that will make a difference in their lives. “Families should focus on areas with top-notch school districts, while golfers can seek out developments near championship courses,” he advises. Hiles believes that everyone should search for communities that have easy access to bucolic beauty, such as greenbelts, parks, and preserves. Most importantly, prospective tenants should look beyond Dallas’ city limits to areas with lower population density.

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Marcus HIles Considers Tree Canopy Benefit Beyond View

Marcus HIles Considers Tree Canopy Benefit Beyond View
Marcus HIles Considers Tree Canopy Benefit Beyond View

Growing the tree canopy of Dallas is part of Western Rim’s plan to develop sustainable communities throughout the area. Marcus D. Hiles, Founder and CEO, is known for planting more than 2,500 trees each year. His communities are surrounded by parks, trails, and common green recreation areas, which generate oxygen and remove toxins from the urban jungle’s air. Hiles considers this a benefit above and beyond the view. Additionally, high efficiency heating and cooling units are maximized by the added greenery, which reduces costs to the renter and further meets conservation expectations.

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Marcus Hiles Discusses Venture Investments In Texas

Marcus Hiles Discusses Venture Investments In Texas
Marcus Hiles Discusses Venture Investments In Texas

The U.S. exceeded $166 billion in capital investments last year, a ten percent jump from 2014. Nearly a third of the proceeds came from the state of Texas. Dallas based real estate investor Marcus Hiles believes his state has not only proven its potential for sustained long-term economic growth, but has become vital to the success of the American economy. Hiles, the Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Properties, has spent over thirty years studying market tendencies in the pursuit of making profitable, strategic property acquisitions.

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Hiles Discusses Water Conservation Trends

Hiles Discusses Water Conservation Trends
Hiles Discusses Water Conservation Trends

Marcus Hiles has observed that architectural trends are extending outdoors and towards designs that boast low maintenance and high style. The demand for open-air spaces that are sustainable and reduce costs is being satisfied through eco-friendly, conservation-minded processes like rainwater/graywater harvesting and permeable pavement. Rainwater harvesting utilizes a rooftop collection system that redirects moisture from the air into well storage to be treated and repurposed on-site. Graywater takes previously used domestic wastewater and recirculates it around the home and property for rest rooms and other non-drinking purposes, cutting the need for sterilization and fresh water. The seemingly new idea of permeable paving actually dates back thousands of years to the time when people first built roads by putting stones in beds over the ground. The process allows rain to pass through small openings between four layers of filtration (paving material, gravel, fabric, sand) before being absorbed by the dirt below. This lowers runoff and pollution, manages the flow of storm water running into gutters and drains, maintains local groundwater supplies, and can even provide a skid resistant surface for walkways, patios and driveways. There are many attractive designs and looks for permeable pavement, often incorporating crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.

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