Master planned commercial developments have dominated the residential sector since the 1960s, and Texas has been at the forefront of this trend ever since. One of the first such examples was Las Colinas, established in 1973 and still experiencing growth today. Back in 2006, its citizens voted to approve changes to deed restrictions, allowing an even greater density of urban mixed-use construction. The Woodlands was created later in the seventies, and is still one of the premier residential and business destinations of the greater Houston area. The success of Marcus Hiles’ Western Rim Properties comes from the precedents these great communities set. Hiles’ developments feature resort style amenities so that residents don’t have to leave the grounds, unless they so choose, and are developed upon carefully selected lots with beautiful natural landscapes and convenient access to local attractions. Each community’s uniquely planned events and social activities promote healthy, active lifestyles and help to build accepting, neighboring environments.
Environmental conservation is central to the ideology of prominent Texas real estate developer Marcus Hiles. “Creating communities that work in harmony with nature and lessen humanity’s carbon footprint is a responsibility I embrace,” he notes. Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles has translated his principle into action in over 15,000 high class rental townhomes and apartments in the Lone Star State. One foundation of his eco-friendly building practices is installing appliances sorted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR. Since the program’s inauguration in 1992, Americans’ ENERGY STAR usage has scaled down carbon dioxide emissions by 283.2 million metric tons. With the average Texan paying $1,650 per year in electrical bills and another $400 annually for natural gas, energy efficient appliances mean utility savings of up to 50 percent.