Western Rim Property Services, founded by Marcus Hiles of Dallas, develops communities designed to act in harmony with the environment and to reflect the natural beauty of their surroundings. “My goal for every building project is to increase the tree canopy over its pre-developed state,” Hiles offers. Over 3,000 trees have been planted by the company in the past year, each of which sequesters an average of 48 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. “Not only do trees beautify our communities, but they help to reduce the earth’s temperature and absorb pollutants while releasing oxygen,” he adds. Trees placed near building also can trim the need for air conditioning and heating by 30 percent or more.
Convenience begins right at the front door. App-controlled door locking systems let users decide how they want to open up their homes and to whom: entry codes can be preset for visiting family members or operable on a temporary basis for maintenance workers and other home improvement guests. Many smart locks deliver an alert that a guest has arrived, while an HD camera equipped with a microphone provides a live feed, allowing residents to communicate with waiting company, even if they are not on the property to receive them. Wi-Fi doorbells are a true convenience for both safety and power: residents can even utilize the high-definition stream for to view nighttime arrivals in darker environments. Privacy is protected by engaging a quiet mode when wishing to remain undisturbed. This function is particularly useful for keeping a resting newborn at bay or enjoying a Sunday afternoon nap. Marcus Hiles points out that even our beds are getting smarter: sleepers for infants play music, turn on soothing lights, and lightly rock babies back and forth with automated settings; while mattresses for adults track behavior patterns and implement actions to improve sleep quality by adjusting the position.
Marcus Hiles, a strong believer in neighborhood building, states that far beyond their ability to help lower energy bills and foster active ways of life out there, trails also promote a sense of closeness among neighbors, with pathways encouraging spontaneous meetings and interactions. Head of Western Rim and environmental defender, Marcus Hiles, having successfully planted a total of thirty thousand trees in the last ten years, Hiles’ environmentally minded goal of continuing to plant 2,500 trees annually is part of Western Rim Property Services’ goals.
Hiles’ sage advice comes from years of experience in building rental properties that embody luxury living. “When renters choose to live in communities that align with their lifestyles, they achieve a greater work-life balance,” he states. That balance is particularly important given that a third of apartment dwellers are between the ages of 30 and 44 – and another 30 percent are between 45 and 64 years old. Hiles has the innate ability to design apartments that deliver resort-like amenities, while staying in close proximity to all that Dallas has to offer.