Early in his career, Hiles recognized existence of an unmet demand for lavish homes appointed with state-of-the-art amenities. To fill that gap, he launched Western Rim Properties in 1990. More than a decade later, his companies manage and own over 15,000 upmarket residential rental townhomes and apartments in the Lone Star State.
Over the years in the industry, Marcus Hiles has utilized his ability in anticipating market trends to carefully select premiere real estate parcels and build stunning developments that incorporate private lakes, large public and private parks, vineyards, and access to championship golf courses. With the desire to create communities at the heart of his business ventures, Hiles’ high-end developments are designed to include the lush green spaces, sports facilities, day spas, and recreational centers, all of which contribute to the growth of increasing communal feeling among the residents.
His dedication to the concept of community-building also extends to his company’s business practices. The corporate culture at Western Rim Property Services is one of rewarding mentorship and nurturing professional development. Hiles commits to his employees’ long-term security by promoting from within and, in return, enjoys exceptional loyalty and work ethic from his team members.
Hiles’ community-centric vision has also fueled his standing as a leading philanthropist. A graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, he is deeply committed to education and has donated over $2.5 million to public and private K-12 initiatives, after school programs, and university career services and job placement programs. Having come from humble beginnings as the son of an inner city minister, Hiles has completely funded the construction of two large churches in Texas and his home state of Massachusetts, and has worked to alleviate hardships for economically disadvantaged women and children. His urban upbringing also precipitated his charitable work in improving public parks, lakes, streams, and green space, and in underwriting $13 million of environmentally impactful tree planting initiatives.