Marcus Hiles servees as Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, a residential property development firm managing luxury residential complexes throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and New Braunfels. Hiles, a graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, remains an unwavering supporter of each student having the right to a quality education that equips him or her with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life. With his personal business ventures’ success, Hiles has given more than $2.5 million to public and private K-12 initiatives, after school programs, university job services, and career placement programs.
Texas’ steadily growing job market remains a big influence in attracting new residents to relocate along with companies like Toyota, and employment gains are following in fields such as manufacturing and tech jobs lead the way. The recent housing shortages have been exacerbated by the influx, but Marcus Hiles has presented an appealing alternative by offering modern and convenient rental homes in the popular communities he develops. These large plots of land allow for lavish luxuries, including private parks, jogging trails and championship golf courses. These planned suburban neighborhoods allow Hiles to incorporate cutting-edge, sustainable construction and the best infrastructure required to provide unequaled comfort and environmental sustainability.
Overall, Austin remains a hub for innovators and risk-takers. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Kauffman Index is a key measurement of entrepreneurship on the national, state and metropolitan levels. Marcus Hiles explains that the index factors three key metrics – the rate of new businesspersons, how many of those who started their companies while unemployed, and startups per capita – to develop an annual gauge. Their data shows that roughly 555 out of every 100,000 adults in the Austin area became entrepreneurs each month during the past five years, on average. The index notes the startup rate at 180 new businesses – less than one year old and employing at least one person besides the owner – per 100,000 residents.