Known for his community-centric developments, Marcus Hiles, Dallas real estate investor and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, establishes annual grants for local K-12 schools to help fund technology, after school programs, extra-curricular activities, and teacher training. Hiles’ aim is to ensure all students graduate from high school with the skills necessary to succeed academically in college, which is a launch pad to economic prosperity in America. Marcus understands administrators are forced to cut these types of additional opportunities due to tight budgets and limited funding, and hopes his financial support will enable many of these critical programs to continue and strengthen the connection between community, student, and teacher.
The education grants provided by Hiles are just a part of over 20 years of contributions and charity work he has offered to the area charter schools in some of the largest metropolitan areas in Texas, including Dallas. Marcus Hiles’ keen understanding of the challenges young people face in an urban environment rise from his humble upbringing as the son of a minister in the inner city. Hiles experienced the value of giving firsthand and knows the powerful impact a strong community and good education can have. Vowing to improve people’s lives if given the chance, Marcus went on to graduate from Pepperdine and Rice Universities and become a successful real estate entrepreneur. He feels fortunate to see this promise through to fruition with his annual K-12 grants that will aid students and teachers in achieving their academic and professional goals.
Throughout his life, Marcus Hiles has volunteered countless hours, purchased technology and software upgrades for several schools across Texas, and funded many public and private K-12 and college education grants which help kids reach their potential. He has also been involved with career and job placement services for youths and university students. Additionally, Marcus paid for the construction of two large churches in Texas and his home state of Massachusetts, which furthers his mission to lessen the hardships for economically disadvantaged women and children. This mindset also extends into his companies, Western Rim Property Services and Newport Classic Homes, which offer employees mentoring and professional development to ensure their personal growth and career advancement; and to all of his properties, which include amenities that build a healthy and productive community experience to promote a prosperous future for all residents.
Marcus Hiles, Dallas real estate entrepreneur and visionary developer, is Founder and CEO of Texas-based Western Rim Property Services who has spent more than three decades creating properties that embody his idea of affordable luxury living. Committed to creating high-quality residential communities, his companies manage and own more than 15,000 high-end properties with affordable world-class amenities focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle including ecological public spaces, nearby good school districts, and recreation facilities at the core of their design. Hiles is also a dedicated philanthropist, in addition to his generous support of educational programs, improving public parks, lakes, streams, and green space, as well as underwriting $13 million of environmentally impactful tree planting initiatives within the state of Texas.