DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An early adopter of gratifying amenities for home pets, Marcus Hiles has made them a standard at Western Rim’s luxury properties and is firmly determined to maintain the communities he develops as more welcoming and accommodating places for pets. Solid numbers reinforce the growing demand for acceptance of canines and felines, illustrated by a March 15, 2012 Adweek article posting 2010 census numbers, counting 43 million households with four-footed roommates, but only 38 million households with children, reinforcing the need for dog- and cat-friendly spaces.
Fortune magazine tallies the spending, acknowledging “This year the pet industry is projected to take in $63 billion, up more than 25% from 2010 according to the American Pet Product Association.” In a January 22, 2016 New York Times article, Jane Margolies explained the evolution of animal-oriented features from sporadic early appearances in 2000 to prolific installations in 2016, noting, "When ‘pet spas’ were introduced in high-end residential buildings a decade or so ago, they might have seemed like another flash-in-the-pan perk. But they've not only hung on like a dog with a bone, they've also evolved." A Los Angeles Times article from Aug. 8, 2014 highlights the ultimate trend, with pet parents giving their charges a special space of their own, often even equipped with an en suite bath.
Catering to residents that embrace animals as family, Marcus Hiles uses his industry knowledge to build high-end amenities into affordable, upscale developments created by his company - Western Rim. Applying more than three decades of expertise, Marcus Hiles delivers affordable living with refined finishes, incorporating high ceilings, tall windows, upscale materials, and a wealth of community and outdoor space, providing homes as livable for pets as they are for people.
About Western Rim Property Services:
Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple: build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.