Marcus Hiles is a classic entrepreneur who built up a hugely successful business. He had the self-belief, fortitude and skills to make one of the most successful property development businesses in Texas. It all started with a big dream and many long hours of work, focused on creating dream residential solutions for his customers. The strategy worked, and the business was a massive success. He found a gap in the market and customers have been lining up for a place in one of his resort styled condos ever since.

At the time Marcus Hiles started his property development business he had just enrolled in the Pepperdine PKE MBA program. He found that the small classes really helped him to learn the key ideas that were fundamental in his success. The professors were always available to bounce off ideas, and explained everything in a way that was interesting and inspirational. He made great friends with classmates, many are lifelong friends to this day and helped him to succeed in his venture.

Western Rims Properties eventually became a billion dollar assets business. Marcus Hiles credits much of his business and personal success to his early beginnings at Pepperdine, and the PKE program.