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Marcus Hiles – Texas Rental Market: How Developers are Keeping Up and Keeping Rent Down for The Population Boom

Marcus Hiles – Texas Rental Market: How Developers are Keeping Up and Keeping Rent Down for The Population Boom

DALLAS, March 14, 2018 — With over half a million new residents coming to Texas each year, the area’s housing options are shrinking and forcing new development to keep up. In fact some of the top Texas metros and their surrounding areas including Dallas have held some of the largest increases in new residential and commercial construction growth across the nation in recent years.

Marcus Hiles is a Dallas Fort Worth-based property developer

With this demand for housing seemingly outweighing the available properties in the state’s most desired city and suburban locations, an influx in both rental costs and home market appreciation is on the rise. Developers and property firms are more focused than ever on breaking new ground to make room for new and relocated renters and buyers.

One of DFW’s leading property development firms, Western Rim Properties is focusing its expansion in some of the state’s top surrounding city locations with nine new projects coming in 2018 to areas like Rowlett and Farmers Branch. With its communities serving the growing need for affordable rental properties that provide some of the area’s highest quality accommodations, the development locations are also positioned where the market is headed – just outside of Texas’ city centrals.

The cause for this shift in growth headed to the city outskirts is a direct reflection of the population boom and underdeveloped housing availability. Price spikes and limited inventories are pushing residents to explore new locations.

Take one of the state’s leading metro areas DFW, which had the highest jump in rental prices in Texas growing 3.8% in 2017 – double the national median increase that was reported at 1.9% in Zillow’s annual rental forecast report.

With a booming economy and job market that helped land Dallas as one of the top 10 home markets in the nation, it’s no surprise costs are increasing in the city and more people are looking for affordable alternatives near this leading location.

Recent reports have even shown the majority market of new home buyers and renters – millennials – are headed for popular Texas suburbs over its city centrals. “The rental communities of today’s generations provide city-like amenities and top of the line accommodations. Along with close proximity to cities and thriving job markets, these suburban developments are giving renters what they’re after,” shares Marcus Hiles, CEO and founder of Western Rim Properties.

The Texas community as a whole is starting to adapt this forward thinking approach as new businesses are relocating and expanding to areas outside of the city focused on growth. Among the leaders, McKinney, Plano and Allen.

It seems the state is bringing change that will soon be the standard in many major metro areas. Residents and businesses are investing where the opportunity is and it’s opening up a new market for all.


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BG Staffing revenue rises 18% in Q4

BG Staffing revenue rises 18% in Q4

Revenue at BG Staffing Inc. (NYSE MKT: BGSF) rose 17.8% in the fourth quarter and gross margin improved. The Plano, Texas-based staffing provider recorded the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act resulting in a re-measurement of its net deferred tax assets, which had a noncash negative impact on fourth quarter and annual net income by $3.3 million.

(US$ thousands) Q4 2017 Q4 2016 % change Revenue $75,701 $64,279 17.8% Gross profit $19,255 $15,110 27.4% Gross margin 25.4% 23.5% Net loss/income ($875) $2,304 nm

BG Staffing provides staffing in three segments: professional, commercial and multifamily (front-office and maintenance personnel to the multi-family housing industry).


“I’m extremely proud of our 2017 financial results — they are a reflection of BG Staffing’s unique value proposition, the solid performance from our recent acquisitions, and our disciplined approach to cost control,” said President and CEO L. Allen Baker, Jr. “We met or exceeded our goals in every significant category. I want to thank our team and customers for helping us achieve another record year. I believe that 2018 will also be another impressive year.”

Full-year results
(US$ thousands) 2017 2016 % change Revenue $272,600 $253,852 7.4% Gross profit $68,402 $60,073 13.9% Gross margin 25.1% 23.7% Net income $5,848 $6,882 -15.0%
Share price and market cap

Shares in BG Staffing rose 2.52% to $17.09 as of 1:17 p.m. Eastern time today. The company had a market cap of $149.70 million.

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Autopsy: Plano Gunman Was Extremely Drunk When Killing 8 People

Autopsy: Plano Gunman Was Extremely Drunk When Killing 8 People

Plano police say eight people have been killed inside a Plano home along West Spring Creek Parkway. Officers say they shot and killed the suspected gunman when they arrived on scene, Sunday September 10, 2017

A medical examiner says a North Texas man had a blood alcohol level four times the state’s legal limit when he drove to his estranged wife’s home and fatally shot her and seven other people last year.

In an autopsy report issued Monday, Dr. William Rohr, of the Collin County medical examiner’s office, said 32-year-old Spencer Hight had a blood-alcohol level of .33 percent during the Sept. 10 incident in Plano.

The legal limit for intoxication in Texas is .08 percent.

Authorities say Hight opened fire at the home, where friends had gathered for a football watch party. Hight’s 27-year-old estranged wife, Meredith Hight, was fatally shot along with seven others. They were identified as 33-year-old Anthony “Tony” Michael Cross; 24-year-old Olivia Nicole Deffner; 29-year-old James Richard Dunlop; 22-year-old Darryl William Hawkins; 31-year-old Rion Christopher Morgan; 28-year-old Myah Sade Bass and 25-year-old Caleb Seth Edwards.

Newly released documents reveal more details about the mass shooting earlier this month in Plano that left nine people dead, including the shooter.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017)

Officers who responded to the incident fatally shot Spencer Hight. A Collin County grand jury later cleared officers in the shooting.

Spencer Hight was seen at a bar near the home before the killings, according to search warrants obtained by NBC 5.

Two bartenders reported seeing Spencer Hight with a knife and pistol, and he was asked to put the weapons in his car. When a bartender walked him outside, he was reportedly told by Hight to turn away so he didn’t see what was in Hight’s trunk.

Shortly afterwards, Spencer Hight drove to his estranged wife’s home.

According to documents, Spencer Hight was found with a rifle in a sling across his body, a handgun in his waistband tucked into his pants and a large knife.

Detectives also found numerous rounds of ammunition and magazines inside the home.

The mother of a victim in Sunday’s mass killing in Plano says her daughter was trying to build a better life.

At his apartment, investigators seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a high-powered munition launcher, a rifle, marijuana and mushrooms.

The documents also detail a first-hand account of the shootings from a 23-year-old woman who was at the home at the time and survived.

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JCPenney Shines with Exclusive Styles of Girls’ Apparel Dedicated to Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa

JCPenney Shines with Exclusive Styles of Girls’ Apparel Dedicated to Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa

"JCPenney introduced JoJo’s trademark hair bows to its girls’ assortment last fall and we were blown away by the response. By creating a comprehensive destination for specially-designed JoJo Siwa apparel and other related merchandise, JCPenney has an opportunity to reach an entirely new customer who loves her confident and upbeat personality," said James Starke, senior vice president of merchandising for JCPenney. "This young generation of shoppers holds an unprecedented influence over family purchasing decisions and by bringing brands to JCPenney that appeal to this demographic, we can introduce her, and her family, to our store."

The collection of JoJo Siwa apparel at JCPenney is inspired by Siwa’s positive messages and incorporates bright colors, sequins and hair bows for young girls, in sizes 4 to 12. Shoppers will find fun, age-appropriate looks including bow-adorned tank tops, pink tutu skirts, ruffle dresses and satin bomber jackets with Siwa’s signature bow print. Sale prices include $15.99 for a sequin pocket tee, $21.99 for leggings and $31.99 for a jean jacket with satin patches. In addition to the retailer’s unique apparel collection, shoppers will also find a robust assortment of JoJo Siwa merchandise, including a hot pink, emoji-decorated comforter set, a bow-shaped decorative pillow, a singing JoJo doll and knee-high bow socks.

"From school to the mall and everywhere in between, girls will feel strong and confident when they are rocking a JoJo outfit," said JoJo Siwa. "My new styles at JCPenney are fun and colorful and I can’t wait to see girls rocking them."

Siwa is the star of Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a social media sensation, singer, anti-bullying advocate and New York Times best-selling author. Her YouTube channel, It’s JoJo Siwa, promotes self-confidence and positivity with 5.6 million subscribers. Siwa’s hit music video, Boomerang, boasts more than 500 million views on YouTube and reinforces her messages of inclusion and friendship. She also has 6.6 million followers on Instagram and 15 million fans on

To download the news release and access product images, please visit:

JCPenney Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400 or
Follow @jcpnews on Twitter for the latest announcements and Company information.

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site,, to connect with shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney’s worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit


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Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. via Globenewswire

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Work In Plano: 540 Maintenance Jobs

Work In Plano: 540 Maintenance Jobs

PLANO, TX — Are you a Mister or Miss Fix It? If you’re good with your hands, reliable and looking to embark on a career in maintenance, construction, home repair or handiwork, Plano Patch Job Board has just the thing for you. With more than 540 open positions in maintenance, ranging from HVAC technicians to auto mechanics, skilled workers in Plano need not look any further.

Top Maintenance Jobs In And Around Plano:

BH Management
Carrollton, TX, USA
$500 Sign On Bonus! (On-Call Every 3 Weeks and HVAC Certification Required ) (3) Weeks PTO in 1st year Paid Holidays Birthday – paid day off Volunteer time off each year …

New! Mid America Apartment Communities
Addison, TX, USA
The Maintenance Technician (Property Management/HVAC)- Temporarily reports to the Property Manager under the supervision of the Service Manager and performs general maintenance and repair to ensure …

Service Express LLC
Dallas, TX, USA
On Site Lube is focused on customer service and specializes in preventive maintenance for utility fleet vehicles. Currently we have an opportunity in the DFW, area. The qualified candidate will train …


Camelot Facility Solutions
Plano, TX, USA
Camelot Facility Solutions is an established leader in the Facility Management and Maintenance Industry servicing corporate owners and users of real estate. Camelot services Fortune 500 clients as …

Maintenance Tech
Ontrack Staffing Addison, TX
Lewisville, TX, USA
We are looking for this maintenance position to be filled as soon as possible. Pay rate will vary from $14-$18 Pay will be based on: experience, transportation, and if they have their own tools (not …

The Liberty Group
Carrollton, TX, USA
We are currently seeking an Assistant Maintenance Technician to join our team! You will be responsible for completing work orders and other required tasks. Responsibilities: Complete work and …

A List Apartment Staffing
Addison, TX, USA
We have a full time Assistant maintenance position open for an Upscale Double A+ property for a multi-family community, in North Dallas / Addison area. Our ideal candidate will have maintenance …

General Repair and construction
Carrollton, TX, USA
Home repair and building maintenance and repair: Knowledge of some and willingness to learn. Perfect for someone with apartment or building maintenance Responsibilities: * Install new heating …

Laborers – Maintenance
One Elite Staffing
Frisco, TX, USA
Aid in providing professional maintenance on roadways, landscape, turf and associated components within NTTA’s maintenance limits by removing litter/debris, performing activities related to mowing …

Maintenance Technician 2nd Shift
PDQ Skilled Trades
Flower Mound, TX, USA
LEVEL II Maintenance Technician 2nd Shift · Possess the skills and abilities of a Maintenance Technician "Level 1" · Maintain, troubleshoot, PM, and repair all production equipment with minimal …

Plano, TX Job Board

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Plano Wow! House Is A Tribute To Vaulted Ceilings

Plano Wow! House Is A Tribute To Vaulted Ceilings

PLANO, TX — This wonderful, move-in ready home in Plano offers the best of Texas real estate. With vaulted ceilings in nearly every room and a unique layout, the next owner of this home will have plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the peace of Plano while staying close to what matters. See this listing and thousands more on

This Gorgeous Goodman home offers a spacious kitchen, five bedrooms, a three-car garage and wonderful outdoor spaces. Warm up in the family room with a gas fireplace, or spend some quality time planting in the back yard’s raised garden beds.

This listing originally appeared on For more information and photos, click here.


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$100 million Plano campus project lands first business tenants

$100 million Plano campus project lands first business tenants

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One of North Texas’ largest office campus redos has landed its first tenant.

Regent Properties is spending more than $100 million to convert the former Texas Instruments campus on U.S. Highway 75 in Plano into a mixed-use development.

The 85-acre project will include offices, retail space, apartments and hotel rooms.

California-based Regent Properties has finished the phase one renovations on four office buildings on the tract and is signing up the first tenants.

Two tech firms – Roland Technology Group and The 20 – have rented almost 23,000-square-feet in the project on the west side of U.S. 75 south of Legacy Drive.

Roland Technology is an IT support provider for small- and medium-sized businesses and The 20 is a business development group for the IT industry.

Both companies will locate in the first phase Legacy Central office building at 6600 Chase Oaks.

"We had been looking for space for months to accommodate our tremendous growth," Tim Conkle, CEO of Roland Technology Group and The 20 MSP, said in a statement. "After evaluating neighboring cities and available properties, we found that Legacy Central was the best fit for our companies and brands.

"Legacy Central’s proximity to the highway along with its wide range of amenities meets virtually every one of our needs, allowing us room to grow our staff, conduct training, entertain clients and host events."

The companies are now located further south in Plano on Republic Drive at U.S. 75.

NAI Robert Lynn’s Kent Smith and Leslie Wood negotiated the lease with Nathan Durham with Transwestern.

The former TI Plano campus was built starting the mid 1980s and has about 1 million square feet of buildings. TI still occupies space at the south end of the complex.

Regent is building a 400-seat food hall, a 200-person conference hall with an entertainment center offering beer and wine on tap and WiFi courtyards connected to hiking and biking trails to the rest of the project.

At the south end of the development, Trammell Crow Residential is building a new apartment community.

"Dynamic companies are looking for modern amenities to support their organization’s growth and a creative environment where their employees love to work, so we transformed the TI Campus with that objective in mind," Regent Properties director Amy Castellanos said.

Lawn furniture provide community space on the campus of Legacy Central during a tour of the project in Plano, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The project is an 85 acre office, retail and community campus with direct access to Central Expressway. Ben Torres/Special Contributor

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What Next Steps Await You After You Have Published Your Real Estate Ad?

What Next Steps Await You After You Have Published Your Real Estate Ad?

After listing your property for rent or sale at the best web service in Plano, you will gain exposure that will make your property searchable and readily viewable online for sale, depending on your preferences. Your property listing with us will be at disposal for millions of daily searches, as our website is search engine optimized for ultimate results. Foreign and domestic buyers have different approaches and by making the comparative analysis, they could find an exact match and relevant information from your neighborhood and your property posting current daily paper or land notices in regards to one’s region, with the most comparative qualities.

Consider it like this, before your customer gets to your property he or she needs to experience parts and bunches of past inquiries, so once he or she demonstrates introductory hobby and start correspondence, attempt to keep as near the point as could be expected under the circumstances. To be skilled and well prepared for communication about your property details, home improvements, etc. To your benefit and benefit of your real estate project, anything you have invested in, do not forget to point them out, as that will raise the cost of your property listing. New rooftops and windows, new or restored hardwood ground surface is particularly engaging, yet any enhancements merit specifying and also new lofts available to be purchased, are alluring to purchasers.

Ask about if the customer is getting a mortgage or if the bank has calculated his credit score already and reached an informed decision regarding the approval of his mortgage in the long term. When buying a home in Plano, think about how long you will be living there more and will you be starting a family in the next couple of years in this home.

Some very handful tips how to make sure about is to check and ensure the nearness to the closest clinic for any crisis, stockpiling limit the home offers is sufficient for your crew needs, as regularly jumble is not any good times. Is there enough space for your devices, children’s toys, shoes and garments, and so on? Ensure the home has a lot of capacity arrangements or offers places for development and customization and affirm further about the neighborhood and establishments situated there, to see what it brings to the table.

Is there a play area adjacent at a mobile separation, or possibly consider what number of youngsters live in the range so that your kids will have the capacity to effectively make companions and have a great social life. With the cost of gas now and again achieving stunning levels, your home’s area in connection to interstates, transport courses, and your occupation may be another important aspect to consider as 75 percent of home buyers said that gas prices are pushing them to choose homes that are closer to their work.

Looking For An Apartment Is Harder Than I Thought

Looking For An Apartment Is Harder Than I Thought

I live in Plano, TX and I have stayed with my parents for too long. I have decided that now is the time to branch out and get my own place, so I started my apartment search about a month ago. The thing that is crazy is the fact that I thought it would be much easier than it has been. This is like some nightmare I am having a difficult time waking up from.

The first thing that gave me trouble was trying to decide on a good price range. I created a budget before I got started, but this would only let me afford places in Plano that leave a lot to be desired. There is nothing worse than thinking you will find a gem and being showed a place that has ripped linoleum, walls with holes in them and people milling around in the halls.

Another issue I have is the fact that I pinpointed one area that I would love to live in and I just cannot afford it. This makes me feel terrible since it means that I will have to look for an apartment in an area that is not very well known to me. I am not closeminded when it comes to trying new things, but I am not trying to live in a place where I cannot be completely comfortable. I will have to do some serious research to see what I can come up with.

I thought that I would look at a few places and end up signing a l;ease right away, but it seems like my search is just getting started. I know that this is part of being a responsible adult, but I wish things were much easier than this.

81 Banking And Finance Jobs In Plano

81 Banking And Finance Jobs In Plano

PLANO, TX — Here’s your chance to cash in on that dream job — or maybe just make your dream of handling cash come true. Whether you’re looking for work as a bank teller or a professional financier, Plano Patch’s Job Board has something just for you. Choose from ZipRecruiter’s 81 banking jobs right here on our Job Board.

Here are the top five banking jobs in Plano:

1. Senior Vice President of Finance & Legal — LW Meyers Company

We are seeking a Senior Vice President of Finance and Legal. You will be responsible for the effective management and profitable operation for all of North American and Canada.
The Credit Analyst/Accounts Receivable Specialist is the central coordinating point for credit analysis and processing customer transactions. This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager. You will be responsible for obtaining credit approval for all new customers and credit increase requests. The credit analyst is responsible for reviewing customer orders that may have issues so that they can be released in a timely manner.
The Mortgage Loan Officer solicits new residential mortgage business and sells FirstSouth Mortgage products to meet established loan quality and production goals. The MLO responds to customer inquiries and referrals that are generated from both their own contacts and from other FirstSouth Mortgage business channels. The MLO conducts interviews with prospective borrowers in order to analyze financial and credit data, determine customer financing objectives, advice customers of product/pricing policies and guidelines, and gather any additional required information.


A global company is seeking to hire an experience Data Analyst for a long-term, on-going contract in Plano. The average consultants has been with this client between 3-5 years. If you are looking for a long-term stable opportunity, than this is the ideal position for you.
Under supervision, and in accordance with existing policies, procedures and systems, provides a variety of member service functions involving the receipting and/or disbursing of funds (i.e., check, cash) and cross-selling credit union products and services. Work involves constant and direct dealing with credit union members and potential members, and requires the ability to accurately record information and communicate effectively. Work might be performed on the teller platform or at the Drive-Through windows.

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