Dan Richards









Dan Richards

Partner 

Dan Richards is a co-founder of Deco Communities. Dan joined the Deco team in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience with all aspects of real estate acquisition and development including entitlement planning, design, value engineering, construction, scheduling, and property management. Dan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, including capital improvement, implementation of the Cabana brand standards, and property management.

Prior to Deco, he was Project Manager & Owner’s Representative for MCW Holdings, a Tempe based developer, with responsibility for Brickyard on Mill mixed-use development located in the heart of downtown Tempe. Dan has overseen in excess of $300 million in construction in metropolitan Phoenix over his career. Mr. Richards received his Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame where he was elected into Chi Epsilon.

Rob Lyles

Rob Lyles

Senior Partner

Rob Lyles is Founder and Senior Partner of Deco Communities which, since its inception in 2010, has developed the successful Cabana apartment brand and launched four new for-sale brand in the Metro Phoenix area.

Prior to Deco, Rob founded Starpointe Communities in 1996, a company that sold more than 3,000 homes, representing a total housing value over $500 million to become one of the largest mixed-use developers in Arizona, setting the standard for value and quality in attached housing. Before founding Starpointe, Rob was a partner at Univest Commercial and, before that, was Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for the Clifton Investment Company in Tucson.

Rob holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona and a Real Estate Broker license in the State of Arizona. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a supporter and advocate for numerous charitable organizations.

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