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Deco Communities is proud to continue a long-standing tradition of innovative, quality real estate development and a commitment to homeowner satisfaction that is second to none. Formerly operating under the Starpointe marquee, one of the largest and most respected real estate development companies in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Deco Communities continues to blaze new trails with the legacy of one of the most trusted names in the industry.

In business since 1996, the Deco team built one of the largest and most respected residential real estate development companies in Arizona. With over 3,500 homes sold and numerous mixed-use and commercial projects completed, Deco has set the standard for infill development in the Valley. In addition to its condominium developments, the group owns and operates the 27-hole Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and has owned and operated various hotels, retail shopping centers, and office buildings.

Specializing in urban infill development, Deco has assembled a team of industry-leading designers and architects to develop three distinctive for-sale housing products, all launching in Metro Phoenix: Envy Residences, super-prime condominiums in Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, joins Edison Midtown, its hip counterpart in Central Phoenix, as well as Inspire Downtown Scottsdale, an oasis for the bold and playful. In addition to its for-sale brands, Deco is the developer of the Cabana apartment portfolio, an often-copied, iconic rental brand with properties in Phoenix, Tempe, and Las Vegas.

The principals of Deco: Robert Lyles, Patricia Watts, and Dan Richards collectively have more than 75 years of experience in the Valley’s residential market. They have completed numerous commercial and mixed-use projects and created more than 3,500 homes and counting, winning various awards and recognitions from municipal, industrial, and charitable organizations.



To treat our customers, investors, and employees with fairness and honesty.


To follow our vision with boundless enthusiasm, intensity and commitment.


To pursue our goals with aggressive ambition, energy and initiative.


Deco Communities is proud to take a stand against housing discrimination in Arizona. Our communities are open to all and, by policy and practice, we treat our tenants, their guests, and our team with equality, fairness and respect.



Here at Deco, integrity and quality are essential to our bottom line, and we consider those principals in every step of the development process, from construction and property management to appliances and finishes.

When you invest in a Deco residence, you receive a promise: a promise that we will be by your side through each phase of home ownership and maintenance to ensure that you continue to love your home for many years to come.

Deco could not make such a bold promise without the help we receive from our partners:

Awards and

Deco Communities wants to be at the forefront of our industry and works to excel in every aspect of our operations. Additionally, Deco sees the value in enhancing the communities we build our properties in.

Learn more about how Deco supports our local communities and organizations, and see the accolades we have received for our dedication.

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