DESCO (Development and Equity Services Corporation) was established in 1981 by David E. Slattery of Omaha, NE. DESCO has developed 42 projects in 7 states, most notably locally was The Inn at Okoboji which was acquired in 1999. DESCO focuses on innovative development and investment strategies with a focus on infill developments, adaptive reuse, renovation and the repositioning of assets. Two recent Arizona projects are known as Highland and Garfield Communities which provide affordable housing for families and US Veterans. Currently the DESCO team is focused on developing the 250-unit SLS Scottsdale Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel development in Old Town Scottsdale with construction to be completed in January 2022.