Cal Coast Homes is the flagship company for Cal Coast Development and all the real estate development entities owned and operated by Edward J. Miller. Cal Coast Homes has developed single family detached housing from entry level to high-end luxurious communities; citizen housing housing from entry level to... read more »

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CALIFORNIA COAST HOMES, LLC

California Coast Homes, LLC was formed in 1994 by Edward J. Miller to serve as the parent company for all of the other real estate development companies operated by Mr. Miller. This allowed economies of scale by centralizing administration and financing functions, yet segregated distinct types of developments, such as residential and commercial. For more than 25 years, Mr. Miller has served as a principal owner for numerous projects with capitalized value over $650Min residential projects and over $300M in commercial projects. Mr. Miller has also received numerous awards and commendations.
Edward J. Miller, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Miller began his development career as an economic development specialist with the City of St. Paul, Minnesota after graduating from McAlester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. This was followed by employment with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services in commercial leasing and investment property sales. Then as a partner in a regional real estate brokerage company concentrating on conversions of rental properties to condominiums, as well as sales of major commercial developments to investors. He next joined Carley Pacific in 1982 as the Vice President of Development and within two years acquired a substantial equity position in the company becoming Chief Executive Officer. Carley Pacific subsequently merged with Cal-Coast with Mr. Miller as the CEO. Mr. Miller is active in civic and non-profit organizations.
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Joseph P. Guarrasi, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Guarassi is a Certified Public Accountant having received his certification while at the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Guarassi has spent more than 20 years as a senior executive in major Southern California real estate and finance companies. His principal responsibilities include fiscal management and treasury functions with institutional lenders and investors. Mr. Guarassi has extensive experience acquisitions, project development, entitlements, subdivisions, and planning issues, in addition to international transactions and banking. He has a Bachelor of Science degree form California State University, Long Beach (graduated Cum Laude) and has completed numerous continuing educational and post-graduate courses. He is also a Captain in the California National Guard and retains membership in several community and non-profit social organizations.
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Giann Vitale, Vice President of Commercial Development
Mr. Vitale joined Cal-Coast in 2006 as Vice President of Commercial Development. His duties include commercial development, sales and leasing. Prior to joining Cal Coast Homes, he was Vice President at GVA DAUM Commercial Estate services for 8 years where he specialized in commercial sales and leasing. Mr. Vitale began his development career during his last three years at GVA DAUM where he worked hand-in-hand with American Financial Realty Trust (the largest regulated financial institution REIT) in repositioning their under utilized properties. His other clients included: Bank of America, First Bank and Trust, Washington Mutual, Namco Insurance, Adler Realty Advisors, and Weintraub Financial. A graduate of California State University Northridge, he majored in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing. He currently serves on the board of Children Are Our Future.
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Peter M. Schechter, A.I.A., Architectural Consultant
Mr. Schechter joined Cal-Coast in 1988 as Vice President of Architecture and Planning. His duties included the coordination of all design professionals, including civil engineering, architects, landscape architects and interior designers. Mr. Schechter was also involved with construction supervision and represented Cal-Coast in planning matters before governmental agencies. Prior to this, Mr. Schechter served as the Director of Planning and Design for the Randy Washington Company, a national award winning architectural firm located in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Schechter graduated from the University of Florida in 1975 and received his A.I.A. designation in 1982. He presently performs consulting assignments for the company.
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Cal Coast Homes is the flagship company for Cal Coast Development and all the real estate development entities owned and operated by Edward J. Miller. Cal Coast Homes has developed single family detached housing from entry level to high-end luxurious communities; multi-family attached housing; assisted care/senior citizen housing; hotels; office buildings; and commercial regional centers and related developments.