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About Casa Bella Development

Casa Bella Development is a luxury-home development company that specializes in premiere properties located in the most desirable neighborhoods throughout the greater Houston area. Our comprehensive real estate strategy focuses on optimal site selection, sound financial management, top-quality construction, and successful sales of properties. The Casa Bella reputation is built on decades of custom home building expertise, our team's meticulous attention to detail, and a strong emphasis on complete customer satisfaction through all phases of development and construction.

Unique Homes

At Casa Bella, we strive to build the most stunning properties possible, combining state-of-the-art custom home construction and luxury amenities with impeccable old-world quality and artisanal craftsmanship. Our properties are distinctive due to our unique custom designs and architecture, and their locations within the most exclusive communities in the area. Homes built by Casa Bella are exquisite in design, are constructed with the utmost quality and professionalism, and retain their high value within the affluent home market.

Casa Bella Philosophy

Our passion for luxury home development and construction is only rivaled by our dedication to complete client satisfaction through all facets of the home building process. Cultivating open lines of communication ensures that clients have both peace of mind throughout the design and construction process, as well as confidence in their property investment. Our clients entrust us with their hopes, dreams, and goals for their real estate investment, so we strive to help them achieve these through our decades of experience in site selection, quality construction, and financial management.

Our Expertise

Casa Bella Development has over two decades of experience in luxury home development and construction throughout the greater Houston area. We not only offer extraordinary high-end properties built with exceptional quality, but we also have extensive experience with real estate analysis, brokerage services, and home sales in the affluent home market. Our expertise in all areas of high-end property development provides clients with a one-source solution for developing and investing in luxury residential homes throughout greater Houston.


Joseph Licata IVMeet Our President, Joseph Licata IV

With over two decades of experience as a real estate developer, and 10 years as a real estate broker, Joe’s love of home development and unwavering commitment to a positive client experience have helped establish Casa Bella Development as one of Houston’s premier custom-home builders. Joe is well respected in the real estate community because of his dynamic work ethic and his meticulous attention to detail in building magnificent homes. 

As the Founder and President of Casa Bella Development, Joe brings extensive experience in both real estate development and real estate brokerage within the greater Houston area.  Joe specializes in choosing prime site locations, expert negotiation skills, a strong proficiency in developing home designs, and navigating the permit and development process with city officials and government offices.

Joe cultivated a passion for home development at a young age, in large part because of the insights gained from working with his grandfather Joseph Licata II, who was a commercial and residential property developer, and his grandfather Robert Vergara, who was a builder.  He learned firsthand the importance of strong communication, choosing quality materials, pursuing the best in artisan craftsmanship, collaborating with the best contractor and building crews, and being involved in all aspects of home development.  

A long-time Houstonian, Joe attended Bellaire High School and the University of Houston before founding Casa Bella Development in 2002.  Joe is married to his beautiful wife Chaveli, and is the father of two children, Joseph V (4 years old) and Mariella (10 months old). 



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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as the voice of America’s housing industry. We work to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.


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Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has 28 local home builders associations and nearly 10,000 members across Texas. Representing over 702,500 jobs and more than $31 billion annually in the Texas economy, the state and local associations play a crucial role in providing housing for Texans. The Texas Association of Builders is dedicated to creating a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas.


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GHBA is the voice of Houston’s residential construction and remodeling industry. Through advocacy and education, we aim to enhance the business climate for members, and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community. GHBA members are a consortium of Houston’s top building industry professionals.



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