Balaciano Group

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Our Team

Founder and CEO

Shawn Evenhaim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles-based California Home Builders, A Division of Evenhaim Industries Corp. With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Shawn is recognized as one of the leading residential in-fill developers in Los Angeles.

As the CEO of California Home Builders, Shawn has developed in excess of 2,000,000 square feet of various residential products and has extensive experience in the entitlements and development of a wide range of residential product types including custom homes, tract homes and multifamily projects. Shawn has been a speaker on matters pertaining to entitlements, development and improving the way municipalities process development projects due to his expertise in the design and the development process.

Shawn Evenhaim served the City of Los Angeles in a number of development, planning and policy related capacities. Including the visionary behind the Expediting Unit in the Los Angeles Planning Department, as a Mayoral Appointee to its Development Reform Advisory Committee and as the Chair of the Los Angeles City Public Works Sub-Committee of the Development Industry Advisory Cabinet. Evenhaim is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Building Industry Association of Southern California. He is also a member of the Residential Purchasing Council (RPC), and served as the RPC President.

Shawn Evenhaim

Founder & CEO

Dorit Evenhaim

General Partner

Kathryn Rudnick

Chief Operating Officer

Noam Hameiri

President of Property & Asset Management

Andrea Wolff

Controller

Danny Lee

Vice President of Construction

Edan Evenhaim

Director of Marketing & Resident Experience

Paul Eum

General Counsel

Lisa Lenig

Director of Purchasing

John Severino

Vice President of Multifamily Construction

Belle Petate

Accounting Manager

Yesica Rivas

Regional Community Manager

Robert Johnson

Regional Technology Manager

Cindy Woodhead

Culture and Training Manager

Allison Stoltz

Regional Leasing Manager
Founder & CEO

Shawn Evenhaim

Shawn Evenhaim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles-based California Home Builders, A Division of Evenhaim Industries Corp. With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Shawn is recognized as one of the leading residential in-fill developers in Los Angeles.

As the CEO of California Home Builders, Shawn has developed in excess of 2,000,000 square feet of various residential products and has extensive experience in the entitlements and development of a wide range of residential product types including custom homes, tract homes and multifamily projects. Shawn has been a speaker on matters pertaining to entitlements, development and improving the way municipalities process development projects due to his expertise in the design and the development process.

Shawn Evenhaim served the City of Los Angeles in a number of development, planning and policy related capacities. Including the visionary behind the Expediting Unit in the Los Angeles Planning Department, as a Mayoral Appointee to its Development Reform Advisory Committee and as the Chair of the Los Angeles City Public Works Sub-Committee of the Development Industry Advisory Cabinet. Evenhaim is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Building Industry Association of Southern California. He is also a member of the Residential Purchasing Council (RPC), and served as the RPC President.

General Partner

Dorit Evenhaim

As a partner of Balaciano Group, Dorit has played a pivotal role in shaping the company over her 21-year tenure. Her unwavering dedication and expertise have been instrumental in building Balaciano Group into the success it is today. Dorit’s extensive responsibilities and keen oversight have been vital to the smooth operation of tenant-related processes.

Her work includes expertly managing tenant move-ins and move-outs, ensuring each transition is efficient and seamless. Additionally, Dorit handles bank reconciliations and the processing of all payables with meticulous care. An essential aspect of her role also involves maintaining the buildings to the highest standards, guaranteeing that they always present the best possible appearance and functionality.

Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn Rudnick

Kathryn began working in construction in 1988, with a major national homebuilder, and handled purchasing for thousands of tract homes, numerous large custom homes, and several multifamily projects.

Kathryn joined Balaciano Group in 2002. She is the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all aspects of construction and manages the corporate office in Canoga Park. She started at the company, then called California Home Builders, as a purchasing agent for multi-family and single-family construction projects. As the company expanded, she took on greater responsibilities including entitlements, scheduling and managing sales and lending coordination.

Kathryn developed systems for cost and quality control and integrated green building throughout the company, and is very proud to have contributed to Balaciano Group’s signature mixed-used ‘The Q’ buildings across Los Angeles. Kathryn has been an active member and has served on the board of directors for the Building Industry Association PASS Committee, the Residential Purchasing Council, and the National Association of Women in Construction.

President of Property & Asset Management

Noam Hameiri

Noam joined Balaciano Group in 2011 and has since made a significant mark within the company, evolving from an Area Manager to the President of Property and Asset Management. His tenure at each level has been characterized by strategic innovation and impactful leadership.

Noam’s educational background is both diverse and distinguished, including an MBA in Strategic Planning and Business Intelligence from the University of Derby (Summa Cum Laude), a Master’s in International Security Affairs from the University of Tel Aviv (Magna Cum Laude), and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Haifa (Cum Laude). Drawing on his experience as a former Major in the Israeli Defense Forces, Noam brings a unique perspective to his role. His leadership skills, honed in one of the most challenging environments in the world, are complemented by his academic achievements. This combination enables him to lead the property and asset management operations with systematic efficiency, a focus on innovation, data-driven decision-making, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

Controller

Andrea Wolff

Andrea Wolff began her long-standing journey at Balaciano Group in 1995, becoming the second employee after the founder and contributing to its growth over an impressive 29-year span. As the Controller, Andrea is responsible for the oversight of the company’s financial operations, including Payroll, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Insurance, and Banking. She effectively manages the daily accounting activities and provides critical financial reporting to the executive management and owner. A significant achievement in her role is the development and streamlining of the Human Resources and Payroll departments, contributing greatly to the operational efficiency of Balaciano Group.

Vice President of Construction

Danny Lee

Danny Lee has been an integral part of The Balaciano Group for 25 years. As the Vice President of Construction, his responsibilities encompass overseeing all construction activities, from demolition to the successful acquisition of occupancy certificates, and ensuring the smooth closeout of projects. He has successfully led over 100 projects for the company, ranging from the development of single-family Type V homes to a 347-unit type 1-3A mixed-use apartment building, demonstrating his broad expertise in project management. Additionally, Danny Lee contributes to the asset management group, applying his comprehensive industry knowledge to further the group’s objectives.

Director of Marketing & Resident Experience

Edan Evenhaim

Edan Evenhaim has been a dynamic part of Balaciano for 6 years, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the table. As the Director of Marketing and Resident Experience, he plays a crucial role in shaping the resident experience across the entire portfolio. His involvement extends to the development of new communities and the conceptualization of resident experience packages. Edan’s leadership in introducing amenities like valet parking, the 24-hour concierge role, and the guest suite for residents’ family and friends has significantly enhanced the living experience in Balaciano’s properties. His pioneering work in creating and managing The Q Brand has been pivotal in establishing it as the most sought-after living destination in Los Angeles.

General Counsel

Paul Eum

Paul Eum serves as the General Counsel for Balaciano Group, where he plays a vital role in steering the company’s legal landscape. His responsibilities include overseeing corporate governance, ensuring compliance, managing commercial transactions, and overseeing litigation.

Before joining Balaciano Group, Paul was an associate counsel at Genesis Capital LLC, focusing on purchase and lending transactions for residential properties. He also served as the VP of operations and judgment recovery for a plaintiff’s law firm, where he led strategy implementation, revenue generation, personnel management, and utilized his 7 years of experience in plaintiff’s litigation. Paul’s academic background includes a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

Director of Purchasing

Lisa Lenig

Lisa’s responsibilities include sourcing, purchasing, and specifying all products and materials for the company’s projects, with a particular focus on innovative and eco-friendly solutions. During her time with Balaciano Group, Lisa has been integral to the construction of hundreds of single-family homes and several multifamily apartment buildings. Her most recent projects involve The Q communities, expansive mixed-use developments featuring hundreds of apartment units. Beyond her role at Balaciano, Lisa is an active participant of the Building Industry Association (BIA), the National Association of Women in Construction, and on the board of the Residential Purchasing Council.

Vice President of Multifamily Construction

John Severino

Prior to joining Balaciano Group, John worked as a Vice President and Director of Multi-family Construction, Senior Project Manager, and Project Manager at other large construction companies, actively contributing to the construction of approximately 5,700 residential units. John’s primary responsibility at Balaciano is the overall construction of large multifamily, mixed-use projects. Throughout his tenure, John has been crucial in developing the company’s construction team, streamlining project strategies, resolving design conflicts, and ensuring projects meet their scheduled, budgetary, and quality benchmarks.

Accounting Manager

Belle Petate

Belle is responsible for overseeing essential financial operations, including human resources and payroll. She also provides invaluable support to the Controller, COO, and CEO with the company’s financial matters. Belle’s dedication to the company’s fiscal integrity and her adeptness in managing complex financial tasks are key to fostering the company’s growth and ensuring operational excellence.

Regional Community Manager

Yesica Rivas

Yesica oversees the operations of the company’s apartment portfolio. Yesica’s crucial roles include supporting on-site teams, driving property performance, and executing Balaciano’s strategic initiatives across all properties.

Yesica played a key role in the launch and development of The Q Living brand. She was instrumental in the opening of The Q Variel, the first community under The Q brand, and the rebranding efforts for a 376-unit apartment community in Playa del Rey, now known as The Q Playa. Her efforts have been vital to establishing The Q Living brand’s presence in the market.

Regional Technology Manager

Robert Johnson

Robert oversees the integration and administration of Balaciano’s property management software, ensuring operational efficiency and technological unity. His responsibilities extend to evaluating new technologies, streamlining workflows, and forging robust IT vendor relationships to elevate resident experiences.

Robert was instrumental in the smooth consolidation of various systems within Balaciano Group’s operations. He has established an in-house training program, designed to comprehensively educate team members on the IT knowledge necessary for efficient performance in their roles.

Culture and Training Manager

Cindy Woodhead

Before Cindy’s current role as Culture and Training Manager, she spent five years managing single family home sales for Balaciano Group. Today, she is instrumental in sculpting the organization’s culture and fostering talent development. Cindy works closely with hiring managers to attract and recruit top-tier professionals, ensuring their seamless integration into the team. Her dedication to employee development is evident in her creation and management of comprehensive training programs, designed to promote continual growth and success among team members.

Regional Leasing Manager

Allison Stoltz

Allison brings over 25 years of extensive leasing experience to Balaciano Group. As the Regional Leasing Manager, she expertly oversees the leasing operations and revenue management for Balaciano’s diverse portfolio. A notable highlight of her tenure is her instrumental role in launching The Q Communities. Allison’s contributions were crucial to the seamless development and successful lease-up and continuous leasing of these communities, showcasing her skill and dedication. This achievement stands out as a testament to her expertise and marks a remarkable milestone for the Balaciano communities.

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