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 was born and raised in Israel. After serving five years as an Officer for the Israeli Defense Force, Evenhaim arrived in the US. In 1994 after serving as a President of another in-fill development company, Shawn launched California Home Builders.
Shawn is very involved in community activities. In 2014 Evenhaim was selected as one of the top 50 Jewish-Americans who have made a significant impact on the Jewish story (The “Forward 50”). Shawn is passionate about education and making a difference in the lives of children, Israel and the Jewish community. He has served on many nonprofit organizations’ Board of Directors. This includes being the President of the Board of Kadima Day School that Evenhaim and his wife fund, and Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Professionals Organization (RPO).