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Q De Soto JoinS Family

 The Q De Soto, which broke ground at 6109 De Soto Ave. in Woodland Hills in October, will bring 373 apartments with such amenities as a full-service concierge; complimentary valet parking; community Tesla with driver; and smart-home technology allowing residents to control their lights, thermostats and front-door lock from their phones.

Due in 2024, the Q De Soto will also have multiple rooftop decks, gym with fitness classes, a spa, screening room and clubhouse.

As it turns out, the upcoming residential tower of luxury apartments is one-fifth of a grand plan by developer Shawn Evenhaim, who heads Canoga Park-based California Home Builders.

The Q De Soto will become the third of Evenhaim’s five Q live/work/play buildings with interconnecting amenities — which California Home Builders is creating at Warner Center — to debut.

 The first of the buildings, the 245-unit Q Variel at 6200 Variel opened in October 2020. 

In October 2021, the 347-unit Q Topanga debuted at 6263 Topanga Canyon Blvd. across the street from the Village shopping center. The mixed-use concept also has roughly 10,000 square feet earmarked for a high-end restaurant. Rents start at $2,099 a month for a 414 square foot junior suite and run up to $4,175 for a 1,114 square foot two-bedroom unit but can go much higher for premium units.

In addition to the Q De Soto, California Home Builders has two more Q complexes on the horizon at Warner Center: the 269-unit Q Erwin; and the 202-unit Q Califa. Both are in the early stages of development.

“If you live in the Q, you don’t need Equinox (gym),” Evenhaim said. “There’s a lot of things you can give up. You don’t need to drive.”

With all the residential buildings by various developers currently in the works in conjunction with the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan — an initiative championed by City Councilman Bob Blumenfield which seeks to transform Woodland Hills into a downtown for the San Fernando Valley — it was important to Evenhaim that his Q buildings stand out.

“We wanted to make sure to differentiate ourselves,” he said. “I knew it was going to be by the service and by the amenities that we would provide that people would see and appreciate and want to be a part of it.”

All of the Q buildings will share a similar sleek, contemporary exterior design and a roster of amenities which, in fact, are interconnected with each other, allowing residents from one tower to indulge on the features at the other towers.

“When you belong to the Q community, you belong to a network of high-end luxury buildings,” Evenhaim said. 

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.
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