New hires enhance EYA’s expertise in multifamily development, mixed-use master planning, and public private partnerships.
As EYA, LLC (EYA) celebrates its 30th year as Washington’s leading developer of urban and transit-oriented properties, the company has expanded its commitment to multifamily development by adding Caren Garfield and Jim Reed to the team.
“We have completed numerous award-winning multifamily projects across the region, but never with a dedicated team,” said McLean Quinn, EYA President and CEO. “Our commitment to expanding our multifamily development expertise with these key hires is part of a long-term strategy to fully leverage our residential, mixed-use and marketing acumen and to maximize the potential of our rapidly growing multifamily pipeline, which currently includes more than 2,500 units. Our new team members will enable us to execute on multiple concurrent projects so we can continue to deliver unique communities with diverse housing options and neighborhoods where people want to live. Expanding and investing in the multifamily side of our business is a key component of our strategic growth plan.”
Caren Garfield joins EYA as VP of Multifamily Development. In this new role, Caren drives EYA’s multifamily business plan and leads multidisciplinary teams in all phases of entitlement, development, construction, and asset management. She previously served as Director of Multifamily Development at Kimco Realty Corporation.
Jim Reed, VP of Multifamily Construction, joins EYA from JBG Smith. During his career, he has had deep involvement in the design, permitting and construction of more than four thousand residential units, half a million square feet of retail, one million square feet of office space and related site development.
Since 1992, EYA’s development affiliates have built more than 6,000 homes including 1,500 multifamily units in more than 45 neighborhoods across the Washington metropolitan area, tackling some of the region’s most challenging sites along the way. With its unique combination of walkable neighborhoods, thoughtfully planned spaces, and timeless architecture, EYA has earned more residential and land-planning awards than any other homebuilder in the region.
EYA's newest neighborhood, Farmstead District, will be opening soon for pre-construction sales in Rockville, MD. The 20-acre community will feature 158 EYA townhomes, clubhouse with pool and fitness center, indoor/outdoor entertainment areas, a children's park, landscaped trails and more, all walking distance to the Shady Grove Metro and established neighborhood retail at King Farm. Farmstead District will truly offer residents the best of modern townhome living with a focus on convenience and community.
Fairfax, VA (August 30, 2023) – EYA and the City of Fairfax are thrilled to announce that residents have moved into the city’s first ADUs at EYA’s Sutton Heights community. This is a very important milestone towards increasing affordable housing in the City of Fairfax.
ROCKVILLE, MD (August 10, 2023) – EYA, LLC is excited to announce that Farmstead District, in partnership with Pulte, is coming soon to the City of Rockville. The new community will feature 370 homes in an ideal location walkable to retail, recreation, Metro and more. The innovative new neighborhood is the result of a commercial to residential rezoning and the annexation of a portion of the site into the City of Rockville.
We've had a lot to celebrate at EYA communities across the DMV this summer—from park and playground openings to community completions and more. Not only do we love to gather with our homeowners to celebrate these milestones, but it is also important to us that we offer opportunities for residents to come together, meet new neighbors and forge the ties that create strong communities. Below is a snapshot of some recent events at EYA neighborhoods.