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.
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This year marks a big milestone for EYA as the company is celebrating 30 years of creating distinctive new neighborhoods across the greater Washington area. Since 1992, EYA and its affiliated development companies have been building new homes that celebrate the best of modern design and urban lifestyles. We have welcomed more than 7,000 homeowners to over 45 new neighborhoods across Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia where our residents enjoy the best of life within walking distance®.
Last week, we were honored to host DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other local dignitaries at our Riggs Park Place community in celebration of EYA's partnership with the City to create this brand new neighborhood. The ribbon cutting event not only celebrated our first homeowner move-ins, but also the successful transformation of an underutilized piece of land into a vibrant new residential neighborhood.
On Sunday, we were delighted to host a grand opening event for the brand new community playground at Michigan Park. Community members gathered to meet both long-time residents and new neighbors while children enjoyed the new playground equipment. Local dignitaries, including DC Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio and ANC representatives Colleen Costello and Emily Lucio, officially opened the new playground with a warm welcome and ribbon cutting.
EYA co-founder and executive chairman Bob Youngentob was recently interviewed on John Coe's podcast Icons of DC Area Real Estate. In the interview Bob talks about his early path to co-founding EYA, how the company has evolved over 30 years, his insights into EYA's design philosophy and much more. Click here to listen to the podcast (also available on Spotify and Stitcher).
Dear Friends of EYA, 2021 turned out to be an incredible year. As it began, we were all concerned about what the future would bring. It seemed we had survived the worst of the pandemic, adapted to working remotely, and retooled much of our operations, especially sales, to a virtual world. We were optimistic about the future vaccines and the end of the pandemic. As 2021 progressed, the incredible development of the vaccines and the warm summer months brought a renewed sense of hope for a return to normal. In reality, it turned into a new normal. This new normal included variants that brought back Covid fears and renewed business uncertainty exacerbated by supply chain woes and challenged delivery schedules.