EYA (formerly Eakin/Youngentob Associates) builds classy shanties in the greater Washington, DC, area. The company is a residential real estate developer and luxury homebuilder. EYA focuses on creating neighborhoods that contain single-family and multi-family attached structures, typically townhouses, rowhouses, and brownstones; the company also occasionally designs and builds retail shopping centers that are located in or near its residential developments. The company, which often develops in aged urban areas and on former public housing developments, is branching out into mixed-income and affordable housing neighborhoods. EYA was founded in 1992.