Chief Executive Officer
Ericka Keller truly has a heart for community development and revitalization. Attending school on full academic scholarships and graduating Magna Cum Laude, Ericka earned her Bachelors of Arts, Master of Science and Professional Certification degrees from New York University, Brooklyn College, and the College of St. Rose, respectively. Ericka commenced her career as a junior high school teacher and served 10 years as NYC Department of Education Principal before taking over the family business of construction and development in 2012.
Ericka built upon Brisa Builders Corporation’s history as a HUD 202 General Contractor building senior housing for faith-based sponsors and in 2016 opened her own company Brisa Builders Development LLC, an organization focused on the development of affordable housing with faith-based organizations and church partners. Since the company’s inception, they currently have 436 units of affordable housing under construction and another 958 units in the pipeline, all with faith-based partners. The company was also the selected developer for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Brownsville RFP- Site B in 2018. Ericka has received several awards and citations during the course of both of her careers including, the 2009 Queens Rotary Club “Unsung Hero Award” 2010 NYS Senate “Constituent of the Month Citation ”, 2012 National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) “Woman of the Year Award” the 2015 Mayor Hall -Village of Hempstead “Woman of the Year Award ”, and several recognitions and awards from non- profit and for profit affordable housing colleagues.