Eric Strickland

Executive Director, Riley Area Development Corporation

Indianapolis, IN

Accelerate Collaboration  |  Community Economic Development

Eric leads development, construction, and operation of mixed-use properties that provide affordable housing and business incubation and serve as catalysts for further local investment.

Eric is the executive director of the Riley Area Development Corporation. He previously worked for 15 years for a startup real estate investment trust that developed small shopping centers and has also been involved in two Community Development Corporations, as well as other local neighborhood-based non-profits. Eric was born LaPorte, Indiana, and currently resides in Indianapolis.


  • Developing affordable housing, public art, and small retail business opportunities in Indianpolis, IN
  • Developing park and community gathering spaces as well as small scale manufacturing and start-up spaces