Nykea works as a continuing education instructor for the Chicago Association of Realtors and leverages her technology know-how as a contract trainer for the Midwest Real Estate Data service. A real estate broker since 2005, she serves buyers and sellers throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, specializing in single-family homes, condos and multiunit sales.
In 2019, following her groundbreaking role as the Chicago Association of Realtors’ first female African American treasurer, Pippion McGriff was elected to serve as its first female African American president. She was president of Women's Council of Realtors Illinois in 2019, and a year before that was voted Industry MVP in Chicago Agent magazine’s Agents’ Choice Awards. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Women’s Council of Realtors, member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and federal political coordinator for the National Association of Realtors.