Nikki Greenberg – Keynote Speaker

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Real Estate of the Future

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Specialist Subjects

  • Future of Cities
  • Urban Design, & Architecture
  • Property Development
  • ESG, Sustainability & Wellness
  • Digital Transformation
  • Smart Buildings & Smart Cities
  • Office, Workplace & Productivity
  • Metaverse, Ai & Crypto
  • Robots
  • Technology
  • Office, Retail, Hotels, Residential
  • Real Estate Trends
  • PropTech & ConTech
  • The Future Customer: Digital Native Gen-Z
  • The Future of Shopping: The Convergence of Cyber Space & Retail Space
  • The Future Workplace: The Happy Hybrid-Workplace


  • English


Nikki Greenberg is a futurist and thought leader in the property industry. As the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Real Estate of the Future, she identifies ways to capitalise on the trends and technologies affecting the global future of the built world. As the former Global Head of Technology Strategy and Digital Management at QIC, an Australian investment manager, representing $17 Billion in property assets under management, she worked to strategically align the organisation’s portfolio with the increasingly digitised way that people live and work today – and increasingly so into the future.

Nikki is one of the most sough-after futurist speakers at leading international property and technology conferences on subjects including PropTech, Ai, New York property trends, Gen-Z, smart cities, workplace, robots, and more – where she receives incredible reviews for not only inspiring audiences, but for showing them how to practically apply the trends and technologies of which she speaks within their businesses. Nikki’s keynotes are original and entertaining while portraying an empowering message – today we have an incredible opportunity to build a better future.

With a focus on innovation, Nikki brings big-picture strategic thinking to the full property lifecycle. Nikki Greenberg entered the property industry through her successful career in architecture and property development where she won numerous awards for her work on innovative, transformative development projects with Lendlease, Koichi Takada Architects, Greenland, and others. She is an alumni of the UNSW in Sydney, Australia where she attained Masters of International Business with a focus on China, Masters of Architecture, and Bachelors of Architecture with honours.

Nikki Greenberg is the Founder and Global Ambassador of Women in PropTech, the first and only networking and education organisation devoted to furthering DEI globally across PropTech. She is the former three-term co-chair or the Urban Land Institute’s New York Technology and Innovation Council where she is also a founding member. She is mentor for NAR Reach and an advisor to a number of successful global PropTechs.

Nikki has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades including being recognised as a Top 5 Most Influential Women in Real Estate (2022), ULI Luminary (2022), Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Innovator (2021), Top 100 Real Estate Executive (2020), and Finalist at MIPIM Global PropTech Awards (2019).

Popular Talks by Nikki Greenberg

Future of Cities

The Future City: What Buildings Will Be Like When Robots Take Over. An inspiring exploration into the impact of emerging technologies on cities and buildings into the future.

During her high-energy, entertaining keynote audiences will hear about cutting-edge technologies, and be inspired by the disruptive impact that they will have in shaping the future of the built world – and are already having today. Nikki leverages her experience in leading the digital transformation of a $17 Billion global real estate portfolio, and makes the argument for why organizations cannot stand still in this ever-changing environment. Here she provides the steps that organizations can take today to be prepared for tomorrow’s increasingly tech-enabled future. This topic is for real estate audiences with an interest in the convergence of physical space and cyber space, and how the design of future-places impacts on the inhabitants of generations to come.

Office, Workplace & Productivity

The Future Workplace: The Productive Office: Original tips and insights on how to make workplaces productive, preferable and profitable in the age of flexible working.

In navigating the current conditions around the future of work and needs of offices, perhaps the most critical question that leaders can ask themselves is not what ‘will’, but what ‘should’ the future of the office for their organization be.

Shockingly, only 32% of a person’s typical work day is spent doing work, with interruptions costing US businesses $588 Billion annually. Organizations that create ways for employees to feel (and be!) more productive at the office than at home, can elevate the office to be their employees’ preferred place to work. When people are more productive during the work day, not only do they stress less and enjoy greater work-life balance, but they also make a more meaningful contribution in the work that they do. It’s a win-win for everyone.

During her high energy, inspiring and entertaining keynote, world-renowned futurist Nikki Greenberg will talk about the new relationship between office-space, cyber-space, and cognitive-space. Here she will question the status-quo while showcasing workplaces experiments that are occurring around the world that have had measurable successes for workers’ wellbeing, project outcomes, and team cohesiveness. From reducing meetings which can lead to 70%+ increases in productivity, to moving away from open-planned offices which has been shown to reduce negative mood by 25% and sick days by 63%, Nikki will introduce proven ways to bring into closer alignment office-space, and the way that people want to work today.

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