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).
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.
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.
The Future of Construction: ConTech Trends: A Glimpse into Emerging Technologies Shaping the way the World is Built
There is nothing that is more exciting than getting a glimpse into the way that the built world is created – except of course for the vision of where the construction industry is heading. Already today, there have been incredible advancements in robotics, material sciences, ConTech and computer visioning that are driving the industry forward at the convergence of the digital and physical realities. With the invisible hands of automations working in the background to optimize construction sequencing, discover efficiencies, and prevent hazards before they occur, to the figurative robotic arms driving 3D printers, autonomous trucks, and drone site surveys; tomorrow’s worksites sound like science fiction, and yet these technologies are increasingly being adopted today. Alongside this accelerating drive to digitization, is a global push towards achieving net-zero, with the construction industry taking on a significant role. During her inspiring, high-energy keynote, Nikki Greenberg will discuss the trends and technologies affecting the construction industry and present a vibrant vision for its’ future inspired by NextGen technologies, insights from other industries, and global forces.
What organizations must do today to capture the attention of the world’s largest population group, digital native Gen-Z? World-leading futurist, Nikki Greenberg will deliver global insights on the role that emerging technologies play in our digital future, and provide guidance on how to differentiate between passing fads vs true disruptors.
By understanding what matters to Gen-Z, Nikki translates trend data into actionable tips on how to design products and marketing campaigns that will appeal to the iGeneration.
As a millennial, hear from Nikki on what she believes Gen-Z has learnt from the hard lesson’s of her generation, and understand the actions that you should take today to get into the Gen-Z mindset.
This talk is for everyone across organizations looking to build loyalty with Gen-Z, who encompass both their future customer, and future workforce.
Omni-channel Retail Experiences in the Age of eCommerce.
Today, the digital space is a direct competitor with retail space. With the ever increasing dominance of e-commerce competing with the need for physical malls and shops, the competitive landscape for bricks-and-mortar locations has extended beyond beyond the physical, and into the digital realm. During her high energy and light-hearted keynote presentation, world-renowned futurist, Nikki Greenberg will share her insights having lead the digital transformation of a portfolio of 22 shopping malls, and designing world-class malls in Australia and China. Here she will discuss what is needed to create great omni-channel experiences for customers that add a level of richness to physical spaces, and how the Metavese can be leveraged in a way that the physical and digital realms converge. This keynote is created to identify the new opportunities that emerge at the intersection of physical space and cyber space, and outline the decisions that must be made today to prepare for a increasingly digital future.
Hacking your workplace technology to create a happy hybrid-work experience.
90% of companies expect to include remote and hybrid work, yet the challenge of how to make hybrid-work work successfully eludes many organizations. In this new world of work, it is time to take pause and redesign the way that work takes place in a way that embraces the increasingly digitized way that people interact with the world on our devices. During her high energy, humorous and light-hearted keynote, world-renowned futurist, Nikki Greenberg will talk about the 5 Tweaks to your Work Week, where she will outline ways to leverage technology to improve productivity, engagement, wellness and connection at your organization. Amongst tips on digital decluttering, productivity hacks, and designing workplaces to optimize cognition and focus, she will talk about how to create a future-ready organization. Ultimately, she will challenge the audience to consider not what ‘will’, but what ‘should’ be the future of work.
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"I was taking notes as fast as I could. I love [her] futuristic vision of our world moving forward, could not agree more."
SR Chief Appraiser at Freddie Mac, Washington DC
"Nikki was so amazing and we are receiving rave reviews from the event attendees."
DV, President, CREW San Antonio
"I love her futuristic vision of our world moving forward, Could not agree more."
"It was a great one to close out on. Sometimes we are so busy thinking about the problems of today that it's great to be challenge to look ahead."
"Her session was absolutely brilliant. I realize there is still so much we need to do as a company."
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