Nikki Greenberg – Keynote Speaker

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Real Estate of the Future

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Specialist Subjects

  • The 2050 Opportunity - Shaping Cities of the Future
  • What Buildings Will Be Like When AI Takes Over
  • The Anyplace Workplace
  • The Productive Office
  • Gen-Z: The 2030 Opportunity
  • Urban Design, & Architecture
  • ESG, Sustainability & Wellness
  • Digital Transformation
  • Smart Buildings & Smart Cities
  • Metaverse, Ai & Crypto
  • Robots
  • Technology
  • Property Development
  • Real Estate Trends


  • 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

The 2050 Opportunity - Shaping Cities of the Future

How will we live in the future? Technology is rapidly shaping the way that people interact with the world. The way that cities are created, operated and expanded is increasingly being influenced by a techno-centric reality. As cities globally grapple with defining strategies for resilience, economic prosperity and future-readiness, the question of how to design technology strategies with people at the center, is paramount. During her light-hearted and entertaining keynote, world-leading futurist and innovation strategist, Nikki Greenberg will talk about how to create strategies for future-ready cities. Here she will talk to themes of generational change, alongside emerging technologies such as robotics and AI. And most importantly, she will speak to how to design places today that will serve generations to come.

What Buildings Will Be Like When AI Takes Over

Since Chat-GPT was launched in late 2022, Generative AI has both enthralled and disturbed people around the world. The timeframe for when AI will overtake human intelligence now seems closer than ever. The impact it will have on jobs, markets, and the way that society functions will never be the same again. It is in this environment that there are new opportunities to be embraced – but first there are significant challenges to be overcome to ensure an AI-lead future is both prosperous and equitable. During her light-hearted and inspiring keynote, world-leading futurist, Nikki Greenberg, will talk about the way that AI technology is changing our world. Here she will identify opportunities for organizations who embrace the technology to gain an edge over their competitors. And most importantly, she will remind the audience that in doing so, the importance of keeping our humanity front of mind.

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