Nikki Greenberg – Keynote Speaker

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Real Estate of the Future

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Anyplace Workplace
  • Gen-Z & The 2030 Opportunity
  • If You Can Imagine It, You Can Create It
  • What Buildings Will Be Like When Robots Take Over
  • 2022 & Beyond - Technology's Impact on Shaping the Built World
  • Future of Retail in the Robot Age
  • Creating Opportunities - Innovating through an Economic Downturn
  • The Future of Real Estate (New Needs, New Opportunities, New Technologies)
  • Disruptive Technologies “PropTech” (property technology) and “ConTech" (construction technology)
  • Innovative Spaces (co-living, co-working, shared-economy, space-as-a-service, change of use)
  • Return to Workplace - Creating Offices that Preferable, Productive & Profitable


  • 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 Anyplace Workplace

Original tips and insights on how to make workplaces productive, preferable and profitable in the age of flexible working.

  • Understand why putting a changed person in an unchanged environment inevitably back-fires – and how to reverse the trend.
  • Learn a Human-centred approach to creating a high performance workplace culture that will serve your organization well into the future.
  • Receive tips on how to successfully embed innovation and flexibility into decision-making to get break-through results.

This talk is for leaders and people managers from organisations obsessed with creating a highly-motivated culture that leads to strong performance.

Gen-Z & The 2030 Opportunity

What organizations must do today to capture the attention of the world’s largest population group, digital native Gen-Z?

Nikki 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.

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