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).
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.
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.
McKinsey reported that 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 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.
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 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.. 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.
What must organizations do today to capture the attention of the world’s largest population group, digital native Gen-Z? During her entertaining and inspiring keynote, world-leading futurist Nikki Greenberg will deliver global insights on the role that emerging technologies play in our digital future. Here she will provide guidance on how to motivate and inspire this tech-savvy generation in ways that appeal to them directly. By understanding what matters to Gen-Z, Nikki translates trend data into actionable tips on how to design products and marketing campaigns that will work. As a millennial, hear from Nikki on what she believes Gen-Z has learnt from the hard lessons 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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"I believe the audience had their eyebrows raised a few times and the leaders starting to think about generation Z more seriously. I hope that we get a chance to have [her] onboard again in another setting, great way for everyone to get up to speed on the trends out there."
JN, CBRE Global Investors
"Nikki’s keynote was a hit and everyone loved chatting with [her] throughout the event. My phone was blowing up with people telling me how much they loved what [she] had to say!"
RL, Director, Barings
"We would love to have [Nikki] again! The audience loved hearing about the vision and optimism around AI in our field."
Director, Urban Land Institute
"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
"What Nikki said resonated throughout the rest of the [executive board] meeting. More than once, our asset/portfolio managers said “as Nikki referenced earlier”. It was really a perfect fit for us."
MB, AEW Capital Management
"They thought the topic was on point for what we’re all going through as we transition back to work. The [audience] felt engaged and were not bored with anything. It was great -really great!!"
JS, Director of Major Events, CREW
"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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