Nikki Greenberg is the world’s top real estate futurist and most sought-after industry trends presenter. Through her high energy keynotes, she explores the convergence of real space and cyber space. She is determined to not only inspire her audiences on the possibilities of emerging technologies and innovative ways of thinking, but provide insights on ways to capitalize upon it. In short, Nikki directs companies on what to do today to deliver on the needs of tomorrow.
Nikki delivers public and private keynotes to global audiences, ranging from board meetings to leading conferences with thousands of industry professionals in attendance. The Head of IBM’s Global Real Estate in Washington DC described Nikki as having “The perfect blend of charisma, levity and insight”, while TechCrunch’s Editor-in-Chief, Mike Butcher credited her keynote as “The best presentation of the day!”.
An Australian national that now resides in New York, Nikki has had an international career that has spanned the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, she has held cross-functional leadership positions including Fortune 500 companies with a focus on innovation and design. In Australia while Head of Technology Strategy at QIC, she led the digital transformation of their $17 Billion real estate portfolio and $4 Billion development pipeline, towards a tech-enabled future. In New York she drove the innovation efforts of the #1 private brokerage Brown Harris Stevens, for new luxury residential developments. In Australia, she designed and developed transformative mixed-use residential, retail, office, and masterplan projects with Lendlease and Koichi Takada Architects.
Proudly serving as the three-term chair of the Urban Land Institute’s New York Real Estate Technology and Innovation Council, and Global Ambassador of Women in PropTech, (which she also founded), Nikki leads the industry’s conversation on built world innovation. Nikki is an alumnus of UNSW in Sydney, Australia where she attained Masters of International Business, Masters of Architecture, and Bachelors of Architecture with Honors.
A passionate thought-leader and practical innovator, she is focused on how to prepare organizations today, for the needs of tomorrow. She is an advocate for developing a human-centered approach to innovation, and works with c-level executives to understand the impact of digital transformation to build resilience while reducing risk. Here she develops practical strategies for organizations to trial and incorporate emerging technologies such as Ai, machine learning, crypto, PropTech, the Metaverse, and robotics, as a means to address organizational challenges including ESG, DEI, hybrid-work, customer acquisition, and desired productivity boosts.
Nikki has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades including being recognized as a Top5 Most Influential Women in Real Estate, Top 10 Futurist Keynote Speaker, Top 100 Real Estate Executive, ULI Luminary, and Finalist at MIPIM Global PropTech Awards. She has been a featured speaker for the real estate industry’s leading groups and conferences including RICS, SIOR, FIABCI, CREW, Nareit, CoreNet, MIPIM, RecoTech, NAR, ULI, NAIOP, and more.
Nikki’s approach brings a balance between pushing possibilities, and practicality. Her style when presenting to audiences is humorous, light-hearted, and thought-provoking. She considers it an honor to have the attention of the audience and is focused on inspiring them on the incredible possibilities that our future presents, and their important role in making it a reality.
It is little wonder that Nikki’s one of the most sought-after speakers of this age.