Nikki Greenberg is one of 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 presentations 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!”.
A true digital nomad with 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 New York she lead 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 and masterplan projects with Lendlease and Koichi Takada Architects.
Proudly servicing as both the current co-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 alumni of UNSW in Sydney, Australia where she attained Masters of International Business, Masters of Architecture, and Bachelors of Architecture with Honors.
Nikki has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades including being recognised as a Top 25 CRE Innovator (2021), Top 100 Real Estate Executive (2020), and Finalist at MIPIM Global PropTech Awards (2019). Her past clients include CBRE Global Investment Partners, AEW, Dexus, Silverstein, JDS, VTS, and Lendlease, amongst others. She has been a featured speaker for the real estate industry’s leading groups and conferences including ULI, RICS, FIABCI, CREW, Nareit, CoreNet, MIPIM, RecoTech, National Association of Realtors, and more.
Nikki speaks passionately on topics of innovation, disruption, IoT, sustainability, design thinking, future workplace, robots, cities, architecture and the built environment.