Nikki Greenberg: Biography highlights
Through her high energy keynotes, Nikki Greenberg 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.
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Nikki Greenberg’s career
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.
Awards and accolades
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 Greenberg’s specialties
Nikki speaks passionately on topics of innovation, disruption, IoT, sustainability, design thinking, future workplace, robots, cities, architecture and the built environment. It is little wonder that Nikki is one of the most sought after speakers of this age.
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Nikki's speaking topics
2030: A Space Odyssey
In 2020, a decade of innovation was condensed into a matter of weeks as companies implemented new systems in response to pandemic lockdowns. While the new reality for realty takes shape, there is an incredible opportunity to rebuild with technology, innovation, empathy and sustainable development principals guiding the way that spaces are designed, transacted, operated and occupied. During her keynote, Nikki discusses how to capitalize on the moment by setting in motion measures that will lead to future growth, prosperity, and a lasting legacy.
What buildings will be like when robots take over
An entertaining, tongue-in-cheek yet highly informative keynote on the role of service robots, PropTech and automations within real estate. The keynote looks at a history of innovation in the built environment drawing from case studies such as Archigram’s Cities Walking, as well as reflecting on predictions from the popular futuristic cartoon series The Jetsons. The audience is encouraged to interact with one another to discuss and explore what the future that we imagine might be like.
Cyber Space vs Real Space
Today, cyber space is a direct competitor with real space. With the ever increasing dominance of e-commerce and remote work competing with the need for physical malls and offices, the competitive landscape for real estate owners has extended beyond beyond the physical, and into the digital realm. During her keynote presentation, Nikki discusses this notion of the ‘physidigital’, that is, the way in which the physical and digital realms converge. Here, the audience will learn ways that their spaces can be optimized for productivity within this new reality, along with the decisions that they can make today to prepare them for a digital tomorrow.
Gen-z and the new reality for realty
In 2019, Gen-Z became the largest population group globally. By 2030, 75% of the workforce will be made up of Gen-Z and Millennials. Gen-Z, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, interact with the world in a unique way that blurs the boundary between digital and in-person realities. The New Reality for Realty, explores how Gen-Z’s attitudes and expectations will shape the way that spaces are designed and operated in the future. Here, Nikki will provide insights on how to ensure that what is delivered today will meet the needs of tomorrow.