Commercial Real Estate Representation | Multifamily & Investment Properties | Consulting
We are experts in Commercial Real Estate providing our clients, Strategic Consulting and Planning, Financial Analysis and Project Management for the following services:
- Renew an existing lease
- Evaluate a relocation
- Expand to a different market
- Build a new building
- Buy a building
- Incentives Negotiation
- Change Management
- Lease Review and Assessment
- Emergency Planning
- Corporate Values Strategy
MULTIFAMILY & INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
- Portfolio Management & Planning,
- Best in Class Property Marketing
- Market Expertise
- Due Diligence Processing
- Property Valuation
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We promise to bring an amazing team, with innovative ideas, expert knowledge, and no strings attached.
"It is refreshing and right on point to see this high level of transparency being carried into a commercial real estate model"
Having a customer-centric approach with transparent costs is critical for emerging tech companies – the world in which Innovation Works and our portfolio companies operate. It is refreshing and right on point to see this high level of transparency being carried into a commercial real estate model and is something we found important when working with Kim Ford on our own move to new space. In Pittsburgh, where the real estate market is booming – especially among growing technology companies – this approach will be a welcome shift. ~
President and CEO - Innovation Works
"We wound up where we wanted, with the least possible disruption and at a rate we can live with."
Kim did an outstanding job for as a tenant’s agent for negotiating the most recent lease for our law firm. Her advice was excellent. We wound up where we wanted, with the least possible disruption and at a rate we can live with.
Partner - Weber Gallagher
"They listen and understand the needs and desired outcomes and use market knowledge and expert negotiating skills to ensure a good result."
They have been an outstanding partner for our leasing needs, they listen and understand the needs and desired outcomes and use market knowledge and expert negotiating skills to ensure a good result. They take the hard part of quantifying costs and savings and really help busy professionals effectively leverage their time.
MED3000 now McKesson
"On multiple occasions, I've engaged Kim Ford and her team to help find commercial space meeting very specific criteria. What impresses me most is her ability to listen to our needs, quickly provide a focused group of properties for evaluation and ensure that our interests are always put first."
"Throughout the entire leasing process, Kim has been a trusted advisor, ensuring that we find the right location with tenant-friendly contractual terms."
Director of Operations - BoardBookIt, Inc.
"It was clear that the team 'got us' from the very start, and had our organization's best interest in mind until the deals were closed.."
We’ve had the good fortune to work with Kim twice – once to find a new space, and once to negotiate a lease renewal. In both instances, it was clear that the team ‘got us’ from the very start, and had our organization’s best interests in mind until the deals were closed. As a nonprofit that focuses on women’s equality, it is also important for us to work with women-led companies, like Kim’s office. Because of our wonderful experience, we gladly recommend Kim to our colleagues and partners.
Vice President - Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
"Their competencies and character are exemplary."
“To be sure --- choosing your office location, image, price point, and other lease terms is one of the most important decisions a business makes. It can be a painful process, but it won’t be if you have Kim and her colleagues, exclusive tenant/buyer representatives, as your partner. They make the journey smooth, stress-free, and as transparent as possible. “
Jerry R. Hogenmiller
Attorney and Counselor at Law - Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C.
"Ultimately, they helped us find exactly the right office location for our growing company."
"Kim and the team were excellent to work with during our search. As we looked for a new Schmidt facility, they shared their significant market knowledge while also being patient and supportive. Ultimately, they helped us find exactly the right office location for our growing company."
President - Schmidt Market Research, Inc.
“Thanks for your help, experiences like ours speak to your professionalism.”
Cynthia C. Berger
Attorney at Law - Berger & Green
"Kim and her team operate with high standards of professionalism and industry expertise."
“Renewal was extremely fortunate to have Kim and her team manage, facilitate and negotiate our organization’s purchase of an 8 story building in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. This process included negotiating with 3 separate owners within a structured condominium agreement. Kim and her team operate with high standards of professionalism and industry expertise.”
President - Renewal, Inc.
"We all know how stressful a new development can be, but with Kim and her team's help, we were guided all the way with a smile and such competence."
“We had searched a long time for a true professional company to assist us in our search for our new Headquarters. That were not only professional but showed they cared of the final outcome for their client! We are so pleased we found Kim and her specialized team. From the outset the understanding and knowledge they showed us was beyond anything we had experienced before. They took the time to get to know our exact requirements as if it was their own project and ascertained if this was a remodel or land to build from the ground up, for us not having to worry about the smaller things allowed us to concentrate on the bigger picture. They gave us their knowledge of the market as well as putting us in to contact with the local development experts. We all know how stressful a new development can be, but with Kim and her team's help, we were guided all the way with a smile and such competence. We would certainly would not be here today without Kim! A simple thank you does not seem enough!”
President - Vollmer of Americas
"They rapidly uncovered multiple quality prospects which process was driven by expertise and excellent communications."
"I reached out to Kim and her team to assist in liquidating our property in Carnegie. They rapidly uncovered multiple quality prospects which process was driven by expertise and excellent communications. The circumstances were stressful and thanks to them for seamlessly navigating to a profitable conclusion."
John R. Edelman
Disposition Property - Carnegie, PA
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OUR CORE VALUES
We promise to provide complete transparency, keeping our clients informed and involved at all times. We ensure impartial advice and an independent perspective while bridging communication between all parties.
Our focus is about you and the vision you have for your future. We work as a team, promoting a positive, energizing culture, always striving to be the best. Each team member brings a different skillset, collaborating to achieve your goals.
We will combine real world experience, best-in-class partners, and the latest technology to provide you with exceptional service. We are constantly creating and developing technology based on your needs and the demands of the industry.
Our team commits to selflessly serving you and the community. You and the community that connects us are key to building a better place to live, work, and play.
Through our work and family commitments we never lose touch of the joy and inspiration life brings. That passion empowers us to create a world class, curated experience for every engagement.
We must take care of ourselves to take the best care of others. We make health and wellness a priority in and out of the office and are committed to being active in our lifestyle. That energy enables us to be at our best for you.
We have represented businesses in Pittsburgh and 200+ markets in the United States and around the world. Those businesses are all sizes from non-profits and start-ups, to Fortune 50 Corporations.
For a no strings attached meeting, please contact us at any time. We promise to respond within 24 hours.
Kim Ford, SIOR, LEED AP
Chief Executive Officer and Broker of Record
m. 412.600.1064 | main 412.336.3333 | kim.ford@riseCREgroup.com
Leigh K. Poulton, MBA
Director - Multifamily & Investment Properties
m. 412.860.9820 | main 412.336.3333 | leigh.poulton@riseCREgroup.com
m. 412.977.0419 | main 412.336.3333 | dana.bice@riseCREgroup.com
Our team commits to selflessly serving our clients, the business community and those marginalized by society. We strive to impact the world we live and work in, in addition to serving the underprivileged and struggling populations in our community and around the world.
Our team is committed to and engaged in our community – participating in athletic and charitable organizations all over the Greater Pittsburgh region. We serve those in need right here in our hometown and as far as California and El Salvador.
We include others in our outreach and have a Facebook Group called Rise Together if you’d like to get involved Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/risetogethergroup
Stories about Rising Together to Serve Our Community
Leading with Empathy
I was THAT mom. You know – the one that carried the big bag and pulled out food, snacks, Band-Aids, juice boxes. I was a walking, talking, bag-carrying emergency preventer! When my children were around 10 and seven, our family took a trip to San Francisco. Everywhere we turned, homeless people sat on the street begging …
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