Kim Ford, SIOR, LEED AP

at Rise Pittsburgh

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About Kim

Commerical Real Estate Expert | Official Member Forbes Business Council | Host of evolve - Leadership Innovation streaming on YouTube (video) and Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts | 2021 CREi #30 LinkedIn Influencer Award | 2021 Otso Top Woman Influencer CRE| 2019 Business Journals Influencer CRE Award | 2019 Globe St. Elite Woman of Influence Award | 2019 SIOR Office Lease of the Year

Kim has 20+ years of Commercial Real Estate experience exclusively representing businesses, never Landlords in Pittsburgh and over 200 U.S. markets. She launched her own commercial real estate brokerage in 2009 (Cresa Pittsburgh), recently rebranded as Rise Pittsburgh. Rise Pittsburgh is a tech-enabled commercial real estate agency focused on providing a world-class experience for every client.

Kim represents startups to Fortune 50 companies including robotics, switch/data centers, SCIF locations, build to suits, laboratories, office, retail, land, distribution, manufacturing and industrial portfolios for-profit and non-profit clients and organizations.

Kim has achieved the SIOR Office and Industrial designation awarded by SIOR: Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Kim is also a LEED AP which prestigious designation is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

As former Co- Founder & CEO, Kim helped to build, launch, and scale a software PropTech company, growing it to over 200 US markets. This start-up became part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) inaugural Reach Commercial Accelerator Program.

Kim is a broker of record in Pennsylvania and New York and has represented such firms as American Express Financial Services Group, Vollmer, Innovation Works, Aurora Innovation, Netronome, Fidelity National, Allegheny Technologies, Inc., Aptiv, Dell, Oracle Corporation, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Wells Fargo, Michael Baker Corporation, MassMutual, AlphaLab and FedEx Ground to name a few.

Kim serves on the Board of Directors for NAIOP Pittsburgh, she also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Renewal, Inc.

Kim speaks in many cities across the country and volunteers at the Carnegie Mellon University Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship to mentor entrepreneurs in the Real Estate and Technology industries. She was also the founding President for both CREW Pittsburgh and CoreNet Global Pittsburgh.

Kim is an FAA Licensed Unmanned Aircraft Pilot and a writer on Medium at https://medium.com/@kimcarlkids for multiple publications including, The Ascent, Bliss, and Be Yourself.

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