CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Our client testimonials mean the world to us because our clients are our biggest asset. Start-ups to Fortune 50 businesses have trusted us for over twenty-five years to deliver the highest level of market expertise, transparency, and strategic positioning. Over the years, we have provided businesses with best-in-class representation in Pittsburgh and around the globe in over 200 markets. Regardless of their size, each and every client receives an exceptional commercial real estate experience from the team at Rise Pittsburgh. We have built a vast network of brokers, lawyers, and developers to partner with in order to bring you best-in-class representation anywhere in the world. We partner together, each bringing different strengths to the table, using our combined skill set to find the perfect space for each company we work with. Rise Pittsburgh strives to create a smooth journey and exceptional experience by providing impartial advice and an independent perspective. Through our technology-driven dashboard and forward-thinking innovation, we have reimagined how you buy, sell, and lease real estate. Click HERE to get more information. Read below to see our happy client testimonials!

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Shayla Cammarata

Owner | Ignite Yoga

"I cannot recommend Dana enough, especially for new small business owners. As one myself, Dana was patient and informative as I navigated new territory in commercial real estate. She educated me on the market and acted both as an advocate and resource to make what seemed a dream a tangible reality. So greatful for her dedication, kindness and knowledge. At Ignite, we could not be happier with our location and the setup we have for success. Thank you so much Dana and the entire Rise team!"

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Carol S Mills McCarthy

Attorney | McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy

"Kim used her considerable skills to help our very small firm in a difficult situation. It was her knowledge of negotiating commercial real estate that made the difference. More importantly, her attention to details allowed me not to worry about the lease terms for the firm, but attend to my clients' needs."

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Carl Antonucci

Formally with BPU Investment Management, Inc.

"I would give Kim Ford and her team the highest ratings for professionalism, integrity, knowledge of the market and ease in dealing."

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Laura Chaney

Formerly with Med3000, now McKesson

"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 out of quantifying costs and savings and really help busy professionals effectively leverage their time."

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Veronica B. Toran

Vice President | Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc.

"It was a pleasure working with Kim Ford over the Spring of 2015 for a second time since 2008. With their wealth of knowledge in the industry we were able to renegotiate our lease with upgrades to our workspace we had not considered. They started and finished our renewal process well ahead of our lease expiration, giving us ample time to consider other lease options, if necessary. I would definitely recommend contacting Kim and her team when you are looking to lease commercial space."

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Timothy Conboy

Founder | Conboy Law, LLC formerly with Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan and Conboy

"I cannot overstate the importance of having a tenant real estate agent represent you. Kim and her team assisted us in ever step of the process. Their guidance and advice was instrumental throughout the process..."

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Rich Lunak

President & CEO | Innovation Works

"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."

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Jerry R. Hogenmiller

Attorney and Counselor at Law and Mediator | Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, PC

“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. The competencies and character are exemplary.”

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Peter Allen

President | Vollmer

“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 teams 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!”

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Kevin Srigley

President | Schmidt Market Research

“Kim, Drew, and the team were excellent to work with during our search.  As we looked for a new Schmidt facility, they were 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.”

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John R. Edelman

Partner | Sunfourhundred, LLC

“The group of companies I managed was navigating a substantial liquidity event. I reached out to you and your team to assist in liquidating the property in Carnegie to relieve stress on the companies. Found Advisors rapidly uncovered multiple quality prospects.  The process was driven by expertise and excellent communications to a profitable conclusion. The circumstances where stressful, thanks to you and your team for seamlessly navigating to a profitable conclusion.”

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Mary Klinefelter

Office Manager | Nuix

“Kim Ford and her team were an exceptional resource in helping Nuix pinpoint a larger office for our growing company! They were always professional, understood our needs exactly, provided exceptional service, and went above and beyond many times to help us lock in a new space. I wish we needed to find another office so I could work with them again!”

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David Helon

Director of Operations | Govenda

“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.”

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Cynthia Berger

Attorney at Law | Berger and Green

"Thanks for your help, experiences like ours speak to your professionalism."

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Doug Williams

President | Renewal

“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.”

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David Rosenberg

Partner | Weber Gallagher

“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.”

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Howard Feuerstein & Stewart Niles

Principals | Cresa | Co-brokers

“We had the pleasure to co-broker with Kim Ford and her team for one of our long-term client’s requirements in the Pittsburgh area. The requirement was complex, and we benefitted from Kim and the team’s knowledge of the market, persistence and clear communication to achieve a fantastic result for the client."

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Tara Simmons

COO | Women and Girls Foundation

"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."

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