Kim Ford

Kim Ford, AI Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Demand for AI will Create Challenges and Opportunities

The demand for AI (Artificial Intelligence) will challenge our existing power grid and drastically impact commercial real estate. In recent years, growth in AI companies has been exponential, driven by technological advancements and a surge in venture capital. In Pittsburgh alone, a section of East Liberty was just coined “AI Avenue”. AI Avenue is a […]

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Recruiter.com

We started down this path of doing on-demand recruiting really at the end of 2019, beginning at 2020. And then in June of 2020, really at the height of the pandemic, I became the CEO, really recognizing that the company – that the world – was really in a tizzy with the pandemic and, when it was over, the job market would really be in complete disarray.

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Rising Inflation Impacts Businesses and Pittsburgh

Rising Inflation Impacts Businesses & Pittsburgh

So why is inflation increasing? Business leaders in Pittsburgh and throughout the country are asking me this question. The list of reasons is extremely extensive but starts with the pandemic, rising consumer demand, tight supply, labor shortages, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, shipping delays, and rising transportation prices.

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Viewpoint Pittsburgh Market Q2 2021

The Pittsburgh office market is alive and thriving. Here is our Viewpoint Pittsburgh Market Q2 2021. Tech, healthcare, and life sciences companies are thriving. Many of them are doubling and tripling in size and looking for office spaces that can not only allow them growth but significant amenities to recruit and retain top talent. The

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Why Creating Leverage is Critical to Reducing Operating Expenses

Most companies don’t realize that out of all operating expenses, real estate is the second-highest cost. Real estate tends to fall right behind human capital and is always a significant item on the balance sheet. Typically, companies don’t spend a lot of time evaluating their real estate. Nor do they necessarily understand the impact real

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Kim Ford, CEO of Rise Pittsburgh Officially Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Forbes Business Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders Pittsburgh, May 27, 2021 — Kim Ford, CEO of Rise Pittsburgh, a commercial real estate firm that only represents businesses, never landlords, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders

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Jack Be Nimble, Jane Be Quick: Three Techniques to Help Small Businesses Grow During a Pandemic—and Beyond

In early 2020, no one had any idea that the world as we knew it was about to shut down. Entrepreneurs still dreamed of starting new businesses, or expanding existing ones. Each had a plan, a vision, maybe funding. In many cases, the plan was working. And then the coronavirus hit. As brick-and-mortar storefronts were

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