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 worldwide.

Kim Ford vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Kim Ford into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Kim has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Kim will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Kim Ford will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I’m excited to join Forbes Business Council to share my insights and leadership expertise with the amazing Forbes community.”

– Kim Ford, CEO of Rise Pittsburgh

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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About Rise Pittsburgh

Start-ups to Fortune 50 businesses have trusted us for over 20 years because we offer the highest levels of market expertise, transparency and strategic positioning. As exclusive tenant representatives, we only ever represent the business/tenant, never the landlord. Rise Pittsburgh strives to create a smooth journey and exceptional experience by providing impartial advice and an independent perspective. Through our technology-driven dashboard, we have reimagined how you buy, sell, and lease real estate.

For more information, please contact:

Shannon Wilhelm
Director of Creative and Marketing
Rise Pittsburgh

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