Strong Relationships. Real Solutions.


The Ground Floor Way

We are more than consultants. We are an extension of your team.

We are a top government relations and community outreach firm in Northern California that works with a variety of private, non-profit, and public sector clients. Founder Alex Tourk’s strong relationships produce real results for our clients. We specialize in building meaningful relationships between government, business, and the community.

High-Impact Organizations Rely on Ground Floor

Provided guidance and representation for Seattle’s largest employer, to form a citywide engagement initiative in partnership with cross-sector leaders.

Spearheaded relationship building effort with local decision makers and representatives of the small business community.

Crafted a narrative marketing nonprofit work to new audiences and won important media victories during a critical time for the organization.

Organized small business community to connect diverse constituencies with the San Francisco Giants during the 2007 All-Star Game.

Built relationships with lawmakers and community leaders to ensure the success of an innovative ridesharing company headquartered in San Francisco.

Represented company business objectives in San Francisco and Oakland.

Areas of Focus

Helping entrepreneurs navigate government regulation and form productive relationships with local leaders.

Working for our clients to identify allies, forge partnerships, and reach shared solutions.

Driving communications and developing brand awareness for our clients.


Why We’re Different

We connect you with the people you need to know to achieve your goals, while creating a tangible benefit for the community where you live and work. We believe that government, business, and the community can succeed together.

Meet Our Team



Jackie Speier


Alex Tourk has worked in and around government and politics for 20 years. He knows how it ticks and how it doesn’t. I have watched him move political mountains and entrenched bureaucracies. He is constructive, pragmatic, and effective. No one has a better work ethic than Alex and I know first-hand because he ran my first successful congressional campaign in 2008.

Transportation, Technology

Caroline Samponaro

Head of Micromobility Policy, Lyft

For years, Alex Tourk and the team at Ground Floor have been incredible partners to Lyft. We have relied on their strong history of community engagement to help us best achieve Lyft’s mission to improve city residents’ lives with the world’s best transportation options. Ground Floor has played an important role in what we have accomplished. We have been proud to work with a partner that shares our goals in advocating for innovation while strengthening the community.

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700 Montgomery Street
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111

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(415) 291-9501

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