Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group- June eNewsletter

June 2011 Newsletter

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is proud to announce its new image makeover! We have redesigned our website, created a Facebook Fan page, and created a Twitter account where you can follow us @FrontStreetRE. Please check out our new pages and connect with us!

Front Street Invested: Our new community initiative is off to a great start. Through Front Street Invested we make a donation equal to 10% of our commission revenue for every transaction we close. Our most recent closing resulted in a donation to Gainesville HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), a parent-involvement program focused on school readiness for three, four and five-year old children. In addition to the donation, we will also participate in a Day of Service for HIPPY, helping with any services they may need. Join Us! Saturday, June 11th from 10am-2pm at HIPPY! RSVP via email to or on our Facebook Event Page!

In the News:

Nick Banks, Managing Director, has been selected to the 38th class of Leadership Gainesville, He was also recently appointed to the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, and Innovation Gainesville’s Investment Task Force.

Front Street Welcomes Two New Associates:

Steve Mench, Director of Capital Markets. Steve has twenty-four years of experience in commercial real estate and has completed nearly $750 million in both debt and equity transactions throughout his career. Prior to joining Front Street, Steve was a Vice President with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando.

Shane Ross, Leasing Associate. Shane was most recently a Leasing and Sales Associate with The Ferber Company and was responsible for leasing Loggerhead Plaza in Juno Beach, FL. He also has property management experience and is a recent graduate of Purdue University.

Deals and New Listings:

Tropical Smoothie – Negotiated a 5 year lease renewal for 2,200 square feet at University Towne Center.
Rocky Point – 1.8 acre outparcel – Under contract with a developer of a national retailer.
Palm Villas Apartments – 16 unit apartment project located in the 34th Street and Archer Road area. Fully leased with an excellent unit mix.
Robbinswood Plaza – 13,129 square foot shopping center located directly on Archer Road. Excellent mix of national and regional tenants.
University Towne Center – 5.3 acre retail development site in the heart of The Archer Road and 34th Street submarket. Can accommodate up to 55,000 square feet.


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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