Seth Lane Joins Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced today the hiring of Seth Lane to serve in the role of director. The move bolsters the company’s initiative to expand its commercial brokerage operations within the Gainesville and North Central Florida markets.

“We’re thrilled to have Seth join the Front Street team,” said Nick Banks, managing director. “He brings a depth of brokerage experience and commitment to the community that is perfectly aligned with both our vision and the highly specialized level of service our commercial real estate clients expect.”

Lane is a fifth-generation Gainesville native who has worked in commercial real estate for over eight years in a brokerage capacity, as a developer and a consultant. He previously served on the Urban Village steering committee and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Authority. Lane currently serves as the vice chairman of the City of Gainesville Development Review Board and on the Gainesville Development Review Committee, which works to streamline development regulations. He is also a member of the current Leadership Gainesville class.

“It’s exciting to join a team offering decades of experience in every facet of the commercial real estate business across the state of Florida,” said Lane. “I look forward to continuing to serve the North Central Florida marketplace with a group that is passionate about its clients and the community.”

Before joining Front Street, Lane worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial in Gainesville, where he was honored as the top-producing commercial agent in both 2010 and 2011.

For more information about Lane or Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, please contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884.

About Front Street:

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is invested in the community, in its clients and in real estate. Front Street is committed to leadership in the commercial real estate business by offering superior brokerage, commercial mortgage banking and property management solutions to its commercial real estate clients. The company’s commitment to the community reaches far beyond commercial real estate, as Front Street donates 10 percent of brokerage revenues to local cause-related organizations on behalf of its clients.

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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