Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced today the hiring of Jason Hurst as Associate Director in the firms Gainesville office.

“We’re very excited to have Jason on our team.  He brings drive, passion and enthusiasm as well as a broad-based business background,” said Nick Banks, Managing Director of Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group.  He added, “As soon as we met Jason we knew instantly he’d be a fit with our team environment and the culture of our firm.” 

Jason Hurst is a Chicago native who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Business Administration from the School of Business & Industry at Florida A&M University with a concentration in Finance.  Throughout his career he’s had experience with a variety of Fortune 100 companies such as Pfizer, Inc., JP Morgan, and State Farm Insurance.  Jason began his career as a Wall Street analyst in Manhattan and has endeavored into both finance and sales during his corporate career.  

“I’m overjoyed to be a part of a company like Front Street that not only brings a true team approach to clients but is also deeply committed to the communities in which we do business,” Hurst said. 

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In other recent news, Front Street Directors Rick Cain and Mike Perry successfully achieved their Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations on October 20, 2014. 

Cain, from Front Street’s Gainesville office, and Perry, who leads the firm’s Tampa office, were two of only 10  brokers in the State of Florida designated  this year. 

The prestigious CCIM designation, held by only six percent of brokers nationwide, is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon completion of the graduate-level core course curriculum and attainment of a qualifying level of experience.  The CCIM curriculum addresses the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate, including financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis.  CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis.  

For more information, please contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884. 

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in the Central and North Central Florida commercial real estate business.  The company’s mission is to impact its community, clients and industry by doing commercial real estate differently.  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.  For more information please visit 





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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