Douglas Pratt has joined Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group as director of capital markets. “We’re delighted Doug has joined our team at Front Street”, said Nick Banks, Front Street’s managing director. Banks added, “Doug’s 18 years of commercial real estate experience allows us to expand the services we offer clients to meet their capital needs”. Doug brings Front Street’s clients dozens of relationships with institutional capital sources providing permanent loans, construction loans, bridge loans, mezzanine loans, and equity.

Prior to joining Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, Doug was the President and founder of Modern Capital Solutions which is a full service commercial financial advisory firm located in Gainesville.  In his career Doug has also served as a Vice President, Commercial Lender for TD Bank and Assistant Vice President, Business Relationship Manager at SunTrust Bank in Gainesville.

Doug is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He serves as a board member for Stop Children’s Cancer and the Gainesville Quarterback Club and serves as a Trustee for First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.  In addition, Doug is a certified mentor and volunteer with SCORE and is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville.

For more information about Douglas Pratt or Front Street, please contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884.



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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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