Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced today the hiring of Rick Cain as a Director.  The addition of Mr. Cain furthers Front Street’s initiative to grow its commercial brokerage presence in North Central Florida, including Gainesville, Ocala, Tallahassee, Lake City, and Jacksonville.

“Rick has an exceptional track record as one of our region’s most consistent and successful commercial brokerage professionals.  This, coupled with his experience as a business owner, will greatly assist the continued expansion of our brokerage business in North Central Florida,” Nick Banks, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group Managing Director, said.  Banks added, “Rick is an individual of high integrity. He is a perfect fit for our culture at Front Street.  Adding Rick to our team helps enhance the level of service we bring our clients.”

Rick is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Economics. He has also served as a member of the Gainesville Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board, Downtown Public Safety Task Force and the Hospitality Resource Network.  He is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and is also involved in many local civic and charitable organizations.  He is a current CCIM candidate, expected to obtain the prestigious CCIM designation in 2014. 

“I was drawn to Front Street’s unique team approach and commitment to our community through their INVESTED program,” Cain said.  “A true team approach to serving the needs of our clients and giving 10% of brokerage revenue to local charity are business practices unheard of in the commercial brokerage business. I'm proud to be a part of the Front Street culture.”

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


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in the Gainesville 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 

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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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