Gainesville, Florida - Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced today it recently represented Optym in the acquisition of its corporate headquarters building in Gainesville.  Optym, formerly Innovative Scheduling, is a world leader in delivering technology solutions to optimize the planning and operations of global transportation and logistics.

“Front Street was honored to provide our tenant representation services for an innovative company such as Optym.” said Seth Lane, Director of Front Street. “This transaction solidifies Optym’s presence in Gainesville and enables the company to prepare for continued expansion in north central Florida.”

According to Ravindra Ahuja, President and CEO of Optym, "This move reflects our desire to remain in the Gainesville area. This city offers beautiful surroundings, rich cultural opportunities, a pleasant climate and a low cost of living.” He added, “It made perfect sense that this significant expansion would happen where it all started in Gainesville."

Optym’s growth is indicative of growth trends experienced by companies throughout the region. “This company was founded and grown in Gainesville and now has a strong global presence. They’re a great testament to the capabilities of Gainesville and all of Alachua County for growing businesses.” said Susan Davenport, Vice President, Economic Development, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce/Council for Economic Outreach.

Optym will relocate to the Hillside Office building at 7600 NW 5th Place upon completion of its interior renovations.

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


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in the 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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