GAINESVILLE, FL - Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is now the exclusive listing broker for the office space available for lease at Celebration Pointe, a 225-acre mixed-use project located in Gainesville, Florida. 

Celebration Pointe will offer approximately 45,000 square feet of Class “A” office space over the retail town-center component of the project. The total scope of Celebration Pointe will encompass nearly 375,000 square feet of upper-moderate and specialty retail, a significant restaurant and entertainment component and nearly 1,000 multifamily residential units. Celebration Pointe recently announced the addition of Hotel Indigo and Bass Pro Shops as anchors within the project. 

“Front Street is excited to play a role in such a dynamic project.” said Nick Banks, managing director of Front Street. “Celebration Pointe will offer Gainesville businesses true Class “A” office space in a robust, mixed-use environment. The project will deliver amenities and entertainment options within a convenient southwest Gainesville location and easy interstate access.”

Ralph Conti, of Celebration Pointe Development Partners, said, "On behalf of Celebration Pointe Development Partners, we welcome Front Street to the development and leasing team. Front Street brings expert market knowledge as it relates to lease up of one of our key asset classes." 


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 industry by offering superior brokerage, commercial mortgage banking and property management solutions to its commercial real estate clients. For more information, please visit or contact Nick Banks at


Celebration Pointe is a unique, mixed-use development project located at the intersection of I-75 and Archer Road in the heart of Gainesville, Fla. Slated to open in Fall 2016, the 125-acre, 1 million-square-foot project will feature specialty retail, dining, entertainment, Class A office space, hospitality and nearly 1,000 multifamily residential units. Sustainable and walkable, Celebration Pointe’s diverse mix-of-uses provide the best attributes of an energized and engaging urban environment. For leasing opportunities or more information, please visit:


Nick Banks

Nick created Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group in 2002 and spent the first eight years developing and acquiring office and retail projects in South Florida as well as North Central Florida. In 2010 the focus of the firm was shifted to primarily serve third party clients and perform brokerage, property management and mortgage banking functions. Nick has personally developed and acquired nearly 200,000 square feet of office and retail properties in markets throughout Florida. Prior to founding Front Street, Nick was the Director of Finance and Dispositions for Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale where he financed and sold over $500 million in commercial real estate. Before joining Stiles, Nick was an Associate Director at GE Capital Real Estate where he sourced over $200 million in financing throughout Florida. Nick is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Real Estate. He serves as a board member and current vice-chair for the United Way of North Central Florida where he also chairs the Development Committee. Nick is actively involved with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves as a board member and committee member for the Council for Economic Outreach. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership Gainesville which is a year long leadership program hosted by the Chamber. He is a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he has served as finance chair and as a member of the leadership council. Nick serves as an advisory board member of the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. Nick was recently named chair of the Gainesville committee for the North Florida chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida and is a long time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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