Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced today the hiring of Gavin Johnson as Associate Director in the firm’s Gainesville office.

Johnson is a sixth generation Alachua County native.  He earned a degree in real estate from the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. While at UCF, he interned with the investment sales team at Marcus & Millichap. Johnson joins Front Street from Orlando based Crossman & Company where he has been a part of the leasing team. While at Crossman he contributed to a portfolio of over 250 grocery-anchored shopping centers throughout the southeastern United States, including all retail centers owned by Publix Super Markets of Lakeland, Florida. 

“We’re very excited to have Gavin join our team. He has the experience and skillset to further enhance our commercial brokerage business in the markets we serve,” said Nick Banks, Managing Director of Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group. He added, “In addition to his leasing experience gained at Crossman, one of the top firms in the southeast, we are also excited about the horsepower he brings to our investment sales initiative.”

 According to Johnson, “I’m thrilled to join the team, return to my hometown, and even more excited for the opportunities ahead. I am confident my experience, background, and passion for learning will further enhance the level of service our Front Street team can offer our clients”.

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

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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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