National Real Estate Investor (NREI) & Information Management Network (IMN) announced Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group as finalists for the inaugural 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The awards recognize firms exhibiting superior performance that have consistently led and exemplified the highest degree of business excellence and forward thinking in the commercial real estate industry. 

The NREI/IMN 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards celebrate excellence in various areas of innovation, disruption, social responsibility and social media that have contributed significantly to the commercial real estate industry over the past 12 months. Front Street was named a finalist in the social responsibility category, due to the firm’s INVESTED program and involvement with Florida A&M University to address the diversity gap in the commercial real estate industry. “Our INVESTED program, whereby we donate 10% of our brokerage revenue to local cause-related organizations, stems from our deepest roots as a company; to give back” said Front Street director Jason Hurst. He added, “It’s just one example of how we continually strive to make an impact on the communities in which we do business.”

The NREI/IMN awards dinner will take place in conjunction with IMN’s 17th Annual US Opportunity Funds Forum on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in New York. All awards are based on a system of nominations and peer selection. Winners of the awards will be selected by NREI’s esteemed panel of judges. By recognizing outstanding achievement in the industry, the Industry Awards hope to inspire innovation and leadership among participants, creating a meaningful annual benchmark that acknowledges and rewards excellence in the commercial real estate industry.

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

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in the 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 contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884, or visit the Front Street website at



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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