Front Street Expands Into Jacksonville and Grows Its Gainesville Team


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced the entry into the Northeast Florida market and the expansion of its Gainesville team to support the rapid growth of the company as a whole. 

According to Nick Banks, Managing Director of Front Street, “Our company continues to grow as a result of living true to our mission, vision and values; to do commercial real estate differently and to invest in the communities we serve. The talent we’re attracting and organic growth we’re experiencing is evidence of the positive impact our unique team-approach has on our clients and the communities we serve.”  

Joining Front Street to lead the charge in Northeast Florida is Mitch Silverman. Mitch’s real estate background and experience in operations management will facilitate the growth of the Front Street brand in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Mitch was drawn to Front Street’s team approach and pledge to invest in the community. 

Joining the Gainesville brokerage team is Taylor Rose, who has led a successful career in law and business. Taylor’s diverse and extensive experience provides him with unique insight into the needs and challenges of tenants, business owners and investors. Taylor, a graduate of the University of Florida’s college of law, is excited to return back to Gainesville. 

The expansion of the brokerage team in Northeast Florida and Gainesville, as well as a growing property management portfolio, has led to the need for additional support staff in the Gainesville office. 

Sue Fisher joins the Front Street team as a client relations associate. Sue has an extensive background in both financial and retail industries and brings a diverse set of skills which will further enhance the firm’s client relations team. She’s excited to join the team and eager to provide support to the brokerage and management teams to enhance their ability to proactively serve Front Street’s clients and also provide timely, actionable information directly to clients to aid in their decision making.  

Jaimy McBreen joins Front Street as a marketing associate. Jaimy’s experience and background in advertising have proven invaluable to both the client relations and marketing groups at Front Street. Jaimy’s diligence has increased the capacity for Front Street to create a consistent and enviable message about the company’s unique approach. His addition allows Front Street to continue to seek creative opportunities to enhance the value of the team and of client’s properties. 

“Our brokerage and property management team’s mission is to be the trusted advisor of choice for owners and users of commercial real estate in the markets we serve and to be the team that other firms aspire to emulate” said Nick Banks. He added “We’re thankful for the continual opportunities in our industry and look forward to elevating our company to new heights.”

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

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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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