Innovation Square

Innovation Square leverages powerful organizations in the area – bringing together the collective influence of the University of Florida, UF Health at Shands and other local and regional players like Santa Fe College, and the City of Gainesville. Would you like to be a part of the excitement, electricity, collaboration and invention at Innovation Square? Take a look at some of our commercial real estate listings in Innovation Square:

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Retail: 1,000 - 7,086 sf
Premium retail, restaurant, or office space available now with superb visibility and frontage on University Ave and SW 2nd Ave in Innovation Square.

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Office: 350 - 12,446 sf
Space available immediately in the heart of Innovation Square, directly adjacent to the Innovation Hub, and within walking distance to both the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville.

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Neighboring Innovation Square is downtown Gainesville. Downtown Gainesville is turning green! We have quite a few listings downtown including office, retail, and restaurant listings.

Front Street is proud to showcase Innovation Square in Gainesville, Florida. Nestled between the University of Florida and Downtown Gainesville, Innovation Square serves as the connection between research and business; fostering collaboration, creativity, and accelerating the development of innovative ideas.

Innovation Square integrates office, research, and incubator space with residential, retail and green space, acting as a foundation for a sustainable way of living, working, collaborating and creating.

Innovation Square is located adjacent to the University of Florida, which was voted a top 10 best public university by the U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. The University of Florida also ranks third among all research universities in the country, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. This private-public partnership is unlike anything else in the state of Florida. Innovation Square offers unmatched access to research and development services, setting up Innovation Square companies for long-term and sustainable success.

Within walking distance to Innovation Square is downtown Gainesville, boasting a bustling daytime workforce population fueled by City Hall, the Alachua County Courthouse, GRU and more. Downtown also serves as a popular destination to both students and residents alike for nightlife entertainment, featuring Gainesville’s best restaurants, concerts and events at Bo Diddley Plaza and Depot Park, festivals, art walks, and more!

Anchoring Innovation Square are the 720 Building and the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida. The 720 Building features 135,000 square feet of office space available for lease. Companies such as Mindtree, UF Health, and Care Spot call the 720 Building home.

The UF Innovation Hub features state-of-the-art lab and office space, and serves as an incubator for small businesses. Since its completion in October 2011, the Florida Innovation Hub has led to the creation of over 960 new jobs, attracted $67 million in investment, and houses nearly three dozen technology-based startup companies. With demand for space outweighing supply, the Innovation Hub was able to secure necessary funding to allow the Innovation Hub to double the size of their footprint with the Hub Phase II.

Other notable Innovation Square landmarks include The Continuum featuring multifamily student housing with ground floor retail and office space available now for lease. The UF Infinity Hall, one of the newest and first-of-its-kind residence halls building the bridge between learning in the classroom and experimental learning. A brand new, 4-story office building housing research and innovation tenants. The UF Office of Technology Licensing, transferring University of Florida discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. As well as Second Ave Center, one of Gainesville’s premier student housing communities.

Innovation Square is also home to many other notable Innovative companies gathering national attention such as Fracture, Sharpspring, Feathr, Mobiquity, the Santa Fe College CIED Center, Parisleaf, CPPI, Florida Capital Bank, and many more.

Looking for a new location for your business? Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group currently has listings throughout the state. Check out all of our Front Street listings, or connect with a Front Street broker to discuss your business needs. Not only do we offer tenant representation services, but we also offer landlord representationproperty managementinsurance and more. Learn more about our services.


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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