SharpSpring Moves to Celebration Pointe

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GAINESVILLE, Florida; May 22, 2018SharpSpring has recently announced that they will be relocating to Celebration Pointe, located at 5001 Celebration Pointe Ave. Front Street, a commercial real estate service firm based in Gainesville, represented SharpSpring in this transaction. Front Street also represents Celebration Pointe, where they handle exclusive leasing for the office portion of the project.

SharpSpring made the decision to relocate due to their rapid expansion, which caused them to outgrow their former space. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rick Carlson and his team at SharpSpring for the past few years,” said Rick Cain, Front Street Director. “It’s remarkable to see their growth from just a handful of employees five years ago to where they are now. The move to Celebration Pointe will not only enable the company to continue growing their footprint, but the interactive setting of ‘Tech Park’ which includes restaurant and entertainment options, a boutique hotel, luxury residential offerings, bike trails, and parking will enhance recruiting efforts and provide an ideal setting for SharpSpring’s future growth.”

“This is one of the largest office lease deals that has been executed in Gainesville,” Front Street’s Managing Director, Nick Banks commented. “As a leading provider of commercial real estate services in the North Central Florida region, Front Street is proud to represent landlords like Celebration Pointe and businesses like SharpSpring. Our strategy is to play a major role in game-changing projects that help lead to economic prosperity in our region by furthering job growth opportunities.” 

SharpSpring is a full-featured marketing automation platform, founded and headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The company has experienced tremendous growth, expanding from just two employees at its outset to over 180 currently. SharpSpring serves over 7,000 companies globally.

The new location will be an asset for recruiting efforts for SharpSpring; having access to all the amenities and ample parking offered at Celebration Pointe was a big selling point for the company. “This deal is an indicator that the market is maturing beyond the typical office offerings available in the past, and that some tenants are willing to pay higher rents to occupy Class “A” office space in Gainesville,” said Nick Banks. The new location is currently undergoing buildout and is planning on opening in Fall of 2018. Once SharpSpring relocates, Front Street will be leasing their current space in the heart of Innovation Square. 


Are you interested in leasing SharpSpring's current space in Innovation Square? This high-tech, class "A" free-standing office building is located with frontage on Southwest 2nd Avenue in Gainesville. This property features two floors with large, open work spaces; numerous offices; conference rooms; a kitchen and break room; plenty of natural light; and dedicated and city parking. The building is also equipped with several high-tech features:

  • Smart glass technology that tints windows on demand
  • A reflective roof surface that reflects heat and sunlight to lower A/C costs
  • An underground storm water filtration system to help provide cleaner water for our aquifer

This property is located in Innovation Square, within walking distance to the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville. Innovation Square is the foundation for collaboration between research and technology businesses, supporting the University of Florida and greater Gainesville area. Be sure to check out our brochure for more information.


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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