Front Street Expands into Southwest Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Florida; July 2, 2018 – Front Street is pleased to announce expansion into the Southwest Florida Market, as well as the addition of four new team members to its brokerage division. Front Street welcomes Nick Robinson, Director of Southwest Florida; Tim Deardourff and Mike Oransky, Associate Directors for Gainesville; as well as Jennie Bram, Associate Director for Tallahassee.

These new additions come at a time of rapid growth for Front Street. “We are grateful for the support of our clients who have continued to fuel our organic growth. It’s especially gratifying as we enter new markets and continue to expand in the markets we already serve,” said Nick Banks, Managing Director of Front Street.

Nick Robinson, Director of Southwest Florida, is charged with growing the Front Street brand in Sarasota and surrounding markets beginning in July of 2018. Nick specializes in landlord & tenant representation, as well as site selection for build-to-suit development, in the Southwest Florida region. Nick plays an integral role in identifying and securing commercial real estate for his clients, as well as developing and executing the market expansion plans for those clients. He provides a comprehensive approach to implementing a strategic real estate plan and has extensive experience in retail real estate.

Tim Deardourff joins the Front Street brokerage team in Gainesville. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, Tim began a career in finance, where he worked as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking group at Raymond James. There he worked on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation assignments for banks and thrifts, insurance and reinsurance companies, brokerage firms, closed-end mutual funds, and financial technology companies.

Also joining the Gainesville brokerage team is Mike Oransky. Mike serves buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors located in and around Gainesville and Ocala. He began his career in commercial real estate by investing in flex-office/warehouse projects and small office buildings. With a focus on building strong relationships, Mike specializes in flex office/warehouse space, small to mid-sized commercial properties, multi-family properties and office buildings. Mike’s business expertise and experience investing in real estate has enabled him to work with a wide range of clients and situations.

Also joining Front Street as part of the Tallahassee brokerage team is Jennie Bram. Jennie is a native Floridian with an extensive background in advertising, including newspaper, online, and most recently, real estate magazine advertising. Prior to her work in real estate advertising, Jennie represented both local and national newspapers, including USA TODAY, where she maintained relationships with direct accounts as well as various advertising agencies. 

Front Street’s expansion into Southwest Florida and the addition of four new team members to their brokerage division will provide an elevated level of service to their clients. This move further fulfills their goals of expanding their reach and presence throughout the state of Florida.

In addition to landlord representation and tenant representation services, Front Street’s experienced team of professionals currently manages approximately 1,000,000 square feet of office, retail, industrial and multifamily space. Front Street’s ability to optimize income, their extensive knowledge of development, construction, property operations, and their long-established vendor and tenant relationships are the cornerstones of their property management platform. Front Street’s management team works closely with the leasing team to help maximize results and to ensure the most effective and dynamic tenant mix.

Front Street is also a full-service commercial insurance firm. Front Street takes the time to understand and analyze its client’s needs and level of risk. Front Street works with several major commercial insurance carriers, offering numerous types of insurance coverage including Lessor’s Risk Only (LRO) Insurance, Commercial General Liability Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Business Owners Policy (BOP) Insurance, Commercial Package Policy (CPP) Insurance, Business Income & Extra Expense Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Business Auto Insurance, and more.

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


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in Florida commercial real estate brokerage, property management and insurance. 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, property management solutions, commercial insurance, and commercial mortgage banking to its commercial real estate clients. For more information please visit


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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