Nick Banks

Principal, Managing Director - Gainesville
Capital Markets Group Landlord Representation Retail Leasing

  • Gainesville
  • 132 NW 76th Drive
  • Gainesville, FL 32607 United States

Nick Banks is a principal and managing director with Avison Young and responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities in North Florida. Prior to joining Avison Young, Nick created Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group in 2002 while living in South Florida where he spent the first eight years developing and acquiring office and retail projects in South Florida as well as North Central Florida.  He relocated to Gainesville in 2004 and in 2010 shifted the focus of the firm to primarily serve third party clients and perform brokerage, property management, and commercial insurance services. Prior to founding Front Street, Nick was the Director of Finance and Dispositions for Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, where he financed and sold over $500 million in commercial real estate.  Before joining Stiles, Nick was an Associate Director at GE Capital Real Estate, where he sourced over $200 million in financing throughout Florida.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Real Estate.  He recently served as the board chair for the United Way of North Central Florida and is actively involved with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as a member of the executive board and as a member of the Business Development Committee. In 2018, Nick became a member of the national board of directors for the University of Florida Foundation. He is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville, which is a year-long leadership program hosted by the Chamber.  Nick serves as an advisory board member of the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, where he is also a member of the executive board. He is a frequent guest speaker at student events in which he also acts as a mentor. Nick also serves as a fiduciary board member for Citizens State Bank, a local community bank. He is involved in several commercial real estate industry organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he has been a frequent panelist, and he was also the founding co-chair of the Gainesville committee for the North Florida chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI).  Nick is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida.


Properties

Jonesville Plaza - Steeplechase
Newberry Rd. & NW 143rd St.
Newberry, FL
Land For Lease
Jonesville Plaza
100 NW 143rd Street
Newberry, FL
Land For Sale
Lake City Retail Near I-75
2987 W US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL
Retail For Lease
Sun Center - Downtown Retail and Restaurant
101 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Downtown Retail or Restaurant Pad
102 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Downtown Hotel - Upscale Restaurant Opportunity
217 S Main St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Tioga Town Center
105 SW 128th Street
Newberry, FL
Retail For Lease
Downtown Office - Vidal Building
14 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Tower Hill Office Space
132 NW 76th Drive, Suite 2
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Progress Park
13709 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL
Land For Sale
Downtown Wells Fargo Building
104 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
800 Second at Innovation Square
800 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Cornerstone - Office & Retail Building Pads For Sale
2153 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale
Mixed Use Development Opportunity
13270 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, FL
Land For Sale
Tioga Town Center Restaurant Space
13005 SW 1 Rd #129
Newberry, FL
Retail For Lease
Celebration Pointe
5001 Celebration Pointe Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Millhopper Office Park
4915 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Markets West at Tower Road
7487 SW 13th Road
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale / For Lease
West Newberry Road Retail at I-75
7420 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease