Welcome to Gainesville
Avison Young opened its Gainesville office in January 2019 through the firm's acquisition of Front Street Commercial Real Estate. As a result of the acquisition, 26 members joined Avison Young, with Nick Banks becoming Managing Director in Gainesville.
Home to the University of Florida (ranked #8 in the 2018 list of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report) and Santa Fe College, Gainesville is well-known for its college-town atmosphere, a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment locations, as well as its highly skilled workforce, live-work-play lifestyle, low unemployment and diverse economy. The city’s major industries include advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences, IT, logistics, green technology and agriculture. Government also forms a large employment base and leading medical facilities offer numerous research, innovation and real estate-related business opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gainesville’s unemployment rate (3.4% as of June 2019) mirrors the rate for the state of Florida and sits well below the national average.