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. Nick is the global leader of Avison Young’s Retail Affinity Group and also a member of the company’s US Executive Committee.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Real Estate and is actively involved in several community and professional organizations.  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. In 2018 Nick became a member of the national board of directors for the University of Florida Foundation where he serves on several committees. Nick is an active member of 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). He recently served as the board chair for the United Way of North Central Florida and is a former member of the board of directors of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as a member of the executive board and as a member of the Business Development Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville, which is a year-long leadership program hosted by the Chamber. 

Prior to joining Avison Young in 2019, Nick ran Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, which he founded in 2002 while living in South Florida. 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 serve third party clients and perform brokerage and property management services. Within nine years, Nick led the firm’s growth to a team of over 30 professionals doing business in six North Florida markets. Nick has fostered relationships with several large clients including Regency, Kite, RMR Group, The University of Florida, UF Health, Santa Fe College, City of Gainesville, RD Management, and Hankin Group.

Prior to founding Front Street, Nick held positions at Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale and GE Capital Real Estate in Boca Raton.


Properties

Archer Road Retail Opportunity
4103 SW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Tower Hill Office For Sale
100 NW 76th Drive
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale
Tioga Town Center
105 SW 128th Street
Newberry, FL
Retail For Lease
West Newberry Road Retail at I-75
7420 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Archer Road Retail
3401 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Downtown Wells Fargo Building
104 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Nationwide Center
3300 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale
Free Standing Tallahassee Investment
100 E Magnolia Dr
Tallahassee, FL
Retail For Sale
Northwest Multifamily Development Opportunity
2100 NW 53rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale
I-75 Development Opportunity
Interstate 75 & Hamilton Avenue
Jennings, FL
Land For Sale
Waldo Road Development Opportunity
104, 114, 204 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Sale
Downtown Hotel - Upscale Restaurant Opportunity
217 S Main St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Cornerstone - Office & Retail Building Pads For Sale
2153 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale
Sun Center East - Downtown Retail and Office Space
101 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Gainesville Plaza
2601 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Mixed-Use Development Opportunity
4551 NW 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale / For Lease
Casselberry Collection
3385 S US-17-92 Highway
Casselberry, FL
Retail For Lease
800 Second in the Innovation District
800 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Markets West at Tower Road
7487 SW 13th Road
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale / For Lease
Celebration Pointe
5001 Celebration Pointe Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Jonesville Plaza - Steeplechase
Newberry Rd. & NW 143rd St.
Newberry, FL
Land For Sale / For Lease
Mixed Use Development Opportunity
13270 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, FL
Land For Sale