Nick Banks

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

  • 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 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 chairs the Philanthropy Committee and is a member of the Executive Board. Nick was 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 Economic 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 Concept Companies, Regency Centers, 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.


Mérieux NutriSciences
2153 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
Office For Sale
800 Second in the Innovation District
800 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
Office For Lease
13680 NW 104th Terrace
13680 NW 104th Terrace
Alachua, FL 32615
Office For Sale / For Lease
Mixed-Use Development Opportunity
4551 NW 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32606
Land For Sale / For Lease
Markets West at Tower Road
7487 SW 13th Road
Gainesville, FL 32607
Office For Sale / For Lease