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 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 primarily serve third party clients and perform brokerage, property management, and commercial insurance 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 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 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).


Properties

Markets West at Tower Road
7487 SW 13th Road
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale / For Lease
Tioga Town Center
105 SW 128th Street
Newberry, FL
Retail 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
NorthGate Campus Investment Opportunity
1000 NE 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale
Archer Road Retail Development Opportunity
4103 SW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL
Land For Lease
Downtown Wells Fargo Building
104 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Mixed Use Development Opportunity
13270 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, FL
Land For Sale
Foundation Park
14193 NW 119th Terrace
Alachua, FL
Office For Sale
Downtown Hotel - Upscale Restaurant Opportunity
217 S Main St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Downtown Retail or Restaurant Pad
102 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Lake City Retail Near I-75
2987 W US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL
Retail For Lease
Jonesville Plaza
100 NW 143rd Street
Newberry, FL
Land For Sale
5th Avenue Office Building
802 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Sale / For Lease
800 Second at Innovation Square
800 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL
Office For Lease
Gainesville Plaza
2601 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Sun Center - Downtown Retail and Restaurant
101 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL
Retail For Lease
Progress Park
13709 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL
Land For Sale
Cornerstone - Office & Retail Building Pads For Sale
2153 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL
Land For Sale