ULI North Florida - Moving Dirt: Projects Changing the Landscape in Gainesville


Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT


Oak Hall School Will open in a new window 1700 SW 75th ST Gainesville, FL 32607-3426 UNITED STATES


Standard Pricing Until March 9 Members Non-Members
Private $25.00 $40.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $25.00 $40.00
Retired $25.00 N/A
Student $10.00 $15.00
Under Age 35 $25.00 $40.00
Late Pricing Begins March 10
Private $35.00 $50.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $35.00 $50.00
Retired $35.00 N/A
Student $20.00 $25.00
Under Age 35 $35.00 $50.00
Online registration is available through March 9, 2020
Please pre-register 
Join ULI North Florida for its Moving Dirt: Projects Changing the Landscape in Gainesville event. This popular event showcases catalytic projects in the area via a fast-paced panel setting.
Each participant is given five minutes to present their project to the audience. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of participants when every presentation has concluded. This event provides an excellent overview of what's new and upcoming from esteemed community experts.
More to be announced 
 Nick Banks, Principal, Managing Director at Avison Young
Linda Dixon, AICP, Director of Planning at UF Planning, Design & Construction
Edgar Campa-Palafox,  Alachua County Economic Development Coordinator
Brian Crawford, CEO of Concept Companies 
Moderated by Domenic Scorpio, President & CEO at Scorpio Corp.  
Registration fees increase by $10 after March 9, 2020. 

Oak Hall School 1700 SW 75th ST Gainesville, FL 32607-3426 UNITED STATES

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Brian Crawford

CEO, Concept Companies

Brian started Concept Companies in October of 2004 with Concept Construction. After successfully completing numerous residential, commercial and industrial projects in various parts of the U.S., Brian began investing in real estate, which led to the birth of Concept Development in 2009. Since then, Brian has been responsible for developing over 150 commercial projects in Florida totaling approximately 2 million square feet. Brian is a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Florida Roofing Contractor, and Florida Real Estate Agent.


Nick Banks

Avison Young

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).

Event Sponsors

Concept Companies
Atlas Title Services, LLC

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please keep in touch .