Innovation Gainesville

 McGurn Management Company

  A Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Downtown Parking Garage

Management: McGurn Management Company (MMC) is responsible for the management of apartments, condominium associations, retail space, commercial offices, a 410 space parking garage and other paid parking lots in Gainesville, Florida. The company and its president, Ken McGurn, are licensed Community Association Managers.

Award for Excellence in Design

Principals: MMC is owned by Ken and Linda McGurn. Through MMC and other separate companies they have been involved in the revitalization of downtown Gainesville since 1983. They and their companies have received more than 50 local, state, regional and national awards for their efforts.

Photovoltaic panels at the Downtown Parking Garage in Gainesville, Florida

Green: The McGurns and their entities focused on being "Green" before it was the "in thing" to do when they built their first building in 1980. Their early buildings consistently used 50% less energy than other buildings. Their downtown redevelopment focused on bringing people back to live downtown, reducing traffic congestion and recycling old structures and reusing existing infrastructure. The Union Street Station residential condos, constructed in 2000, were among the first Energy Star Homes built as part of a mixed use project in the State of Florida. They established the first commercial recycling effort in the City of Gainesville in late 1980's. They led the way in Florida by adding solar voltaic power to their buildings in 2008. By the end of 2014 they will generate more than 1,700,00 watts of power and plan to expand that to 2,000,000 watts by the end of 2015. In 2010 they were again recognized for creative innovation by converting the top floor of their downtown parking garage into covered parking using solar voltaic panels and making the garage a net zero energy user through the retrofitting of lights and other creative steps.

Starbucks Coffee at Union Street Station

Mixed-Use: Mixed-use was the "in-development" in 2000. The McGurn's pioneered true mixed use in 1984 by developing their National Award Winning Southeast Quadrant Redevelopment Project which included 144 apartments, and 85,000 square feet of offices and retail space. In 2000 they continued that tradition with the 140,000-square-foot Union Street Station containing 51 residential condos above 40,000 square feet of offices above 35,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

Downtown Technology Center

Historic: In 1983, they placed the 1898 Opera House in downtown Gainesville on the National Register of Historic Places and completed its renovation as a local restaurant and offices. They also earned recognition from the local historical society for their work in renovating many of the older structures in downtown Gainesville.

Gainesville Opera House

Incubator and Entrepreneur: The McGurn's have also been active in job creation through their high tech incubator facility located at the Downtown Technology Center. The Downtown Technology Center offers shared office space, office equipment, conference facilities and a reception area upstairs in the Sun Center. They have fostered the development of many would-be entrepreneurs since 1995. They invest in small start up companies and provide mentoring for early start-ups. They were recognized for their leadership with the Gainesville Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Gainesville Downtown Owners and Tenants

Distressed Property: Beginning in the 1970's during economic downturns in the real estate market they successfully bought dozens of distressed properties from individuals and from many banks. They add management expertise and capital to return the property to productivity. They often work with the existing owner to assist them in saving their property from foreclosure through repositioning the asset.

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