Charlotte, NC (March 2007) – Industry and Energy Associates, LLC, a full service engineering and design services company, leased 3,358 SF inside The Rutledge Building at 521 Corporate Center.

Michael Bilodeau of Merrifield Partners represented the Landlord and Jef Freeman of Grace Realty represented the Tenant.

521 Corporate Center is a 67-acre office park located three miles south of Ballantyne along the SC / NC state line. The current roster of companies at 521 Corporate Center include Wellman Inc., Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Alemite, Guarantee Insurance, Omni Homes, Capital Conversions, Mint Condition, Management Recruiters of Lancaster County, Sona AutoComp and MetaLogix.

About Merrifield Partners

Merrifield Partners, an affiliate of Crosland, is one of Charlotte’s leading office and industrial development and brokerage firms. Operating as Crosland Commercial for many years, Merrifield Partners developed a portfolio of over 2,500 acres of land and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space. For more information, visit

About Crosland

Founded in 1937, Crosland is one of the Southeast’s leading diversified real estate companies. Its expertise in retail, multifamily, office, land development and general contracting enables it to be an innovator in multi- and mixed-use development.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crosland has offices in Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa and Nashville, and develops, builds and manages properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. The privately held company’s current portfolio has a market value exceeding $1 billion. For more detail,