(Charlotte, NC – December 2007) –  LifeTouch National School Studios, Inc., has leased 12,800 s.f. at Whitehall Business Center, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners. The company provides portrait services to elementary, middle and high schools throughout the country. The location will serve as the Charlotte region portrait and production studio.

Whitehall Business Center is a 100,000 s.f. multi-tenant class A industrial flex building located at 7606 Whitehall Executive Center Drive. Bryan Crutcher of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant and Jon Jarrett represented the landlord in this transaction.

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 www.merrifieldpartners.com.

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, www.crosland.com.