Charlotte, NC (March 2009) – Primrose School Franchising Company has purchased a 1.91-acre site at Arrowood Village, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners. The location will be the site of a children’s daycare center.

Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the country’s leader in early childhood education. Primrose Schools’ foundation is based on providing quality, early education and child care services with a balance of learning, character development and play. Developed by and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the school’s Balanced Learning® curriculum dynamically blends child-initiated play and teacher-guided instruction. The company’s success, fueled by parents’ demand for quality child care, is sustained by individual school owners and teachers. It is the first educational preschool to achieve accreditation by CITA/SACS CASI and CITA/NCA CASI, the prestigious associations recognized as the gold standard in evaluating local public and private schools and universities. Primrose Schools currently operates more than 180 schools in 15 states. The excellent reputation that Primrose Schools has enjoyed for over 25 years has allowed its growth as a franchising company to continue and flourish.

Arrowood Village is a +/- 12 acre mixed-use development at the signalized intersection of Arrowood Road and Sandy Porter Road in booming southwest Charlotte. This prime site lies across Arrowood Road from Whitehall Corporate Center. It is across from the school complex of Olympic High School, Kennedy Middle School and Steele Creek Elementary and also fronts on the Arrowood Rd access ramp from I-485 (exit 3). Sites are available for convenience, restaurant, hotel, office and retail uses.

Matthew Funderburk of The Chambers Group represented the buyer and Ken Chapman of Merrifield Partners represented the seller 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

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,