Charlotte, NC (July 2009) – B2 Partners, LLC has purchased Suite 205 (1,618 s.f.) in Building 17 at Blakeney Professional Center, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners. It will be the office of Niagara Ventures, a commercial real estate development and investment firm.

Stephen Bollier, of Niagara Ventures, selected Blakeney as Niagara Ventures permanent home because “Blakeney offers ownership in a Class-A multi-use development with convenient access and proximity to upscale retail amenities”.

Tim Bahr of NAI Southern Realty represented the buyer and George Macon of Merrifield Partners represented the seller in the above transaction.

Blakeney Professional Center is a 30-acre commercial center located within the overall Blakeney project. Blakeney is the culmination of two decades of planning and includes 270 acres of single-family attached and detached homes, apartment homes, retail, commercial, and office development. This mixed-use development is located at the intersection of Rea and Ardrey Kell Roads just two miles from the I-485 Interchange. Forty-five acres have been preserved for greenways and wetlands along the Flat Branch Creek. A community green lies adjacent to the retail center. The retail center offers 500,000 square feet of space anchored by a Harris Teeter and Target.

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,