Charlotte, NC (August 2009) – Southern Outdoor Services has leased 6,950 sf at 2021 Van Buren Avenue in the Old Hickory Business Park, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners.

Southern Outdoor Services, LLC has established itself as one of Charlotte’s premier landscape contractors. SOS installs and manages the landscapes on several of the Charlotte area’s premier office and industrial parks. The location at Old Hickory Business Park is Southern Outdoor Services’ first permanent branch.

“We chose Old Hickory Business Park, because it is a great location with access points to I-85, I-77, Hwy 74 and I-485 and allows us to effectively serve our client base in the Charlotte Metro area,”

Doug Pitkin, President of Southern Outdoor Services

Jon Jarrett of Merrifield Partners represented the Landlord in the above transaction.

Old Hickory Business Park is a 225-acre business park is located on Indian Trail-Fairview Road in Indian Trail, Union County, NC.


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,