July 2012

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The Design Center of the Carolinas Announces Expansion for Two Current Tenants

July 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC— The Design Center of the Carolinas at 1930 Camden Rd. in Charlotte’s Historic South End is pleased to announce space expansions for two current Design Center tenants – Balfour Beatty Construction and the ettain group.

“We have noticed a trend at the Design Center over the last few years. Even in a tough commercial market our tenants truly value the unique work environment that the DCC has to offer. This community of forward-thinking businesses in an historic and architecturally compelling community inspires people to do their best,” said Ivy Greaner, Chief Operating Officer of Ram, owner of the Design Center.  “We are delighted that Balfour Beatty and ettain group have decided to continue to call the Design Center home and, as the Charlotte headquarters for both companies, to expand the foundation of their businesses here.”

Balfour Beatty Construction, North Carolina’s largest construction manager, joined the Design Center in 2010. That move marked the formal integration of Balfour Beatty Construction and its Charlotte-based subsidiary RT Dooley and created their Charlotte headquarters. The latest expansion adds an additional 2,319 square feet to their existing space. Balfour Beatty remains the largest office user in the historic district, now occupying over 32,000 square feet in the Design Center.

ettain group, Inc. is a privately-held, award-winning IT Solutions company that provides IT staffing, technology and management consulting. They have been part of the Design Center community for over eight years. ettain group is expanding by an additional 2,944 square feet bringing their current total to 13,512 square feet. They had expanded 3,000 square feet in the latter half of 2011, thus adding almost 6,000 square feet in the past year.

Representing the Design Center of the Carolinas in the negotiations was Meredith Dickerson, Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA. Joe Piacentino of Balfour Beatty in their negotiations. Scott Wilson, director of brokerage services for Childress Klein Properties represented ettain group.



About Design Center

The Design Center of the Carolinas is ideally located between Camden Road, West Tremont and Worthington Avenues in the Historic South End of Charlotte, NC, along the LYNX Light Rail at East/West Blvd.  A signature example of adaptive reuse of historic buildings, DCC is comprised of three distinct buildings featuring exposed brick, expansive windows and compelling architectural details, giving a vintage vibe to contemporary workspace.  Its trademark water tower is also a landmark of Historic South End and a symbol of its urban redevelopment. This unique workspace is designed to bring life to a progressive mix of showrooms, studios, offices and event spaces, resulting in a one-of-a-kind gathering place for creativity and forward-thinking businesses.  For more information, please visit www.designcentercarolinas.com.