Colony Development Partners, LLC, recently represented The Barker Lounge in a five year lease transaction at 1719 Montford Drive in the Madison Park Neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshall Williamson and Kara Schroer of Colony Development Partners Office Division represented tenant owners Mindy and Chris Evans. Adam Williams and David Tschirhart with Legacy Real Estate Advisors represented the Landlord, SIMMCO, LLC. “As first time business owners, working with such accommodating and experienced professionals as Colony Development Partners has made this such a positive experience and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our dream to fruition,” said tenant owner Mindy Evans. The Barker Lounge, originally based in New Jersey, and with franchises in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennessee, and now Charlotte, provides premium dog daycare services with indoor and outdoor ‘cageless play’ areas, overnight boarding, grooming, and training. The Barker Lounge will occupy the former Space Savers store onMontford Drive in the Madison Park area of Charlotte. Montford Drive is located near the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Park Road, and the street is home to many popular restaurants. The facility will include four indoor play areas, four outdoor play areas, a grooming shop, and overnight boarding accommodations. The upfit construction is currently underway and The Barker Lounge is scheduled to open in March of 2011. “We’re always pleased when we’re able to help a business owner find just the right facility and location that best serves their needs. The Barker Lounge is a great addition to this area of Charlotte. Undoubtedly they will draw numerous clients from the nearby Madison Park neighborhood as well as business commuters working in Uptown, Midtown and SouthPark, “said Kara Schroer of Colony Development Partners. Colony Development Partners’ Office Division provides tenant and buyer representation as well as landlord and seller representation, and currently leases and manages over 700,000 square feet in the Charlotte marketplace. Colony Development Partners also provides full-service in-house staffed property management and maintenance services custom tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. The company provides an extensive array of management services, including market analysis, demographic studies, site evaluations and acquisitions, financial evaluation, ownership structuring, architecture and construction management, project financing, and program management. To learn more about Colony Development Partners and their divisions, please visit their web site at www.colonydevelopmentpartners.com.