CHARLOTTE, NC-As part of a major expansion in Charlotte, financial services firm MetLife Inc. is in talks to lease nearly 250,000 sf of space here.

MetLife is in negotiations to lease one of two 10-story buildings at the Ballantyne Corporate Park, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. The buildings each total 276,120 sf and were recently completed.

“MetLife continually evaluates its real estate footprint to ensure we are best positioned to achieve our business objectives, deliver superior customer service, support long-term business growth and operate effectively and efficiently,” says company spokesman John Calagna. “We are currently undergoing a review of our real estate footprint, which includes strategies around consolidating and exiting certain locations. We are in the process of conducting due diligence on these locations and do not have any additional information to provide at this point.” See story in the Charlotte Business Journal.