Assignment Of Partnership Interest

Collateral Assignment of Partnership Interests


 
                                                                   EXHIBIT 10.10

                COLLATERAL ASSIGNMENT OF PARTNERSHIP INTERESTS


     FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, AH TEXAS SUBORDINATED, LLC, an Ohio
limited liability company (the "Limited Partner"), and AH TEXAS CGP, INC., an
Ohio corporation (the "General Partner" and together with the Limited Partner,
individually, an "Assignor" and together, the "Assignors"), hereby assign and
transfer to BLC of Texas - II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the
"Assignee), and do hereby grant to the Assignee a security interest in, all the
right, title and interest of the Assignors in, to, under and with respect to the
following (the "Assigned Interests"):

     (i) the entire ninety-nine percent (99%) interest of the Limited Partner as
a limited partner in AH Texas Owner Limited Partnership, an Ohio limited
partnership (the "Partnership"), created and existing under the Agreement of
Limited Partnership, dated March 27, 1998 (the "Partnership Agreement"), between
the General Partner and the Limited Partner for which the Certificate of Limited
Partnership, dated March 27, 1998, was filed with the Secretary of State of Ohio
on March 27, 1998;

     (ii) the entire one percent (1%) interest of the General Partner as a
general partner in the Partnership; and

     (iii) all proceeds of any of the foregoing

including, without limitation, the right to receive any and all payments or
distributions of any and every kind whatsoever, whether in cash, property or
otherwise, at any time made, owing or payable to either of the Assignors,
whether on account of its interests in the Partnership or in the nature of a
management fee or as a reimbursement for expenses incurred in connection with
the management of the Partnership or of any other kind or nature whatsoever,
together with, subject to the provisions of Section 4 below, all applicable
rights, powers and privileges of the Assignors as partners under and pursuant to
the Partnership Agreement (including but not limited to the power to vote, grant
or withhold consents, and direct any of the Partnership's actions), as now or
hereafter amended.

     This Assignment of the Assigned Interests (this "Assignment") is made and
given to secure the full and timely payment and performance of any and all
indebtedness and obligations of any and every kind whatsoever of the Assignors
to the Assignee, howsoever 


 
created, arising or evidenced, whether direct or indirect, absolute or
contingent, or now or hereafter existing, or due or to become due, under or with
respect to (i) the Guaranty, dated as of the date hereof (as amended or modified
from time to time, the "Guaranty"), by the Assignors in favor of the Assignee,
and (ii) any and all costs, expenses and charges, of any kind whatsoever
(including, without limitation, court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees and
expenses), paid or incurred by or on behalf of the Assignee in the taking,
perfection, maintenance or preservation of the security interest intended to be
granted by this Assignment or the priority thereof, or in the preservation,
taking or sale of, or in dealing with, the Assigned Interests (all such
indebtedness and obligations are referred to collectively herein as the "Secured
Indebtedness").

     This Assignment is made on the following additional terms, agreements and
conditions:

     1.  Each Assignor does hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint the
Assignee its true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full power of substitution,
for such Assignor and in its name, place and stead, to ask, demand, collect,
receive, receipt for, sue for, compound and give acquittance for any and all
sums or properties which may be or become due, payable or distributable to or in
respect to the Assigned Interests, with full power to settle, adjust or
compromise any claim thereunder as fully as such Assignor could do, and to
endorse or sign the name of such Assignor on all items, instruments and
commercial paper given in payment or in part payment thereof, and all documents
of satisfaction, discharge or receipt required or requested in connection
therewith, and, in its discretion, to file any claim or take any other action or
proceeding, either in its own name or in the name of such Assignor, or
otherwise, which the Assignee may deem necessary or appropriate to collect or
otherwise realize upon any and all of the Assigned Interests, or effect a
transfer thereof pursuant to the Partnership Agreement, or which may be
necessary or appropriate to protect and preserve the right, title and interest
of the Assignee in and to such Assigned Interests and the security intended to
be afforded hereby.

     2.  Without limiting the foregoing, each Assignor hereby further covenants
that it will, upon request of the Assignee, execute and deliver such further
documents and instruments and do and perform such other acts and things
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limitation, obtaining such consents hereto, and giving such notices hereof, as
the Assignee may reasonably request from time to time) as the Assignee may deem
necessary or appropriate to more effectively vest in and secure to the Assignee
the Assigned Interests or other rights or interests due or hereafter to become
due.

     3.  Without the prior written approval of the Assignee, the General Partner
shall not, acting on behalf of the Partnership, authorize (a) the payment of any
management fee or other compensation to itself or any affiliate, (b) the
reimbursement to itself of any expenses incurred in connection with managing the
Partnership and conducting the business of the Partnership, or (c) any
Partnership distributions.  In the event that the Assignee approves any
Partnership distributions, the General Partner shall notify the Partnership to
make all such distributions directly to the Assignee.  All such distributions by
the Partnership at any time received by the Assignee may be retained by the
Assignee as additional collateral security hereunder or may be applied by the
Assignee to the Secured Indebtedness at such time or times and in such order as
the Assignee may deem proper, all in the sole discretion of the Assignee.

     4.  (a) Unless and until an Event of Default (as defined in Section 8
below) has occurred and is continuing, and either Assignor shall have received
notice in writing from the Assignee, such Assignor shall have the right to
exercise its rights, powers and privileges as a partner under and pursuant to
the Partnership Agreement (including, but not limited to, the power to vote,
grant or withhold consents, and direct any of the Partnership's actions), as now
or hereafter amended; provided, however, that nether Assignor shall, without the
Assignee's prior written consent, cast any vote or give or grant any consent,
waiver or ratification or take any other action which would directly or
indirectly (i) authorize or permit the dissolution, liquidation, or sale of the
Partnership, the sale or other disposition of any assets of the Partnership or
the creation of additional interests in, or the admission of additional Partners
in, the Partnership, (ii) have the result of diluting Assignee's rights or the
value of the Assigned Interests, (iii) violate or be inconsistent with the terms
of this Assignment, the Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of the date hereof
(the "Purchase Agreement"), between the Partnership and the Assignee or the
Development Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the "Development
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Assignee, (iv) have the effect of materially impairing the position or interests
of the Assignee in any manner whatsoever, or (v) authorize the declaration or
filing of any voluntary proceedings in bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization
or any assignment for the benefit of creditors with respect to such Assignor or
the Partnership. Upon the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default and
notice in writing from the Assignee, all rights, powers and privileges of each
Assignor as a partner pursuant to or under the Partnership Agreement shall
forthwith cease and thereupon become vested in the Assignee, who shall
thereafter have during the continuance of such Event of Default the sole and
exclusive authority to exercise such rights, powers and privileges.

          (b) In no event shall the Assignee be entitled to exercise or deemed
to have exercised the rights, powers or privileges of the General Partner as a
general partner under the Partnership Agreement except as expressly provided
herein.

     5.  Upon the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, the
Assignee, in addition to the rights, powers and authorities to collect the sums
assigned hereunder and any other remedies or rights it may have, shall have all
the rights and remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code of
Illinois (regardless of whether such law or a similar law is in effect in the
jurisdiction where such rights and remedies are asserted) with respect to the
Assigned Interests.  Subject to the provisions of Section 11 of this Assignment,
all costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever, of collection and enforcement of
the Secured Indebtedness or any rights or remedies hereunder (including without
limitation, all costs of disposing of the Assigned Interests, together with
court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees), or incurred in realizing upon the
Assigned Interests or in enforcing this Assignment, shall be paid by the
Assignors, shall be deemed to be additional Secured Indebtedness secured hereby,
and may be deducted and retained by the Assignee from the proceeds of
disposition of the Assigned Interests and applied to the payment and
satisfaction of such costs and expenses.

     6.  Each Assignor further represents, warrants and covenants to the
Assignee as follows:

          (a) That the Partnership is a valid partnership duly organized and
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the Partnership Agreement as heretofore furnished to the Assignee is currently
in full force and effect;

          (b) That each Assignor is a corporation or limited liability company,
as applicable, duly organized, validly exiting and in good standing under the
laws of the State of Ohio, and has full right, power and authority to make this
Assignment; that the execution, delivery and performance of this Assignment have
been authorized by all necessary and appropriate corporate or membership
actions, as applicable, and do not conflict with any provision of law or of the
Partnership Agreement or any agreement binding upon or affecting any of the
property of such Assignor or the Partnership; this Assignment is the legal,
valid and binding obligation of such Assignor enforceable in accordance with its
terms, and that neither the Assigned Interests or any monies or other property
distributable in respect thereof are subject to any lien, encumbrance or
security interest other than the security interest granted to the Assignee
hereunder;

          (c) That the copy of the Partnership Agreement heretofore delivered to
the Assignee is a true, correct and complete copy of the Partnership Agreement,
and has not been otherwise amended or modified in any respect, and that such
Assignor will not, without the prior written consent of the Assignee, approve,
consent to or suffer or permit to be made any amendment or modification to the
Partnership Agreement;

          (d) That such Assignor shall not transfer, assign, pledge or permit
any lien, security interest or other encumbrance to exist on, the Assigned
Interests or any monies or other property distributable in respect thereof; and

          (e) That, without the prior written approval of the Assignee, such
Assignor shall not permit any amendment to its organizational documents or the
Partnership Agreement, or enter into any agreement binding upon such Assignor
(other than this Assignment and the Guaranty).

     7.  In addition to, and not in derogation or limitation of, any other
provision of this Assignment, each Assignor hereby: (i) subordinates to the
rights and interests of the Assignee hereunder (the "Assignee's Interests") any
and all security interests, pledges, collateral interests, and rights of any
kind whatsoever to any of all of the interests in the Partnership which such
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may have now or hereafter (the "Subordinated Interests"), howsoever created or
arising (including, without limitation, such security interests as such Assignor
may have pursuant to the provisions of the Partnership Agreement); and (ii)
agrees not to take any action to enforce any right or remedy relating to any of
the Subordinated Interests (except any action for the benefit of such Assignee
which the Assignee approves in writing) until this Assignment to the Assignee
has terminated and all of the Secured Indebtedness has been satisfied in full.

     8.  The occurrence of any of the following events or conditions shall be an
"Event of Default" hereunder:

          (a) Nonpayment of any of the Secured Indebtedness when due, whether by
     acceleration or otherwise;

          (b) Nonpayment or nonperformance by either Assignor of any of its
     obligations under the Guaranty;

          (c) Any representation or warranty made by either Assignor herein is
     untrue, or any schedule, statement, report or writing furnished by or on
     behalf of either Assignor to the Assignee is untrue in any material
     respect;

          (d) Default in or nonperformance of either Assignor's agreements
     herein set forth;

          (e) The occurrence of an "Event of Default" as defined in  the Note,
     dated the date hereof, of the Partnership payable to the order of the
     Assignee in the amount of $4,016,340.53;

          (f) The occurrence of an "Event of Default" as defined in the
     Development Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between the Partnership
     and the Assignee; or

          (g) The default by the Partnership in any of its obligations under the
     Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between the
     Partnership and the Assignee.

     9.  Any notices required or permitted to be sent hereunder shall be
delivered personally or by telecopier (with answer back acknowledged) or mailed,
certified mail, return receipt requested, or delivered by overnight courier
service to the following addresses, or such other addresses as shall be given by
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delivered hereunder, and shall be deemed to have been given upon delivery, if
delivered personally, upon receipt with answer back acknowledged, if delivered
by telecopier, three (3) business days after mailing, if mailed, or one business
day after delivery to the courier, if delivery by overnight courier service:

               If to the
                 Limited Partner:        AH Texas Subordinated, LLC
                                         41 South High Street
                                         Suite 1300
                                         Columbus, Ohio 43215
                                         Attn: David B. Fenkell
                                         Fax: (614) 365-2499

               If to the
                 General Partner:        AH Texas CGP, Inc.
                                         41 South High Street
                                         Suite 1300
                                         Columbus, Ohio 43215
                                         Attn: David B. Fenkell
                                         Fax: (614) 365-2499

               If to the Assignee:       BLC Of Texas - II, L.P.
                                         c/o Brookdale Living
                                           Communities, Inc.
                                         77 West Wacker Drive
                                         Suite 4800
                                         Chicago, Illinois 60601
                                         Attn: Darryl W. Copeland, Jr.
                                         Fax:  (312) 977-3699

               with a copy to:           Brookdale Living
                                           Communities, Inc.
                                         77 West Wacker Drive
                                         Suite 4800
                                         Chicago, Illinois 60601
                                         Attn: Robert J. Rudnik
                                         Fax: (312) 977-3701

                       and to:           Winston & Strawn
                                         35 West Wacker Drive
                                         Chicago, Illinois 60601
                                         Attn:  Wayne D. Boberg
                                         Fax:   (312) 558-5700

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     10.  The satisfaction or discharge of any part of the Secured Indebtedness
shall not in any way satisfy or discharge this Assignment, but this Assignment
shall remain in full force and effect as long as any amount remains unpaid or
any obligation remains unperformed on or with respect to any such Secured
Indebtedness.  This Assignment shall be binding upon the rights of the Assignors
with respect to the Partnership and not an assignment of any duties, obligations
or liabilities of the Assignors with respect thereto or for any obligation of
the Partnership; and by its acceptance hereof, the Assignee does not undertake
to perform or discharge, and shall not be responsible or liable for the
discharge of any such duties, responsibilities, obligations or liabilities.

     11.  The Assignee's recourse for the collection of the Secured Indebtedness
shall be limited solely and exclusively to the collateral covered hereby, and no
deficiency judgment shall be brought or entered into against either Assignor or
its officers, directors, members, partners, managers, shareholders,
incorporators or agents, and no judgment shall be subject to execution upon, or
a lien against any property of, either Assignor or its officers, directors,
members, partners, managers, shareholders, incorporators or agents, other than
the collateral covered hereby.

     12.  The Assignee may assign or transfer its rights under this Assignment.

     13.  No delay on the part of the Assignee in the exercise of any right or
remedy will operate as a waiver thereof, and no single or partial exercise by
the Assignee of any right or remedy will preclude other or further exercise
thereof or the exercise of any other right or remedy; nor will any modification
or waiver of any of the provisions of this Assignment be binding upon the
Assignee except as expressly set forth in a writing duly signed and delivered on
behalf of the Assignee.

     14.  Wherever possible, each provision of this Assignment will be
interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law,
but if any provision of this Assignment is prohibited by or invalid under such
law, such provision will be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or
invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the
remaining provisions of this Assignment.

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     15.  Section captions used in this Assignment are for convenience only, and
do not affect the construction of this Assignment.

     16.  TO INDUCE THE ASSIGNEE TO ACCEPT THIS ASSIGNMENT, THE ASSIGNORS
IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT, SUBJECT TO THE ASSIGNEE'S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE ELECTION,
ALL ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF, FROM OR RELATED TO THIS
ASSIGNMENT WILL BE LITIGATED IN COURTS HAVING SITUS WITHIN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
THE ASSIGNORS HEREBY CONSENT AND SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF ANY COURT LOCATED
WITHIN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WAIVE PERSONAL SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON THE ASSIGNORS,
AND AGREE THAT ALL SUCH SERVICE OF PROCESS MAY BE MADE BY REGISTERED MAIL
DIRECTED TO THE ASSIGNORS AT THE ADDRESSES STATED ON THE SIGNATURE PAGE HEREOF
AND SERVICE SO MADE WILL BE DEEMED TO BE COMPLETED UPON ACTUAL RECEIPT.

     17.  THE ASSIGNORS HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN
ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE OR DEFEND ANY RIGHTS UNDER THIS ASSIGNMENT
OR UNDER ANY AMENDMENT, INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT DELIVERED OR WHICH MAY
IN THE FUTURE BE DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH, AND AGREE THAT ANY SUCH
ACTION OR PROCEEDING WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A COURT AND NOT BEFORE A JURY.  THE
ASSIGNORS AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT ASSERT ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE ASSIGNEE ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

     This Assignment has been delivered at Chicago, Illinois, and shall be
governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois
(without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law).

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Assignors have caused this Assignment to be
executed as of the 30th day of March, 1998.

                                    AH TEXAS SUBORDINATED, LLC


                                    By:  AH Texas Investor, Inc.,
                                         its manager


                                         By: ___________________________
                                         Name: _________________________
                                         Title: ________________________

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                                    AH TEXAS CGP, INC.


                                    By: ___________________________
                                    Name: _________________________
                                    Title: ________________________


Accepted:

BLC OF TEXAS-II, L.P.


By: Brookdale Living Communities
      of Texas - II, Inc.,
      Managing General Partner


By:___________________________
Name: ________________________
Title: _______________________

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