This Limited Liability Company Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of May 19, 2005
between SV Atlanta SouthCreek IV, L.P., a Texas limited partnership, as a Member and the initial Administrative Member (“Simmons Vedder Member”), and DCT-SouthCreek IV LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as a
Member (“Dividend Member”),
Section 1.1 Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Acquisition Costs” means any and all third-party costs, expenses and fees, as itemized and set forth on Exhibit
A attached hereto, reasonably incurred by any Member, its Affiliate or the Company in connection with (i) the due diligence for the Property and the Members’ investment in the Company, (ii) the formation of the Company and the
preparation, review, negotiation, and entering into of this Agreement and the other organizational and authorization documents for the Company, and (iii) to the extent permitted by the Construction Lender, the payment of the purchase price and
other closing costs required to acquire the Property.
“Acquisition Date” means the date upon which the
Company acquires title to the Property and opens the Construction Loan.
“Act” means the Delaware Limited
Liability Company Act, as it may be amended from time to time.
“Additional Capital Contribution” has the meaning
set forth in Section 6.2.
“Adjusted Capital Account” means, with respect to a Member, such Member’s Capital
Account as of the end of each fiscal year, as the same is specially computed to reflect the adjustments required or permitted to be taken into account in applying Regulations Section 1.704-l(b)(2)(ii)(d) (including adjustments for Partnership
Minimum Gain and Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain).
“Adjusted Capital Account Deficit” means, for
each Member, the deficit balance, if any, in that Member’s Adjusted Capital Account.
Member” means Simmons Vedder Member, and each Person hereafter designated as a successor Administrative Member in accordance with this Agreement, until such Person ceases to be a Administrative Member of the Company.
“Affiliate” means, with respect to a Person, another Person, directly or indirectly, through one or more
intermediaries, controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Person in question. The term “control” as used in the preceding sentence (and elsewhere in
this Agreement) means, with respect to a Person that is a corporation, the right to exercise, directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the voting rights attributable to the shares of the
controlled corporation, and, with respect to a Person that is not a corporation, the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of the controlled Person.
“Architect” means MacGregor Associates Architects, the architect selected by the Members to prepare the Plans and to
act as the project architect for the development of the Property, or such replacement architect as the Administrative Member and Dividend Member approve.
“Bankruptcy” means, with respect to a Person, the occurrence of (1) an assignment by the Person for the benefit
of creditors; (2) the filing by the Person of a voluntary petition in bankruptcy; (3) the entry of a judgment by any court that the Person is bankrupt or insolvent, or the entry against the Person of an order for relief in any bankruptcy
or insolvency proceeding; (4) the filing of a petition or answer by the Person seeking for itself any reorganization, arrangement, composition, readjustment, liquidation, dissolution or similar relief under any statute, law or regulation;
(5) the filing by the Person of an answer or other pleading admitting or failing to contest the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any proceeding for reorganization or of a similar nature; (6) the consent or
acquiescence of the Person to the appointment of a trustee, receiver or liquidator of the Person or of all or any substantial part of its properties; or (7) any other event which would cause the Person to cease to be a member of a limited
liability company under Section 18-304 of the Act.
“Business Day” means any day other than Saturday, Sunday,
or other day on which commercial banks in New York are authorized or required to close under the laws of the State of New York and are actually closed.
“Business Plan” means the Leasing Plan, the Development Budget and such other matters as Dividend Member and Simmons
Vedder Member agree to include in the Business Plan from time to time.
“Call Notice” has the meaning set forth in
“Capital Account” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.1.
“Capital Advance” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.4.
“Capital Contribution” means, with respect to each Member, the amount of cash and the initial Gross Asset Value of any
property (net of liabilities assumed by the Company resulting from such contribution and liabilities to which the property is subject) contributed to the Company by that Member excluding all Construction Cost Overrun Contributions.
“Capital Sharing Ratios” means the percentages, from time to time, of Capital Contributions of the Members relative to
the total Capital Contributions of all Members. The initial Capital Sharing Ratios of the Members (based on the Capital Contributions to be made by each of the Members upon the acquisition of the Property) are as follows:
Capital Sharing Ratio
Simmons Vedder Member
“Certificate” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1.
“Closing” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.2.
“Code” means the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any corresponding provisions of succeeding law.
SouthCreek IV-Atlanta LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
“Completion” means satisfaction of all
requirements and conditions for the Completion Date.
“Completion Date” means the date when Substantial Completion
“Construction Contract” means the contract entered into between the Company and the Contractor for the
development and Completion of the Project which contains a one-year standard AIA contractor’s warranty.
Cost Overrun” means the amount by which the aggregate costs incurred for the completion of the Project exceed the aggregate amount allocated for the completion of the Project in the Development Budget. Construction Cost Overrun shall
also include, but shall not be limited to, certain payments made by a guarantor with respect to the Construction Loan for guaranty obligations which survive the Completion of the Project, as set forth in Section 6.3(c).
“Construction Cost Overrun Contribution” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.3.
“Construction Lender” means Guaranty Bank.
“Construction Loan” means the loan of even date herewith made to the Company by the Construction Lender as evidenced
by the Construction Loan Documents.
“Construction Loan Documents” means the documents executed by, among others,
the Company and Construction Lender.
“Contractor” means RACO General Contractors, Inc., engaged by the Company to
construct the Project.
“Contributing Member” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.4.
“Default Rate” means the lesser of (a) the maximum lawful interest rate or (b) Twenty-one percent
(21%) per annum.
“Depreciation” means, for each taxable year or other period, an amount
equal to the depreciation, amortization or other cost recovery deduction allowable with respect to an asset for the year or other period, except that if the Gross Asset Value of an asset differs from its adjusted basis for federal income tax
purposes at the beginning of the year or other period, Depreciation will be an amount which bears the same ratio to the beginning Gross Asset Value as the federal income tax depreciation, amortization or other cost recovery deduction for the year or
other period bears to the beginning adjusted tax basis, provided that if the federal income tax depreciation, amortization, or other cost recovery deduction for the year or other period is zero, Depreciation will be determined with reference to the
beginning Gross Asset Value using any reasonable method selected by the Administrative Member and Dividend Member.
Price” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.2.
“Development Budget” means a budget for
construction of the Project setting forth all hard costs of construction of the Project as well as architectural, engineering and professional fees, zoning, tap and impact fees, permit fees, and builders risk insurance premiums. The Development
Budget is attached hereto as Exhibit F.
“Dividend” means Dividend Capital Operating Partnership LP, a
Delaware limited partnership or such other Dividend Affiliate as retains management authority over the Dividend Member’s Membership Interests.
“Dividend Affiliate” means any Affiliate of Dividend.
“Dividend Member” means DCT-SouthCreek IV LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and any permitted assignee or
successor to any of the Membership Interests currently held by Dividend Member, for so long as such Person is a Member.
“Entitlements” means any and all permits, approvals, consents, certificates of occupancy, use or zoning variances and
authorizations and licenses which are required by any governmental authority or which are otherwise necessary or desirable to develop, construct, occupy and use the Project, any one or part of which is an “Entitlement,” including, without
limitation, conditional use permits, development plans and building permits.
“Gross Asset Value” has the meaning
set forth in Section 9.2.
“Internal Rate of Return” means the discount rate, using cumulative annual compounding,
at which the net present value of the Members’ Capital Contributions to and distributions from the Company equals zero, calculated for each such Capital Contribution from the date such Capital Contribution was made. For example, Dividend Member
shall have received a ten percent (10%) annual Internal Rate of Return upon its receipt of a cumulative amount of distributions that cause (a) the present value of the aggregate of all distributions to Dividend Member, discounted at an
annual rate of ten percent (10%) from the date of each such distribution using cumulative annual compounding back to the date of the Capital Contribution for which such distribution is made, reduced by (b) the present value of such Capital
Contribution discounted at an annual rate of ten percent (10%) using cumulative annual compounding from the date of such Capital Contribution, to equal zero. The Members’ Internal Rate of Return shall be calculated on the basis of the
actual number of days elapsed over a 365 or 366-day year, as the case may be, using cumulative annual compounding. Each Internal Rate of Return calculation shall be determined from and including the date upon which each Capital Contribution was made
by the Members to and including the date of any distribution is made on account thereof.
“Key Documents” means (i) the Construction Contract, (ii) the
Architect’s Contract, (iii) any agreement or document for the sale or transfer of any asset of the Company with a value in excess of Fifty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) other than in the ordinary course of business,
(iv) any subdivision plat or map, or similar instrument subdividing the Property, and (v) any agreement or proposed agreement with an Affiliate of either Member or an Affiliate of any Affiliate of either Member.
“Leasing Plan” shall mean the plan for the leasing of the Project attached hereto as Exhibit E and made a part
“Lender” means a bank or institutional lender obtained by the Company and approved by the Dividend
“Major Decisions” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.1(b).
“Member Loan” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.4.
“Members” means Dividend Member and Simmons Vedder Member, and each Person hereafter admitted as a Member in
accordance with this Agreement, until such Person ceases to be a Member of the Company.
means all of the rights and interests of whatsoever nature of the Members in the Company, including without limitation the right to participate in management to the extent herein expressly provided, to receive distributions of funds, and to receive
allocations of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit.
“Member Percentage” means, with respect to a Member,
that Member’s then applicable Additional Capital Sharing Ratio.
“Net Cash Flow” means Net Operating Income
less debt service on loans to the Company.
“Net Financing and Sale Proceeds” shall mean all cash funds received
by the Company from a sale, financing, refinancing, casualty, condemnation or other capital transaction relating to all or any portion of the Property (including without limitation proceeds from insurance, other than rental or business interruption
insurance, not used to restore the Property), less all customary costs and expenses incurred and paid in cash in connection with such transaction, all amounts paid in cash to discharge financing and other liabilities of the Company, and reasonable
“Net Operating Income” means, for any period, the amount by which Operating Revenues exceed Operating
Expenses for such period.
“Non-Contributing Member” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.4.
“Operating Budget” means the annual budget, prepared by the Property
Manager and approved in writing by Dividend Member, and setting forth (x) the estimated capital and operating expenses of the Company for the then current or immediately succeeding calendar year and for each month of each such calendar year, in
such detail as Dividend Member shall require, and the anticipated sources of funds therefor, (y) a detailed description of the maintenance, repair and management of the Property, including, without limitation, any planned or required
improvements to the Property and the schedule therefor and (z) a detailed marketing report, which at least sets forth a description of anticipated rents for the applicable year.
“Operating Expenses” means, for any period, the current obligations of the Company for such period, determined in
accordance with sound accounting principles approved by Dividend Member and applicable to industrial/warehouse real estate, consistently applied, for operating expenses of the Property, for capital expenditures not paid from the Members’
Capital Contributions, and for reserves actually funded. Operating Expenses shall not include debt service on Company loans nor any non-cash expenses such as depreciation or amortization.
“Operating Revenues” means, for any period, the gross revenues of the Company from any source arising from the
ownership and operation of the Property during such period, including without limitation (x) proceeds of any business interruption or rental loss insurance maintained by the Company from time to time, and (y) amounts released from Company
reserves, but specifically excluding Capital Contributions, and specifically excluding Net Financing and Sale Proceeds.
“Partner Nonrecourse Debt” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulations Sections 1.704-2(b)(4) and 1.752-2.
“Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(3).
“Partner Nonrecourse Deductions” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(2).
“Partnership Minimum Gain” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulations Section 1.704-2(d).
“Person” means an individual or entity.
“Plans” means the plans, specifications and construction drawings for the Project and the development of the Property
prepared by the Architect and referenced in Exhibit C attached hereto and made a part hereof, together with all additions, modifications, supplements, addenda and change orders thereto authorized or approved in accordance with this Agreement from
time to time.
“Prime Rate” means, for each calendar month, the highest prime rate reported in the Money Rates
column or section of The Wall Street Journal published on the second business day of that month, as having been the rate in effect for corporate loans at large U.S. money center
commercial banks (whether or not such rate has actually been charged by any such bank) as of the first calendar
day of such month. If The Wall Street Journal ceases publication of the Prime Rate, the “Prime Rate” shall mean the prime rate (or base rate) announced by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (or any successor to
JPMorgan Chase and Co.), (whether or not such rate has actually been charged by such bank). If such bank discontinues the practice of announcing the Prime Rate, the “Prime Rate” shall mean the highest rate charged by such bank on
short-term, unsecured loans to its most creditworthy large corporate borrowers.
“Priority Capital Contribution”
has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.
“Proceeding” has the meaning set forth in Section 4,9.
“Profits” and “Losses” mean, for each taxable year or other period, an amount equal to the
Company’s taxable income or loss for the year or other period, determined in accordance with Section 703(a) of the Code (including all items of income, gain, loss or deduction required to be stated separately under Section 703(a)(1)
of the Code), with the following adjustments:
(1) Any income of the Company that is exempt from federal income tax and not otherwise taken
into account in computing Profits or Losses will be added to taxable income or loss;
(2) Any expenditures of the Company described in Code
Section 705(a)(2)(B) or treated as Section 705(a)(2)(B) expenditures under Regulations Section 1.7041 (b)(2)(iv)(/), and not otherwise taken into account in computing Profits or Losses, will be subtracted from taxable income or loss;
(3) Gain or loss resulting from any disposition of Company property with respect to which gain or loss is recognized for federal income
tax purposes will be computed by reference to the Gross Asset Value of the property, notwithstanding that the adjusted tax basis of the property differs from its Gross Asset Value;
(4) In lieu of depreciation, amortization and other cost recovery deductions taken into account in computing taxable income or loss, there will
be taken into account Depreciation for the taxable year or other period;
(5) Any items which are specially allocated under
Section 9.3(c) or 9.3(d) shall be excluded from the calculations of Profits or Losses; and
(6) If the Gross Asset Value of any
Company asset is adjusted under Section 9.2(b) or 9.2(c), the adjustment will be taken into account as gain or loss from disposition of the asset for purposes of computing Profits or Losses.
“Project” means the approximately 556,800 square foot warehouse to be constructed on the Property in accordance with
the Plans. The Project does not include any tenant improvements.
“Property” means the approximately 36 acres of land to be acquired by the
Company from an affiliate of the Simmons Vedder Member located in Fulton County, City of Fairburn, Georgia and all improvements and appurtenances and all fixtures and other personal property related thereto which may now or hereafter be located,
erected or developed thereon or used in connection therewith. The land portion of the property is more specifically described on Exhibit B.
“Property Manager” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.8.
“Regulations” means the regulations promulgated by the United States Department of the Treasury pursuant to and in
respect of provisions of the Code. All references herein to sections of the Regulations shall include any corresponding provisions of succeeding, similar or substitute temporary or final Regulations.
“Regulatory Allocations” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(d).
“Removal Event” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4.
“Return” means a cumulative annual rate of return, calculated using annual compounding.
“Simmons Vedder Control Group” means Thomas Simmons, Wolf Vedder, David Arnow and John McKinnemey, all of whom are
affiliated with Simmons Vedder Member.
“Simmons Vedder Control Group Family Members” means any spouse, ancestors,
or descendants of any member of the Simmons Vedder Control Group (including persons in such relationship as a result of legal adoption), or any trust established for the benefit of any member of the Simmons Vedder Control Group or any such spouse,
ancestors or descendants of a member of the Simmons Vedder Control Group.
“Simmons Vedder Guaranty” means the
Guaranty executed by Thomas Simmons, WVDV 2002 Limited Partnership, David Arnow and John McKinnerney in favor of the Company in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H.
“Stabilization Date” means the date upon which leases demising, in the aggregate, not less than ninety percent
(90%) of the rentable square footage of the Project have been executed by the Company and the tenants thereunder have taken possession and are paying rent.
“Substantial Completion” shall be deemed to occur and the Project shall be deemed to be Substantially Completed when
the Architect and the Contractor have each exercised and delivered a certificate of substantial completion on A.I.A. Form G-704 (or other form approved by the Dividend Member) for the Project, with no materia] condition or qualification other than
punch list items with an aggregate cost to complete of not more than $50,000.00.
“Transfer” has the meaning set
forth in Section 3.2(a).
“Uncontrollable Delay” means a quantifiable period of delay in achieving Completion
directly caused by any Uncontrollable Event as determined pursuant to good development and construction scheduling practices; Simmons Vedder Member shall notify Dividend Member at least monthly in connection with a draw request under the
Construction Loan as to any Uncontrollable Delay.
“Uncontrollable Event” means any of the following events causes a delay
in the Completion of the Project: (i) acts of God (not including any reasonably anticipated weather events that would be scheduled for pursuant to good development and construction scheduling practices), (ii) war, riot and other civil
unrest, (iii) government restrictions arising after the date of this Agreement (e.g., general building, zoning or utility moratorium that makes impractical or impossible the development of the Property), (iv) fire or unavoidable
physical casualty to the Property for which the Company has adequate insurance coverage to repair all damage (less reasonable deductible amounts), (v) failure of any governmental authority having jurisdiction over the Property to issue any
required license or permit within the time period for the issuance thereof prescribed by applicable law, statute or ordinance, despite timely satisfaction by the Company of all conditions precedent to the issuance of such license or permit, and
(vi) any other event or occurrence not within the reasonable control of the Simmons Vedder Member. Uncontrollable Events shall not include (a) failure of an architect, contractor or subcontractor to perform as required under any applicable
contract, (b) any design defect in the plans and specifications for the development of the Property, (c) the Property not being redeveloped in accordance with any applicable laws, regulations or permits, (d) the bankruptcy,
dissolution or other similar event occurring to any architect, contractor or subcontractor; (e) the loss of any key personnel of Simmons Vedder Member (or Affiliates of Simmons Vedder Member); (f) any market increases in costs of supplies;
(g) failure of any governmental authority having jurisdiction over the Property to issue any required license or permit where the Company has failed to timely satisfy all conditions precedent to the issuance of such license or permit; or
(h) any act or omission constituting a Removal Event (after taking into account any Uncontrollable Events which extend the time prior to which a Removal Event occurs if such Removal Event arose pursuant to Section 4.4(f) of this
Section 1.2 Captions, References. Pronouns, wherever used herein, and of whatever gender, shall include
natural persons and corporations and associations of every kind and character, and the singular shall include the plural wherever and as often as may be appropriate. Article and section headings are for convenience of reference and shall not affect
the construction or interpretation of this Agreement. Whenever the terms “hereof,” “hereby,” “herein,” or words of similar import are used in this Agreement they shall be construed as referring to this Agreement in its
entirety rather than to a particular section or provision, unless the context specifically indicates to the contrary. Whenever the word “including” is used herein, it shall be construed to mean including without limitation. Any reference
to a particular “Article” or a “Section” shall be construed as referring to the indicated article or section of this Agreement unless the context indicates to the contrary.
ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS; PURPOSE; TERM
Section 2.1 Formation of Company. The Company has been organized as a Delaware limited liability company by filing a
certificate of formation (the “Certificate”) under the Act.
Section 2.2 Name. The name of the Company shall be SouthCreek IV-Atlanta, LLC
and all Company business must be conducted in that name or such other name as the Administrative Member and Dividend Member approve.
Section 2.3 Registered Office; Registered Agent; Principal Office. The registered office and the registered agent of the
Company in the State of Delaware shall be as specified in the Certificate or as designated by the Administrative Member with Dividend Member’s approval. The principal office of the Company shall be c/o Simmons Vedder, 221 West 6th Street, Suite 1900, Austin, Texas 78701 or at such other location as the Administrative Member and Dividend Member approve.
Section 2.4 Foreign Qualification. Before the Company conducts business in Georgia or any other jurisdiction other than
Delaware, the Administrative Member shall cause the Company to comply with all requirements necessary to qualify the Company as a foreign limited liability company in that jurisdiction. At the request of the Administrative Member, each Member shall
execute, acknowledge, swear to, and deliver all certificates and other instruments conforming with this Agreement that are necessary or appropriate to qualify, continue, or terminate the Company as a foreign limited liability company in all
jurisdictions in which the Company may conduct business.
Section 2.5 Purpose and Scope. The purposes and scope of the
Company’s activities are strictly limited to acquiring, redeveloping, renovating, refurbishing, managing, improving, maintaining, owning, leasing, and selling the Property; financing the foregoing activities; and performing all other activities
reasonably necessary or incidental to the furtherance of such purposes.
Section 2.6 Term. The Company shall commence
on the effective date of the Certificate and shall have perpetual existence, unless sooner dissolved as herein provided.
No State Law Partnership. The Company shall not be a partnership or joint venture under any state or federal law, and no Member or Administrative Member shall be a partner or joint venturer of any other Member or Administrative Member
for any purposes, other than under the Code and other applicable tax laws, or as expressly provided in a separate agreement between the Members, and this Agreement may not be construed otherwise.
Section 2.8 Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Simmons Vedder. In order to induce Dividend Member to enter into
this Agreement and to perform hereunder, and without limiting any other representation, covenant or warranty contained herein or in any other agreement, Simmons Vedder Member represents, warrants and covenants to Dividend Member, to the best of its
knowledge, that all documents relating to the Property or the Project provided to Dividend Member by or on behalf of Simmons Vedder Member represent true and correct copies of such documents as delivered to Simmons Vedder Member. If Simmons Vedder
Member has actual knowledge of any material error in any such documents, Simmons Vedder Member shall promptly notify Dividend Member. As of the date hereof, Simmons Vedder Member has no actual knowledge of any material error in such documents.
Section 2.9 REIT Status. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement
or the Act to the contrary, the following provisions of this Section 2.9 shall apply only at such times as any direct or indirect owner of any Member has filed an election, which has not been terminated or revoked, to be taxed as a real estate
investment trust (“REIT”) under Sections 856 to 860 of the Code (such a Member referred to herein as a “REIT Member”). The parties acknowledge that, as of the date of this Agreement, Dividend Member qualifies as a REIT Member.
The Members agree to at all times use reasonable best efforts to conduct the business of the Company such that the nature of its assets and gross income (as determined pursuant to Section 856(c)(2), (3) and (4) of the Code) would
permit the Company (determined as if the Company were a REIT) to qualify as a REIT under Section 856 of the Code and would permit the Company to avoid incurring any tax on prohibited transactions under Section 857(b)(6) of the Code and any
tax on redetermined rents, redetermined deductions, and excess interest under Section 857(b)(7) of the Code (determined as if the Company were a REIT). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Administrative Member shall,
to the fullest extent possible (and without any Additional Capital Contributions from any Member being required or obtained for such purpose), cause the Company to distribute to each REIT Member by the end of each year no less than 100% of the
taxable income allocable to such REIT Member for such year so that such REIT Member may satisfy the requirements of Section 857(a)(1) of the Code for its taxable year.
DISPOSITION OF INTERESTS
Section 3.1 Members. The initial Members of the Company are Dividend Member and Simmons
Vedder Member, each of which is admitted to the Company as a Member as of the date hereof.
Section 3.2 Dispositions of
(a) General Restriction. A Member may not make an assignment, transfer, or other disposition
(voluntarily, involuntarily or by operation of law) (a “Transfer”) of all or any portion of its Membership Interest, nor pledge, mortgage, hypothecate, grant a security interest in, or otherwise encumber (an
“Encumbrance”) all or any portion of its Membership Interest, except with the consent of the other Members or as permitted in Sections 3.2(b), 3.2(c) or 3.2(d). Any attempted Transfer of all or any portion of a Membership
Interest, other than in strict accordance with this Section 3.2, shall be void. A Person to whom a Membership Interest is Transferred may be admitted to the Company as a member only with the consent of the other Member, which may be given or
withheld in the other Member’s sole and absolute discretion. In connection with any Transfer of a Membership Interest or any portion thereof, and any admission of an assignee as a Member, the Member making such Transfer and the assignee shall
furnish the other Member with such documents regarding the Transfer as the other Member may request (in form and substance satisfactory to the other Member), including a copy of the Transfer instrument, a ratification by the assignee of this
Agreement (if the assignee is to be admitted as a Member), and (except in connection with a Transfer to an Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member or to Simmons Vedder Control Group Family Members) a legal opinion that the Transfer complies with
applicable federal and state securities laws. For purposes hereof, a Transfer shall be deemed to have occurred with respect to a Member upon any assignment, transfer, or other disposition (voluntary, involuntary, or by operation of law) of an
interest in that Member.
(b) Permitted Dividend Member Transfers. Dividend Member may Transfer or otherwise
grant Encumbrances in all or a portion of its Membership Interest to any other Person, provided only that (i) the Dividend Member effecting the Transfer and the transferee (as if it were an assignee) shall be required to deliver to the
non-assigning Members an assumption of the obligations under this Agreement of the transferring Dividend Member with respect to such transferred interest, and (ii) no Transfer prior to Substantial Completion to a transferee that is not an
Affiliate of Dividend Member shall occur without the consent of the Simmons Vedder Member.
(c) Permitted Simmons Vedder Member
Transfers. Simmons Vedder Member may Transfer any portion of its Membership Interest to Affiliates of Simmons Vedder Member and Simmons Vedder Control Group Family Members, so long as one or more members of the Simmons Vedder Control Group
retains sole management authority over such Membership Interest. In addition, ownership interests in Simmons Vedder Member may be transferred to any party, so long as the Simmons Vedder Control Group retains sole management authority over the
Membership Interest owned by Simmons Vedder Member.
Section 3.3 Creation of Additional Membership Interests.
Additional Membership Interests may be created and issued to existing Members or to other Persons, and such other Persons may be admitted to the Company as Members, with the approval of the Administrative Member and Dividend Member, on such terms
and conditions as the Administrative Member and Dividend Member may determine at the time of admission. The Administrative Member may reflect the admission of any new Members or the creation of any new class or group of Member in an amendment to
this Agreement which shall be valid if executed only by the Administrative Member.
Section 3.4 Resignation. A Member
may not resign or withdraw from the Company without the consent of the other Members.
Section 3.5 Information. In
addition to the other rights specifically set forth in this Agreement, each Member is entitled to the following information under the circumstances and conditions set forth in the Act: (a) true and full information regarding the status of the
business and financial condition of the Company; (b) promptly after becoming available, a copy of the Company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for each year; (c) a current list of the name and last known business,
residence or mailing address of each Member and Administrative Member; (d) a copy of this Agreement, the Company’s certificate of formation, and all amendments to such documents; (e) true and full information regarding the amount of
cash and a description and statement of the agreed value of any other property or services contributed by each Member and which each Member has agreed to contribute in the future, and the date on which each became a Member; and (f) other
information regarding the affairs of the Company to which that Member is entitled pursuant to Section 18-305 of the Act (including all Company books and records). Under no circumstances shall any information regarding the Company or its
business be kept confidential from Dividend Member or Simmons Vedder Member.
Section 3.6 Liability to Third Parties. No Member shall be liable for the
debts, obligations or liabilities of the Company. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, upon the Bankruptcy of the Company, Simmons Vedder Member or Dividend Member, and for so long as such Person shall remain in Bankruptcy,
then only the affirmative vote of all of the Members not in Bankruptcy can require any Member to make any Capital Contribution to the Company, and the Bankrupt Person shall have no authority to require any such Capital Contribution to be made by any
of the Members. Each Member acknowledges and agrees that the terms of Article 6 are a part of this Agreement solely for the individual benefit of the Members, are not an asset of the Company and may not be relied on by any creditor of the Company.
MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY
Section 4.1 Management.
(a) Management Vested in Members; Routine Matters. Management of the Company shall be vested in the Members. The Administrative
Member shall manage the routine, day-to-day affairs of the Company and take all actions and make all expenditures with regard thereto, but only to the extent such specific action or expenditure is included in the then applicable Business Plan,
Development or Operating Budget. Dividend Member shall have sole authority to enforce any agreement between the Company and Simmons Vedder Member or its Affiliates and to make all determinations on behalf of the Company with respect thereto. Each of
Dividend Member and Simmons Vedder Member covenants and agrees to use all commercially reasonable efforts to minimize Operating Expenses and maximize the Operating Revenues of the Property, in the best interest of the Company, and to exercise such
efforts as a party not having a conflict of interest.
(b) Major Decisions. Except for management of the routine, day-to-day
affairs of the Company consistent with the then applicable Development Budget, Business Plan and Operating Budget, and except as provided in Section 4.1(d) of this Agreement, all other decisions regarding the Company and its business,
operations and assets (“Major Decisions”), including without limitation the following matters, may be proposed by either the Administrative Member or Dividend Member, and shall be made jointly by the Administrative Member and
(1) regarding Company assets, the acquisition of the Property, any mortgage, financing, refinancing,
hypothecation or encumbrance of all or any part thereof, any acquisition of any real or personal property in addition to the Property;
(2) regarding Company financial affairs, (A) approval of each Business Plan and Operating Budget and Development Budget,
and any amendments thereto (with the exception of increases in tenant improvement allowances and leasing costs which Dividend Member shall have sole and absolute decision making authority on behalf of the Company); (B) determination of major
accounting policies, including selection of depreciation schedules, accounting methods and making various decisions regarding treatment and allocation of transactions for federal and state income, franchise or other tax
purposes, (C) determination of the terms and conditions of all Company borrowings and the identity of the lender thereof, any determination to amend any approved loan documents, and the
granting of any guaranties or indemnities by the Company, (D) selection of banks for deposit of Company funds, and the designation of Persons with signatory authority over withdrawal of such funds, (E) the determination of any capital or
operating reserves necessary or advisable for the Company, (F) making of any expenditure or incurrence of any obligation by or for the Company which is not set forth in the then current Development Budget and/or Operating Budget; however, if
emergency repairs to the Property are necessary to avoid imminent danger of injury to the Property or to an individual, the Administrative Member may make such expenditures as may be necessary to alleviate such situation and shall promptly notify
Dividend Member of the event giving rise to such repairs and the actions taken with respect thereto, (G) the making of any loan by the Company to any Person, and (H) the approval of all income tax and other tax returns to be filed by the
(3) regarding Additional Capital Contributions;
(4) regarding development of the Property, development schedules, budgets and all other material matters relating to the
acquisition or the development of the Property; any architects agreements or construction contracts; approval of the Plans and any change orders or other modifications issued thereto; provided, however, the Administrative Member may authorize
changes to or variance from the Plans without the approval of Dividend Member, only if such changes or variances (A) are approved by Construction Lender, if and to the extent that the Construction Lender’s approval is required under the
Construction Loan documents, (B) do not result in any reduction in square footage of the Project or any reduction (whether in quality or quantity) of Project amenities or any material change in Project site plans or appearance, (C) do not
reduce specifications or performance standards (or change any specified model or brand) of any material equipment system or other item to be incorporated in the Property, (D) are of the type that are routinely made during the course of
build-out, and (E) do not cause a material change in the overall quality, useful life or design of the Project, or the structural integrity or safety thereof; provided further, however, that changes of up to 18 inches in the finished floor
elevation of the Project from the finished floor elevation reflected in the Plans may be authorized by Administrative Member without the approval of Dividend Member provided that the finished floor elevation of the warehouse building constituting a
part of the Project remains at least 24 inches higher than the 100-year flood plain elevation applicable to the Property; selection of contractors (other than the Contractor), subcontractors, architects and engineers; insurance coverages, the
underwriters thereof, and claims related thereto; and any variation from or amendment to any of the foregoing;
regarding all leases of space in the Property, the form of lease agreements, guidelines for minimum rental rates, minimum and maximum length of lease terms, brokerage commissions, credit standing of tenants, and the approval of any lease or the
acceptance of cancellation or surrender of any lease or the forgiveness or release of any lease covenant or requirement;
(6) regarding Property operations, approval of: property managers, leasing
agents, management and leasing agreements, other material third party agreements, construction contracts, and brokerage agreements, including, specifically, approval of all Affiliates of Simmons Vedder Member as contractors, subcontractors or
service providers; insurance coverages, the underwriters thereof and claims related thereto; zoning changes, any ground lease or master lease, easement, restrictive covenants, reciprocal operating agreement, cross-casement agreement, similar
agreements or any amendments thereto, and any matters relating to casualties affecting the Property or any condemnation or eminent domain proceeding affecting the amount of reserves for capital improvements, replacements, and purchases, or any other
Company purposes; modifications of any of the foregoing; and all matters relating to the Property’s compliance with environmental, health, access, and other applicable laws;
(7) using or referencing in any way the name of, or any affiliation with, Dividend Member, any Dividend Affiliate, or any of
their Affiliates in any business representation or advertising;
(8) taking of any legal action and any determination to
settle any legal action;
(9) filing of any petition or consenting to the filing of any petition that would subject the
Company to a Bankruptcy;
(10) selection of attorneys, accountants, engineers, environmental consultants, or other
professionals for the Property or the Company (provided that the vendors identified on Exhibit I are hereby pre-approved);
(11) entering into or amending any agreement with Simmons Vedder Member or an Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member;
(12) regarding any distributions of Net Cash Flow by the Company, and establishing reserves of the Company, other than as set
forth in the then-current Development Budget and/or Operating Budget;
(13) regarding any environmental, ecological or
archaeological matter relating to the Property, including selection of consultants in regard thereto and adoption of and implementation of any operation and maintenance program or any other program to remove or otherwise remediate hazardous
materials or other potential adverse effects on the assets (including goodwill) of the Company;
(14) regarding termination
or dissolution of the Company; and
(15) regarding the delivery of any written notice or communication to Lender under a
loan secured by a lien encumbering the Property.
(c) Duties of the Administrative Member. Subject to the Company making the
appropriate funds available, the Administrative Member shall discharge its duties in a good and proper manner as provided for in this Agreement. The Administrative Member shall complete the development of the Project in accordance with the
Development Budget and the
Plans, and shall on behalf of the Company, in good faith use the efforts of a prudent and diligent developer to (1) implement all Major Decisions, (2) enforce agreements entered into by
the Company, (3) conduct the routine, day-to-day business and affairs of the Company in accordance with good industry practice and this Agreement, including without limitation, performing, on behalf of the Company, the Company’s
obligations with respect to the Financing, if any, (4) procure and maintain all insurance policies and coverages to be obtained and maintained by the Company, as reasonably prescribed by Dividend Member from time to time, (5) pay (with
Company funds) all obligations of the Company when due, including without limitation real estate taxes for the Property, and (6) provide Dividend Member with copies of all correspondence and other communications with any Lender pertaining to
any Financing, as and when the same are delivered or received.
(1) The Administrative Member shall devote sufficient time
to perform its duties hereunder in accordance this Agreement. The Administrative Member shall not delegate any of its rights or powers to manage and control the business and affairs of the Company without the prior written consent of Dividend
Member. David Arnow or Gary Mefford shall be actively involved in the development, leasing and management of the Property and shall devote a substantial amount of their time in such efforts; provided, however, that so long as Dividend Member is
satisfied, in its reasonable judgment, with the capacity and ability of Simmons Vedder Member to proceed with the development of the Property, it shall not be a default of Simmons Vedder Member hereunder if both of David Arnow and Gary Mefford are
unable to discharge such duties by reason of their death, permanent disability or termination of their employment by Simmons Vedder Member or its Affiliates.
(2) Administrative Member shall be the Member who will, on behalf of the Company, coordinate, supervise and direct all aspects
of (a) the planning and design of the Project including the preparation of the Plans and supervision of the Architect and other design professionals retained by the Company or the Architect; and (b) the construction of the Building in
accordance with the Plans, permits, laws, regulations and codes, Key Documents and the Entitlements. A more detailed description of the duties of the Administrative Member in connection with the development of the Project is attached hereto as
Exhibit G. Administrative Member shall cause the Company to comply with the requirements of the Key Documents and the Entitlements.
(d) Sale of the Property. Subject to the provisions of Article 11 below, Dividend Member shall have the sole right to sell the
Property (or any part thereof or interest therein), and to select the purchaser and determine the timing therefor and the amount and terms thereof; provided that any sale prior to the Completion Date of the Project shall require the consent of the
Section 4.2 Budgets and Reserves.
(a) Development Budget. The Company shall develop the Project pursuant to the Development Budget. The Administrative Member shall
implement the Development Budget on behalf of the Company and may incur the expenditures and obligations therein provided.
(b) Business Plan. Simmons Vedder Member and Dividend Member have heretofore agreed
upon the initial Business Plan for the Company. Administrative Member shall use its good faith, prudent efforts to implement the Business Plan.
(c) Operating Budgets. After Substantial Completion, the Company shall operate under annual Operating Budgets which shall be
prepared and submitted by the Property Manager to Dividend Member for approval. Administrative Member shall implement each Operating Budget on behalf of the Company and may incur the expenditures and obligations therein provided.
Section 4.3 Meetings of Members.
(a) Regular Meetings. Prior to the Completion Date, the Members shall hold monthly meetings to discuss and consider all matters
pertaining to the development of the Property. After the Completion Date, the Members shall hold quarterly meetings to discuss the Property and such other matters regarding Company business as the Members may decide.
(b) Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Members may be called by the Administrative Member or by Dividend Member at any
time by delivering at least two-business days’ prior notice thereof to the other Member to discuss such matters regarding Company business as the Members may decide.
(c) Procedure. Each Company meeting shall be held at the office of the Administrative Member or, at Dividend Member’s
option, by telephone, unless the Members otherwise agree. Attendance of a Person (whether in person or telephonically) at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, unless such Person attends the meeting for the purpose of
objecting to the transaction of any business on the ground that the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. A Person may vote at such meeting by written proxy executed by that Person and delivered to an Administrative Member or Member. A proxy
shall be revocable unless it is stated to be irrevocable. Any action required or permitted to be taken at such meeting may be taken without a meeting, without prior notice, and without a vote if a consent or consents in writing, setting forth the
action so taken, is signed by the Administrative Member and the Members that would be necessary to take the action at a meeting at which all Members were present and voted. Any meeting may take place by means of telephone conference, video
conference, or similar communication equipment by means of which all Persons participating therein can hear each other.
Removal of Simmons Vedder Member as Administrative Member. The Simmons Vedder Member may be removed by Dividend Member as Administrative Member as provided herein under any of the following circumstances (a “Removal
(a) if any of the individuals comprising the Simmons Vedder Control Group commits a felony involving moral
terpitude, the commission of which creates material adverse consequences or publicity for the Project or Dividend Member;
(b) if Simmons
Vedder Member or any Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member misapplies any funds derived from the Property (including lease payments, security deposits, insurance proceeds and condemnation awards), or commingles funds derived from the Property with
other funds, unless the misapplication or commingling was not intentional, the amount involved is not material and Simmons Vedder Member (or its Affiliate) promptly provides restitution thereof;
(c) if Simmons Vedder Member or any Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member commits fraud, intentional
material misrepresentation or willful misconduct with respect to the Property;
(d) if Simmons Vedder Member or any Affiliate of Simmons
Vedder Member commits an act of gross negligence with respect to the Property and the negative impact of such act is not corrected at no cost to the Company within ten (10) days after such occurrence (provided that such cure period shall be
extended for an additional period of ninety (90) days as shall be reasonably required to correct the impact of such act);
Bankruptcy of the Company filed by Simmons Vedder Member (unless consented to by Dividend Member);
(f) the liquidation or dissolution of
Simmons Vedder Member;
(g) Bankruptcy of Simmons Vedder Member;
(h) the failure of Simmons Vedder Member to cause the Completion Date to occur on or before December 31, 2006, subject to extension for
Uncontrollable Delays up to a maximum extension of one hundred eighty (180) days;
(i) the failure of Simmons Vedder Member or any
guarantor under the Simmons Vedder Guaranty to make any Cost Overrun Contribution as set forth in Section 6.2;
(j) If Simmons Vedder
Member or any Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member commits any other breach of or default under this Agreement (including, without limitation, a breach of any representations or warranties), which breach or default continues for ten (10) days
after receipt by such Person of notice of its occurrence from Dividend Member; provided, however, that if such breach is susceptible of cure but not capable of being cured within such period, then such 10-day cure period shall be extended for an
additional period not exceeding ninety (90) days as shall be reasonably required for the cure of such breach.
Upon the occurrence of a Removal Event,
Dividend Member may remove Simmons Vedder Member as the Administrative Member, in which event:
(A) Dividend Member may
appoint itself, a Dividend Member Affiliate, or a third party as Administrative Member;
(B) If such Removal Event occurs
before the Completion Date and Simmons Vedder is removed as Administrative Member as a result thereof, all Net Cash Flow and Net Financing and Sale Proceeds available for distribution pursuant to Section 8.2(b) and 8.3(b), respectively, of this
Agreement shall be distributed in accordance with the following schedule based on the date on which the Removal Event occurs in relationship to the date of this Agreement:
(1) During the first month: 97.14% to Dividend Member and 2.86% to Simmons Vedder
(2) During the second month: 92% to Dividend Member and 8% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(3) During the third month: 88% to Dividend Member and 12% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(4) During the fourth month: 84% to Dividend Member and 16% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(5) During the fifth month: 80% to Dividend Member and 20% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(6) During the sixth month: 76% to Dividend Member and 24% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(7) During the seventh month: 72% to Dividend Member and 28% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(8) During the eighth month: 68% to Dividend Member and 32% to Simmons Vedder Member;
(9) During the ninth month: 64% to Dividend Member and 36% to Simmons Vedder Member; and
(10) After the ninth month: 60% to Dividend Member and 40% to Simmons Vedder Member.
(C) Dividend Member may, without cause, terminate all agreements between the Company and Simmons Vedder Member or any Affiliate
of Simmons Vedder Member as provided in Section 4.7(b), including, without limitation, the agreements described in Section 4.8.
In regard to
the foregoing, after the occurrence of a Removal Event, Simmons Vedder Member hereby appoints Dividend Member as its attorney in fact (such power of attorney coupled with an interest and irrevocable) for the purpose of executing, delivering and
filing such documents that Dividend Member deems necessary or desirable (including, without limitation, any amendment to the Certificate or to this Agreement) for the purpose of effecting (i) such removal of Simmons Vedder Member as
Administrative Member of the Company, and (ii) such admission of the new Member to the Company as Administrative Member thereof on the terms set forth in this Section 4.4. In the event of such admission of a new Member and removal of
Simmons Vedder Member as the Administrative Member, the new Administrative Member shall have (x) all the authority, powers, rights and obligations of a manager of a limited liability company under the Act, and (y) all of the authority,
powers, rights and obligations of the Administrative Member in this Agreement.
Section 4.5 Reimbursement of Expenses. Each of Dividend Member and the
Administrative Member shall be reimbursed by the Company for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses actually incurred by them directly in conjunction with the business and affairs of the Company (but specifically excluding entertainment expenses and
general overhead and administrative expenses), only to the extent set forth on the Development Budget. Upon request, Dividend Member or the Administrative Member, as applicable, shall provide reasonable supporting verification to the other Member
for all expenditures for which any reimbursement is requested.
Section 4.6 Compensation of Members. Except as herein
otherwise specifically provided, no compensatory payment shall be made by the Company to any Member in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, including without limitation for the services to the Company of such
Member (or any member or employee of such Member) as Administrative Member.
Section 4.7 Transactions with Affiliates.
(a) General. Except as otherwise expressly provided in Section 4.8, when any service or activity to be performed on
behalf of the Company is performed by an Affiliate of a Member, the fee payable for such service or activity shall not exceed the fee which would be payable by the Company to an unaffiliated third party of comparable standing providing the same
(b) Termination Upon Removal of Administrative Member. If Simmons Vedder Member is removed as Administrative
Member as a result of the occurrence of a Removal Event, then the Company may terminate all agreements with Simmons Vedder Member’s Affiliates, and all such agreements must contain a provision that allows for the exercise of the right of
termination under this Section 4.7(b). Dividend Member shall have the sole right to enforce this provision on behalf of the Company.
(c) Termination Upon Sale. Upon the sale of the Property, or the acquisition of the interest of one Member by the other Member
pursuant to Article 11 hereof, all agreements with Affiliates of the Members shall terminate automatically without the requirement of further action by the Members.
Section 4.8 Member and Affiliate Compensation. The Company shall enter into the following agreements and pay the following
fees to Members and their Affiliates:
(a) Development Fees. The Administrative Member shall be entitled to receive
development fees from the Company in the amount of Four Hundred Eighty Two Thousand Five Hundred Sixty and No/100 Dollars ($482,560. 00), payable:
Forty Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Six and No/100 Dollars ($48,256.00) in equal monthly installments over the projected ten
(10) month development period of the Project, commencing upon the commencement of physical construction (including any site work) at the Property.
(b) Asset Management Fee. The Company shall pay to Dividend Member an annual asset
management fee from the Company equal to 50 basis points (0.50 percent) of the lesser of (i) the total costs of the Project, or (ii) the budget for the Project as set forth in the Development Budget, initially payable to Dividend Member at
the time of Substantial Completion of the Project.
(c) Third-Party Construction Oversight. The Company shall reimburse
Dividend Member for reasonable third-party construction oversight fees incurred by Dividend Member subject to a maximum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) per building.
Section 4.9 Indemnification; Reimbursement of Expenses; Insurance.
(a) To the fullest extent permitted by the Act: (1) the Company shall indemnify each Member who was, is or is threatened to be made a
party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceedings (“Proceeding”), any appeal therein, or any inquiry or investigation preliminary thereto, solely by reason of the fact that it is or was the
Administrative Member or a Member and was acting within scope of duties or under the authority of the Members; (2) the Company shall pay or reimburse any Member for expenses incurred by it (A) in advance of the final disposition of a
Proceeding to which such Member was, is or is threatened to be made a party, and (B) in connection with his or her appearance as a witness or other participation in any Proceeding. The Company, by adoption of a resolution of the Members (or as
otherwise agreed in writing), may indemnify and advance expenses to an officer, employee or agent of the Company to the same extent and subject to the same conditions under which it may indemnify and advance expenses to Members under the preceding
sentence. The provisions of this Section 4.9 shall not be exclusive of any other right under any law, provision of the Certificate or this Agreement, or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this indemnity shall not apply to actions
constituting negligence, gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith, or involving a breach of this Agreement to the extent not covered by insurance maintained by the Company. The Company may purchase and maintain insurance to protect itself
and any Member, officer, employee or agent of the Company, whether or not the Company would have the power to indemnify such Person under this Section 4.9. This indemnification obligation shall be limited to the assets of Company and no Member
shall be required to make a Capital Contribution in respect thereof.
(b) Each Member agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
Company and the other Member(s) from any loss, claim, damage or liability resulting from actions of such indemnifying Member constituting negligence not covered by insurance maintained by the Company, gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad
Section 4.10 Conflicts of Interest.
(a) Subject to the other express provisions of this Agreement, each Member, and each Affiliate thereof, may engage in and possess interests in
other business ventures of any and every type and description, at any location, independently or with others, including ones in competition with the Company, with no obligation to offer to the Company or any other Member the right to participate
therein or to account therefor. Subject to Section 4.7, the Company may transact business with any Member or any Affiliate thereof.
(b) All business ventures of any and every type and description arising out of or relating or
pertaining to the Property or the Company shall be for the account of the Company, and all revenues derived therefrom shall accrue solely to the Company.
Section 4.11 Appraisals. At the election of Dividend Member, the Company shall at its expense from time to time, but not
more frequently than once in every 12-consecutive month period, cause an appraisal to be done on the Property or any portion thereof by an appraiser selected by Dividend Member.
Section 4.12 General Indemnification. Simmons Vedder Member hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
Dividend Member from any loss, claim, damage or liability against the Dividend Member and its Affiliates for any brokerage commissions or finder’s fees claimed by any broker or other party in connection with the formation of the Company or the
Company’s acquisition of the Property, and any claim by any third party relating to such transaction, which arises from any action of Simmons Vedder Member or any of its Affiliates. Dividend Member hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold
harmless Simmons Vedder Member from any loss, claim, damage or liability against Simmons Vedder Member and its Affiliates for any brokerage commissions or finder’s fees claimed by any broker or other party, in connection with the formation of
the Company or the Company’s acquisition of the Property and any claim by any third party relating to such transaction, which arises from any action of Dividend Member or any Dividend Affiliate.
Section 4.13 Change in Administrative Member After Completion. Unless otherwise agreed by Simmons Vedder Member and
Dividend Member, upon the final completion of the Project and the termination of the Simmons Vedder Guaranty, Simons Vedder Member shall cease to be the Administrative Member and Dividend Member shall become the Administrative Member.
Section 4.14 Acquisition of the Property. The Members hereby approve and consent to the Company’s acquisition of the
Property pursuant to the Closing Documents. The Administrative Member is hereby authorized to execute the Closing Documents on behalf of the Company.
Section 5.1 Fiscal Year, Accounts, Reports.
(a) The fiscal year of the Company shall be the calendar year unless a different fiscal year is required pursuant to Section 706 of the
(b) The books of account of the Company, at Company expense, shall be kept and maintained by the Administrative Member on an accrual
basis and on a tax basis. The Administrative Member shall prepare a reconciliation of such books and records to cash receipts and disbursements. Further, the Administrative Member at the Company’s expense, shall prepare or cause to be prepared
all required federal and state Company tax returns, which returns shall be delivered to the Members within seventy-five (75) days of calendar year end and once approved by Dividend Member, timely filed with the appropriate government agencies.
(c) The Administrative Member, at its expense, shall provide, or cause to be provided, in a
written format, and/or in an electronic format upon request by Dividend Member, to each Member at the earliest practicable time, but in no event later than fifteen (15) days after the end of each calendar month (commencing not later than
fifteen (15) days after the first full month after the date of this Agreement), a series of reports containing, in a form satisfactory to Dividend Member, and containing the following:
(1) within fifteen (15) days after the end of each month prior to the Completion Date, a monthly up-date of the
then-applicable Development Budget and the Business Plan, so as to inform Dividend Member of:
(A) any variances from the
Development Budget or the Business Plan, including (i) any variances between the actual and projected dates for completion of the Project, (ii) Construction Cost Overruns in the Development Budget to date, or any unforeseen costs or
expenses which may have arisen and which, when added to all other costs and expenses, will cause the Development Budget total to be exceeded, (iii) any variances between the actual and scheduled or contractually-mandated completion dates; and
(B) all expenditures under any contingency amounts in the Development Budget showing the amount and Development Budget
line item to which said expenditure was made; and
(2) before and after the Completion Date; (A) a balance sheet,
(B) an income statement, (C) a comparison of the Operating Budget with actual monthly results, showing dollar and percent variances and containing a narrative discussing major variances, (D) cash flow statements containing columns for
monthly and year-to-date actual results, (E) estimated financial information adequate to prepare taxable income projection no later than the second week of January for each calendar year, (F) a rent roll report, (G) a leasing status
report that discusses leasing activity, (H) a copy of all written reports produced by the Administrative Member that discuss historical or projected performance of the Property, and (I) a competitive market survey for the market in which
the Property is competing, reflecting the rents being charged by competing projects and if available, the occupancy levels of such competing projects.
(d) At the request of Dividend Member from time to time, Administrative Member, at the cost and expense of the Company, shall provide annual
audited financial statements for the Property including, as supplementary schedules, a consolidated balance sheet, cash flow statement and income statement for the Property and a statement of the Capital Accounts of each Member, and of all balances
of each Member indicating the type and amount of each type of Capital Contribution and any changes in Members’ equity. If requested, such annual financial statements shall be audited by an independent firm of certified public accountants
selected by the Administrative Member and approved by Dividend Member and prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied.
(e) The books and records of the Company shall be kept at the Office of the Administrative Member. Each Member, or its designated agents or
employees, at Company expense, may at all reasonable times during usual business hours audit, examine and make copies of or extracts from the books of account records, files and bank statements of the Company.
(f) The foregoing reports and statements are in addition to any other report or statement
specifically required by this Agreement.
Section 5.2 Bank Accounts. The Administrative Member shall open and
maintain (in the name of the Company) a special bank account or accounts in a bank or savings and loan association, the deposits of which are insured, up to the applicable limits, by an agency of the United States government, in which shall be
deposited all funds of the Company. Withdrawals therefrom shall be made upon the signatures of such Persons as the Administrative Member shall designate with the approval of Dividend Member, provided, however, that at least one
individual designated and appointed by Dividend Member shall at all times be an authorized signatory on all accounts of the Company. All funds of the Company shall be maintained and held in such special accounts, and shall not commingled with the
funds of any other Person.
Section 5.3 Financial Accounting Matters Member. Dividend Member shall have sole authority
to 1) modify the reporting requirements described herein, and 2) select, from among generally accepted accounting principles, the method by which the Company’s financial statements shall be prepared (including the allocation of all revenues and
expenses, including depreciation, to the Members’ Capital Accounts). If after Administrative Member and Dividend Member agree upon the format and content of the financial statements to be prepared by Administrative Member and furnished to
Dividend Member hereunder Dividend Member selects a different method by which the Company’s financial statements shall be prepared, then unless the change arises from a change in generally accepted accounting principles the Company shall
reimburse Administrative Member for all out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by Administrative Member in converting its accounting systems to comply with such changed method.
Section 6.1 Priority Capital Contributions.
(a) Dividend Member shall make an initial Capital Contribution to the Company (the “Priority Capital Contributions”),
in the amount of Five Million Six Hundred Nine Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Three and 00/100 Dollars ($5,609,323.00):
Upon the Acquisition Date, and subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions, Dividend Member shall make the entire Priority Capital Contributions to the Company:
(A) The Plans shall have been approved by Dividend Member.
(B) The Company shall have entered into the Construction Contract, and all architectural and engineering contracts relating to
the Project shall have been assigned to the Company.
(C) Dividend Member shall have received a certification from the Architect
addressing such matters as Dividend Member may reasonably request, including compliance of the Plans with local codes and ordinances except as reasonably approved by Dividend Member, and the status of governmental approvals required for the
development of the Property in accordance with the Plans and the Business Plan.
(D) The transaction contemplated hereby
shall have been approved by the board of directors of Dividend Capital Trust Inc.
(b) Upon the Acquisition Date, Simmons Vedder Member
shall make an initial Capital Contribution to the Company (the “Priority Capital Contributions”), in the amount of One Hundred Sixty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy One and 00/100 Dollars ($164,971.00).
(c) Simmons Vedder Member and Dividend Member agree that all Acquisition Costs paid by them that are to be reimbursed by the Company pursuant
to Section 4.5 hereof shall be reimbursed to them as soon as practicable after the closing of the acquisition of the Property by the Company.
Section 6.2 Additional Capital Contributions.
(a) Dividend Member and Simmons Vedder Member shall make Capital Contributions to the Company (“Additional Capital
Contributions”), as are from time to time required for the conduct of the Company’s business, maintenance of its assets, and discharge of its liabilities, but not for construction of the Project in accordance with the Development
Budget (for which Dividend Member is required to make Priority Capital Contributions under Section 6.1) or for Construction Cost Overruns (for which Simmons Vedder Member is required to make Construction Cost Overrun Contributions under
Section 6.3), which may include by way of example such items as additional loan interest, property taxes, insurance, maintenance and repair and other customary ownership expenses incurred by the Company after Substantial Completion and not
covered by the Development Budget. Such Additional Capital Contributions shall be contributed 60% by Dividend Member and 40% by Simmons Vedder Member with the exception that increases in tenant improvement allowances from those currently
contemplated by the Development Budget which Dividend Member requires shall be contributed 97% by Dividend Member and 3% by Simmons Vedder Member.
(b) From time to time as the Company requires funds to conduct its business, Dividend Member, or the Administrative Member with the prior
written consent of Dividend Member, shall notify the Members in writing of the amount of funds required and the use and purpose of such funds.
Section 6.3 Completion; Construction Cost Overrun Contributions.
(a) Except as otherwise mutually agreed by Dividend Member and Simmons Vedder Member, in their respective sole and absolute discretions,
Simmons Vedder Member shall use good faith, prudent efforts to achieve Substantial Completion of the Project not later than December 31, 2006, subject to extension by one (1) day for each day of Uncontrollable Delays up to a maximum
extension of one hundred eighty (180) days.
(b) In the event Construction Cost Overruns shall occur, Simmons Vedder Member shall make
contributions to the Company (“Construction Cost Overrun Contributions”), as are required to defray such Construction Cost Overruns.
(c) Amounts funded by the Simmons Vedder Member (or an Affiliate) with respect to the Construction Loan for guaranty obligations which survive
the Completion of the Project, and which result from the act or omission of the Simmons Vedder Member (or an Affiliate), shall constitute a Construction Cost Overrun Contribution hereunder.
(d) The obligation of Simmons Vedder Member to complete the Project for a cost not exceeding the Development Budget, and to make Construction
Cost Overrun Contributions shall be secured by the Simmons Vedder Member Guaranty delivered to the Company concurrently with the execution of this Agreement.
Section 6.4 Failure to Make Contributions.
(a) In the event of a failure (x) by Dividend Member or the Simmons Vedder Member to contribute any Priority Capital Contribution required
by Section 6.1, or (y) by any Member to contribute any Additional Capital Contributions required by Section 6.2, or (z) by Simmons Vedder Member to contribute any Construction Cost Overrun Contributions required by
Section 6.3, then in addition to any other rights and remedies of the Members hereunder or arising at law or in equity, then, provided the other Member shall have made its corresponding Capital Contribution (if applicable), such refusal or
failure shall constitute a default by the non-contributing Member (the “Non-Contributing Member”), and the other non-defaulting Member (the “Contributing Member”) may either void its Capital
Contribution to the Company or advance all or a portion of the Non-Contributing Member’s unpaid Capital Contribution to the Company on behalf of the Non-Contributing Member (a “Preferred Capital Contribution”).
(1) In the event any Contributing Member elects to make a Preferred Capital Contribution pursuant to this Section, then such
Preferred Capital Contribution shall be treated as preferred equity of the Contributing Member. Preferred Capital Contributions shall earn a return equal to the Default Rate compounded annually until repaid in full.
(2) To the extent not repaid directly by the Non-Contributing Member, the Preferred Capital Contribution shall be repaid out of
any subsequent distributions made by the Company pursuant to this Agreement to which the Non-Contributing Member for whose account the Preferred Capital Advance was made would otherwise be entitled under this Agreement (including fees and
reimbursable amounts payable hereunder to the Non-Contributing Member or any Affiliate of the Non-Contributing Member) prior to any other distributions being made to the Non-Contributing Member (but any such distributions, fees or reimbursements
actually paid to the Contributing Member pursuant to this Section 6.4(a)(2) shall nonetheless constitute distributions, fees or reimbursements, as applicable, to the Non-Contributing Member for purposes of this Agreement), and such payments
shall be applied first to the payment of any unpaid return on the Preferred Capital Contribution (as provided in the last sentence of Section 6.4(a)(1) hereof) and then to the payment of the outstanding principal, until the Preferred Capital
Contribution is paid in full.
Section 6.5 Return of Contributions. Except as expressly provided herein, no
Member shall be entitled to (a) the return of any part of its Capital Contributions (or Construction Cost Overrun Contribution), (b) any interest in respect of any Capital Contribution (or Construction Cost Overrun Contribution), or
(c) the fair market value of its Membership Interest in connection with a withdrawal from the Company or otherwise. Unrepaid Capital Contributions shall not be a liability of the Company or of any Member. No Member shall be required to
contribute or lend any cash or property to the Company to enable the Company to return any Member’s Capital Contributions to the Company.
Section 6.6 Balances. The Company’s books and records shall contain entries indicating the type and amount of Capital
Contributions and loans made to the Company and the distributions and payments made by the Company thereon.
Limitation of Liability for Capital Contributions. No Member shall have any obligation to make any Capital Contribution or other contribution to the Company except as provided in this Article 6.
Section 7.1 Construction Loan.
(a) The Members intend that the development and construction of the Project by the Company be financed with the Construction Loan.
(b) Simmons Vedder Member or an Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member has delivered to the Construction Lender a guaranty of the customary
nonrecourse carveouts for the Construction Loan. Simmons Vedder Member or an Affiliate of Simmons Vedder Member has also delivered to the Construction Lender (x) an environmental guaranty, and (y) a completion and cost overrun guaranty
(which includes certain guaranty obligations that survive the Completion of the Project).
(c) As required by Section 4.1(b)(1), the
Members hereby approve the Construction Loan and the Construction Loan Documents which shall be signed by Administrative Member on behalf of the Company.
Section 8.1 Distributions in General. Except as expressly set forth in the approved Operating Budget or expressly
consented to by Dividend Member, the Administrative Member shall distribute, in accordance with Section 8.2, all Net Cash Flow quarterly, and (b) in accordance with Section 8.3, all Net Financing and Sale Proceeds, within fifteen
(15) days after the Company receives such Net Financing and Sale Proceeds.
Section 8.2 Distribution of Net Cash Flow. Net Cash Flow for any particular
period shall, subject to Section 6.4, be distributed to the Members in the following order of priority:
(a) First, to the Members,
ratably, in accordance with their Capital Sharing Ratios until each of the Members have received a return of 8.25% compounded annually, on all Capital Contributions of the Members from proceeds distributed pursuant to either or both of Sections
8.2(a) and 8.3(a); and
(b) Thereafter, 60% to Dividend Member and 40% to Simmons Vedder Member (subject to adjustment in accordance with
Section 8.3 Distribution of Net Financing and Sale Proceeds. Net Financing and Sale Proceeds for
any particular period shall, subject to Section 6.4, be distributed to the Members in the following order of priority:
(a) First, to
the Members, ratably, in accordance with their Capital Sharing Ratios until each of the Members has received an Internal Rate of Return (which, by definition, includes a return of Capital Contributions) of 8.25% from proceeds distributed pursuant to
either or both of Sections 8.2(a) and 8.3(a); and
(b) Thereafter, 60% to Dividend Member and 40% to Simmons Vedder Member (subject to
adjustment in accordance with Section 4.4(B)).
CAPITAL ACCOUNTS, ALLOCATIONS, AND TAX MATTERS
Section 9.1 Capital Accounts.
(a) Establishment and Maintenance. A separate capital account (“Capital Account”) will be maintained for
each Member. The Capital Account of each Member will be determined and adjusted as follows:
(1) Each Member’s Capital
Account will be credited with the Member’s Capital Contributions, the Member’s distributive share of Profits, any items in the nature of income or gain that are specially allocated to the Member under Sections 9.3(c) or 9.3(d), and the
amount of any Company liabilities that are assumed by the Member or secured by any Company property distributed to the Member.
(2) Each Member’s Capital Account will be debited with the amount of cash and the Gross Asset Value of any Company
property distributed to the Member under any provision of this Agreement, the Member’s distributive share of Losses, any items in the nature of deduction or loss that are specially allocated to the Member under Section 9.3(c) or 9.3(d),
and the amount of any liabilities of the Member assumed by the Company or which are secured by any property contributed by the Member to the Company.
(3) If any interest in the Company is transferred in accordance with the terms of
this Agreement, the transferee will succeed to the Capital Account of the transferor to the extent it relates to the transferred interest.
(b) Modifications by Administrative Member. The provisions of this Section 9.1 and the other provisions of this Agreement
relating to the maintenance of Capital Accounts have been included in this Agreement to comply with Section 704(b) of the Code and the Regulations promulgated thereunder and will be interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with those
provisions. The Administrative Member may, with the consent of Dividend Member, modify the manner in which the Capital Accounts are maintained under this Section 9.1 to comply with those provisions, as well as upon the occurrence of events that
might otherwise cause this Agreement not to comply with those provisions; however, without the unanimous consent of all Members, the Administrative Member may not make any modification to the way Capital Accounts are maintained if such modification
would have the effect of changing the amount of distributions to which any Member would be entitled during the operation, or upon the liquidation, of the Company.
Section 9.2 Adjustment of Gross Asset Value. “Gross Asset Value”, with respect to any asset, is the
adjusted basis of that asset for federal income tax purposes, except as follows:
(a) The initial Gross Asset Value of any asset
contributed (or deemed contributed under Code Sections 704(b) and 752 and the Regulations promulgated thereunder) by a Member to the Company will be the fair market value of the asset on the date of the contribution, as determined by the
Administrative Member and Dividend Member.
(b) The Gross Asset Values of all Company assets will be adjusted to equal the respective fair
market values of the assets, as determined by the Administrative Member and Dividend Member, as of (1) the acquisition of an additional interest in the Company by any new or existing Member in exchange for more than a de minimis capital
contribution, (2) the distribution by the Company to a Member of more than a de minimis amount of Company property as consideration for an interest in the Company if an adjustment is necessary or appropriate to reflect the relative economic
interests of the Members in the Company and (3) the liquidation of the Company within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.704-1 (b)(2)(ii)(g).
(c) The Gross Asset Value of any Company asset distributed to any Member will be the gross fair market value of the asset on the date of
(d) The Gross Asset Values of Company assets will be increased or decreased to reflect any adjustment to the adjusted basis
of the assets under Code Section 734(b) or 743(b), but only to the extent that the adjustment is taken into account in determining Capital Accounts under Regulations Section 1.704-1 (b)(2)(iv)(m), provided that Gross Asset Values will not
be adjusted under this Section 9.2 to the extent that the Administrative Member determines that an adjustment under Section 9.2(b) is necessary or appropriate in connection with a transaction that would otherwise result in an adjustment
under this Section 9.2(d).
(e) After the Gross Asset Value of any asset has been determined or adjusted under
Section 9.2(a), 9.2(b) or 9.2(d), Gross Asset Value will be adjusted by the Depreciation taken into account with respect to the asset for purposes of computing Profits or Losses.
Section 9.3 Profits, Losses and Distributive Shares of Tax Items.
(a) Profits. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 9.3(c) and 9.3(d), Profits for any taxable year or other period shall be
allocated among the Members to the extent necessary to cause the Adjusted Capital Account balance of each Member to equal the amount that would be distributable to such Member under Section 8.3 hereof if, at the time of the allocation pursuant
to this Section 9.3(a), the Company sold all of its remaining assets for an amount equal to their respective Gross Asset Values (i.e., for an amount such that no additional Profits or Losses are generated under clause (3) of the definition
of those terms), repaid all Company liabilities (limited with respect to each nonrecourse liability to the Gross Asset Value of such asset securing such liability), and distributed all remaining proceeds among the Members in accordance with Section
(b) Losses. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 9.3(c) and 9.3(d), Losses for any taxable year or other period
shall be allocated among the Members to the extent necessary to cause the Adjusted Capital Account balance of each Member to equal the amount that would be distributable to such Member under Section 8.3 hereof if, at the time of the allocation
pursuant to this Section 9.3(b), the Company sold all of its remaining assets for an amount equal to their respective Gross Asset Values (i.e., for an amount such that no additional Profits or Losses are generated under clause (3) of the
definition of those terms), repaid all Company liabilities (limited with respect to each nonrecourse liability to the Gross Asset Value of such asset securing such liability), and distributed all remaining proceeds among the Members in accordance
with Section 8.3.
(c) Special Allocations. The following special allocations will be made in the following order and
priority before allocations of Profits and Losses:
(1) Partnership Minimum Gain Chargeback. If there is a
net decrease in Partnership Minimum Gain during any taxable year or other period for which allocations are made, before any other allocation under this Agreement, each Member will be specially allocated items of Company income and gain for that
period (and, if necessary, subsequent periods) in proportion to, and to the extent of, an amount equal to such Member’s share of the net decrease in Partnership Minimum Gain during such year determined in accordance with Regulations
Section 1.704-2(g)(2). The items to be allocated will be determined in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(g). This Section 9.3(c)(1) is intended to comply with the Partnership Minimum Gain chargeback requirements of the
Regulations, will be interpreted consistently with the Regulations and will be subject to all exceptions provided therein.
(2) Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain Chargeback. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Section 9.3 (other than Section 9.3(c)(1) which shall be applied first), if there is a net decrease in Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain with respect to a Partner Nonrecourse Debt during any taxable year or
other period for which allocations were previously made, any Member with a share of such Partner
Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain (determined under Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(5)) as of the beginning of the year will be specially allocated items of Company income and gain for that period (and, if necessary, subsequent periods) in an amount
equal to such Member’s share of the net decrease in the Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain during such year determined in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(g)(2). The items to be so allocated will be determined in accordance
with Regulations Section 1.704-2(g). This Section 9.3(c)(2) is intended to comply with the Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain chargeback requirements of the Regulations, will be interpreted consistently with the Regulations and will be
subject to all exceptions provided therein.
(3) Qualified Income Offset. A Member who unexpectedly receives
any adjustment, allocation or distribution described in Regulations Sections 1.704-l(b)(2)(ii)(d)(4), (5) or (6) will be specially allocated items of Company income and gain in an amount and manner sufficient to eliminate, to the extent
required by the Regulations, the Adjusted Capital Account Deficit of the Member as quickly as possible.
Nonrecourse Deductions. Nonrecourse Deductions for any taxable year or other period for which allocations are made will be allocated among the Members in proportion to their relative Capital Contributions.
(5) Partner Nonrecourse Deductions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Partner
Nonrecourse Deductions for any taxable year or other period for which allocations are made will be allocated to the Member who bears the economic risk of loss with respect to the Partner Nonrecourse Debt to which the Partner Nonrecourse Deductions
are attributable in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(i).
(6) Code Section 754
Adjustments. To the extent an adjustment to the adjusted tax basis of any Company asset under Code Sections 734(b) or 743(b) is required to be taken into account in determining Capital Accounts under Regulations
Section 1.704-l(b)(2)(iv)(m), the amount of the adjustment to the Capital Accounts will be treated as an item of gain (if the adjustment increases the basis of the asset) or loss (if the adjustment decreases the basis), and the gain or loss
will be specially allocated to the Members in a manner consistent with the manner in which their Capital Accounts are required to be adjusted under Regulations Section 1.704-l(b)(2(iv)(wy).
(d) Curative Allocations. The allocations set forth in Section 9.3(c) (the “Regulatory Allocations”)
are intended to comply with certain requirements of Regulations Sections 1.704-l(b) and 1.704-2. The Regulatory Allocations may effect results which would be inconsistent with the manner in which the Members intend to divide Company distributions.
Accordingly, the Administrative Member is authorized to divide allocations of Profits, Losses, and other items (other than Regulatory Allocations) among the Members, to the extent that they exist, so that the net amount of the Regulatory Allocations
and the special allocations to each Member is zero. The Administrative Member will have discretion to accomplish this result in any reasonable manner that is consistent with Code Section 704 and the related Regulations.
(e) Tax Allocations - Code Section 704(c). For federal, state and local income
tax purposes, Company income, gain, loss, deduction or expense (or any item thereof) for each fiscal year shall be allocated to and among the Members to reflect the allocations made pursuant to the provisions of this Section 9.3 for such fiscal
year. In accordance with Code Section 704(c) and the related Regulations, income, gain, loss and deduction with respect to any property contributed to the capital of the Company shall, solely for tax purposes, be allocated among the Members so
as to take account of any variation between the adjusted basis to the Company of the property for federal income tax purposes and the initial Gross Asset Value of the property (computed in accordance with Section 9.2). If the Gross Asset Value
of any Company asset is adjusted under Section 9.2(b), subsequent allocations of income, gain, loss and deduction with respect to that asset will take account of any variation between the adjusted basis of the asset for federal income tax
purposes and its Gross Asset Value in the same manner as under Code Section 704(c) and the related Regulations. Any elections or other decisions relating to allocations under this Section 9.3(e) will be made in any manner that the
Administrative Member determines reasonably reflects the purpose and intention of this Agreement. Allocations under this Section 9.3(e) are solely for purposes of federal, state and local taxes and will not affect, or in any way be taken into
account in computing, any Member’s Capital Account.
(f) Reporting. Members shall be bound by the provisions of this
Section 9.3 in reporting their shares of Company income and loss for income tax purposes.
Section 9.4 Tax
Returns. The Administrative Member shall cause to be prepared and filed all necessary federal and state income tax returns for the Company, including making the elections described in Section 9.5. Each Member shall furnish to the
Administrative Member all pertinent information in its possession relating to Company operations that is necessary to enable such income tax returns to be prepared and filed. In addition, the Administrative Member shall cause Schedule K-ls to be
delivered to each Member within seventy five (75) days of calendar year end for the preceding year.
Section 9.5 Tax
Elections. The elections shall be made on the appropriate returns of the Company:
(a) to adopt the calendar year as the
Company’s fiscal year (unless otherwise required by codes or regulations);
(b) to adopt the accrual method of accounting and to keep
the Company’s books and records (other than Capital Accounts, which shall be maintained in accordance with Section 9.2 hereof) on the income-tax method;
(c) if there is a distribution of Company property as described in section 734 of the Code or if there is a transfer of a Company interest as
described in section 743) of the Code, upon written request of any Member, to elect, pursuant to section 754 of the Code, to adjust the basis of Company properties; and
(d) to elect to deduct or amortize the organizational expenses of the Company ratably over a period of 180 months, in either case as permitted
by section 709(b) of the Code.
(e) to elect the ADS system for depreciation under Sec. 168(g)(2) for the Company’s real and
No election shall be made by the Company or any Member to (x) exclude the Company from the application of the provisions of
subchapter K of chapter 1 of subtitle A of the Code or any similar provisions of applicable state laws, or (y) treat the Company as an association taxable as a corporation for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Treasury Regulation
Section 301.7701 -3(c).
Section 9.6 Tax Matters Member. The Member serving as Administrative Member shall be the
“tax matters partner” of the Company pursuant to section 6231(a)(7) of the Code and Section 301.623 l(a)(7)-2 of the Treasury Regulations. As tax matters partner, such Member shall take such action as may be necessary to cause each
other Member to become a “notice partner” within the meaning of section 6223 of the Code. Such Member shall inform each other Member of all significant matters that may come to its attention in its capacity as tax matters partner by giving
notice thereof within ten days after becoming aware thereof and, within such time, shall forward to each other Member copies of all significant written communications it may receive in such capacity. Such Member shall not take any action
contemplated by sections 6222 through 6231 of the Code without the consent of Dividend Member. This provision is not intended to authorize such Member to take any action left to the determination of an individual Member under sections 6222 through
6231 of the Code.
Section 9.7 Allocations on Transfer of Interests. All items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and
credit allocable to any interest in the Company that may have been transferred shall be allocated between the transferor and the transferee based upon that portion of the calendar year during which each was recognized as owning such interest,
without regard to the results of Company operations during any particular portion of such calendar year and without regard to whether cash distributions were made to the transferor or the transferee during such calendar year; however, such
allocation shall be made in accordance with a method permissible under section 706 of the Code and the Regulations thereunder.
WITHDRAWAL, DISSOLUTION, LIQUD3ATION, AND TERMINATION
Section 10.1 Dissolution, Liquidation, and Termination Generally. The Company shall be dissolved upon the first to occur of
any of the following:
(a) The sale or disposition of all of the assets of the Company and the receipt, in cash, of all consideration
(b) The determination of the Administrative Member and Dividend Member to dissolve the Company; and
(c) The occurrence of any event which, as a matter of law, requires that the Company be dissolved.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company is dissolved pursuant to Section 10.1(c) because an event
described in Section 18-801(4) of the Act occurs with respect to a Member, then the other Members may elect to continue the Company business within 90 days after the Members have actual notice of such event, and, at the option of the electing
Members, may admit a new Member to the Company with a capital sharing ratio determined by the electing Members. The capital sharing ratio of the electing Members then shall be proportionately reduced by the capital sharing ratio allocated to the new
Section 10.2 Liquidation and Termination. Upon dissolution of the Company, unless it is continued as provided
above, the Administrative Member shall act as liquidator or may appoint one or more other Persons as liquidator; however, if the Company is dissolved because of an event occurring with respect to the Administrative Member, the liquidator shall be
one or more Persons selected in writing by the other Members. The liquidator shall proceed diligently to wind up the affairs of the Company and make final distributions as provided herein. The costs of liquidation shall be a Company expense. Until
final distribution, the liquidator shall continue to operate the Company properties with all of the power and authority of the Administrative Member hereunder. The steps to be accomplished by the liquidator are as follows:
(a) as promptly as possible after dissolution and again after final liquidation, the liquidator shall cause a proper accounting to be made by a
firm of certified public accountants acceptable to Dividend Member of the Company’s assets, liabilities, and operations through the last day of the calendar month in which the dissolution shall occur or the final liquidation shall be completed,
(b) the liquidator shall pay all of the debts and liabilities of the Company or otherwise make adequate provision therefor
(including the establishment of a cash escrow fund for contingent liabilities in such amount and for such term as the liquidator may reasonably determine); and
(c) all remaining assets of the Company shall be distributed to the Members as follows:
(1) the liquidator may sell any or all Company property and the sum of (A) any resulting gain or loss from each sale plus
(B) the fair market value of such property that has not been sold shall be determined and notwithstanding the provisions of Article 9, Profit or Loss so realized or inherent in such property (that has not been reflected in the Capital Accounts
previously) shall be allocated among the Members to the extent possible to cause the Capital Account balance of each Member to equal the amount distributable to such Member under Section 10.2(c)(2); and
(2) Company property shall be distributed to the Members as provided in Section 8.3.
Section 10.3 Deficit Capital Accounts. No Member shall be required to pay to the Company, to any other Member or to any
third party any deficit balance which may exist from time to time in the Member’s capital account.
Cancellation of Certificate. On completion of the distribution of Company assets, the Member (or such other person as the Act may require or permit) shall file a Certificate of Cancellation with the Secretary of State of Delaware,
cancel any other filings made pursuant to Section 2.5, and take such other actions as may be necessary to terminate the existence of the Company.
DIVIDEND CALL OPTION
Section 11.1 Call Option. At any time after the later to occur of (i) the Completion Date, and (ii) the
Stabilization Date, Dividend Member shall have the right to initiate the call mechanism set forth in this Article 11.
Exercise of Call Option. Dividend Member by initiating the call mechanism set forth in this Article 11 shall have the right to acquire the Membership Interests of the Simmons Vedder Member (and any transferee of such other Member), in
accordance with the following procedure:
(a) Dividend Member may commence the call procedure by written notice (the “Call
Notice”) to the Simmons Vedder Member designating a fair market value purchase price (the “Designated Price”) which shall be an all cash price for the Property
(b) Within ten (10) days after the delivery of the Call Notice, Simmons Vedder Member shall give written notice to Dividend Member as to
whether or not (i) the Simmons Vedder Member has actual knowledge of any pending or threatened litigation against the Company or relating to the Property of which the Dividend Member does not have actual knowledge at such time and if so,
listing and describing such litigation, and (ii) Simmons Vedder Member or any Affiliate thereof has taken any action as of the date of its notice in violation of this Company Agreement or not in the ordinary course of business since the date of
the most recent financial statement of the Company, and if so, giving a description thereof. If Simmons Vedder Member’s notice discloses any matter which, in the reasonable judgment of Dividend Member, materially affects the value or
marketability of the Property or Simmons Vedder Member’s Membership Interests, Dividend Member shall have the right, at its option, to withdraw its Call Notice within ten (10) days after Dividend Member’s receipt of Simmons Vedder
Member’s notice under this Section by giving written notice thereof to Simmons Vedder Member.
(c) Within fifteen (15) days after
the delivery of any Call Notice, Simmons Vedder Member shall elect, by notice to the Dividend Member, either to sell its Membership Interests to Dividend Member or, if Simmons Vedder Member believes that the Designated Price does not reflect fair
market value of the Property, initiate the Fair Market Valuation mechanism set forth in Section 11.3 below. Failure by Simmons Vedder Member to make an election within such 15-day period shall be an election by Simmons Vedder Member to accept
the Designated Price. The purchase price for the Membership Interests to be conveyed shall be the amount which Simmons Vedder Member would have received had the Property been sold at the Designated Price and the proceeds thereof distributed in
accordance with Section 8.3 of this Agreement. The transactions contemplated by this subsection shall be consummated within sixty (60) days after the end of the period within which Simmons Vedder Member is to make the election contemplated
by this subsection or within sixty (60) days after Simmons Vedder Member makes its election, whichever first occurs.
(d) The closing (“Closing”) of the transactions contemplated by this Section
shall occur during normal business hours at the principal place of business of the Company or such other place as the parties to such transactions may mutually agree upon. At the closing, Dividend Member shall simultaneously with the transfer
satisfy each and every Company obligation (including liens on the Property) (A) which has become due as a result of such purchase and sale, or (B) for which Simmons Vedder Member could have personal liability of any kind or nature after
the Closing and as to which Dividend Member has not obtained the unconditional release of Simmons Vedder Member from the obligee of such obligation. The time and date of the Closing shall be specified by Dividend Member by at least ten
(10) days prior notice to Simmons Vedder Member. At the Closing Simmons Vedder Member shall execute such assignments of Membership Interests and other documents and assurances as Dividend Member may reasonably require to consummate the sale and
vest in Dividend Member or its nominee the entire right, title and interest of Simmons Vedder Member in the Company; provided, however, that all instruments executed in connection with such Closing shall be without recourse, representation or
warranty whatsoever except that Simmons Vedder Member shall represent that (i) the Membership Interests being sold by it are free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and rights of others, (ii) it has full right and authority to sell such
Membership Interests and that the sale has been duly authorized, (iii) that the notices given by such Member under Section 11.2(b) were true and correct and that since the date of such notice the selling Member has not taken any action in
violation of this Agreement. All expenses of the transactions contemplated hereby relating to the transfer of Membership Interests, other than the fees of counsel to Simmons Vedder Member, shall be paid by Dividend Member. Pending the Closing, the
Property shall be operated and maintained and the business of the Company conducted consistent with prior practices and the then current Operating Budget. On the date preceding the Closing, the Company shall make a distribution of any distributable
funds then available.
(e) The purchase price for the interests being sold and all other amounts payable in connection with the
transactions contemplated hereby shall be payable at the Closing by federal wire transfer of immediately available funds. On the 31st day after the Call Notice (or if such day is not a Business Day, on the first Business Day thereafter) Dividend
Member shall deposit in escrow with a bank or title insurance company designated by Simmons Vedder Member an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the sum of (i) the purchase price for the Membership Interests of Simmons Vedder Member, plus
(ii) Simmons Vedder Member’s pro rata share of the unpaid balance of all mortgage loans to which the Property is subject, such amount to be credited to the purchase price payable to Simmons Vedder Member at the Closing. In the event of
default by Dividend Member, Simmons Vedder Member may, as its sole remedies for such default terminate the sale and retain the deposit as liquidated damages
(f) If Simmons Vedder Member fails to perform its obligations contained in this Section, Dividend Member may, in addition to its other remedies
set forth in this Agreement, enforce its rights by an action for specific performance.
(g) Dividend Member, in lieu of purchasing the
interest of Simmons Vedder Member, may elect to cause the Company to convey and transfer the assets of the Company to Dividend Member or its nominee provided that Dividend Member (i) pays all transfer taxes, recording fees and other costs in
connection with such conveyance and transfer, and (ii) such conveyances and transfers shall not result in the diminution of the net sale proceeds to Simmons
Vedder Member (after payment of all federal, state, local and other taxes or levies with respect thereto)
relative to the net sale proceeds Simmons Vedder Member would have retained upon the sale of the interest of Simmons Vedder Member in the Company to Dividend Member.
Section 11.3 Fair Market Valuation. In the event that the parties fail to reach agreement on the fair market value of the
Property, the fair market value, used to calculate the purchase price for the sale and purchase pursuant to this Article 11 shall be determined in accordance with the following procedure:
(a) No later than fifteen (15) days following the delivery of the Call Notice, Simmons Vedder Member shall notify Dividend Member of its
election to submit the matter to appraisal. Dividend Member shall engage an MAI-certified real estate appraiser selected by Dividend Member and reasonably acceptable to Simmons Vedder Member to act on behalf of the Company in determining the fair
market value of the Property. The appraiser shall have at least ten (10) years’ commercial experience in the valuation of properties similar to the Property in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area, and shall be a person who would qualify
as expert witnesses over objection to give opinion testimony on the issue of the fair market value for the property in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(b) For purposes of this Section 11.3 the determination of fair market value of the property made by the appraiser selected as provided in
subsection (2) above shall be final, non-appealable and binding upon Simmons Vedder Member and Dividend Member.
Section 12.1 Notices. All notices provided for or permitted to be given pursuant to this Agreement must be in writing and
shall be given or served by (a) depositing the same in the United States mail addressed to the party to be notified, postpaid and certified with return receipt requested, (b) depositing the same with a national overnight delivery service
company which tracks deliveries, addressed to the party to be notified, with all charges paid and proof of receipt requested, (c) by delivering such notice in person to such party, or (d) by facsimile. All notices are to be sent to or made
at the addresses set forth on the signature pages hereto. All notices given in accordance with this Agreement shall be effective upon delivery at the address of the addressee. Each Member shall have the right from time to time to change its address
by written notice to the other Member(s).
Section 12.2 Governing Law. This Agreement and the obligations of the
Members hereunder shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding any conflicts of law rule or principle which might refer such construction to the laws of another state or country. Each Member submits
to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of Delaware.
Section 12.3 Entire Agreement;
Amendments. This Agreement and its exhibits constitute the entire agreement between the Members relative to the formation of the Company. Except as otherwise provided herein, no amendments to this Agreement shall be binding upon any Member
unless set forth in a document duly executed by such Member.
Section 12.4 Waiver. No consent or waiver, express or implied, by any Member
of any breach or default by any other Member in the performance by the other Member of its obligations hereunder shall be deemed or construed to be a consent or waiver to or of any other breach or default in the performance by such other Member of
the same or any other obligation hereunder. Failure on the part of any Member to complain of any act or to declare any other Member in default, irrespective of how long such failure continues, shall not constitute a waiver of rights hereunder.
Section 12.5 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstances
shall be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, and such invalidity or unenforceability does not destroy the basis of the bargain between the parties, then the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such provisions to other Persons or
circumstances shall not be affected thereby and shall be enforced to the greatest extent permitted by law.
Ownership of Property and Right of Partition. A Member’s interest in the Company shall be personal property for all purposes. No Member shall have any right to partition the property owned by the Company.
Section 12.7 Involvement of Members in Certain Proceedings. Should any Member become involved in legal proceedings
unrelated to the Company’s business in which the Company is required to provide books, records, an accounting, or other information, then such Member shall indemnify the Company from all expenses incurred in conjunction therewith.
Section 12.8 Interest. No amount charged as interest on loans hereunder shall exceed the maximum rate from time to time
allowed by applicable law.
Section 12.9 Attorneys’ Fees. In the event of any action or proceeding brought by
either Member against the other under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, in such action and proceeding in such amount as the court may adjudge reasonable. The
prevailing party shall be determined by the court based upon an assessment of which party’s major arguments made or positions taken in the proceedings could fairly be said to have prevailed over the other party’s major arguments or
positions on major disputed issues.
[Signature page follows]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused the signatures of their duly authorized
representatives to be set forth below on the day and year first above written.
SV ATLANTA SOUTHCREEK IV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a Texas limited partnership
SIVE Commercial, Inc., a Texas corporation, its General Partner
Address for Notice:
221 West 6th Street, Suite 1900
Austin, Texas 78701
Attention: David N. Arnow
DCT-SouthCreek IV LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
By: Dividend Capital Operating Partnership LP, a Delaware limited partnership, its sole member