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Exhibit 10.15

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY RIGHTS: IF YOU ARE A NATURAL PERSON, YOU MAY REMOVE OR STRIKE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM THIS INSTRUMENT BEFORE IT IS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS: YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER.

MS Loan No. 05-23686

AMREIT LAKE HOUSTON, LP, as grantor

(Borrower)                              

to

WARREN F. MILLER, as Trustee

and

MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC., as beneficiary

(Lender)                              

 

DEED OF TRUST AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

Dated: December 9, 2005

 

 

 

Location:

 

FM 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway,

 

 

Houston, Texas 77073

 

 

 

County:

 

Harris

 

 

 

PREPARED BY AND UPON

RECORDATION RETURN TO:

 

 

 

PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

1925 Century Park East

Suite 1700

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Attention: Chad W. Buelow


 

     THIS DEED OF TRUST AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Security Instrument”) is made as of December 9, 2005, by AMREIT LAKE HOUSTON, LP, a Texas limited partnership, having its principal place of business at 8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046, as grantor (“Borrower”) to WARREN F. MILLER, having an address at 1110 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77055, as trustee (“Trustee”), for the benefit of MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC., a New York corporation, having an address at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor, New York, New York 10020, as beneficiary (“Lender”).

Recitals:

     Borrower by its promissory note of even date herewith given to Lender is indebted to Lender in the principal sum of FIFTEEN MILLION SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($15,675,000) (the “Loan Amount”) in lawful money of the United States of America (the note together with all extensions, renewals, modifications, substitutions and amendments thereof shall collectively be referred to as the “Note”), with interest from the date thereof at the rates set forth in the Note, principal and interest to be payable in accordance with the terms and conditions provided in the Note.

     Borrower desires to secure the payment of the Debt (as defined in Article 2) and the performance of all of its obligations under the Note and the Other Obligations (as defined in Article 2).

Article 1. Grants of Security

      Section 1.1 Property Mortgaged . Borrower does hereby irrevocably mortgage, grant, bargain, sell, pledge, assign, warrant, transfer and convey to Trustee, its successors and assigns, WITH POWER OF SALE, for the benefit of Lender, and grant a security interest to Lender and Trustee in, the following property, rights, interests and estates now owned, or hereafter acquired by Borrower (collectively, the “Property”):

          (a) Land . The real property described in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (the “Land”);

          (b) Additional Land . All additional lands, estates and development rights hereafter acquired by Borrower for use in connection with the Land and the development of the Land and all additional lands and estates therein which may, from time to time, by supplemental mortgage or otherwise be expressly made subject to the lien of this Security Instrument;

          (c) Improvements . The buildings, structures, fixtures, additions, enlargements, extensions, modifications, repairs, replacements and improvements now or hereafter erected or located on the Land (the “Improvements”);

          (d) Easements . All easements, rights-of-way or use, rights, strips and gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, water, water courses, water rights and powers, air rights and development rights, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, servitudes, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances of any nature whatsoever, in any way now or hereafter belonging, relating or pertaining to the Land and the Improvements and the

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reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, and all land lying in the bed of any street, road or avenue, opened or proposed, in front of or adjoining the Land, to the center line thereof and all the estates, rights, titles, interests, dower and rights of dower, curtesy and rights of curtesy, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, of Borrower of, in and to the Land and the Improvements and every part and parcel thereof, with the appurtenances thereto;

          (e) Fixtures and Personal Property . All machinery, equipment, fixtures (including, but not limited to, all heating, air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, communications and elevator fixtures) and other similar property of every kind and nature whatsoever owned by Borrower, or in which Borrower has or shall have an interest, in each case now or hereafter located upon the Land and the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, and to be used in connection with the present or future operation and occupancy of the Land and the Improvements and all building equipment, materials and supplies of any nature whatsoever owned by Borrower, or in which Borrower has or shall have an interest, in each case now or hereafter located upon the Land and the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, or to be used in connection with the present or future operation and occupancy of the Land and the Improvements (collectively, the “Personal Property”), and the right, title and interest of Borrower in and to any of the Personal Property which may be subject to any security interests, as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted and enacted by the state or states where any of the Property is located (the “Uniform Commercial Code”), and all proceeds and products of the above;

          (f) Leases and Rents . All leases, subleases and other agreements affecting the use, enjoyment or occupancy of the Land and/or the Improvements heretofore or hereafter entered into and all extensions, amendments and modifications thereto, whether before or after the filing by or against Borrower of any petition for relief under 11 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., as the same may be amended from time to time (the “Bankruptcy Code”) (the “Leases”) and all right, title and interest of Borrower, its successors and assigns therein and thereunder, including, without limitation, any guaranties of the lessees’ obligations thereunder, cash or securities deposited thereunder to secure the performance by the lessees of their obligations thereunder and all rents, additional rents, early termination fees and payments and other termination fees and payments, revenues, issues and profits (including all oil and gas or other mineral royalties and bonuses) from the Land and the Improvements whether paid or accruing before or after the filing by or against Borrower of any petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code (the “Rents”) and all proceeds from the sale or other disposition of the Leases and the right to receive and apply the Rents to the payment of the Debt;

          (g) Insurance Proceeds . All proceeds of and any unearned premiums on any insurance policies covering the Property, including, without limitation, the right to receive and apply the proceeds of any insurance, judgments, or settlements made in lieu thereof, for damage to the Property;

          (h) Condemnation Awards . All awards or payments, including interest thereon, which may heretofore and hereafter be made with respect to the Property, whether from the exercise of the right of eminent domain (including but not limited to any transfer made in lieu

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of or in anticipation of the exercise of the right), or for a change of grade, or for any other injury to or decrease in the value of the Property;

          (i) Tax Certiorari . All refunds, rebates or credits in connection with a reduction in real estate taxes and assessments charged against the Property as a result of tax certiorari or any applications or proceedings for reduction;

          (j) Conversion . All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing arising in connection with the Land or the Improvements including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation awards, into cash or liquidation claims;

          (k) Rights . The right, in the name and on behalf of Borrower, to appear in and defend any action or proceeding brought with respect to the Property and to commence any action or proceeding to protect the interest of Lender in the Property;

          (l) Agreements . All agreements, contracts, certificates, instruments, franchises, permits, licenses, plans, specifications and other documents, now or hereafter entered into, and all rights therein and thereto, in each case respecting or pertaining to the use, occupation, construction, management or operation of the Land and any part thereof and any Improvements or respecting any business or activity conducted on the Land and any part thereof and all right, title and interest of Borrower therein and thereunder, including, without limitation, the right, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default (defined below), to receive and collect any sums payable to Borrower thereunder;

          (m) Intangibles . All trade names, trademarks, servicemarks, logos, copyrights, goodwill, books and records and all other general intangibles relating to or used in connection with the operation of the Property; and

          (n) Other Rights . Any and all other rights of Borrower in and to the items set forth in Subsections (a) through (m) above.

      Section 1.2 Assignment of Leases and Rents . Borrower hereby absolutely and unconditionally assigns to Lender and Trustee Borrower’s right, title and interest in and to all current and future Leases and Rents; it being intended by Borrower that this assignment constitutes a present, absolute assignment and not an assignment for additional security only. Nevertheless, subject to the terms of this Section 1.2 and Section 3.8, Lender grants to Borrower a revocable license to collect and receive the Rents. Borrower shall hold a portion of the Rents sufficient to discharge all current sums due on the Debt for use in the payment of such sums.

      Section 1.3 Security Agreement . This Security Instrument is both a real property mortgage and a “security agreement” within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial Code. The Property includes both real and personal property and all other rights and interests, whether tangible or intangible in nature, of Borrower in the Property. By executing and delivering this Security Instrument, Borrower hereby grants to Lender and Trustee, as security for the Obligations (defined in Section 2.3), a security interest in the Personal Property to the full extent that the Personal Property may be subject to the Uniform Commercial Code.

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      Section 1.4 Pledge of Monies Held . Borrower hereby pledges to Lender any and all monies now or hereafter held by Lender, including, without limitation, any sums deposited in the Escrow Fund (as defined in Section 3.5), Net Proceeds (as defined in Section 3.7) and condemnation awards or payments described in Section 3.6, as additional security for the Obligations until expended or applied as provided in this Security Instrument.

      Section 1.5 Conditions to Grant . TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above granted and described Property unto and to the use and benefit of Lender and of Trustee, and for their successors and assigns, forever; IN TRUST, WITH POWER OF SALE, to secure payment to Lender of the Debt at the time and in the manner provided for its payment in the Note and in this Security Instrument; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, these presents are upon the express condition that, if Borrower shall well and truly pay to Lender the Debt at the time and in the manner provided in the Note and this Security Instrument, shall well and truly perform the Other Obligations as set forth in this Security Instrument and shall well and truly abide by and comply with each and every covenant and condition set forth herein and in the Note, these presents and the estate hereby granted shall cease, terminate and be void.

Article 2. Debt and Obligations Secured

      Section 2.1 Debt . This Security Instrument and the grants, assignments and transfers made in Article 1 are given for the purpose of securing the payment of the following, in such order of priority as Lender may determine in its sole discretion (the “Debt”):

          (a) the indebtedness evidenced by the Note in lawful money of the United States of America;

          (b) interest, default interest, late charges and other sums, as provided in the Note, this Security Instrument or the Other Security Documents (defined below);

          (c) the Default Consideration (as defined in the Note), if any;

          (d) all other moneys agreed or provided to be paid by Borrower in the Note, this Security Instrument or the Other Security Documents;

          (e) all sums advanced pursuant to this Security Instrument to protect and preserve the Property and the lien and the security interest created hereby; and

          (f) all sums advanced and costs and expenses incurred by Lender in connection with the Debt or any part thereof, any renewal, extension, or change of or substitution for the Debt or any part thereof, or the acquisition or perfection of the security therefor, whether made or incurred at the request of Borrower or Lender.

      Section 2.2 Other Obligations . This Security Instrument and the grants, assignments and transfers made in Article 1 are also given for the purpose of securing the performance of the following (the “Other Obligations”):

          (a) all other obligations of Borrower contained herein;

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          (b) each obligation of Borrower contained in the Note and in the Other Security Documents; and

          (c) each obligation of Borrower contained in any renewal, extension, amendment, modification, consolidation, change of, or substitution or replacement for, all or any part of the Note, this Security Instrument or the Other Security Documents.

      Section 2.3 Debt and Other Obligations . Borrower’s obligations for the payment of the Debt and the performance of the Other Obligations shall be referred to collectively below as the “Obligations.”

      Section 2.4 Payments . Unless payments are made in the required amount in immediately available funds at the place where the Note is payable, remittances in payment of all or any part of the Debt shall not, regardless of any receipt or credit issued therefor, constitute payment until the required amount is actually received by Lender in funds immediately available at the place where the Note is payable (or any other place as Lender, in Lender’s sole discretion, may have established by delivery of written notice thereof to Borrower) and shall be made and accepted subject to the condition that any check or draft may be handled for collection in accordance with the practice of the collecting bank or banks. Acceptance by Lender of any payment in an amount less than the amount then due shall be deemed an acceptance on account only, and the failure to pay the entire amount then due shall be and continue to be an Event of Default.

Article 3. Borrower Covenants

     Borrower covenants and agrees that:

      Section 3.1 Payment of Debt . Borrower will pay the Debt at the time and in the manner provided in the Note and in this Security Instrument.

      Section 3.2 Incorporation by Reference . All the covenants, conditions and agreements contained in (a) the Note and (b) all and any of the documents other than the Note or this Security Instrument now or hereafter executed by Borrower and/or others and by or in favor of Lender, which wholly or partially secure or guaranty payment of the Note (the “Other Security Documents”), are hereby made a part of this Security Instrument to the same extent and with the same force as if fully set forth herein.

      Section 3.3 Insurance .

          (a) Borrower shall obtain and maintain, or cause to be maintained, insurance for Borrower and the Property providing at least the following coverages:

          (i) Property Insurance . Insurance with respect to the Improvements and building equipment insuring against any peril now or hereafter included within the classification “All Risks of Physical Loss” in amounts at all times sufficient to prevent Lender from becoming a co-insurer within the terms of the applicable policies and under applicable law, but in any event such insurance shall be maintained in an amount which, after application of deductible, shall be equal to the full insurable value of the

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Improvements and building equipment, the term “full insurable value” to mean the actual replacement cost of the Improvements and building equipment (without taking into account any depreciation, and exclusive of excavations, footings and foundations, landscaping and paving) determined annually by an insurer, a recognized independent insurance broker or an independent appraiser selected and paid by Borrower and in no event less than the coverage required pursuant to the terms of any Lease;

          (ii) Liability Insurance . Comprehensive general liability insurance, including bodily injury, death and property damage liability, insurance against any and all claims, including all legal liability to the extent insurable and imposed upon Lender and all court costs and attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out of or connected with the possession, use, leasing, operation, maintenance or condition of the Property in such amounts as are generally available at commercially reasonable premiums and are generally required by institutional lenders for properties comparable to the Property but in any event for a combined single limit of at least $5,000,000;

          (iii) Workers’ Compensation Insurance . Statutory workers’ compensation insurance with respect to any work on or about the Property;

          (iv) Business Interruption Insurance . Business income insurance (A) with loss payable to Lender; (B) covering all risks required to be covered by the insurance provided for in subsection (i) above for a period commencing at the time of loss for such length of time as it takes to repair or replace with the exercise of due diligence and dispatch; (C) containing an extended period of indemnity endorsement which provides that after the physical loss to the Improvements and Personal Property has been repaired, the continued loss of income will be insured until such income either returns to the same level it was at prior to the loss, or the expiration of twelve (12) months from the date that the Property is repaired or replaced and operations are resumed, whichever first occurs, and notwithstanding that the policy may expire prior to the end of such period; and (D) in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the projected gross income from the Property for a period from the date of loss to a date (assuming total destruction) which is twelve (12) months from the date that the Property is repaired or replaced and operations are resumed. The amount of such business income insurance shall be determined prior to the date hereof and at least once each year thereafter based on Borrower’s reasonable estimate of the gross income from the Property for the succeeding twelve (12) month period, based upon the assumption that no casualty has or will occur. All proceeds payable to Lender pursuant to this subsection shall be held by Lender and shall be applied to the obligations secured by the Loan documents from time to time due and payable hereunder and under the Note and the Other Security Documents and otherwise as determined by Lender in its sole discretion; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to relieve Borrower of its obligations to pay the obligations secured by the Loan documents on the respective dates of payment provided for herein and in the Note and the Other Security Documents except to the extent such amounts are actually paid out of the proceeds of such business income insurance;

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          (v) Boiler and Machinery Insurance . If applicable, broad form boiler and machinery insurance (without exclusion for explosion) covering all boilers or other pressure vessels, machinery, and equipment located in, on or about the Property and insurance against loss of occupancy or use arising from any breakdown in such amounts as are generally required by institutional lenders for properties comparable to the Property;

          (vi) Flood Insurance . If required by Subsection 5.5(j) hereof, flood insurance in an amount at least equal to the lesser of (A) the principal balance of the Note, or (B) the maximum limit of coverage available for the Property under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 or the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, as each may be amended;

          (vii) Builder’s Risk Insurance . At all times during which structural construction, repairs or alterations are being made with respect to the Improvements (A) owner’s contingent or protective liability insurance covering claims not covered by or under the terms or provisions of the above mentioned commercial general liability insurance policy; and (B) the insurance provided for in Subsection 3.3(a)(i) written in a so-called builder’s risk completed value form (1) on a non-reporting basis, (2) against all risks insured against pursuant to Subsection 3.3(a)(i), (3) including permission to occupy the Property, and (4) with an agreed amount endorsement waiving co-insurance provisions; and

          (viii) Other Insurance . Such other insurance with respect to the Property against loss or damage of the kinds from time to time customarily insured against and in such amounts as are required by institutional lenders for properties comparable to the Property.

The comprehensive all risk insurance and business income insurance policies required under subsections (i) and (iv) above shall be required to cover perils of terrorism and acts of terrorism (for the amounts set forth in subsections (i) and (iv) above and with deductibles no greater than those provided in subsections (i) and (iv) above).

          (b) All insurance provided for in Subsection 3.3(a) hereof shall be obtained under valid and enforceable policies (the “Policies” or in the singular, the “Policy”), and shall be issued by one or more domestic primary insurer(s) having (i) a general policy rating of A or better and a financial class of VI or better by A.M. Best Company, Inc. (or if a rating of A.M. Best Company, Inc. is no longer available, a similar rating from a similar or successor service) and (ii) a claims paying ability rating by a credit rating agency approved by Lender (a “Rating Agency”) of not less than AA by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services or such comparable rating by such other Rating Agency. All insurers providing insurance required by this Security Instrument shall be authorized to issue insurance in the state in which the Property is located. The Policy referred to in Subsection 3.3(a)(ii) above shall name Lender as an additional named insured and the Policies referred to in Subsection 3.3(a)(i), (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii), and as applicable (viii), above shall provide that all proceeds be payable to Lender as set forth in Section 3.7 hereof The Policies referred to in Subsections 3.3(a)(i), (v), (vi) and (vii) shall also contain: (i) a standard “non-contributory mortgagee” endorsement or its equivalent relating, inter

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alia, to recovery by Lender notwithstanding the negligent or willful acts or omission of Lender; (ii) to the extent available at commercially reasonable rates, a waiver of subrogation endorsement as to Lender; and (iii) an endorsement providing for a deductible per loss of an amount not more than that which is customarily maintained by prudent owners of similar properties in the general vicinity of the Property, but in no event in excess of $10,000. The Policy referred to in Subsection 3.3(a)(i) above shall provide coverage for contingent liability from Operation of Building Laws, Demolition Costs and Increased Cost of Construction Endorsements together with an “Ordinance or Law Coverage” or “Enforcement” endorsement if any of the Improvements or the use of the Property shall at any time constitute legal non-conforming structures or uses. All Policies shall contain (i) a provision that such Policies shall not be cancelled or terminated, nor shall they expire, without at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to Lender in each instance; and (ii) include effective waivers by the insurer of all claims for Insurance Premiums (defined below) against any loss payees, additional insureds and named insureds (other than Borrower). Certificates of insurance with respect to all renewal and replacement Policies shall be delivered to Lender not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration date of any of the Policies required to be maintained hereunder, which certificates shall bear notations evidencing payment of applicable premiums (the “Insurance Premiums”). Originals or certificates of such replacement Policies shall be delivered to Lender promptly after Borrower’s receipt thereof but in any case within thirty (30) days after the effective date thereof. If Borrower fails to maintain and deliver to Lender the original Policies or certificates of insurance required by this Security Instrument, upon ten (10) days’ prior notice to Borrower, Lender may procure such insurance at Borrower’s sole cost and expense.

          (c) Borrower shall comply with all insurance requirements and shall not bring or keep or permit to be brought or kept any article upon any of the Property or cause or permit any condition to exist thereon which would be prohibited by an insurance requirement, or would invalidate the insurance coverage required hereunder to be maintained by Borrower on or with respect to any part of the Property pursuant to this Section 3.3.

      Section 3.4 Payment of Taxes, Etc .

          (a) Borrower shall promptly pay all taxes, assessments, water rates, sewer rents, governmental impositions, and other charges, including without limitation vault charges and license fees for the use of vaults, chutes and similar areas adjoining the Land, now or hereafter levied or assessed or imposed against the Property or any part thereof (the “Taxes”), all ground rents, maintenance charges and similar charges, now or hereafter levied or assessed or imposed against the Property or any part thereof (the “Other Charges”), and all charges for utility services provided to the Property as same become due and payable. Borrower will deliver to Lender, promptly upon Lender’s request, evidence satisfactory to Lender that the Taxes, Other Charges and utility service charges have been so paid or are not then delinquent. Borrower shall not suffer and shall promptly cause to be paid and discharged any lien or charge whatsoever which may be or become a lien or charge against the Property. Except to the extent sums sufficient to pay all Taxes and Other Charges have been deposited with Lender in accordance with the terms of this Security Instrument, Borrower shall furnish to Lender paid receipts for the payment of the Taxes and Other Charges prior to the date the same shall become delinquent.

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          (b) After prior written notice to Lender, Borrower, at its own expense, may contest by appropriate legal proceeding, promptly initiated and conducted in good faith and with due diligence, the amount or validity or application in whole or in part of any of the Taxes, provided that (i) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing under the Note, this Security Instrument or any of the Other Security Documents, (ii) Borrower is permitted to do so under the provisions of any other mortgage, deed of trust or deed to secure debt affecting the Property, (iii) such proceeding shall suspend the collection of the Taxes from Borrower and from the Property or Borrower shall have paid all of the Taxes under protest, (iv) such proceeding shall be permitted under and be conducted in accordance with the provisions of any other instrument to which Borrower is subject and shall not constitute a default thereunder, (v) neither the Property nor any part thereof or interest therein will be in danger of being sold, forfeited, terminated, cancelled or lost, and (vi) Borrower shall have deposited with Lender adequate reserves for the payment of the Taxes, together with all interest and penalties thereon, unless Borrower has paid all of the Taxes under protest, or Borrower shall have furnished the security as may be required in the proceeding, or as may be reasonably requested by Lender to insure the payment of any contested Taxes, together with all interest and penalties thereon, taking into consideration the amount in the Escrow Fund available for payment of Taxes.

      Section 3.5 Escrow Fund . In addition to the initial deposits with respect to Taxes and Insurance Premiums made by Borrower to Lender on the date hereof to be held by Lender in escrow, Borrower shall pay to Lender on the first day of each calendar month (a) one-twelfth of an amount which would be sufficient to pay the Taxes payable, or estimated by Lender to be payable, during the next ensuing twelve (12) months and (b) one-twelfth of an amount which would be sufficient to pay the Insurance Premiums due for the renewal of the coverage afforded by the Policies upon the expiration thereof (the amounts in (a) and (b) above shall be called the “Escrow Fund”). Borrower agrees to notify Lender immediately of any changes to the amounts, schedules and instructions for payment of any Taxes and Insurance Premiums of which it has or obtains knowledge and authorizes Lender or its agent to obtain the bills for Taxes directly from the appropriate taxing authority. The Escrow Fund and the payments of interest or principal or both, payable pursuant to the Note shall be added together and shall be paid as an aggregate sum by Borrower to Lender. Provided there are sufficient amounts in the Escrow Fund and no Event of Default exists, Lender shall be obligated to pay the Taxes and Insurance Premiums as they become due on their respective due dates on behalf of Borrower by applying the Escrow Fund to the payments of such Taxes and Insurance Premiums required to be made by Borrower pursuant to Sections 3.3 and 3.4 hereof. If the amount of the Escrow Fund shall exceed the amounts due for Taxes and Insurance Premiums pursuant to Sections 3.3 and 3.4 hereof, Lender shall, in its discretion, return any excess to Borrower or credit such excess against future payments to be made to the Escrow Fund. In allocating such excess, Lender may deal with the person shown on the records of Lender to be the owner of the Property. If the Escrow Fund is not sufficient to pay the items set forth in (a) and (b) above, Borrower shall promptly pay to Lender, upon demand, an amount which Lender shall reasonably estimate as sufficient to make up the deficiency. The Escrow Fund shall not constitute a trust fund and may be commingled with other monies held by Lender. Unless otherwise required by Applicable Laws (defined in Section 3.11), no earnings or interest on the Escrow Fund shall be payable to Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 3.5, Borrower shall not be required to make monthly deposits into the Escrow Fund for Insurance Premiums so long as all of the insurance requirements and coverages set forth in Section 3.3 are provided pursuant to a “blanket” insurance policy.

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      Section 3.6 Condemnation . Borrower shall promptly give Lender notice of the actual or threatened commencement of any condemnation or eminent domain proceeding and shall deliver to Lender copies of any and all papers served in connection with such proceedings. Notwithstanding any taking by any public or quasi-public authority through eminent domain or otherwise (including but not limited to any transfer made in lieu of or in anticipation of the exercise of such taking), Borrower shall continue to pay the Debt at the time and in the manner provided for its payment in the Note and in this Security Instrument and the Debt shall not be reduced until any award or payment therefor shall have been actually received and applied by Lender, after the deduction of expenses of collection, to the reduction or discharge of the Debt. Borrower shall cause the award or payment made in any condemnation or eminent domain proceeding, which is payable to Borrower, to be paid directly to Lender. Lender shall not be limited to the interest paid on the award by the condemning authority but shall be entitled to receive out of the award interest at the rate or rates provided herein or in the Note. Lender may apply any award or payment to the reduction or discharge of the Debt whether or not then due and payable. If the Property is sold, through foreclosure or otherwise, prior to the receipt by Lender of the award or payment, Lender shall have the right, whether or not a deficiency judgment on the Note (to the extent permitted in the Note or herein) shall have been sought, recovered or denied, to receive the award or payment, or a portion thereof sufficient to pay the Debt.

      Section 3.7 Restoration After Casualty/Condemnation . In the event of a casualty or a taking by eminent domain, the following provisions shall apply in connection with the Restoration (defined below) of the Property:

          (a) If the Property shall be damaged or destroyed, in whole or in part, by fire or other casualty, or if the Property or any portion thereof is taken by the power of eminent domain Borrower shall give prompt notice of such damage or taking to Lender and shall promptly commence and diligently prosecute the completion of the repair and restoration of the Property as nearly as possible to the condition the Property was in immediately prior to such fire or other casualty or taking, with such alterations as may be approved by Lender (the “Restoration”).

          (b) The term “Net Proceeds” for purposes of this Section 3.7 shall mean: (i) the net amount of all insurance proceeds under the Policies carried pursuant to Subsections 3.3(a)(i), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) and (viii) of this Security Instrument as a result of such damage or destruction, after deduction of Lender’s reasonable costs and expenses (including, but not limited to reasonable counsel fees), if any, in collecting the same, or (ii) the net amount of all awards and payments received by Lender with respect to a taking referenced in Section 3.6 of this Security Instrument, after deduction of Lender’s reasonable costs and expenses (including, but not limited to reasonable counsel fees), if any, in collecting the same, whichever the case may be. If (i) the Net Proceeds do not exceed $150,000 (the “Net Proceeds Availability Threshold”); (ii) the costs of completing the Restoration as reasonably estimated by Borrower shall be less than or equal to the Net Proceeds; (iii) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing under the Note, this Security Instrument or any of the Other Security Documents; (iv) the Property and the use thereof after the Restoration will be in compliance with, and permitted under, all applicable zoning laws, ordinances, rules and regulations (including, without limitation, all applicable Environmental Laws (defined in Section 12.1)); (v) (A) in the event that the Net Proceeds are

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insurance proceeds, less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the total floor area of the Improvements has been damaged or destroyed, or rendered unusable as a result of such fire or other casualty; or (B) in the event that the Net Proceeds are condemnation awards, less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the Land constituting the Property is taken, such Land that is taken is located along the perimeter or periphery of the Property, no portion of the Improvements is located in such Lands, and such taking does not materially impair access to the Property; and (vi) Lender shall be satisfied that any operating deficits, including all scheduled payments of principal and interest under the Note which will be incurred with respect to the Property as a result of the occurrence of any such fire or other casualty or taking, whichever the case may be, will be covered out of (1) the Net Proceeds, or (2) other funds of Borrower, then the Net Proceeds will be disbursed directly to Borrower.

          (c) If the Net Proceeds are greater than the Net Proceeds Availability Threshold or Borrower is not otherwise entitled to have the Net Proceeds disbursed directly to Borrower pursuant to Subsection 3.7(b), such Net Proceeds shall be forthwith paid to Lender to be held by Lender in a segregated account to be made available to Borrower for the Restoration in accordance with the provisions of this Subsection 3.7(c).

               The Net Proceeds held by Lender pursuant to this Subsection 3.7(c) shall be made available to Borrower for payment or reimbursement of Borrower’s expenses in connection with the Restoration, subject to the following conditions:

          (i) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing under the Note, this Security Instrument or any of the Other Security Documents;

          (ii) Lender shall, within a reasonable period of time prior to request for initial disbursement, be furnished with an estimate of the cost of the Restoration accompanied by an independent architect’s certification as to such costs and appropriate plans and specifications for the Restoration, such plans and specifications and cost estimates to be subject to Lender’s approval, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed;

          (iii) the Net Proceeds, together with any cash or cash equivalent deposited by Borrower with Lender, are sufficient to cover the cost of the Restoration as such costs are certified by the independent architect;

          (iv) Net Proceeds are less than the then outstanding principal balance of the Note;

          (v) (A) in the event that the Net Proceeds are insurance proceeds, less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the total floor area of the Improvements has been damaged or destroyed, or rendered unusable as a result of such fire or other casualty; or (B) in the event that the Net Proceeds are condemnation awards, less than thirty-five percent (35%) of the Land constituting the Property is taken, such Land that is taken is located along the perimeter or periphery of the Property, no portion of the Improvements is located in such Lands and such taking does not materially impair access to the Property;

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          (vi) Lender shall be satisfied that any operating deficits, including all scheduled payments of principal and interest under the Note which will be incurred with respect to the Property as a result of the occurrence of any such fire or other casualty or taking, whichever the case may be, will be covered out of (1) the Net Proceeds, or (2) other funds of Borrower;

          (vii) Lender shall be satisfied that, upon the completion of the Restoration, the net cash flow of the Property will be restored to a level sufficient to cover all carrying costs and operating expenses of the Property, including, without limitation, debt service on the Note and all required replacement reserves, reserves for tenant improvements and leasing commissions;

          (viii) the Restoration can reasonably be completed on or before the earliest to occur of (A) six (6) months prior to the Maturity Date (as defined in the Note), (B) the earliest date required for such completion under the terms of any Major Leases (defined below) and (C) such time as may be required under applicable zoning law, ordinance, rule or regulation in order to repair and restore the Property to as nearly as possible the condition it was in immediately prior to such fire or other casualty or to such taking, as applicable; and

          (ix) the Property and the use thereof after the Restoration will be in compliance with, and permitted under, all applicable zoning laws, ordinances, rules and regulations (including, without limitation, all applicable Environmental Laws (defined in Section 12.1).

          (d) The Net Proceeds held by Lender until disbursed in accordance with the provisions of this Section 3.7 shall constitute additional security for the Obligations. The Net Proceeds (other than the Net Proceeds paid under the Policy described in Subsection 3.3(a)(iv) which shall be applied by Lender pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of Subsection 3.3(a)(iv)) shall be disbursed by Lender to, or as directed by, Borrower, in an amount equal to the costs actually incurred from time to time for work in place as part of the Restoration less customary retainage from time to time during the course of the Restoration, not more frequently than once per month, upon receipt of evidence satisfactory to Lender that (A) all materials installed and work and labor performed (except to the extent that they are to be paid for out of the requested disbursement) in connection with the Restoration have been paid for in full, and (B) there exist no notices of pendency, stop orders, mechanic’s or materialman’s liens or notices of intention to file same, or any other liens or encumbrances of any nature whatsoever on the Property arising out of the Restoration which have not either been fully bonded and discharged of record or in the alternative fully insured to the satisfaction of Lender by the title company insuring the lien of this Security Instrument. Final payment shall be made after submission to Lender of all licenses, permits, certificates of occupancy and other required approvals of governmental authorization having jurisdiction and Casualty Consultant’s (as defined below) certification that the Restoration has been fully completed.

          (e) Lender shall have the use of the plans and specifications and all permits, licenses and approvals required or obtained in connection with the Restoration. The identity of the contractors, subcontractors and materialmen engaged in the Restoration, as well as the

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contracts under which they have been engaged, shall be subject to prior review and acceptance by Lender and an independent consulting engineer selected by Lender (the “Casualty Consultant”), such acceptance not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. All costs and expenses incurred by Lender in connection with making the Net Proceeds available for the Restoration including, without limitation, reasonable counsel fees and disbursements and the Casualty Consultant’s fees, shall be paid by Borrower.

          (f) If at any time the Net Proceeds or the undisbursed balance thereof shall not, in the reasonable opinion of Lender, be sufficient to pay in full the balance of the costs which are estimated by the Casualty Consultant to be incurred in connection with the completion of the Restoration, Borrower shall deposit the deficiency (the “Net Proceeds Deficiency”) with Lender before any further disbursement of the Net Proceeds shall be made. The Net Proceeds Deficiency deposited with Lender shall be held by Lender and shall be disbursed for costs actually incurred in connection with the Restoration on the same conditions applicable to the disbursement of the Net Proceeds, and until so disbursed pursuant to this Section 3.7 shall constitute additional security for the Obligations.

          (g) Except upon the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, Borrower shall settle any insurance claims with respect to the Net Proceeds which in the aggregate are less than the Net Proceeds Availability Threshold. Lender shall have the right to participate in and reasonably approve any settlement for insurance claims with respect to the Net Proceeds which in the aggregate are greater than the Net Proceeds Availability Threshold. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, Borrower hereby irrevocably empowers Lender, in the name of Borrower as its true and lawful attorney-in-fact, to file and prosecute such claim and to collect and to make receipt for any such payment. If the Net Proceeds are received by Borrower, such Net Proceeds shall, until the completion of the related work, be held in trust for Lender and shall be segregated from other funds of Borrower to be used to pay for the cost of the Restoration in accordance with the terms hereof.

          (h) The excess, if any, of the Net Proceeds and the remaining balance, if any, of the Net Proceeds Deficiency deposited with Lender after (i) the Casualty Consultant certifies to Lender that the Restoration has been completed in accordance with the provisions of this Section 3.7, and (ii) the receipt by Lender of evidence satisfactory to Lender that all costs incurred in connection with the Restoration have been paid in full and all required permits, licenses, certificates of occupancy and other required approvals of governmental authorities having jurisdiction have been issued, shall be remitted by Lender to Borrower, provided no Event of Default shall have occurred and shall be continuing under the Note, this Security Instrument or any of the Other Security Documents.

          (i) All Net Proceeds not required (i) to be made available for the Restoration or (ii) to be returned to Borrower as excess Net Proceeds pursuant to Subsection 3.7(h) shall be retained and applied by Lender toward the payment of the Debt whether or not then due and payable in such order, priority and proportions as Lender in its discretion shall deem proper or, at the discretion of Lender, the same shall be paid, either in whole or in part, to Borrower. If Lender shall receive and retain Net Proceeds, the lien of this Security Instrument shall be reduced only by the amount received and retained by Lender and actually applied by Lender in reduction of the Debt.

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      Section 3.8 Leases and Rents .

          (a) Borrower may enter into a proposed Lease (including the renewal or extension of an existing Lease (“a Renewal Lease”)) without the prior written consent of Lender, provided such proposed Lease or Renewal Lease (i) provides for rental rates and terms comparable to existing local market rates and terms (taking into account the type and quality of the tenant) as of the date such Lease is executed by Borrower (unless, in the case of a Renewal Lease, the rent payable during such renewal, or a formula or other method to compute such rent, is provided for in the original Lease


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