PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made as of the 19th day of June 1996, between NORCOM
DEVELOPMENT, INC., a North Carolina corporation ("Seller"), on behalf of itself
and the entities who have executed the Consent and Joinder attached hereto (the
"Owning Entities"), and RRC ACQUISITIONS, INC., a Florida corporation ("Buyer").
Buyer wishes to purchase two (2) shopping centers known respectively as
"City View Shopping Center", in Charlotte, North Carolina, and "Union Square
Shopping Center", in Monroe, North Carolina, both of which are owned by Seller;
and Seller wishes to sell the shopping centers to Buyer.
In consideration of the mutual agreements herein, and other good and
valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Seller
agrees to sell and Buyer agrees to purchase the Shopping Centers (as hereinafter
defined), subject to the following terms and conditions:
As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following
1.1 Agreement means this instrument as it may be amended from time to
1.2 Allocation Date means the close of business on the day immediately
prior to the Closing Date.
1.3 Anchor Tenants and Credit Tenants are the tenants identified as such
for each Shopping Center as set forth on Exhibit 1.3 attached hereto.
1.4 Approved Lease means a Lease listed on each Rent Roll, as approved
by Seller and Buyer in the case of each Shopping Center, which Rent Roll for
Union Square Shopping Center includes without limitation leases which cover the
Expansion Space; and any additional lease written on a Buyer-approved standard
form without material modification (or other form approved by Buyer) having an
initial term of no less than five (5) years in the case of the Anchor Tenants
and Credit Tenants listed on each Rent Roll, and other so-called "credit
tenants," recognized as such in the industry, and of three (3) years with other
in place third party tenants, each of whom must be unaffiliated with Seller and
creditworthy in Buyer's reasonable judgment and experienced in Buyer's
reasonable judgment in the operation of the type of business proposed to be
conducted at the leased premises. A Lease shall not be considered an Approved
Lease unless it provides for rents, cost sharing and concessions which are
comparable to that which Buyer considers to be "market" for the Shopping
Center's trade area.
1.5 Audit Representation Letter means the form of Audit Representation
Letter attached hereto as Exhibit 1.5.
1.6 Buyer means RRC Acquisitions, Inc., a Florida corporation (which is
a subsidiary of Regency Realty Corporation, a Florida corporation ["Regency"]),
or any other wholly-owned subsidiary of Regency designated to acquire one or
more of the Shopping Centers.
1.7 Capitalization Rate means ten and thirty-five one hundredths
1.8 Closing means generally the execution and delivery of those
documents and funds necessary to effect the sale of the Shopping Centers by
Seller to Buyer.
1.9 Closing Date means the date on which the Closing occurs.
1.10 Contracts means all service contracts, agreements or other
instruments to be assigned by Seller to Buyer at Closing.
1.11 Day means a calendar day.
1.12 Earnest Money Deposit means the deposits delivered to Escrow Agent
pursuant to Sections 2.1(c) and 3.1(c) of this Agreement, together with the
earnings thereon, if any, which earnings shall be considered part of the Earnest
Money Deposit for all purposes.
1.13 Escrow Agent means Chicago Title Insurance Company, 1465 Charlotte
Plaza, Charlotte, North Carolina 28244, Attention: John Noblitt, (704) 332-7509
1.14 Effective Gross Income means twelve (12) months "base" or "minimum"
rent plus expense reimbursement recoveries under a particular Approved Lease,
less (i) all free rent, cash payments and allowances and other concessions, (ii)
a credit charge of five percent (5.0%) of such rent and recoveries unless the
Approved Lease is a Lease with an Anchor or Credit Tenant, (iii) a management
fee charge of four percent (4.0%) of such rent and recoveries, and (iv) a charge
for variable operating expenses in an amount to be agreed upon by Seller and
Buyer during the Inspection Period.
1.15 Environmental Claim means any investigation, notice, violation,
demand, allegation, action, suit, injunction, judgment, order, consent decree,
penalty, fine, lien, proceeding, or claim (whether administrative, judicial, or
private in nature) arising (a) pursuant to, or in connection with, an actual or
alleged violation of, any Environmental Law, (b) in connection with any
Hazardous Material or actual or alleged Hazardous Material Activity, (c) from
any abatement, removal, remedial, corrective, or other response action in
connection with a Hazardous Material, Environmental Law or other order of a
governmental authority or (d) from any actual or alleged damage, injury, threat,
or harm to health, safety, natural resources, or the environment.
1.16 Environmental Law means any current legal requirement in effect at
the Closing Date pertaining to (a) the protection of health, safety, and the
indoor or outdoor environment, (b) the conservation, management, protection or
use of natural resources and wildlife, (c) the protection or use of source water
and groundwater, (d) the management, manufacture, possession, presence, use,
generation, transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, Release, threatened
Release, abatement, removal, remediation or handling of, or exposure to, any
Hazardous Material or (e) pollution (including any Release to air, land, surface
water, and groundwater); and includes, without limitation, the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by
the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, 42 USC 9601 et seq.,
Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation Act of 1976
and Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, 42 USC 6901 et seq., Federal
Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Clean Water Act of 1977, 33 USC
1251 et seq., Clean Air Act of 1966, as amended, 42 USC 7401 et seq., Toxic
Substances Control Act of 1976, 15 USC 2601 et seq., Hazardous Materials
Transportation Act, 49 USC App. 1801, Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970, as amended, 29 USC 651 et seq., Oil Pollution Act of 1990, 33 USC 2701 et
seq., Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 42 USC App.
11001 et seq., National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq.,
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended by 42 USC 300(f) et seq., and any
similar, implementing or successor law, any amendment, rule, regulation, order
or directive, issued thereunder.
1.17 Expansion Approved Leases are those Approved Leases noted on the
Rent Roll as Expansion Approved Leases which cover premises in the Expansion
Space, which are now under construction.
1.18 Expansion Space means the space identified as such on the Union
Square Shopping Center Site Plan, which in the aggregate is approximately 13,353
square feet of store space.
1.19 Governmental Approval means any permit, license, variance,
certificate, consent, letter, clearance, closure, exemption, decision, action or
approval of a governmental authority.
1.20 Hazardous Material means any petroleum, petroleum product,
drycleaning solvent or chemical, biological or medical waste, "sharps" or any
other hazardous or toxic substance as defined in or regulated by any
Environmental Law in effect at the pertinent date or dates.
1.21 Hazardous Material Activity means any activity, event, or
occurrence at or prior to the Closing Date involving a Hazardous Material,
including, without limitation, the manufacture, possession, presence, use,
generation, transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, Release, threatened
Release, abatement, removal, remediation, handling or corrective or response
action to any Hazardous Material.
1.22 Improvements means all buildings, structures and other improvements
situated on the Real Property.
1.23 In Place Gross Income means twelve (12) months "base" or "minimum"
rent plus expense reimbursement recoveries under a particular Approved Lease
with an enterprise that is open for business in a Shopping Center, as stated in
such Approved Lease and confirmed by a Tenant Estoppel Letter, as projected for
the twelve (12) month period commencing with the Closing Date and ending twelve
(12) months thereafter, such projection to be agreed upon by Seller and Buyer
during the Inspection Period. In order that an Approved Lease may qualify for
inclusion in In Place Gross Income or Effective Gross Income, as the case may
be, a particular Approved Lease must have satisfied each of the following
(a) The Approved Lease shall have been executed by each of the
(b) The tenant shall have accepted the space and be open for
business therein and paying rent beyond any "free rent" period; and
(c) The tenant shall have executed and delivered to Buyer a
Tenant Estoppel Letter regarding its lease and occupancy which confirms the
terms and conditions of the Lease as stated in the Rent Roll and the Lease
furnished to Buyer.
1.24 Inspection Period means the period of time which expires at the end
of business on June 27, 1996.
1.25 Leases means all leases and other occupancy agreements permitting
persons to lease or occupy all or a portion of each Shopping Center.
1.26 Materials means all plans, drawings, specifications, soil test
reports, environmental reports, market studies, surveys, and similar
documentation, if any, owned by or in the possession of Seller with respect to
each Property, and any proposed improvements thereto, which Seller may lawfully
transfer to Buyer except that, as to financial and other records, Materials
shall include only photostatic copies.
1.27 Outlots are those parcels identified as outlots adjoining Union
Square Shopping Center on the Site Plan, and are those parcels to be identified
by Buyer and Seller as outlots in City View Shopping Center during the
1.28 Permitted Exceptions means only the following interests, liens
(a) Liens for ad valorem taxes not payable on or before Closing;
(b) Rights of tenants under Leases;
(c) General public utility easements (non-specific) and specific
utility and drainage easements which serves each Property, none of which
materially encroach upon any buildings located thereon; and
(d) Other matters which are not timely specified in Buyer's
notice to Seller of Title Defects pursuant to Section 7.1 hereof.
1.29 Personal Property means all (a) sprinkler, plumbing, heating,
air-conditioning, electric power or lighting, incinerating, ventilating and
cooling systems, with each of their respective appurtenant furnaces, boilers,
engines, motors, dynamos, radiators, pipes, wiring and other apparatus,
equipment and fixtures, elevators, partitions, fire prevention and extinguishing
systems located in or on the Improvements, (b) all Materials, and (c) all other
personal property used in connection with the Improvements, provided the same
are now owned or are acquired by Seller prior to the Closing.
1.30 Property means collectively the Real Property, the Improvements and
the Personal Property constituting each Shopping Center.
1.31 Prorated means the allocation of items of expense or income between
Buyer and Seller based upon that percentage of the time period as to which such
item of expense or income relates which has expired as of the date at which the
proration is to be made.
1.32 Purchase Price means the consideration agreed to be paid by Buyer
to Seller for the purchase of the Shopping Centers as set forth in Article 2
(subject to adjustments as provided herein).
1.33 Real Property means the lands upon which each Shopping Center is
constructed, as depicted on the Site Plan, together with all easements,
licenses, privileges, rights of way and other appurtenances pertaining to or
accruing to the benefit of each.
1.34 Release means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting,
emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into
the indoor or outdoor environment, including, without limitation, the
abandonment or discarding of barrels, drums, containers, tanks, and other
receptacles containing or previously containing any Hazardous Material at or
prior to the Closing Date.
1.35 Rent Roll means a list of Approved Leases, certified by Seller as
accurate, identifying with particularity the space in each Shopping Center
leased by each tenant, the term (including extensions), square footage and
applicable rent, common area maintenance, tax and other reimbursable expenses,
security deposits and similar data. The initial Rent Roll for each Shopping
Center is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.35. A revised Rent Roll shall be prepared
and agreed to by Seller and Buyer during the Inspection Period based on Buyer's
review of the Approved Leases, Tenant Estoppel Letters and other Materials.
1.36 Seller means the party identified as Seller on the initial page
1.37 Seller Financial Statements means the unaudited balance sheets and
statements of income, cash flows and changes in financial positions of Seller
for each Shopping Center, as of and for the two (2) calendar years next
preceding the date of this Agreement and all monthly reports of income, expense
and cash flow prepared by Seller for each, which shall be consistent with past
practice for all monthly periods after the latest of such calendar years.
1.38 Shopping Center means each Shopping Center identified on the Site
Plans, and Shopping Centers means both of them.
1.39 Site Plan means the plan of each Shopping Center collectively
attached hereto as Exhibit 1.39, and Site Plans means all of them.
1.40 Start Up Due Diligence Materials means with respect to each
Shopping Center the following items:
(a) Site Plan;
(b) Rent Roll (including requisite information about Pre-
Expansion Approved Leases and Expansion Approved Leases);
(c) Current billings, broken down into categories such as base
rent, CAM, insurance, taxes, etc.
(d) Copies of all Leases;
(e) Lease brief for each Lease;
(f) Historical sales volumes for 1993, 1994 and 1995;
(g) Delinquency report and summary, with explanation of each
balance in excess of $1,000;
(h) Seller Financial Statements for 1993, 1994 and 1995;
(i) Detailed 1995 Supporting Ledgers;
(j) Historical capital expenditures list for 1993, 1994 and
(k) Real estate and tangible personal property ad valorem tax
bills for 1993, 1994 and 1995;
(l) Detailed operating statements for each of twelve (12)
months commencing March, 1995, and ending February, 1996;
(m) 1995 Expense Recovery Reconciliation; and
(n) 1996 Operating Budget.
1.41 Survey means a map of a stake survey of the Real Property which
shall comply with Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title
Surveys, jointly established and adopted by ALTA and ACSM in 1992, which states
the legal description for all the Real Property, which includes items 1, 2, 3,
4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of Table "A" thereof, and which meets the accuracy
standards (as currently adopted by ALTA and ACSM) of an urban survey, which is
dated not earlier than the date hereof and which is certified to Buyer, Seller,
the Title Insurance company providing Title Insurance to Buyer.
1.42 Tenant Estoppel Letter means a letter or other certificate from a
tenant certifying as to certain matters regarding such tenant's Lease, in
substantially the same form as attached hereto as Exhibit 1.42, or in the case
of national or regional "credit" tenants identified as such on the Rent Roll,
the form customarily used by such tenant provided the information disclosed is
comparable to that contained in the attached form.
1.43 Title Defect means any exception in a Title Insurance Commitment or
any matter disclosed by a Survey, other than a Permitted Exception.
1.44 Title Insurance means an ALTA Form B Owners Policy of Title
Insurance for each Shopping Center separately issued for each, in an allocated
amount of the Purchase Price, as determined by Seller and Buyer during the
Inspection Period, insuring marketable title to the Shopping Center in Buyer in
fee simple, subject only to the Permitted Exceptions, issued by Chicago Title
1.45 Title Insurance Commitment means a binder whereby the title insurer
agrees to issue the Title Insurance to Buyer.
1.46 Transaction Documents means this Agreement, the deed conveying each
Property, the assignment of leases, the bill of sale conveying the Personal
Property and all other documents required or appropriate in connection with the
transactions contemplated hereby.
1.47 Uncertain Leases are those Approved Leases which (i) are in default
or whose tenants have closed their business at the leased premises; or (ii)
considered by Buyer using reasonable credit standards to be delinquency risks;
or (iii) have remaining lease term(s) of less than four (4) months from the
Closing Date; or (iv) are Expansion Approved Leases which are in place but have
not yet qualified for inclusion in In Place Gross Income or Effective Gross
Income, as contemplated by Section 1.23 above, such Uncertain Leases to be
identified by Buyer by notice to Seller given no later than the end of the
2. PURCHASE PRICE AND PAYMENT
2.1 Purchase Price; Payment.
(a) Purchase Price and Terms. The Purchase Price for the Shopping Centers
(subject to adjustment as provided herein) shall be $13,300,000. The Earnest
Money Deposit shall be applied to the Purchase Price at Closing. The balance of
the Purchase Price shall be payable in cash or by wire transfer at Closing.
(b) Adjustments to the Purchase Price. The Purchase Price shall be adjusted
as of the Closing Date by:
(1) prorating the Closing year's real and tangible personal
property taxes for each Shopping Center as of the Allocation Date (if the
amount of the current year's property taxes are not available, such taxes
will be prorated based upon the prior year's assessment);
(2) prorating as of the Allocation Date cash receipts
and expenditures for each Shopping Center and other items customarily prorated
in transactions of this sort;
(3) subtracting the amount of security deposits, prepaid rents from
tenants under the Leases, and credit balances, if any, of any tenants. Any
rents, percentage rents or tenant reimbursements payable after the
Allocation Date but applicable to periods on or prior to the Allocation
Date shall be remitted to Seller by Buyer within thirty (30) days after
receipt. Buyer shall have no obligation to collect delinquencies, but
should Buyer collect any delinquent rents or other sums which cover periods
prior to the Allocation Date and for which Seller have received no
proration or credit, Buyer shall remit same to Seller within thirty (30)
days after receipt, less any costs of collection. Buyer will not interfere
in Seller's efforts to collect sums due it prior to the Closing. Seller
will remit to Buyer promptly after receipt any rents, percentage rents or
tenant reimbursements received by Seller after Closing which are
attributable to periods occurring after the Allocation Date. Undesignated
receipts after Closing of either Buyer or Seller from tenants in each
Shopping Center shall be applied first to then current rents and
reimbursements for such tenant(s), then to delinquent rents and
reimbursements attributable to post-Allocation Date periods, and
then to pre-Allocation Date periods;
(4) subtracting an amount equal to (A) the sum of (i) the amount by
which In Place Gross Income from Approved Leases in Union Square Shopping Center
is reduced because of vacancies (as determined by the parties during the
Inspection Period) exceeds $21,733 plus (ii) the amount of reductions in In
Place Gross Income from Approved Leases in Union Square Shopping Center and City
View Shopping Center attributable to other causes (as so determined) (B) divided
by the Capitalization Rate; and
(5) if there are Uncertain Leases, by holding back the portion of
Purchase Price attributable to the Uncertain Leases ("Uncertain Lease
Uncertain Lease Holdback shall be an amount equal to the Effective Gross Income
from such Uncertain Leases as shown on the initial Rent Roll divided by the
Capitalization Rate. Portions of the Uncertain Lease Holdback may be "earned" by
Seller during the Earnout Period. Seller may qualify for the payment of all or a
portion of the Uncertain Lease Holdback during the period of time which begins
on the Closing Date and ends ninety (90) days thereafter (the "Earnout Period"),
(i) During the Earnout Period Seller may earn portions of the
Uncertain Lease Holdback with respect to the spaces leased under Uncertain
Leases provided and to the extent it obtains during the Earnout Period new
Approved Leases for such spaces (each being a "Replacement Lease") or Expansion
Approved Leases which then would qualify for inclusion in In Place Base Rent,
the payment to be an amount equal to Effective Gross Income from such
Replacement Leases and qualifying Expansion Approved Leases, projected for the
twelve month period beginning with the day following the end of the Earnout
Period, divided by the Capitalization Rate, reduced by an amount equal to the
Effective Gross Income from Approved Leases which have gone into default or
closed their business since the Closing Date ("Post Closing Delinquent Leases"),
divided by the Capitalization Rate (the "Post Closing Delinquency Amount"). The
additional payment for a particular Replacement Lease or Expansion Approved
Lease shall be payable when the tenant thereunder has accepted the leased
premises and opened for business, commenced paying rent beyond all free rent
periods, and delivered to Buyer a Tenant Estoppel Letter acceptable to Buyer all
before the end of the Earnout Period and further provided that the Uncertain
Lease Holdback then exceeds the Post Closing Delinquency Amount, the payment for
the Replacement Leases and Expansion Approved Leases to be no greater than such
(ii) In addition, during the first three (3) months following the
expiration of the Earnout Period, Seller may earn following the same procedure
additional portions of the Uncertain Lease Holdback, up to the amount of the
Post Closing Delinquency Amount, with respect to Post Closing Delinquent Leases,
such amount to be equal to the Effective Gross Income from Replacement Leases
for the Post Closing Delinquent Leases divided by the Capitalization Rate, but
in no event more than the remaining balance of the Uncertain Lease Holdback.
(iii) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event
shall the aggregate Purchase Price exceed $13,300,000.
(c) Expansion Space Costs. All costs associated with the
construction and leasing of the Expansion Space shall be paid by Seller,
including without limitation hard and soft costs, financing costs, leasing
commissions and concessions. Seller shall and hereby does guarantee the
completion of the Expansion Space in accordance with the plans and
specifications, and Expansion Approved Leases, to be delivered to Buyer during
the Inspection Period.
(d) Earnest Money Deposit. An Earnest Money Deposit in the amount of
$25,000 shall be delivered to Escrow Agent within five (5) business days
after the date of
execution by the last of Buyer or Seller to execute and transmit a copy of this
Agreement to the other. This Agreement may be terminated by Seller if the
Earnest Money Deposit is not received by Escrow Agent by such deadline. The
Earnest Money Deposit paid by Buyer shall be held as specifically provided in
this Agreement and shall be applied to the Purchase Price at the Closing.
2.2 Outlots. Seller shall grant to Buyer at Closing a right of first
refusal for a period of ten (10) years to purchase each of the Outlots. Seller
shall agree to furnish Buyer a copy of each offer to purchase a particular
Outlot which Seller determines it may be willing to accept, and shall furnish
Buyer a ten (10) day period thereafter within which Buyer may elect to purchase
such Outlot on the same terms and conditions as contained in said offer. If
Buyer elects to purchase within said period, the proposed offer shall be deemed
a contract between Seller and Buyer. If Buyer does not so elect, Seller may sell
such Outlot in accordance with the terms and conditions of such offer, and
without material variance thereto. Should Buyer fail to notify Seller of its
election, Buyer shall be deemed to have declined such offer.
2.3 Closing Costs.
(a) Seller shall pay:
(1) All transfer taxes imposed upon the transactions contemplated
(2) Cost of the Surveys, not to exceed normal and customary survey
fees in transactions of this sort meeting the North Carolina Minimum Land Survey
requirements, Buyer to pay any excess Survey costs;
(3) Cost of satisfying any liens and other encumbrances on any of the
(4) The costs, if any, of curing title defects and recording any
curative title documents;
(5) All broker's commissions, finders' fees and similar expenses
incurred by either party in connection with the sale of the Shopping Centers,
subject however to Buyer's indemnity given in Section 5.3 of this Agreement; and
(6) Seller's attorneys' fees relating to the sale of the Shopping
Centers, including the costs of title examinations;
(b) Buyer shall pay:
(1) Cost of Buyer's due diligence inspection;
(2) Costs of the Phase 1 environmental site assessments
to be obtained by Buyer;
(3) Excess Survey costs as provided above;
(4) Cost of title insurance premiums (but not attorneys
fees for title examinations);
(5) Cost of recording the deeds; and
(6) Buyer's attorneys' fees.
3. INSPECTION PERIOD AND CLOSING
3.1 Inspection Period.
(a) Buyer agrees that it will have the Inspection Period to
physically inspect the Shopping Centers, the economic data, underwrite the
tenants and review their leases, and to otherwise conduct its due diligence
review of the physical condition of each Property and all books, records and
accounts of Seller related thereto. Buyer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold
Seller harmless from any damages, liabilities or claims for property damage or
personal injury arising out of such inspection and investigation by Buyer or its
agents or independent contractors. Within the Inspection Period, Buyer may, in
its sole discretion and for any reason or no reason, elect to go forward to the
Closing of this Agreement. If such notice is not timely given, this Agreement
and all rights, duties and obligations of Buyer and Seller hereunder, except any
which expressly survive termination, shall terminate and the Earnest Money
Deposit shall be returned to Buyer forthwith. Within five (5) business days
after Buyer elects to go forward, if such be the case, Buyer shall increase the
Earnest Money Deposit by an additional $50,000, to be deposited within said
period by Buyer with Escrow Agent. Upon such deposit the additional sums shall
be deemed to be part of the Earnest Money Deposit for all purposes. If Buyer so
elects to go forward, the parties shall proceed to Closing, in which event the
parties shall confirm in writing the key dates to Closing, including without
limitation the Closing Date, the Earnout Period, the right of first refusal
period and similar dates.
(b) Buyer, through its officers, employees and other authorized
representatives, shall have the right to reasonable access to each Property and
all records of Seller related thereto, including without limitation all Leases
and Seller Financial Statements, at reasonable times during the Inspection
Period for the purpose of inspecting each Property, taking soil borings,
conducting Hazardous Materials inspections, reviewing the books and records of
Seller concerning each Property and otherwise conducting its due diligence
review. Seller shall cooperate with and assist Buyer in making such inspections
and reviews. Seller shall give Buyer any authorizations which may be required by
Buyer in order to gain access to records or other information pertaining to any
Property or the use thereof maintained by any governmental or quasi-governmental
authority or organization. Buyer, for itself and its agents,
agrees not to enter into any contract with existing tenants without the written
consent of Seller if such contract would be binding upon Seller should this
transaction fail to close. Buyer shall have the right to have due diligence
interviews with tenants, provided that Buyer shall provide reasonable notice to
Seller of the time and place of each such interview and afford Seller an
opportunity to have a representative present.
(c) Buyer, through its officers or other authorized
representatives, shall have the right to reasonable access to all Materials
(other than privileged or confidential litigation materials) for the purpose of
reviewing and copying the same.
3.2 Hazardous Material. Prior to the end of the Inspection Period Buyer
may order a "Phase 1" assessment of each Property, and a copy of any assessment
report, if made, shall be furnished by Buyer to Seller promptly upon its
completion. If Seller has heretofore had environmental assessments of any
Property performed, it shall furnish a complete copy thereof to Buyer promptly
after execution hereof. If Buyer's assessment reports disclose the existence of
any Hazardous Material or any other matters concerning the environmental
condition of any Property or its environs, Buyer may notify Seller in writing,
within ten (10) business days after receipt of the assessment report that it
elects to terminate this Agreement, whereupon this Agreement shall terminate and
the Earnest Money Deposit shall be returned to Buyer.
3.3 Time and Place of Closing. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties,
the Closing shall take place at the offices of Rayburn, Moon & Smith, P.A., in
Charlotte, North Carolina, at 10:00 A.M. on June 28, 1996.
4. WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF SELLER
Seller warrants and represents as follows as of the date of this
Agreement and as of the Closing and where indicated covenants and agrees as
4.1 Organization; Authority. Seller and each Owning Entity is duly
organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of
its organization and the state in which the Shopping Center is located, and has
full power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement in accordance
with its terms, and the persons executing this Agreement and other Transaction
Documents have been duly authorized to do so on behalf of Seller. Neither Seller
nor any Owning Entities is a "foreign person" under Sections 1445 or 897 of the
Internal Revenue Code nor is this transaction subject to any withholding under
any state or federal law.
4.2 Authorization; Validity. The execution and delivery of this
Agreement by Seller and of the Consent and Joinder by the Owning Entities, and
their consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement have been
duly and validly authorized. This Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and
binding agreement of Seller and each Owning Entity, enforceable against it in
accordance with its terms.
4.3 Title. Seller or the respective Owning Entity, as indicated on the
Consent and Joinder, is the owner in fee simple of the particular Property,
subject only to the Permitted Exceptions.
4.4 Commissions. Seller has neither dealt with nor does it have any
knowledge of any broker or other party who has or may have any claim against
Seller, Buyer or any Property for a brokerage commission or finder's fee or like
payment arising out of or in connection with the transaction provided herein
except for Prudential Securities and Norcom Development, Inc., whose commissions
shall be paid by Seller at Closing, and Seller agrees to indemnify Buyer from
any such claim arising by, through or under Seller.
4.5 Sale Agreements. No Property is subject to any outstanding
agreement(s) of sale, option(s), or other right(s) of third parties to acquire
any interest therein, except for Permitted Exceptions and this Agreement.
4.6 Litigation. There is no litigation or proceeding pending, or to the
best of Seller's knowledge, threatened against Seller or any Owning Entity
relating to any Property which is not covered by insurance.
4.7 Leases. There are no Leases affecting any Property, oral or written,
except as listed on the Rent Roll. Copies of the Leases, which have been
delivered to Buyer or shall be delivered to Buyer within three (3) days from the
date hereof, are, to the best knowledge of Seller, true, correct and complete
copies thereof, subject to the matters set forth on the Rent Roll. Between the
date hereof and the Closing Date, Seller will not terminate or modify existing
Leases or enter into any new Leases without the consent of Buyer, such consent
not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Each Property's tenant leases are in
good standing and to the best of Seller's knowledge no defaults exist thereunder
except as noted on the Rent Roll. No rent or reimbursement has been paid more
than one (1) month in advance and no security deposit has been paid, except as
stated on the Rent Roll. No tenants under the Leases are entitled to interest on
any security deposits.
4.8 Financial Statements. Each of the Seller Financial Statements
delivered or to be delivered to Buyer hereunder has or will have been prepared
in accordance with the books and records of Seller and presents fairly in all
material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows
for the particular Property as of and for the periods to which they relate. All
are in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a
consistent basis. There has been no material adverse change in the operations of
any Property or its prospects since the date of the most recent Seller Financial
Statements. Seller covenants to furnish promptly to Buyer copies of the Seller
Financial Statements together with unaudited updated monthly reports of cash
flow for interim periods beginning after December 31, 1995. Buyer and its
independent certified accountants shall be given access to Seller's books and
records at any time prior to and for six (6) months following Closing upon
reasonable advance notice in order that they may verify the financial statements
prior to Closing. Seller agrees to execute and deliver to Buyer or its
accountants the Audit Representation Letter should Buyer's accountants audit the
records of each Shopping Center.
4.9 Contracts. Except for Leases and Permitted Exceptions, there are no
management, service, maintenance, utility or other contracts or agreements
affecting any Property, oral or written, which extend beyond the Closing Date
and which would bind Buyer or encumber such Property more than thirty (30) days
after Closing. All such Contracts are in full force and effect in accordance
with their respective terms, and all obligations of Seller under the Contracts
required to be performed to date have been performed in all material respects;
no party to any Contract has asserted any claim of default or offset against
Seller with respect thereto and no event has occurred or failed to occur, which
would in any way affect the validity or enforceability of any such Contract; and
the copies of the Contracts delivered to Buyer prior to the date hereof are
true, correct and complete copies thereof. Between the date hereof and the
Closing, Seller covenants to fulfill all of its obligations under all Contracts,
and covenants not to terminate or modify any such Contracts or enter into any
new contractual obligations relating to any Property without the consent of
Buyer (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) except such obligations as
are freely terminable without penalty by Seller upon not more than thirty (30)
days' written notice.
4.10 Maintenance and Operation of Property. From and after the date
hereof and until the Closing, Seller covenants to keep and maintain and operate
each Property substantially in the manner in which it is currently being
maintained and operated and covenants not to cause or permit any waste nor
undertake any action with respect to the operation thereof outside the ordinary
course of business without Buyer's prior written consent. In connection
therewith, Seller covenants to make all necessary repairs and replacements until
the Closing so that each Property shall be of substantially the same quality and
condition at the time of Closing as on the date hereof. Seller covenants not to
remove from the Improvements or the Real Property any article included in the
Personal Property. Seller covenants to maintain such casualty and liability
insurance on each Property as it is presently being maintained.
4.11 Permits and Zoning. To the best knowledge of Seller, there are no
material permits and licenses (collectively referred to as "Permits") required
to be issued to Seller by any governmental body, agency or department having
jurisdiction over any Property which materially affect the ownership or the use
thereof which have not been issued. Each Property is properly zoned for its
present use and is not subject to any local, regional or state development
order. The use of each Property is consistent with its land use designation
under any land use plan or plans applicable thereto. There are no outstanding
assessments, impact fees or other charges related to any Property.
4.12 Rent Roll; Tenant Estoppel Letters. Each Rent Roll is true and
correct in all respects. Seller agrees to use its best reasonable efforts to
obtain current Tenant Estoppel Letters acceptable to Buyer from all Tenants
under Leases, which Tenant Estoppel Letters shall confirm the matters reflected
by the Rent Roll as to the particular tenant and shall be otherwise acceptable
to Buyer in all respects.
4.13 Condemnation. Neither the whole nor any portion of any Property,
including access thereto or any beneficial easement, is subject to
temporary requisition of use by any governmental authority or has been
condemned, or taken in any proceeding similar to a
condemnation proceeding, nor is there now pending any condemnation,
expropriation, requisition or similar proceeding against any Property or any
portion thereof. Seller has received no notice nor has any knowledge that any
such proceeding is contemplated.
4.14 Governmental Matters. Seller has not entered into any commitments
or agreements with any governmental authorities or agencies affecting any
Property that have not been disclosed in writing to Buyer and Seller has
received no notices from any such governmental authorities or agencies of
uncured violations at any Property of building, fire, air pollution or zoning
codes, rules, ordinances or regulations, environmental and hazardous substances
laws, or other rules, ordinances or regulations relating to any Property. Seller
shall be responsible for the remittance of all sales tax for periods occurring
prior to the Allocation Date directly to the appropriate state department of
4.15 Repairs. Seller has received no notice of any requirements or
recommendations by any lender, insurance companies, or governmental body or
agencies requiring or recommending any repairs or work to be done on any
Property which have not already been completed.
4.16 Consents and Approvals; No Violation. Neither the execution and
delivery of this Agreement by Seller nor the consummation by Seller of the
transactions contemplated hereby will (a) require Seller to file or register
with, notify, or obtain any permit, authorization, consent, or approval of, any
governmental or regulatory authority; (b) conflict with or breach any provision
of the organizational documents of Seller; (c) violate or breach any provision
of, or constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or
both, would constitute a default) under, any note, bond, mortgage, indenture,
deed of trust, license, franchise, permit, lease, contract, agreement or other
instrument, commitment or obligation to which Seller is a party, or by which
Seller, any Property or any of Seller's material assets may be bound; or (d)
violate any order, writ, injunction, decree, judgment, statute, law or ruling of
any court or governmental authority applicable to Seller, any Property or any of
Seller's material assets.
4.17 Environmental Matters.
(a) Seller represents and warrants as of the date hereof and
as of the Closing that:
(1) Seller has not, and has no knowledge of any other
person who has, caused any Release, threatened Release, or disposal of any
Hazardous Material at any Property in any material quantity;
(2) No Property now contains and to the best of Seller's knowledge has ever
contained any: (a) underground storage tank, (b) material amounts of
asbestos-containing building material, (c) landfills or dumps, (d) drycleaning
plant or other facility using drycleaning solvents; or (e) hazardous waste
management facility as defined pursuant to the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act ("RCRA") or any comparable state law. No Property is a site on or
nominated for the National Priority List promulgated pursuant to Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA") or any state
remedial priority list promulgated or published pursuant to any comparable state
(3) There are to the best of Seller's knowledge no conditions or
circumstances at any Property which pose a risk to the environment or the
health or safety of persons.
(b) Seller shall indemnify, hold harmless, and hereby waives any
claim for contribution against Buyer for any damages to the extent they arise
from the inaccuracy or breach of any representation or warranty by Seller in
this section of this Agreement. This indemnity shall survive Closing
indefinitely and shall be in addition to the post-closing indemnities contained
in Section 10.01, provided such indemnities of Seller as to each Shopping Center
shall expire and terminate upon the sale by Buyer of such Shopping Center to an
unaffiliated third party.
4.18 No Untrue Statement. Neither this Agreement nor any exhibit nor any
written statement or Transaction Document furnished or to be furnished by Seller
to Buyer in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement
contains or will contain any untrue statement of material fact or omits or will
omit any material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein, in
light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
5. WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF BUYER
Buyer hereby warrants and represents as of the date of this Agreement
and as of the Closing and where indicated covenants and agrees as follows:
5.1 Organization; Authority. Buyer is a corporation duly organized,
validly existing and in good standing under laws of Florida and has full power
and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement in accordance with its
terms, and the persons executing this Agreement and other Transaction Documents
on behalf of Buyer have been duly authorized to do so.
5.2 Authorization; Validity. The execution, delivery and performance of
this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents have been duly and validly
authorized by the Board of Directors of Buyer. This Agreement has been duly and
validly executed and delivered by Buyer and (assuming the valid execution and
delivery of this Agreement by Seller) constitutes a legal, valid and binding
agreement of Buyer enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.
5.3 Commissions. Buyer has neither dealt with nor does it have any
knowledge of any broker or other party who has or may have any claim against
Buyer or Seller for a brokerage commission or finder's fee or like payment
arising out of or in connection with the transaction provided herein except
Prudential Securities and Norcom Development, Inc., whose
commissions shall be paid by Seller at Closing; and Buyer agrees to indemnify
Seller from any other such claim arising by, through or under Buyer.
6. POSSESSION; RISK OF LOSS
6.1 Possession. Possession of all of the Shopping Centers will be
transferred to Buyer at the conclusion of the Closing.
6.2 Risk of Loss. All risk of loss to any Property shall remain upon
Seller until the conclusion of the Closing. If, before Closing, any material
portion of any Property is damaged by fire or other casualty and will not be
restored by the Closing Date or if any material portion of any Property is taken
by eminent domain or there is a material obstruction of access to the
Improvements by virtue of a taking by eminent domain, Seller shall, within ten
(10) days of such damage or taking, notify Buyer thereof and Buyer shall have
the option to:
(a) terminate this Agreement upon notice to Seller given within
ten (10) business days after such notice from Seller (in which event the Earnest
Money Deposit shall be returned to Buyer); or
(b) proceed with the purchase of the Shopping Centers, in which
event Seller shall assign to Buyer all Seller's right, title and interest in all
amounts due or collected by Seller under the insurance policies or as
condemnation awards. In such event, the Purchase Price shall be reduced by the
amount of any insurance deductible to the extent it reduced the insurance
7. TITLE MATTERS
(a) Title Insurance. Promptly upon full execution hereof Buyer
shall order the Title Insurance Commitments from Chicago Title Insurance Company
and the Surveys from reputable surveyors familiar with each Property (Seller
agreeing to furnish to Buyer copies of any existing surveys and title
information in its possession promptly after execution of this Agreement). Buyer
will have ten (10) days from receipt of each Title Commitment (including legible
copies of all recorded exceptions noted therein) and Survey to notify Seller in
writing of any Title Defects, encroachments or other matters not acceptable to
Buyer which are not permitted by this Agreement. Any Title Defect or other
objection disclosed by any Title Insurance Commitment (other than liens
removable by the payment of money) or any Survey which is not timely specified
in Buyer's written notice to Seller of Title Defects shall be deemed a Permitted
Exception. Seller shall notify Buyer in writing within five (5) days of Buyer's
notice if Seller intends to cure any Title Defect or other objection. If Seller
elects to cure, Seller shall use diligent efforts to cure the Title Defects
and/or objections by the Closing Date (as it may be extended). If Seller elects
not to cure or if such Title Defects and/or objections
are not cured, Buyer shall have the right, in lieu of any other remedies, to:
(i) terminate this Agreement, in which event the Earnest Money Deposit shall be
returned to Buyer, or (ii) waive such Title Defects and/or objections and close
the purchase of the Shopping Centers subject to them.
(b) Miscellaneous Title Matters. If a search of the title
discloses judgments, bankruptcies or other returns against other persons having
names the same as or similar to that of Seller, Seller shall on request deliver
to Buyer an affidavit stating, if true, that such judgments, bankruptcies or the
returns are not against Seller. Seller further agrees to execute and deliver to
the Title Insurance agent at Closing such documentation, if any, as the Title
Insurance underwriter shall reasonably require to evidence that the execution
and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions
contemplated hereby have been duly authorized and that there are no mechanics'
liens on any Property or parties in possession thereof other than tenants under
Leases and Seller.
8. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
8.1 Conditions Precedent to Buyer's Obligations. The obligations of
Buyer under this Agreement are subject to satisfaction or waiver by Buyer of
each of the following conditions or requirements on or before the Closing Date:
(a) Seller's warranties and representations under this Agreement
shall be true and correct as of the Closing Date, and Seller shall not be in
(b) All obligations of Seller contained in this Agreement, shall
have been fully performed in all material respects and Seller shall not be in
default under any covenant, restriction, right-of-way or easement affecting any
(c) There shall have been no material adverse change in any
Property, its operations or future prospects, the Leases or the financial
condition of tenants leasing space in excess of 5,000 square feet or more than
twenty percent (20%) of the other tenants who have signed leases for any portion
of any Property since the date of this Agreement. Each Anchor Tenant and Credit
Tenant for each Shopping Center, and no less than eighty percent (80%) of the
other tenants shall have opened for business in the Shopping Center and have
commenced paying rent.
(d) A Title Insurance Commitment in the full amount of the
Purchase Price shall have been issued and "marked down" through Closing, subject
only to Permitted Exceptions.
(e) The physical and environmental condition of each Property
shall be unchanged from the date of this Agreement, ordinary wear and tear
(f) Seller shall have delivered to Buyer the following in form
reasonably satisfactory to Buyer:
(1) A special or limited warranty deed in proper form for
recording, duly executed and acknowledged so as to convey to Buyer the fee
simple title to each Property, subject only to the Permitted Exceptions;
(2) Originals, if available, or if not, true copies of the
Leases and of the contracts, agreements, permits and licenses, and such
Materials as may be in the possession or control of Seller;
(3) A blanket assignment to Buyer of all Leases and the
contracts, agreements, permits and licenses (to the extent assignable) as they
affect each Property, including an indemnity against breach of such instruments
by Seller prior to the Closing Date;
(4) A bill of sale with respect to all Personal Property
(5) A title certificate, properly endorsed by Seller, as to
any items of Property for which title certificates exist;
(6) Each Survey;
(7) A current rent roll for all Leases in effect showing no
changes from the Rent Roll for each Shopping Center attached to this Agreement
other than those set forth in the Leases or approved in writing by Buyer;
(8) All Tenant Estoppel Letters obtained by Seller, which
must include each Anchor Tenant and Credit Tenant for each Shopping Center, and
eighty percent (80%) of the other tenants who have signed leases for any portion
of any Property, without any material exceptions, covenants, or changes to the
form approved by Buyer and distributed to the tenants by Seller, the substance
of which Tenant Estoppel Letters must be acceptable to Buyer in all respects;
(9) A general assignment of all assignable existing warranties relating to
(10) An owner's affidavit, non-foreign affidavits, non-tax
withholding certificates and such other documents as may reasonably be required
by Buyer or its counsel in order to effectuate the provisions of this Agreement
and the transactions contemplated herein;
(11) The originals or copies of any real and tangible
personal property tax bills for each Property for the tax year of Closing and
the previous year, and, if requested, the originals or copies of any current
water, sewer and utility bills which are in Seller's custody or control;
(12) Resolutions of Seller authorizing the transactions
(13) All keys and other means of access to the Improvements
in the possession of Seller or its agents;
(15) A Guaranty of Completion by Seller of the Expansion
Space, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Buyer and Seller; and
(16) Such other documents as Buyer may reasonably request to
effect the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
In the event that all of the foregoing provisions of this Section
8.1 are not satisfied and Buyer elects in writing to terminate this Agreement,
then upon notice thereof from Buyer to Seller, neither party shall have any
further claim against the other by reasons of this Agreement, except as provided
in Article 9.
8.2 Conditions Precedent to Seller's Obligations. The obligations of
Seller under this Agreement are subject to satisfaction or waiver by Seller of
each of the following conditions or requirements on or before the Closing date:
(a) Buyer's warranties and representations under this Agreement
shall be true and correct as of the Closing Date, and Buyer shall not be in
(b) All of the obligations of Buyer contained in this Agreement
shall have been fully performed by or on the date of Closing in compliance with
the terms and provisions of this Agreement.
(c) Buyer shall have delivered to Seller at or prior to the
Closing the following, which shall be reasonably satisfactory to Seller:
(1) Delivery and/or payment of the Purchase Price in
accordance with Article 2;
(2) Such other documents as Seller may reasonably request
to effect the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
In the event that all conditions precedent to Buyer's obligation
to purchase shall have been satisfied but the foregoing provisions of this
Section 8.2 have not, and Seller elects in writing to terminate this Agreement,
then upon notice thereof, neither party shall have any further claim against the
other by reasons of this Agreement, except as provided in Article 9.
8.3 Best Efforts. Each of the parties hereto agrees to use reasonable
best efforts to take or cause to be taken all actions necessary, proper or
advisable to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
9. PRE-CLOSING BREACH; REMEDIES
9.1 Breach by Seller. In the event of a breach of Seller's covenants or
warranties herein and failure by Seller to cure such breach within the time
provided for Closing, Buyer may, at Buyer's election (i) terminate this
Agreement and receive a return of the Earnest Money Deposit, and the parties
shall have no further rights or obligations under this Agreement (except as
survive termination); (ii) enforce this Agreement by suit for specific
performance; or (iii) waive such breach and close the purchase contemplated
hereby, notwithstanding such breach.
9.2 Breach by Buyer. In the event of a breach of Buyer's covenants or
warranties herein and failure of Buyer to cure such breach within the time
provided for Closing, Seller's sole remedy shall be to terminate this Agreement
and retain Buyer's Earnest Money Deposit as agreed liquidated damages for such
breach, and upon payment in full to Seller of such amounts, the parties shall
have no further rights, claims, liabilities or obligations under this Agreement
(except as survive termination).
10. POST CLOSING INDEMNITIES AND COVENANTS
10.1 Seller's Indemnity. Should this transaction close, Seller, subject
to the limitations set forth herein, shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless
Buyer from all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, penalties, costs and
expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and
disbursements, which may be imposed upon, asserted against or incurred or paid
by Buyer by reason of, or on account of, any breach by Seller of Seller's
warranties, representations and covenants. Seller's warranties, representations
and covenants, and the foregoing indemnity, shall survive the Closing for one
(1) year. Buyer's rights and remedies herein against Seller shall be in addition
to, and not in lieu of all other rights and remedies of Buyer at law or in
10.2 Buyer's Indemnity. Should this transaction close, Buyer shall
indemnify, defend and hold harmless Seller from all claims, demands,
liabilities, damages, penalties, costs and expenses, including, without
limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements, which may be imposed
upon, asserted against or incurred or paid by Seller by reason of, or on account
of, any breach by Buyer of Buyer's warranties, representations and covenants.
Buyer's warranties, representations and covenants, and the foregoing indemnity,
shall survive the Closing for one (1) year. Seller's rights and remedies herein
against Buyer shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of all other rights and
remedies of Seller at law or in equity.
11.1 Disclosure. Neither party shall disclose the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement without the prior approval of the other, except
to its partners, attorneys, accountants and other consultants, their lenders and
prospective lenders, or where disclosure is required by law.
11.2 Radon Gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which,
when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present
health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon which
exceed federal and state guidelines may have been found in buildings in each
state in which a particular Property is located. Additional information
regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from the applicable public
11.3 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the Exhibits
attached hereto, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto
with respect to the subject matter hereof and may not be modified, amended or
otherwise changed in any manner except by a writing executed by Buyer and
11.4 Notices. All written notices and demands of any kind which either
party may be required or may desire to serve upon the other party in connection
with this Agreement shall be served by personal delivery, certified or overnight
mail, reputable overnight courier service or facsimile (followed promptly by
hard copy) at the addresses set forth below:
As to Seller: Norcom Development, Inc.
Attention: Mr. Thomas Norman
Post Office Box 32068
Charlotte, North Carolina 28232
Facsimile: (704) 332-3525
With a copy to: Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes
Attention: Henry N. Pharr, II, Esq.
2600 One First Union Center
301 South College Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Facsimile: (704) 372-2619
As to Buyer: RRC Acquisitions, Inc.
Attention: Robert L. Miller
Suite 200, 121 W. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Facsimile: (904) 634-3428
With a copy to: Ulmer, Murchison, Ashby & Taylor
Attention: William E. Scheu, Esq.
P. O. Box 479
Suite 1600, 200 W. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, FL 32201 (32202 for courier)
Facsimile: (904) 354-9100
With a copy to: Rayburn, Moon & Smith, P.A.
Attention: Travis W. Moon, Esq.
227 West Trade Street, Suite 1200
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Facsimile: (704) 377-1897
Any notice or demand so served shall constitute proper notice hereunder upon
delivery to the United States Postal Service, to such overnight courier, or upon
confirmation of such facsimile transmission. A party may change its notice
address by notice given in the aforesaid manner.
11.5 Headings. The titles and headings of the various sections hereof
are intended solely for means of reference and are not intended for any purpose
whatsoever to modify, explain or place any construction on any of the provisions
of this Agreement.
11.6 Validity. If any of the provisions of this Agreement or the
application thereof to any persons or circumstances shall, to any extent, be
invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement by the application of
such provision or provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to
whom or which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby,
and every provision of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the
fullest extent permitted by law.
11.7 Attorneys' Fees. In the event of any litigation between the parties
hereto to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement or any right of either
party hereto, the unsuccessful party to such litigation agrees to pay to the
successful party all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees,
whether or not incurred in trial or on appeal, incurred therein by the
successful party, all of which may be included in and as a part of the judgment
rendered in such litigation. Any indemnity provisions herein shall include
indemnification for reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, whether or not suit be
brought and including fees and costs on appeal.
11.8 Time of Essence. Time is of the essence of this Agreement.
11.9 Governing Law. The parties hereto agree that any litigation between
the parties hereto relating to this Agreement shall take place (unless otherwise
required by law) in a court located in Duval County, State of Florida, which
shall interpret this Agreement in accordance with the laws of North Carolina.
Each party waives its right to jurisdiction or venue in any other location.
11.10 Successors and Assigns. The terms and provisions of this Agreement
shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their
respective successors and assigns. No third parties, including any brokers or
creditors, shall be beneficiaries hereof. Neither party may assign its rights
under this agreement to any unaffiliated person without the prior written
consent of the other, not to be unreasonably withheld.
11.11 Exhibits. All exhibits attached hereto are incorporated herein by
reference to the same extent as though such exhibits were included in the body
of this Agreement verbatim.
11.12 Gender; Plural; Singular; Terms. A reference in this Agreement to
any gender, masculine, feminine or neuter, shall be deemed a reference to the
other, and the singular shall be deemed to include the plural and vice versa,
unless the context otherwise requires. The terms "herein," "hereof,"
"hereunder," and other words of a similar nature mean and refer to this
Agreement as a whole and not merely to the specified section or clause in which
the respective word appears unless expressly so stated.
11.13 Further Instruments, Etc. Seller and Buyer shall, at or after Closing,
execute any and all documents and perform any and all acts reasonably necessary
to fully implement this Agreement.
11.14 Survival. The obligations of Seller and Buyer intended to be
performed after the Closing shall survive the closing.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as
of the day and year first above written.
RRC ACQUISITIONS, INC.,
____________________________ a Florida corporation
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Name (Please Print)
[ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] Date: _________________, 1996
Name (Please Print)
Tax Identification No. 59-3210155
NORCOM DEVELOPMENT, INC.,
____________________________ a North Carolina corporation
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Name (Please Print)
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Name (Please Print) Date: ________________, 1996
Tax Identification No. 56-1642603
JOINDER OF ESCROW AGENT
1. Duties. Escrow Agent joins herein for the purpose of acknowledging
receipt of the initial Earnest Money Deposit and agrees to comply with the terms
hereof insofar as they apply to Escrow Agent. Escrow Agent shall receive and
hold the Earnest Money Deposit in trust, to be disposed of in accordance with
the provisions of this joinder and Section ____ of the foregoing Agreement.
2. Indemnity. Escrow Agent shall not be liable to either party except
for claims resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Escrow
Agent. If the escrow is involved in any controversy or litigation, the parties
hereto shall jointly and severally indemnify and hold Escrow Agent free and
harmless from and against any and all loss, cost, damage, liability or expense,
including costs of reasonable attorneys' fees to which Escrow Agent may be put
or which may incur by reason of or in connection with such controversy or
litigation, except to the extent it is finally determined that such controversy
or litigation resulted from Escrow Agent's gross negligence or willful
misconduct. If the indemnity amounts payable hereunder result from the fault of
Buyer or Seller (or their respective agents), the party at fault shall pay, and
hold the other party harmless against, such amounts.
3. Conflicting Demands. If conflicting demands are made upon Escrow
Agent with respect to the escrow, the parties hereto expressly agree that Escrow
Agent shall have the absolute right to do either or both of the following: (i)
withhold and stop all proceedings in performance of this escrow and await
settlement of the controversy by final appropriate legal proceedings or
otherwise as it may require; or (ii) file suit for declaratory relief and/or
inter-pleader and obtain an order from the court requiring the parties to
interplead and litigate in such court their several claims and rights between
themselves. Upon the filing of any such declaratory relief or interpleader suit
and tender of the Earnest Money Deposit to the court, Escrow Agent shall
thereupon be fully released and discharged from any and all obligations to
perform the duties or obligations imposed upon it. Buyer and Seller agree to
respond promptly in writing to any request by Escrow Agent for clarification,
consent or instructions. Any action proposed to be taken by Escrow Agent for
which approval of Buyer and/or Seller is requested shall be considered approved
if Escrow Agent does not receive written notice of disapproval within fourteen
(14) days after a written request for approval is received by the party whose
approval is being requested. Escrow Agent shall not be required to take any
action for which approval of Buyer and/or Seller has been sought unless such
approval has been received. No disbursements shall be made, other than as
provided in Sections 2.1(a) and 3.1(a) of the foregoing Agreement, or to a court
in an interpleader action, unless Escrow Agent shall have given written notice
of the proposed disbursement to Buyer and Seller and neither Buyer nor Seller
shall have delivered any written objection to the disbursement within 14 days
after receipt of Escrow Agent's notice. No notice by Buyer or Seller to Escrow
Agent of disapproval of a proposed action shall affect the right of Escrow Agent
to take any action as to which such approval is not required.
4. Continuing Counsel. Seller acknowledges that Escrow Agent is counsel
to Buyer herein and Seller agrees that in the event of a dispute hereunder or
otherwise between Seller and Buyer, Escrow Agent may continue to represent Buyer
notwithstanding that it is acting and will continue to act as Escrow Agent
hereunder, it being acknowledged by all parties that Escrow Agent's duties
hereunder are ministerial in nature.
5. Tax Identification. Seller and Buyer shall provide to Escrow Agent
appropriate Federal tax identification numbers.
CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY
Its Authorized Agent
Date: ______________, 1996
CONSENT AND JOINDER OF OWNING ENTITIES
The following Owning Entities, each of which is the owner of the
Shopping Center indicated below as being owned by it, joins herein for the
purpose of consenting to the foregoing Agreement and agreeing to be bound by it
insofar as it applies to the particular Shopping Center owned by it.
Shopping Center Owning Entity
City View Shopping Center ______________________________
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
Union Square Shopping Center ______________________________
Monroe, Union County, NC
List of Anchor and Credit Tenants for Each Shopping Center
Note: If a tenant identified as a Credit Tenant is actually a franchisee or
licensee rather than the named national entity, the tenant shall not be a Credit
Tenant unless such national entity has guaranteed the tenant's obligations
thereunder to Buyer's satisfaction.
1. City View Shopping Center
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
2. Union Square Shopping Center
Monroe, Union County, NC
Audit Representation Letter
(Acquisition Completion Date)
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
2700 Independent Square
One Independent Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(Acquisition Property Name)
We are writing at your request to confirm our understanding that your
audit of the Statement of Revenue and Certain Expenses of _________________ for
the twelve months ended December 31, 19____, was made for the purpose of
expressing an opinion as to whether the statement presents fairly in all
material respects the results of its operations in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles. In connection with your audit we confirm, to the
best of our knowledge and belief, the following representations made to you
during your audit:
1. We have made available to you all financial records and related data in
our possession for the period under audit.
2. There have been no undisclosed:
(a) Irregularities involving any member of management or employees who
have significant roles in the system of internal accounting control;
(b) Irregularities involving other persons that could have a material
effect on the statement of revenue and certain expenses;
(c) Violations or possible violations of laws or regulations the
effects of which should be considered for disclosure in the statement
of revenue and certain expenses.
3. There are no:
(a) Unasserted claims or assessments that our lawyers have advised us are
probable of assertion and must be disclosed in accordance with Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 5;
(b) Material gain or loss contingencies that are required to be disclosed
by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 5;
(c) Material transactions that have not been properly recorded in the
accounting records underlying the financial statement; and
(d) Events that have occurred subsequent to the audit period that
should require adjustment to or disclosure in the Statement of Revenue
and Certain Expenses.
4. Provision, when material, has been made for losses to be sustained in
the fulfillment of, or from inability to fulfill, any contract commitments.
5. The shopping center has satisfactory title to all owned assets, and
there are no liens or encumbrances on such assets nor has any asset been
pledged, that has not been disclosed.
6. All contractual agreements that would have a material effect on the
Statement of Revenue and Certain Expenses have been complied with.
7. There have been no:
(a) Material undisclosed related party transactions and related
amounts receivable or payable, including sales, purchases, loans,
transfer, and guarantees;
(b) Agreements to repurchase assets previously sold.
Further, we acknowledge that we are responsible for the fair
presentation of the Statement of Revenue and Certain Expenses prepared in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Very truly yours,
Rent Roll By Shopping Center
Form of Estoppel Letter
RE: ___________________________ (Name of Shopping Center)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The undersigned (Tenant) has been advised you may purchase the above
Shopping Center, and we hereby confirm to you that:
1. The undersigned is the Tenant of _____________________________________,
Landlord, in the above Shopping Center, and is currently in possession and
paying rent on premises known as Store No. _______________ [or Address:
- ----------------------------------------------------------------], and
containing approximately _____________ square feet, under the terms of the lease
dated ______________________, which has (not) been amended by amendment dated
________________________ (the "Lease"). There are no other written or oral
agreements between Tenant and Landlord. Tenant neither expects nor has been
promised any inducement, concession or consideration for entering into the
Lease, except as stated therein, and there are no side agreements or
understandings between Landlord and Tenant.
2. The term of the Lease commenced on ____________________, expiring on
___________________, with options to extend of ________________ (____) years
3. As of ____________________, monthly minimum rental is $_______________ a
4. Current additional monthly payments for expense reimbursement total
$____________ per month for common area maintenance, property insurance and real
5. Tenant has given [no security deposit] [a security deposit of
6. No payments by Tenant under the Lease have been made for more than one
(1) month in advance, and minimum rents and other charges under the Lease are
7. All matters of an inducement nature and all obligations of the
Landlord under the Lease concerning the construction of the
Tenant's premises and development of the Shopping Center,
including without limitation, parking requirements, have been
performed by Landlord.
8. Tenant knows of no default by either Landlord or Tenant under the
Lease, and knows of no situations which, with notice or the
passage of time, or both, would constitute a default. Tenant has
no rights to off-set or defense against Landlord as of the date
Very truly yours,