Statement of Agreement

 

                                                                   Exhibit 10.26

This SECOND ASSUMPTION AND AMENDMENT TO CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT is entered
into effective as of January 1, 2003, by and among EQUITY OFFICE MANAGEMENT,
L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company ("EOM"); EQUITY OFFICE PROPERTIES
TRUST, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the "Trust"); EOP OPERATING
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a Delaware limited partnership ("EOP Partnership"); and
STANLEY M. STEVENS (the "Executive").

                                    Recitals

         Reference is made to a certain Change in Control Agreement dated as of
September 1, 2001, by and among Equity Office Properties Management Corp., a
Delaware corporation, the Trust and Executive (the "Change In Control
Agreement") and to that certain Assumption and Amendment to Change in Control
Agreement dated as of May 22, 2002 (the "Assumption Agreement").

                             Statement of Agreement

         For value received, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby
acknowledged, the parties hereto do hereby enter into this Second Assumption and
Amendment to Change in Control Agreement providing as follows:

         1.       EOM, being the current employer of Executive, does hereby
expressly assume, from and after January 1, 2003, all obligations of Employer
set forth in the Change in Control Agreement as if it were named therein as the
Employer for the period from and after such date. In consideration for such
assumption, EOP Partnership is

hereby released from any and all future liability under or pursuant to the
Change in Control Agreement, except for its obligations as guarantor in
accordance with the terms of the Change in Control Agreement, which obligations
are hereby confirmed.

         2.       Section 2.5(e) of the Change in Control Agreement, as modified
by the Assumption Agreement, shall be deleted and Section 2.5(f), as modified by
the Assumption Agreement, shall be renumbered as Section 2.5(e).

         3.       The parties acknowledge that, as provided in Section 10 of the
Change in Control Agreement, except as may otherwise be provided under any other
written agreement between the Executive and the Company, the employment of the
Executive by the Company is "at will" and may be terminated by either the
Executive or the Company at any time, subject, however, to the rights, if any,
of the Executive as provided in the Change of Control Agreement (as modified
hereby) in the event of any such termination.

         4.       Executive hereby consents to the foregoing.

                                  EQUITY OFFICE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.

                                  By:     /s/ Richard D. Kincaid
                                          ---------------------------------
                                  Name:   Richard D. Kincaid
                                  Title:  Chief Executive Officer and
                                          President

                                  EQUITY OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST

                                  By:     /s/ Richard D. Kincaid
                                          ---------------------------------
                                  Name:   Richard D. Kincaid
                                  Title:  Chief Executive Officer and
                                          President

                                  EOP OPERATING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

                                  By:     Equity Office Properties Trust, its
                                          general partner

                                  By:     /s/ Richard D. Kincaid
                                          ---------------------------------
                                  Name:   Richard D. Kincaid
                                  Title:  Chief Executive Officer and President

                                  /s/ Stanley M. Stevens
                                  ---------------------------------
                                  Stanley M. Stevens
                                  (Executive)

 

Basic Info X:

Name: Statement of Agreement
Type: Statement of Agreement
Date: March 15, 2004
Company: EQUITY OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST
State: Maryland

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