THIS FOURTH AMENDED AND RESTATED ADVISORY AGREEMENT (2021) (the “Agreement”), dated as of November 24, 2021, is among Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Corporation”), BCI IV Operating Partnership LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), and Ares Commercial Real Estate Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Advisor”).
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, the Corporation intends to qualify as a REIT (as defined below), and to invest its funds in investments permitted by the terms of Sections 856 through 860 of the Code (as defined below);
WHEREAS, the Corporation is the general partner of the Operating Partnership and intends to conduct its business and make investments in Assets primarily through the Operating Partnership;
WHEREAS, the Corporation, the Operating Partnership and the Advisor, are parties to that certain Third Amended and Restated Advisory Agreement (2021), dated as of July 1, 2021 (the “Prior Agreement”), which is amended and restated in its entirety hereby;
WHEREAS, the Corporation, the Operating Partnership and the Advisor desire to amend and restate the Prior Agreement in order to revise certain terms of the Prior Agreement;
WHEREAS, the Corporation and the Operating Partnership desire to avail themselves of the experience, sources of information, advice, assistance and certain facilities of the Advisor and to have the Advisor undertake the duties and responsibilities hereinafter set forth, on behalf of, and subject to the supervision of, the Board of Directors of the Corporation, all as provided herein; and
WHEREAS, the Advisor is willing to undertake to render such services, subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors, on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the definitions hereinafter indicated:
Acquisition Expenses. Any and all expenses, exclusive of Acquisition Fees, incurred by the Corporation, the Operating Partnership, the Advisor, or any of their Affiliates in connection with the selection, acquisition, development or origination of any Asset, whether or not acquired, including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses, travel and communications expenses, costs of appraisals, nonrefundable option payments on property not acquired, accounting fees and expenses, title insurance, and the costs of performing due diligence. For purposes of this definition, “Asset” means any asset that is related to or which represents a direct or indirect interest in Real Property, Mortgages or other Real Property-related debt, whether owned directly, indirectly or through a Joint Venture or other co-ownership relationship.