Third Amendment dated February 24, 2020 to Lease Agreement dated May 31, 2018 between IIP-MA 1 LLC and PharmaCannis Massachusetts Inc

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EX-10.1 2 tm2010868d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1

Exhibit 10.1




THIS THIRD AMENDMENT TO LEASE AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into and made effective as of this 24th day of February, 2020 (the “Amendment Effective Date”), by and between IIP-MA 1 LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Landlord”), and PharmaCannis Massachusetts Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (“Tenant”).




A.                WHEREAS, Landlord and Tenant are parties to that certain Lease Agreement dated as of May 31, 2018, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Lease Agreement dated as of November 13, 2018 and as amended by that certain Second Amendment to Lease Agreement dated as of September 24, 2019 (as so amended, the “Existing Lease”), whereby Tenant leases the premises from Landlord located at 465 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, Massachusetts 01746;


B.                 WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution of this Amendment, Tenant and Landlord shall execute an amendment to the Development Agreement; and


C.                 WHEREAS, Landlord and Tenant desire to modify and amend the Existing Lease only in the respects and on the conditions hereinafter stated.




NOW, THEREFORE, Landlord and Tenant, in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:


1.                  Definitions. For purposes of this Amendment, capitalized terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Existing Lease unless otherwise defined herein. The Existing Lease, as amended by this Amendment, is referred to collectively herein as the “Lease.” From and after the date hereof, the term “Lease,” as used in the Existing Lease, shall mean the Existing Lease, as amended by this Amendment.


2.                  Base Rent. Section 2.1 of the Existing Lease is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:


“2.1.             The monthly Base Rent shall be equal to Three Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Six and 78/100 Dollars ($375,806.78), subject to subsequent adjustment under this Lease (as may be adjusted, the “Monthly Base Rent Amount”).”


3.                  Security Deposit. Section 2.2 of the Existing Lease is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:


Security Deposit”: One Million One Hundred Five Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($1,105,625.00). The parties acknowledge that Nine Hundred Forty-One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Five Dollars ($941,235.00) of the Security Deposit have been funded as of the date hereof, and the remaining portion shall be paid by Tenant (using its own funds) in installments in accordance with this Section 2.2. Within two (2) Business Days following the date that Landlord makes any Construction Payment (as defined in the Development Agreement) to Tenant, Tenant shall deliver to Landlord a proportionate amount of the Security Deposit as determined based upon the percentage derived from dividing the amount of such Construction Payment by $30,500,000, until such time as the Security Deposit has been fully funded. As an example, if the amount of the Construction Payment made to Tenant under the Development Agreement is equal to $6,100,000 (i.e. 20% of $30,500,000), then Tenant shall be required to pay an amount equal to $221,125.00 within such two (2) Business Day time period, which amount shall be retained by Landlord as part of the Security Deposit. Notwithstanding the foregoing (and regardless of the amount of Construction Payments then requested to be funded by Tenant), the full Security Deposit shall be funded by Tenant no later than March 31, 2020.





4.                  Annual Escalation. Section 5.2.2 of the Existing Lease is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:


Annual Escalation. Base Rent payable under this Lease shall be subject to an annual upward adjustment of the greater of (a) 75% of CPI or (b) three and one-quarter percent (3.25%) of the then-current Base Rent. The next annual adjustment with respect to Two Hundred Thirty Thousand Eight Hundred Six and 77/100 Dollars ($230,806.77) of the current Base Rent shall be May 31, 2020 (“Tranche One Adjustment Date”), and the next annual adjustment with respect to the remaining One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand and 01/100 Dollars ($145,000.01) of the current Base Rent shall be September 24, 2020 (“Tranche Two Adjustment Date”). Thereafter, subsequent adjustments for each tranche of Base Rent shall become effective on every successive annual anniversary of the Tranche One Adjustment Date or Tranche Two Adjustment Date, as applicable, during the Term, including any Extension Periods.”


5.                  Broker. Each of Tenant and Landlord represents and warrants that it has not dealt with any broker or agent in the negotiation for or the obtaining of this Amendment and agrees to reimburse, indemnify, save, defend (at the other party’s option and with counsel reasonably acceptable to other party, at the indemnifying party’s sole cost and expense) and hold harmless the indemnifying party for, from and against any and all cost or liability for compensation claimed by any such broker or agent employed or engaged by it or claiming to have been employed or engaged by it.


6.                  No Default. Each of Tenant and Landlord represents, warrants and covenants that, to the best of its knowledge, Landlord and Tenant are not in default of any of their respective obligations under the Existing Lease and no event has occurred that, with the passage of time or the giving of notice (or both) would constitute a default by either Landlord or Tenant thereunder.


7.                  Effect of Amendment. Except as modified by this Amendment, the Existing Lease and all the covenants, agreements, terms, provisions and conditions thereof shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and affirmed. In the event of any conflict between the terms contained in this Amendment and the Existing Lease, the terms herein contained shall supersede and control the obligations and liabilities of the parties.





8.                  Successors and Assigns. Each of the covenants, conditions and agreements contained in this Amendment shall inure to the benefit of and shall apply to and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective heirs, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators and permitted successors and assigns and sublessees. Nothing in this section shall in any way alter the provisions of the Lease restricting assignment or subletting.


9.                  Miscellaneous. This Amendment becomes effective only upon execution and delivery hereof by Landlord and Tenant. The captions of the paragraphs and subparagraphs in this Amendment are inserted and included solely for convenience and shall not be considered or given any effect in construing the provisions hereof. All exhibits hereto are incorporated herein by reference. Submission of this instrument for examination or signature by Tenant does not constitute a reservation of or option for a lease, and shall not be effective as a lease, lease amendment or otherwise until execution by and delivery to both Landlord and Tenant.


10.              Authority. Tenant guarantees, warrants and represents that the individual or individuals signing this Amendment have the power, authority and legal capacity to sign this Amendment on behalf of and to bind all entities, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint venturers or other organizations and entities on whose behalf such individual or individuals have signed.


11.              Counterparts; Facsimile and PDF Signatures. This Amendment may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which, when taken together, shall constitute one and the same document. A facsimile or portable document format (PDF) signature on this Amendment shall be equivalent to, and have the same force and effect as, an original signature.






IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Landlord and Tenant have executed this Amendment as of the date and year first above written.


By:  /s/ Brian Wolfe 
Name:  Brian Wolfe 
Title:  Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary 
By:  /s/ Brett Novey 
Name:  Brett Novey 
Title:  President