Gramercy Capital Corp. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
In September 2011, the Company entered into an asset management arrangement upon the terms and conditions set forth in the settlement agreement, or the Interim Management Agreement, to provide for the Company’s continued management of the KBS Portfolio through December 31, 2013 for a fixed fee of $10.0 million annually, the reimbursement of certain costs and incentive fees equal to 10.0% of the excess of the equity value, if any, of the transferred collateral over $375.0 million plus all new capital invested into the transferred collateral by KBS, its affiliates and/or joint venture partners, or the Threshold Value Participation, and 12.5% of the excess equity value, if any, of the transferred collateral over $468.5 million plus all new capital invested into the transferred collateral by KBS, its affiliates and/or joint venture partners, or the Excess Value Participation. The minimum amount of the Threshold Value Participation equaled $3.5 million. The Settlement Agreement obligated the parties to negotiate in good faith to replace the Interim Management Agreement with a more complete and definitive management services agreement on or before March 31, 2012 and provided that if the parties failed to complete a definitive agreement, the Interim Management Agreement would have terminated by its terms on June 30, 2012.
In March 2012, the Company, entered into the Management Agreement with KBSAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of KBS, pursuant to which the Company provides asset management services to KBSAS with respect to the KBS Portfolio. The Management Agreement provides for the Company’s continued management of the KBS Portfolio, through December 31, 2015 for (i) a base management fee of $12.0 million per year, payable monthly, plus the reimbursement of all property related expenses paid on behalf of KBSAS, subject to deferral of $166.7 thousand per month at KBSAS’s option until the accrued amount equals $2.5 million or June 30, 2013, whichever is earlier, and (ii) the Threshold Value Profits Participation in an amount equal to the greater of: (a) $3.5 million and (b) 10% of the amount, if any, by which the portfolio equity value exceeds $375.0 million (as adjusted for future cash contributions into, and distributions out of, KBSAS by KBS). In any event, the Threshold Value Profits Participation is capped at a maximum of $12.0 million. The Threshold Value Profits Participation is payable 60 days after the earlier to occur of June 30, 2014 (or March 31, 2015 upon satisfaction of certain extension conditions, including the payment by KBSAS to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company of a $750,000 extension fee) and the date on which KBSAS, directly or indirectly, sells, conveys or otherwise transfers at least 90% of the KBS Portfolio (by value).
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