Advisory Agreement [Form] (2003)Full Document 

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THIS ADVISORY AGREEMENT, dated as of             , 2003, is between WELLS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST III, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and WELLS CAPITAL, INC., a Georgia corporation (the “Advisor”).




WHEREAS, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement (            ) on Form S-11 covering its common stock, par value $0.01 (the “Shares”), to be offered to the public, and the Company may subsequently issue securities other than such Shares (“Securities”) or otherwise raise additional capital;


WHEREAS, the Company intends to qualify as a REIT (as defined below), and to invest its funds in investments permitted by the terms of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Sections 856 through 860 of the Code (as defined below);


WHEREAS, the Company desires to avail itself of the experience, sources of information, advice, assistance and certain facilities available to 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 Company 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 Advisory Agreement (the “Agreement”), the following terms have the definitions hereinafter indicated:


Acquisition Expenses. Any and all expenses incurred by the Company, the Advisor, or any Affiliate of either in connection with the selection, acquisition or development of any Property, 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, and title insurance premiums.


Acquisition Fees. Any and all fees and commissions, exclusive of Acquisition Expenses, paid by any person or entity to any other person or entity (including any fees or commissions paid by or to any Affiliate of the Company or the Advisor) in connection with purchase, development or construction of any Property, including, without limitation, real estate commissions, acquisition fees, finder’s fees, selection fees, nonrecurring management fees, consulting fees, loan fees, points, or any other fees or commissions of a similar nature.



Advisor. Wells Capital, Inc., a Georgia corporation, any successor advisor to the Company, or any person(s) or entity(ies) to which Wells Capital, Inc. or any successor advisor subcontracts substantially all of its functions.


Affiliate or Affiliated. As to any individual, corporation, partnership, trust or other association (other than the Excess Shares Trust), (i) any Person or entity directly or indirectly; through one or more intermediaries controlling, controlled by, or under common control with another person or entity; (ii) any Person or entity, directly or indirectly owning or controlling ten percent (10%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of another Person or entity; (iii) any officer, director, partner, manager, or trustee of such Person or entity; (iv) any Person ten percent (10%) or more of whose outstanding voting securities are directly or indirectly owned, controlled, or held, with power to vote, by such other Person; and (v) if such other Person or entity is an officer, director, partner, or trustee of a Person or entity, the Person or entity for which such Person or entity acts in any such capacity.


Appraised Value. Value according to an appraisal made by an Independent Appraiser.


Articles of Incorporation. The Articles of Incorporation of the Company under Title 2 of the Corporations and Associations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended from time to time.


Average Invested Assets. For a specified period, the average of the aggregate book value of the assets of the Company invested, directly or indirectly, in Properties and Loans secured by real estate before reserves for depreciation or bad debts or other similar non-cash reserves, computed by taking the average of such values at the end of each month during such period.


Board of Directors or Board. The persons holding such office, as of any particular time, under the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, whether they be the Directors named therein or additional or successor Directors.


Bylaws. The bylaws of the Company, as the same are in effect from time to time.


Cash from Financings. Net cash proceeds realized by the Company from the financing of Company Property or from the refinancing of any Company indebtedness.


Cash from Sales. Net cash proceeds realized by the Company from the sale, exchange or other disposition of any of its assets after deduction of all expenses incurred in connection therewith. Cash from Sales shall not include Cash from Financings.


Cash from Sales and Financings. The total sum of Cash from Sales and Cash from Financings.


Cause. With respect to the termination of this Agreement, fraud, criminal conduct, willful misconduct or willful or negligent breach of fiduciary duty by the Advisor, breach of this Agreement, a default by the Sponsor under the guarantee by the Sponsor to the Company or the bankruptcy of the Sponsor.

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