California-San Francisco-660 Third Street Sublease - Wired Ventures Inc. and LookSmart Ltd.
1. PARTIES. This Sublease, dated, for reference purposes only. December 2, 1998, is made by and between Wired Ventures, Inc. ("Sublessor") and LookSmart, LTD. A Delaware Corporation ("Sublessee"). 2. PREMISES. Sublessor hereby subleases to Sublessee and Sublessee hereby subleases from Sublessor for the term, at rental, and upon all of the conditions set forth herein, that certain real property, including all improvements therein, and commonly known by the street address of 660 Third Street located in the County of San Francisco, State of California and generally described as (describe briefly the nature of the property) The entire second floor of approximately 20,000 rentable square feet. Premises shall be delivered to sublessor as follows: The northern portion consisting of approximately 10,000 rsf shall be delivered at lease commencement. The balance of the floor approximately 10,000 rsf shall be delivered February 1, 1999. ("Premises"). 3. TERM. 3.1 TERM. The term of this Sublease shall be for Six months commencing on December 15, 1998 and ending on JUNE 15, 1999 unless sooner terminated pursuant to any provision hereof. See 12.1 3.2 DELAY IN COMMENCEMENT. Sublessor agrees to use its best commercially reasonable efforts to deliver possession of the Premises by the commencement date. If, despite said efforts, Sublessor is unable to deliver possession as agreed, the rights and obligations of Sublessor and Sublessee shall be as set forth in Paragraph 3.3 of the Master Lease (as modified by Paragraph 7.3 of this Sublease). 4. RENT. 4.1 BASE RENT. Sublessee shall pay to Sublessor as Base Rent for the Premises equal monthly payments of $ See provision 12.2 in advance, on the 15th day of each month of the term hereof. Sublessee shall pay Sublessor upon the execution hereof $15,292 as Base Rent for December 15, 1998 through January 15, 1999 Base Rent for any period during the term hereof which is for less than one month shall be a pro rata portion of the monthly installment. 4.2 RENT DEFINED. All monetary obligations of Sublessee to Sublessor under the terms of this Sublease (except for the Security Deposit) are deemed to be rent ("RENT"). Rent shall be payable in lawful money of the United States to Sublessor at the address stated herein or to such other persons or at such other places as Sublessor may designate in writing. 5. SECURITY DEPOSIT. Sublessee shall deposit with Sublessor upon execution hereof $ $20,000 as security for Sublessee's faithful performance of Sublessee's obligations hereunder. The rights and obligations of Sublessor and Sublessee as to said Security Deposit shall be as set forth in Paragraph 5 of the Master Lease (as modified by Paragraph 7.3 of this Sublease). 6. USE. 6.1 AGREED USE. The Premises shall be used and occupied only for General Office Use and for no other purpose. 6.2 COMPLIANCE. Sublessor warrants that the improvements on the Premises comply with all applicable covenants or restrictions of record and applicable building codes, regulations and ordinances ("APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS") in effect on the commencement date. Said warranty does not apply to the use to which Sublessee will put the Premises or to any alterations or utility installations made or to be made by Sublessee. NOTE: Sublessee is responsible for determining whether or not the zoning is appropriate for its intended use, and acknowledges that past uses of the Premises may no longer be allowed. If the Premises do not comply with said warranty, or in the event that the Applicable Requirements are hereafter changed, the rights and obligations of <PAGE> Sublessor and Sublessee shall be as provided in Paragraph 2.3 of the Master Lease (as modified by Paragraph 7.3 of this Sublease). 6.3 ACCEPTANCE OF PREMISES AND LESSEE. Sublessee acknowledges that: (a) it has been advised by Brokers to satisfy itself with respect to the condition of the Premises (including but not limited to the electrical, HVAC and fire sprinkler systems, security, environmental aspects, and compliance with Applicable Requirements), and their suitability for Sublessee's intended use, (b) Sublessee has made such investigation as it deems necessary with reference to such matters and assumes all responsibility therefor as the same relate to its occupancy of the Premises, and (c) neither Sublessor, Sublessor's agents, nor any Broker has made any oral or written representations or warranties with respect to said matters other than as set forth in this Sublease. In addition, Sublessor acknowledges that: (a) Broker has made no representations, promises or warranties concerning Sublessee's ability to honor the Sublease or suitability to occupy the Premises, and (b) It is Sublessor's sole responsibility to investigate the financial capability and/or suitability of all proposed tenants. 7. MASTER LEASE 7.1 Sublessor is the lessee of the Premises by virtue of a lease, hereinafter the "MASTER LEASE", a copy of which is attached hereto marked Exhibit 1, wherein Gorr Partners, LLC A California Limited Liability Company is the lessor, hereinafter the "MASTER LESSOR" 7.2 This Sublease is and shall be at all times subject and subordinate to the Master Lease. 7.3 The terms conditions and respective obligations of Sublessor and Sublessee to each other under this Sublease <PAGE> 7.5 Sublessee's Assumed Obligations. The obligations that sublessee has not assumed under paragraph 7.4 hereof are hereinafter Referred to as the "SUBLESSOR'S REMAINING OBLIGATIONS". 7.6 Sublessee shall hold Sublessor free and harmless from all liability, judgments, costs, damages, claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys fees, arising out of Sublessee's failure to comply with or perform Sublessee's Assumed Obligations. 7.7 Sublessor agrees to maintain the Master Lease during the entire term of this Sublease, subject, however, to any earlier termination of the Master Lease without the fault of the Sublessor, and to comply with or perform Sublessor's Remaining Obligations and to hold Sublessee free and harmless from all liability, judgments, costs, damages, claims or demands arising out of Sublessor's failure to comply with or perform Sublessor's Remaining Obligations. 7.8 Sublessor represents to Sublessee that the Master Lease is in full force and effect and that no default exists on the part of any Party to the Master Lease. 8. ASSIGNMENT OF SUBLEASE AND DEFAULT. 8.1 Sublessor hereby assigns and transfers to Master Lessor the Sublessor's interest in this Sublease, subject however to the provisions of Paragraph 8.2 hereof. 8.2 Master Lessor, by executing this document, agrees that until a Default shall occur in the performance of Sublessor's Obligations under the Master Lease, that Sublessor may receive, collect and enjoy the Rent accruing under this Sublease. However, if Sublessor shall Default in the performance of its obligations to Master Lessor then Master Lessor may, at its option, receive and collect, directly from Sublessee, all Rent owing and to be owed under this Sublease. Master Lessor shall not, by reason of this assignment of the Sublease nor by reason of the collection of the Rent from the Sublessee, be deemed liable to Sublessee for any failure of the Sublessor to perform and comply with Sublessor's Remaining Obligations. 8.3 Sublessor hereby irrevocably authorizes and directs Sublessee upon receipt of any written notice from the Master Lessor stating that a Default exists in the performance of Sublessor's obligations under the Master Lease, to pay to Master Lessor the Rent due and to become due under the Sublease. Sublessor agrees that Sublessee shall have the right to rely upon any such statement and request from Master Lessor, and that Sublessee shall pay such Rent to Master Lessor without any obligation or right to inquire as to whether such Default exists and notwithstanding any notice from or claim from Sublessor to the contrary and Sublessor shall have no right or claim against Sublessee for any such Rent so paid by Sublessee. 8.4 No changes or modifications shall be made to this Sublease without the consent of Master Lessor. 9. CONSENT OF MASTER LESSOR. 9.1 In the event that the Master Lease requires that Sublessor obtain the consent of Master Lessor to any subletting by Sublessor then, this Sublease shall not be effective unless, within ten days of the date hereof, Master Lessor signs this Sublease thereby giving its consent to this Subletting. 9.2 In the event that the obligations of the Sublessor under the Master Lease have been guaranteed by third parties then neither this Sublease, nor the Master Lessor's consent, shall be effective unless, within 10 days of the date hereof, said guarantors sign this Sublease thereby giving their consent to this Sublease. 9.3 In the event that Master Lessor does give such consent then: <PAGE> (a) Such consent shall not release Sublessor of its obligations or alter the primary liability of Sublessor to pay the Rent and perform and comply with all of the obligations of Sublessor to be performed under the Master Lease. (b) The acceptance of Rent by Master Lessor from Sublessee or anyone else liable under the Master Lease shall not be deemed a waiver by Master Lessor of any provisions of the Master Lease. (c) The consent to this Sublease shall not constitute a consent to any subsequent subletting or assignment. (d) In the event of any Default of Sublessor under the Master Lease, Master Lessor may proceed directly against Sublessor, any guarantors or anyone else liable under the Master Lease or this Sublease without first exhausting Master Lessor's remedies against any other person or entity liable thereon to Master Lessor. (e) Master Lessor may consent to subsequent sublettings and assignments of the Master Lease or this Sublease or any amendments or modifications thereto without notifying Sublessor or any one else liable under the Master Lease and without obtaining their consent and such action shall not relieve such persons from liability. (f) In the event that Sublessor shall Default in its obligations under the Master Lease, then Master Lessor, at its option and without being obligated to do so, may require Sublessee to attorn to Master Lessor in which event Master Lessor shall undertake the obligations of Sublessor under this Sublease from the time of the exercise of said option to termination of this Sublease but Master Lessor shall not be liable for any prepaid Rent nor any Security Deposit paid by Sublessee, nor shall Master Lessor be liable for any other Defaults of the Sublessor under the Sublease. 9.4 The signatures of the Master Lessor and any Guarantors of Sublessor at the end of this document shall constitute their consent to the terms of this Sublease. 9.5 Master Lessor acknowledges that, to Lessor's knowledge, WITHOUT ANY INQUIRY, no Default presently exists under the Master Lease of obligations to be performed by Sublessor and that the Master Lease is in full force and effect. 10.2 Sublessor agrees that if Sublessee exercises any option or right of first refusal as granted by Sublessor herein, or any option or right substantially similar thereto, either to extend the term of this Sublease, to renew this Sublease, to purchase the Premises, or to lease or purchase adjacent property which Sublessor may own or in which Sublessor has an interest, then Sublessor shall pay to Broker a fee in accordance with the schedule of Broker in effect at the time of the execution of this Sublease. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sublessor's obligation under this Paragraph 10.2 is limited to a transaction in which Sublessor is acting as a Sublessor, lessor or seller. <PAGE> ?? 11. ATTORNEY'S FEES. If any party or the Broker named herein brings an action to enforce the terms hereof or to declare rights hereunder, the prevailing party in any such action, on trial and appeal, shall be entitled to his reasonable attorney's fees to be paid by the losing party as fixed by the Court. 12. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS. [If there are no additional provisions, draw a line from this point to the next printed word after the space left here. If there are additional provisions place the same here.] 12.1 TERM. The term shall be a minimum of six (6) months through June 15, 1999. ---- At any time after June 15, 1999, the term shall be cancelable by either Sublandlord or Subtenant upon sixty (60) days written notice given at any time. Rent during the extension term shall be $30,583 per month. 12.2 RENT. Rent shall be as follows: ---- December 15, 1998 through December 31, 1998: $ 7,646.00 January 1, 1999 through January 31, 1999: $15,292.00 February 1, 1999 through February 28, 1999 $30,583.00 March 1, 1999 through March 31, 1999 $30,583.00 April 1, 1999 through April 30, 1999 $30,583.00 May 1, 1999 through May 31, 1999 $30,583.00 June 1, 1999 through June 15, 1999 $15,292.00 SUBLEASE PROFITS. Sublessee will deliver to Master Lessor, on Sublessor's ---------------- behalf, upon full execution of this Sublease, a check in the amount of $49,439.50, pursuant to the letter agreement among Master Lessor, Sublessor and Sublessee dated December 11, 1998 and incorporated herein by reference. Additional sums may be owed by Sublessee if the term is extended as set forth in the letter agreement. ATTENTION: NO REPRESENTATION OR RECOMMENDATION IS MADE BY THE AMERICAN --------- INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION OR BY ANY REAL ESTATE BROKER AS TO THE LEGAL SUFFICIENCY, LEGAL EFFECT, OR TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THIS SUBLEASE OR THE TRANSACTION TO WHICH IT RELATES. THE PARTIES ARE URGED TO: 1. SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL AS TO THE LEGAL AND TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THIS SUBLEASE. 2. RETAIN APPROPRIATE CONSULTANTS TO REVIEW AND INVESTIGATE THE CONDITION OF THE PREMISES. SAID INVESTIGATION SHOULD INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: THE POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, THE ZONING OF THE PROPERTY, THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, THE CONDITION OF THE ROOF AND OPERATING SYSTEMS, AND THE SUITABILITY OF THE PREMISES FOR SUBLESSEE'S INTENDED USE. WARNING: IF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN A STATE OTHER THAN CALIFORNIA, -------- CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE SUBLEASE MAY NEED TO BE REVISED TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED. Executed at:____________________________ WIRED VENTURES -------------- on: ______________________________________ By /s/Signature Illegible ------------------------- Address: _____________________________________ By ____________________________ "Sublessor" (Corporate Seal) Executed at:___________________________________ LookSmart <PAGE> --------- on: __________________________________________ By Edward M.O. Dean ---------------- Address: ____________________________________ By /s/ Signature Illegible ----------------------- "Sublessee" (Corporate Seal) The undersigned executes this Sublease solely with respect to paragraphs 8.9 and ------ 12.3 above. Executed at:___________________________________ Gorr Partners LLC ----------------- on: ___________________________________ By /s/ Signature Illegible ----------------------- Address: __________________________________ Its --------------------- "Master Lessor" NOTE: These forms are often modified to meet changing requirements of law and needs of the industry. Always write or call to make sure you are utilizing the most current form: AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION, 700 So. Flower St., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90017. (213) 687-8777. Page 3 of 3 (c)1997 -- American Industrial Real Estate Association