Exhibit 10.12


THIS MEZZANINE PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Pledge Agreement”) is entered into in as of May 3, 2017, between INLAND RESIDENTIAL OPERATING PARTNERSHIP, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, having its principal place of business at 2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 (referred to herein as “Pledgor”) and Parkway Bank and Trust Company, an Illinois banking corporation, having an address at 4800 N. Harlem Avenue, Harwood Heights, Illinois 60706 (“Lender”).

Pledgor is the owner of one hundred percent (100%) of the membership interests in IRESI Vernon Hills Commons, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“Borrower”).

Borrower is borrowing the sum of Nine Million Two Hundred Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($9,200,000.00) from Lender pursuant to the terms of that certain Mezzanine Promissory Note (the “Note”) of even date herewith executed by Borrower and made payable to Lender, which Note is to be secured by this Pledge Agreement and by other instruments (the “Other Security Documents”). The loan represented by the Note shall be referred to herein as the “Loan.”

Pledgor expects to derive economic benefit from the Loan.

To induce Lender to make the Loan, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Pledgor and Lender agree as follows:

1.            Defined Terms. As used in this Pledge Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings

Business Day” shall mean a day on which commercial banks are not authorized or required by law to close in the State of Illinois.

Collateral” shall have the meaning assigned to it in Section 2 of this Pledge Agreement.



Event of Default” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following: (a) any principal amount of, or interest on, the Note shall not be paid when due; or (b) Pledgor shall breach any representation hereunder, or shall fail to perform any covenant, agreement or other obligation under this Pledge Agreement or under any of the Other Security Documents and such failure shall continue beyond any applicable grace or cure period; or (c) Pledgor shall commence a voluntary case under Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy” as now or hereafter in effect, or any successor thereto (the “Bankruptcy Code”); or an involuntary case is commenced against the Pledgor under the Bankruptcy Code and relief shall be ordered against the Pledgor or the petition is controverted but is not dismissed within sixty (60) days after the commencement of the case; or Pledgor shall be not generally paying its debts as such debts become due; or a custodian (as defined in the Bankruptcy Code) shall be appointed for, or take charge of, all or substantially all of the property of the Pledgor; or the Pledgor shall commence any other proceeding under any reorganization, arrangement, readjustment of debt, relief or debtors, dissolution, insolvency or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction whether now or hereafter in effect relating to Pledgor or there shall be commenced against the Pledgor any such proceeding which remains undismissed for a period of sixty (60) days or the Pledgor shall be adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt; or the Pledgor shall fail to controvert in a timely manner any such case under the Bankruptcy Code or any such proceeding, or any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered; or the Pledgor by any act or failure to act indicates its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in any such case or proceeding or in the appointment of any custodian, or the like of, or for it, or any substantial part of its property or shall suffer any such appointment to continue undischarged or unstayed for a period of sixty (60) days; or the Pledgor makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or any action is taken by the Pledgor for the purpose of affecting any of the foregoing; (d) any provision of the Note, this Pledge Agreement or any other document delivered by or on behalf of Pledgor in connection with the Loan, shall at any time for any reason fail or cease to be valid and binding on Pledgor, respectively or shall fail or cease to create a valid and perfected first priority security interest in any of the Collateral, or Pledgor shall so state in writing, or the validity or enforceability thereof shall be contested by Pledgor or a proceeding shall be commenced by any governmental agency or authority having jurisdiction over Pledgor seeking to establish the invalidity or unenforceability thereof, or Pledgor shall deny that they have any or further liability or obligations under the instrument delivered by each in connection with the Loan; or (e) an Event of Default by the Borrower shall have occurred under, and not have been cured in accordance with, any mortgage loan documents executed by Borrower and encumbering the Property (the “Mortgage Loan Documents”).



Interests” shall mean membership interests in Borrower, together with all proceeds, rents, income, increases, profits and related rights, all sums or distributions (whether made in cash, tangible or intangible property of any kind or character, or otherwise) due or to become due to Pledgor including all profits and income, and the accounts thereof, all surplus and capital, and the accounts thereof, all rights in specific property, including the right to participate in the management and administration of the Borrower’s business and affairs, to require any information and account of transactions and all other matters relating to the business and financial condition of Borrower, to inspect the books and records, including federal, state and local income tax returns, and to receive all allocations of loss, deduction, credit and other tax benefits allocable to Pledgor from the Borrower, and any and all other rights, title and interest of Pledgor in the Borrower, whether now existing or hereafter acquired or created, together with all products, proceeds, substitutions and additions of or to any of the foregoing.

Note” shall mean that certain Mezzanine Promissory Note of even date herewith in the principal amount of Nine Million Two Hundred Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($9,200,000.00), made by Borrower payable to Lender, as the same may be amended, restated, replaced, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Obligations” shall mean (a) all of the unpaid principal amount of, and accrued interest on, the Note, and (b) all other indebtedness, liabilities and obligations of Borrower to Lender, whether now existing or hereafter incurred, created under, arising out of or in connection with the Loan, the Note, this Pledge Agreement or the Other Security Documents, including all costs and expenses incurred by Lender in the collection of any of the obligations of indebtedness described in (a) and (b) above, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and legal expenses.

Operating Agreement” shall mean that certain Limited Liability Company Agreement of Borrower, dated as of February 27, 2017 (as the foregoing may have been amended or may hereafter be amended from time to time).

Proceeds” shall mean “proceeds,” as such term is defined in the UCC (as hereinafter defined) and also, to the extent not included in the foregoing, (a) any and all distributions of cash or property from the Borrower to Pledgor or otherwise when Interests are sold, exchanged, collected or otherwise disposed of, both cash and non-cash, and all payments or distributions paid or payable on account of the Interests; and (ii) any and all other amounts from time to time payable to Pledgor under or in connection with any of the Collateral.

Property” shall mean that certain property commonly known as 1255 Town Center Road, Vernon Hills, Illinois, in which Borrower owns or will own, a 100% undivided fee interest.



Special Purpose Entity” shall mean an entity formed for the sole purpose of owning the Property, and whose organizational documents prohibit it from (a) engaging in any activity other than owning the Property and matters related thereto, (b) incurring no debt other than the Obligations and trade payables in the ordinary course of business not to exceed two percent (2%) of the amount of the Loan which are not evidenced by a note, are not secured, and are paid when due.

2.            Grant of Security Interest. As security for the prompt and complete payment and performance when due of all the Obligations and to induce Lender to make the Loan, Pledgor hereby grants, pledges, hypothecates and assigns to Lender a first priority security interest in all of Pledgor’s right, title and interest in, to, and under, whether now existing or hereafter arising and agrees to deliver and pledge to Lender pursuant to this Pledge Agreement, the following (all of which being herein collectively called the “Collateral”):

(a)One hundred percent (100%) of the Pledgor’s Interests in Borrower; and
(b)all Proceeds of the foregoing.

This Pledge Agreement shall constitute a Security Agreement under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of Delaware (the “UCC”), and Pledgor hereby authorizes Lender to file UCC-1 financing statements with respect to the Collateral. Pledgor may not further assign, pledge, transfer, hypothecate, distribute or sell any of the Collateral without Lender’s prior written consent first had and obtained other than as more particularly set forth in Section 8 below. Pledgor shall be entitled to obtain a partial release of the security interest created hereby in connection with any partial sales of the Collateral as more particularly set forth in Section 8 below.

3.            Distributions, Net Sale Proceeds. (a) If during the time this Pledge Agreement is effective Pledgor, by reason of its ownership of the Interests, shall become entitled to receive, or shall receive, any distributions of cash or property directly or indirectly from the Borrower, or any cash or property as the result of the sale or other transfer of all or any portion of its transfer of the Interests or any portion thereof, Pledgor agrees that it shall accept the same as Lender’s agent and hold the same in trust for Lender until all of the Obligations have been repaid in full. Any sums or property paid upon or with respect to the Interests upon the reorganization, liquidation, or dissolution of the Borrower shall immediately be paid over to Lender to be held by Lender as additional collateral security for the Obligations. Pledgor agrees to give Lender immediate notice of any such distribution upon the reorganization, liquidation, or dissolution of the Borrower.



(b)       Upon any sale of all or any of the Interests by Pledgor as permitted pursuant to this Agreement, Pledgor shall pay to Lender all of the Net Sale Proceeds, which shall be applied first to all accrued but unpaid interest and any other sums then due hereunder, then to the outstanding principal balance of the Note.

Net Sales Proceeds” shall mean the value, as determined by Lender in its good faith discretion, of any and all consideration received by Borrower in connection with the sale or other transfer of any or all of the Borrower’s membership interests in the Pledged Entity, less the following costs and expenses to the extent actually incurred by Borrower in connection with such sale: (a) reasonable and customary brokerage commissions; (b) documentary transfer taxes, sales taxes and recording fees, if any (c) reasonable escrow fees; and (d) other reasonable closing costs and expenses.

4.            Representations and Warranties. Pledgor hereby represents, warrants and agrees that:

(a)          Each of the Recitals in this Pledge Agreement is true, correct and complete in all material respects.

(b)          Pledgor’s exact name is as set forth above. Pledgor is a valid and subsisting limited partnership, and is duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, that the Limited Partnership Agreement is and remains in full force and effect, and that a true and correct copy of the Limited Partnership Agreement has been delivered to Lender.

(c)          Pledgor has full power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its covenants, agreements and obligations under this Pledge Agreement. All necessary actions have been taken and all necessary consents and approvals received so that upon the execution and delivery to Lender of this Pledge Agreement by Pledgor, the execution, delivery and performance of this Pledge Agreement will have been duly authorized.

(d)          Pledgor’s principal place of business and the place where its records concerning the Collateral are kept is 2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, and Pledgor will promptly notify Lender of any change of such principal place of business and at request of Lender take such action as is necessary to cause the security interest of Lender in the Collateral to continue to be perfected.

(e)          Pledgor is the legal record and beneficial owner of the Interests and is entitled to the Proceeds, having good and marketable title thereto, free and clear of any and all liens except the security interest granted to Lender under this Pledge Agreement.



(f)           No security agreement, financing statement, equivalent security or lien instrument, or continuation statement covering any of the Interests is on file or of record in any public office.

(g)          There is no agreement in effect with respect to either Pledgor or Borrower, other than any agreement with Lender, which would in any manner impair or prohibit the terms of this Pledge Agreement or the assignment of the Collateral as provided hereunder.

(h)          Neither the execution or the delivery of this Pledge Agreement nor compliance with the terms and provisions hereof on the part of Pledgor will violate any statute, license or regulation of any governmental authority or will breach, conflict with or result in a breach of any of the terms, conditions or provisions of any agreement or instrument, other than any agreement with Lender, to which Pledgor or Borrower is or may be bound, or constitute a default thereunder, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance of any nature whatsoever upon or give to others any interest or rights, including rights of termination or cancellation, in or with respect to, any of Pledgor’s or Borrower’s property, assets, contracts, licenses or business.

(i)            Pledgor owns, directly or indirectly, a 100% undivided interest in the membership interests in the Borrower, and the Borrower owns an 100% undivided fee interest in the Premises (as defined in the Mortgage, Security Agreement, Assignment of Rents and Fixture Filing of even date herewith made by the Borrower in favor of the Lender in connection with the Property) as of the date hereof.

(j)            Pledgor hereby represents and warrants that as of the date hereof there exist no certificates, instruments or writings representing the Collateral, provided, however, if in the future there exists any such certificates, instruments or writings, Pledgor shall deliver all such certificates, instruments or writings to Lender.

(k)          Upon the filing of UCC-1 financing statements in proper form with the Delaware Secretary of State, the security interest granted pursuant to this Pledge Agreement will constitute a valid, perfected first priority security interest in the Collateral, enforceable as such against all creditors of Pledgor and any Persons purporting to purchase any Collateral from Pledgor.

The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 4 shall survive the execution, delivery and performance of this Pledge Agreement.

5.            Covenants. Pledgor covenants and agrees with Lender that from and after the date of this Pledge Agreement and until the Obligations are fully satisfied:



(a)          Pledgor will take all acts reasonably requested by Lender to allow Lender to perfect and maintain its perfected security interest in the Collateral, including delivery, upon receipt, of any certificates evidencing ownership of any the Interests. Pledgor shall record the pledge reflected herein on the books and records of the Borrower.

(b)          Pledgor will not create, permit or suffer to exist, and will defend the Collateral against and take such other action as is necessary to remove, any lien on the Collateral (other than liens in favor of Lender) and will defend the right, title and interest of Lender in and to any of Pledgor’s right, title and interest in and to the Collateral and to any Proceeds thereof against the claims and demands of all other persons whomsoever.

(c)          At any time and from time to time, upon the written request of Lender, and at the sole expense of Pledgor, Pledgor will promptly and duly execute and deliver any and all such further instruments and documents and take such further actions as Lender may reasonably deem necessary to obtain the full benefits of this Pledge Agreement and of the rights and powers herein granted.

(d)          Pledgor shall keep accurate and complete books and records concerning the Collateral owned by it in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or other accounting standards acceptable to Lender, consistently applied, and upon request, shall furnish to Lender copies of such financial reports as Lender shall reasonably request.

(e)          Lender shall have the right to review the books and records of Pledgor pertaining to the Collateral and to copy the same and make excerpts therefrom all at such reasonable times and as often as Lender may reasonably request.

(f)           Pledgor shall maintain and keep its principal place of business at 2901 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, and at no other location without giving Lender thirty (30) days prior written notice of any address change.

(g)          Prior to the occurrence of any Event of Default, Pledgor shall have the right to exercise all voting and other rights under or pertaining to the Collateral so long as such rights and privileges are exercised in a manner which does not cause a violation of or default hereunder, or the Other Security Documents.

(h)          Intentionally Deleted.

(i)            Pledgor shall not permit, without the prior written consent of Lender, any transaction which would have the effect of diluting Pledgor’s Interest. Pledgor shall at all times own 100% of the direct or indirect membership interests in Borrower except as otherwise set forth in Section 8 hereof. Any violation of the terms hereof shall, at the option of Lender, constitute a default hereunder, and Lender shall have no obligation to allege or show any impairment of its security thereby and may pursue any legal or equitable remedies for default without such allegation or showing.



(j)            Pledgor will not, without the prior written consent of Lender, (i) borrow against the Collateral from any person, fine or corporation other than Lender, (ii) create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any mortgage, lien, charge or encumbrances on, or security interest in, or pledge of conditional sale or other title retention agreement with respect to any of the Collateral, except the security interest created hereunder, or sell or transfer any of the Collateral other than as set forth in Section 8 hereof, (iii) permit any levy or attachment to be made against any of the Collateral except any levy or attachment relating to the Pledge Agreement, (iv) permit any financing statement to be on file with respect to any of the Collateral, except financing statements in favor of Lender, or (v) transfer or convey, or permit a transfer or conveyance of, any interest in the Collateral other than as set forth in Section 8 hereof.

6.            Lender’s Appointment as Attorney-in-Fact.

(a)          Upon the occurrence and continuance of any Event of Default, Pledgor hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints Lender and any officer or agent thereof, with full power of substitution, as its true and lawful attorney-in-fact with full irrevocable power and authority in the place and stead of Pledgor and in the name of Pledgor or in its own name, from time to time in Lender’s discretion, for the purpose of carrying out the terms of this Pledge Agreement, to take any and all appropriate action and to execute any and all documents and instruments which may be necessary or desirable to accomplish the purposes of this Pledge Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Pledgor hereby gives Lender and any officer or agent thereof, as such attorney-in-fact, the power and right, on behalf of Pledgor, without notice to or assent by Pledgor, to do the following: (i) to direct any party liable for any payment under any of the Collateral to make payment of any and all monies due and to become due thereunder directly to Lender or as Lender shall direct; (ii) to receive payment of and receipt for any and all monies, claims and other amounts due and to become due at any time in respect of or arising out of any Collateral; (iii) to endorse and collect any checks, drafts, notes, acceptances or other instruments for the payment of monies due under any Collateral; (iv) to commence and prosecute any suits, actions or proceedings at law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction to collect the Collateral or any portion thereof and to enforce any other right in respect of the Collateral; (v) to defend any suit, action or proceeding brought against Pledgor with respect to any Collateral; (vi) to pay or discharge taxes, liens, security interests or other encumbrances levied or placed on or threatened against the Collateral; (vii) to settle, compromise or adjust any suit, action or proceeding described above and, in connection therewith, to give such discharges or releases as Lender may deem appropriate; and (viii) generally to sell, transfer, pledge, vote, make any agreement with respect to or otherwise deal with any of the Collateral, in accordance with Section 9 hereof, as fully and completely as though Lender were the absolute owner thereof for all purposes, and to do, at Lender’s option and Pledgor’s expense, at any time, or from time to time, all acts and things which Lender reasonably deems necessary to protect, preserve or realize upon the Collateral and Lender’s security interest therein, in order to effect the intent of this Pledge Agreement, all as fully and effectively as Pledgor might do.



          Any and all such amounts received by Lender as attorney-in-fact for Pledgor shall be held by Lender as Collateral pursuant to this Pledge Agreement or, at Lender’s election shall be applied to the reduction of any Obligation then outstanding, in such order as Lender may elect. Pledgor hereby ratifies, to the extent permitted by law, all that said attorneys shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This power of attorney is a power coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable.

(b)          The powers conferred on Lender hereunder are solely to protect Lender’s interests in the Collateral and shall not impose any duty upon it to exercise any such powers. Lender shall be accountable only for amounts that it actually receives as a result of the exercise of such powers and neither it nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible to Pledgor for any act or failure to act, except for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct.

(c)          Pledgor also authorizes Lender, at any time and from time to time upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, to execute, in connection with the sale provided for in Section 9 of this Pledge Agreement, any endorsements, assignments or other instruments of conveyance or transfer with respect to the Collateral.

7.            Performance by Lender of Pledgor’s Obligations. If Pledgor fails to perform or comply with any of its agreements contained herein and Lender, as provided for by the terms of this Pledge Agreement, shall itself perform or comply, or otherwise cause performance or compliance, with such agreement, the reasonable expenses of Lender incurred in connection with such performance or compliance, together with interest thereon at the Default Rate shall be payable by Pledgor to Lender on demand and shall constitute Obligations secured hereby.

8.            Permitted Sale of Interests in the Borrower.

(a)       Notwithstanding anything herein or in the Note to the contrary, Pledgor may sell all or any portion of its Interests to the extent permitted by, and is strict conformance with, the Mortgage Loan Documents; provided, however, upon such sale of any such Interests, all Net Sale Proceeds (as defined in the Pledge Agreement) shall be paid to Lender for application against the Obligations as provided in the Note.



(b)       Upon the receipt by Bank of all or any portion of the unpaid principal amount of the Note (whether resulting from the sale or transfer of any Interests by Pledgor or otherwise), Bank shall, prior to the next Payment Date (as defined in the Note), release its lien on the Collateral consisting of Interests to the extent of such principal reduction.  That portion of the Interests to be released in connection with any such payment shall be determined by dividing (a) the amount of principal received by Bank by (b) the original principal amount of the Note, and multiplying the result thereof by the Interest originally pledged by the Borrower to the Bank hereunder.  Upon payment in full of all of the Borrower’s obligations under the Note, the Bank will release all of its liens on all such remaining membership interests. Pledgor shall pay all of Lender’s reasonable costs and expenses in connection with any such release.

9.            Remedies, Rights Upon Default.

(a)          If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, Lender may exercise, in addition to all other rights and remedies granted to it in this Pledge Agreement and in any other instrument or agreement securing, evidencing or relating to the Obligations, all rights and remedies of a secured party under the UCC. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Pledgor expressly agrees, to the extent permitted by law, that in any such event Lender, upon ten (10) Business Days prior written notice to Pledgor may forthwith collect, receive, appropriate and realize upon the Collateral, or any part thereof, and/or may forthwith sell, lease, assign, give option or options to purchase, or sell or otherwise dispose of and deliver said Collateral (or contract to do so), or any part thereof, in one or more parcels at public or private sale or sales, at any of Lender’s offices or elsewhere at such prices as it may deem best, for cash or on credit or for future delivery without assumption of any credit risk. Lender shall apply the net proceeds of any such collection, recovery, receipt, appropriation, realization or sale, as provided in Section 9(d) hereof, and only after so paying over such net proceeds and after the payment by Lender of any other amount required by any provision of law, including Section 9¬504 (1)(c) of the UCC, need Lender account for the surplus, if any, to Pledgor. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Pledgor waives all claims, damages, and demands against Lender arising out of the repossession, retention or sale of the Collateral except such as arise out of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Lender. Pledgor agrees that Lender need not give more than ten (10) Business Days’ notice of the time and place of any public sale or of the time after which a private sale may take place and that such notice is reasonable notification of such matters. Notice of a potential sale or disposition of the Collateral under this Section 9(a) may be combined with a notice of default in which case the notice period shall be concurrent with and not in additional to any applicable grace period. Pledgor agrees that the sale of the Collateral by either a public or private sale shall be deemed commercially reasonable. LENDER MAY ENFORCE ITS RIGHTS HEREUNDER WITHOUT RESORT TO PRIOR JUDICIAL PROCESS OR JUDICIAL HEARING AND PLEDGOR EXPRESSLY WAIVES, RENOUNCES, AND KNOWINGLY RELINQUISHES ANY LEGAL RIGHT WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE REQUIRE LENDER TO ENFORCE ITS




(b)          Pledgor agrees to pay all costs of Lender, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, incurred with respect to the collection of any of the Obligations and the enforcement of any of Lender’s rights hereunder.

(c)          Pledgor hereby waives presentment, demand, protest or any notice (to the extent permitted by applicable law) of any kind in connection with this Pledge Agreement or any Collateral except as provided in Section 9(a) of this Pledge Agreement.

(d)          The proceeds of any sale, disposition or other realization upon all or any part of the Collateral shall be distributed by Lender in the following order of priorities:

first, to Lender in an amount sufficient to pay in full the expenses of Lender in connection with such sale, disposition or other realization, incurred or made by Lender in connection therewith, including reasonable attorneys’ fees;

second, to Lender in an amount equal to any late charges or other fees and charges due on the Obligations;

third, to Lender in an amount equal to the then accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on the Obligations (with such amount being first applied to interest determined at the Default Rate, as defined in the Note);

fourth, to Lender in an amount equal to any other Obligations which are then unpaid;

fifth, to Lender in an amount equal to the then unpaid principal of the Obligations; and,

finally, upon payment in full of all of the Obligations, to Pledgor, or its representative or as a court of competent jurisdiction may direct, any surplus then remaining from such proceeds.



(e)          Pledgor agrees that in any sale of any of the Interests hereunder, Lender is authorized to comply with any limitation or restriction in connection with such sale which it is advised by its counsel is appropriate (i) in order to avoid violation of applicable law, including, without limitation, procedures restricting the number of prospective bidders and purchasers, requiring that prospective bidders and purchasers have certain qualifications, and restricting prospective bidders and purchasers to persons who will represent and agree that they are purchasing for their own account for investment and not with a view to the distribution or resale of any Interests they purchase, or (ii) in order to obtain any required approval of such sale or of a purchaser at such sale by any governmental regulatory authority or official. Pledgor further agrees that such compliance shall not result in any such sale being deemed not to have been made in a commercially reasonable manner, nor shall Lender be liable or accountable to Pledgor for any discount allowed by reason of the fact that any Interests are sold in compliance with any such limitation or restriction.

(f)           The remedies of Lender hereunder are cumulative and the exercise of any one or more of the remedies provided for herein or under the UCC shall not be construed as a waiver of any of the other remedies of Lender. Amongst its remedies, Lender has the right to require specific performance of the terms and provisions of this Pledge Agreement and may obtain injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction.

(g)          It is agreed that no waiver by Lender of any Event of Default shall operate as a waiver of any other default or of the same default on a future occasion. All the rights of Lender hereunder shall inure to the benefit of its successors and assigns and all obligations of Pledgor shall bind its successors and assigns.

(h)          Pledgor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Lender, its directors, officers, employees, agents and parent and subsidiary corporations, and each of them, from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, claims, damages, or expenses incurred by any of them arising out of or by reason of entering into this Pledge Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Pledge Agreement (unless caused solely by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such indemnified parties) and to pay or reimburse Lender for the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel incurred in connection with any investigation, litigation or other proceedings (whether or not Lender is a party thereto) arising out of or by reason of any of the aforesaid. Lender will promptly give Pledgor written notice of the assertion of any claim which it believes is subject to the indemnity set forth in this Section 9 and will upon the request of Pledgor promptly furnish Pledgor with all material in its possession relating to such claim or the defense thereof to the extent that the Lender may do so without breach of duty to others. Any amounts properly due under this Section 9 shall be payable to Lender immediately upon demand.



10.         Limitations on Lender’s Obligations Under the Operating Agreement. Pledgor acknowledges and agrees that this Pledge Agreement shall not in any way obligate Lender or any of its successors and assigns to perform any of the now existing or hereafter accruing, or any of its successors and assigns to perform any of the now existing or hereafter accruing, obligations of Pledgor under the operating agreement of Borrower and Pledgor agrees to perform any and all obligations (including the payment of any and all liabilities or assessments) of Pledgor under the operating agreement of Borrower, whether heretofore or hereafter accruing or arising, all with the same effect as though this Pledge Agreement had not been executed or delivered by Pledgor.

11.         Limitation on Lender’s Duty in Respect of Collateral. Lender shall use reasonable care with respect to the Collateral in its possession or under its control. Upon request of Pledgor, Lender shall account for any money received by it in respect of any foreclosure on or disposition of the Collateral.

12.         Notices. Each notice, consent, request, report or other communication hereunder (each, a “Notice”) that any party hereto may desire or be required to give to the other shall be deemed to be an adequate and sufficient notice if given in writing and service is made by either (i) personal delivery; or (ii) nationally recognized overnight air courier, next day delivery, prepaid, in which case such notice shall be deemed to have been received 1 business day following delivery to such nationally recognized overnight air courier. All Notices shall be addressed as follows:

If to Pledgor:


Inland Residential Operating Partnership, L.P.

2901 Butterfield Road

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Attention: President


With a copy to:


The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc./Law Department

2901 Butterfield Road

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Attention: General Counsel

If to Lender:


Parkway Bank & Trust Company
4800 N. Harlem Avenue
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
Attention: Gregory T. Bear, Executive Vice President



with a copy to:    

Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC
55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
Attention: Sheryl Fyock, Esq.

or to such other place as any party may by written notice to the other parties hereafter designate as a place for service of notice. Pledgor shall not be permitted to designate more than one place for service of Notice concurrently.

13.         Severability. Upon payment in full or other satisfaction of the Obligations, this Pledge Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force or effect; provided, however, that any indemnity provided hereunder shall survive such payment. Until such time, however, this Pledge Agreement shall remain in full force and effect as security for all of the Obligations and shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. The satisfaction, or discharge, of any part of the Obligations hereby secured shall not in any way satisfy or discharge this Pledge Agreement. Any provision of this Pledge Agreement which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

14.         No Waiver-Cumulative Remedies. Lender shall not by any act, delay, omission or otherwise be deemed to have waived any of its rights or remedies hereunder, and no waiver shall be valid unless in writing, signed by Lender, and then only to the extent therein set forth. A waiver by Lender of any right or remedy hereunder on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to any right or remedy which Lender would otherwise have had on any future occasion. No failure to exercise nor any delay in exercising on the part of Lender any right, power or privilege hereunder, shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or future exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies hereunder provided are cumulative and may be exercised singly or concurrently and not exclusive of any rights and remedies provided by law. None of the terms or provisions of this Pledge Agreement may be waived, altered, modified or amended except by an instrument in writing, duly executed by Pledgor and Lender.

15.         Successor and Assigns. This Pledge Agreement and all obligations of Pledgor hereunder shall be binding upon the respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns of Pledgor (subject to any release given by Lender pursuant to Section 8 above) and shall together with the rights and remedies of Lender hereunder, inure to the benefit of Lender and its successors and assigns.





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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties hereto has executed and delivered this Mezzanine Pledge and Security Agreement as of the date first set forth above.


Inland Residential Operating Partnership, L.P.,
a Delaware limited partnership


By:Inland Residential Properties Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation, its general partner


By:        /s/ David Z. Lichterman

Name:  David Z. Lichterman

Its:        Chief Accounting Officer,

             Treasurer and Vice President





Parkway Bank and Trust Company,

an Illinois banking corporation


By:          /s/ Marianne L. Wagener        

Name:    Marianne L. Wagener

Its:          Senior Vice President