Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): July 17, 2020 (July 14, 2020)



Gladstone Commercial Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Maryland   001-33097   02-0681276

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100, McLean, Virginia 22102

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(703) 287-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   GOOD   Nasdaq Global Select Market
7.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share   GOODM   Nasdaq Global Select Market
6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share   GOODN   Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company    ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☐





Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 14, 2020, Gladstone Commercial Corporation (the “Company”) amended and restated its existing advisory agreement, as amended from time to time (the “Agreement”), with Gladstone Management Corporation, a registered investment adviser (the “Adviser”), by entering into the Sixth Amended and Restated Investment Advisory Agreement between the Company and the Adviser (the “Amended Agreement”). The Company’s entrance into the Amended Agreement was approved by its board of directors, including, specifically, all independent directors. The Amended Agreement revised and replaced the previous calculation of the Base Management Fee, which was based on Total Equity, with a calculation based on Gross Tangible Real Estate. The revised Base Management Fee will be payable quarterly in arrears and shall be calculated at an annual rate of 0.425% (0.10625% per quarter) of the prior calendar quarter’s “Gross Tangible Real Estate,” defined in the Amended Agreement as the current gross value of the Company’s property portfolio (meaning the aggregate of each property’s original acquisition price plus the cost of any subsequent capital improvements thereon). The calculation of the other fees in the Amended Agreement remain unchanged. The revised Base Management Fee calculation will begin with the fee calculations for the quarter ending September 30, 2020. All other terms of the Agreement remained the same. All capitalized terms not defined in this Current Report on Form 8-K are defined in the Amended Agreement.

The description above is only a summary of the material provisions of the Amended Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a copy of the Amended Agreement, which will be filed with the Company’s next periodic report.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Gladstone Commercial Corporation


July 17, 2020

    By:   /s/ Michael Sodo

Michael Sodo


Chief Financial Officer