Articles of Organization
Sterling Office and Industrial Trust’s Registration Statement was filed and accepted on March 22, 2016 by the North Dakota Secretary of State. Registration Statements establish the entity’s legal status with the state. View our Registration Statement.
Declaration of Trust
Sterling Office and Industrial Trust’s Declaration of Trust is based upon the NASAA REIT Statement of Policy Regarding Real Estate Investment Trusts, published by the North American Securities Administrators Association. The Declaration of Trust provides guidance on the purpose and powers of the trust, the trust’s authority to issue shares, the rights inherit in those shares, limitation on transfer, the trust’s investment guidelines, Trustee requirements, and rules governing the use of an advisor to manage the day-to-day affairs of the trust. View our Declaration of Trust.
Sterling Office and Industrial Trust’s Governance Guidelines provide a structure within which our Trustees can effectively pursue its mission to the benefit of investors. The Board intends its Governance Guidelines to be a flexible framework within which the Board can conduct its business, not as a set of binding legal obligations. View our Governance Guidelines.
Certificate of Partnership
A Certificate of LLLP is needed for the creation and legal recognition of an entity. Sterling Office and Industrial Properties, LLLP’s Certificate of LLLP was filed and accepted by the North Dakota Secretary of State on March 22, 2016. View our Certificate of Partnership.
Limited Partnership Agreement
Sterling Office and Industrial Properties, LLLP’s Agreement of the Limited Liability Limited Partnership defines the rights of the General and Limited Partners. View our Agreement of Limited Liability Limited Partnership.
Sterling Office and Industrial Trust’s Bylaws provide direction regarding the Trust’s registered office, trustees, committees, officers, removal of officers, vacancies, meetings of shareholders, stock and transfer, examination of books, indemnification and amendments of bylaws. View our company Bylaws.
Code of Ethics
Our Board of Trustees approved and adopted an ethics program comprised of the following:
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, which establishes guiding standards for conducting business and applies to all our Trustees, employees and agents, including our Management Company. View our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, which applies to our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and all of our finance employees, including those employed by our Management Company. View our Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers.
Audit Committee Charter
View the Trust’s Audit Committee Charter.
Executive Committee Charter
View the Trust’s Executive Committee Charter.
Nomination and Governance Committee Charter
View the Trust’s Nomination and Governance Committee Charter.
Trustee Independence Policy
It is not possible to anticipate or explicitly provide for all circumstances that might be viewed as a conflict of interest impacting a Trustee’s ability to exercise his or her independent judgement. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees, when making its “independence” determinations, broadly considers all relevant facts and circumstances. No Trustee qualifies as “independent” unless the Board affirmatively determines that such Trustee has no relationships with the Trust that would impair his or her independence. This Trustee Independence Policy is intended to help the Board of Trustees in making its independence determinations. View our company Trustee Independence Policy.
The purpose of Sterling Office and Industrial Trust’s whistleblower policy is to establish procedures for the submission of complaints or concerns regarding financial statement disclosures, accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters or violations of the Trust’s Code of Ethics and Business. View our Whistleblower Policy