KeyBank Increases Lending Commitment to TNP Strategic Retail Trust to $60 Million

May 18, 2012, 13:09 ET from TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc. (the "Company"), a public non-traded REIT that invests in grocery and drug-store anchored, multi-tenant necessity retail properties and other real estate-related assets, announced today its secured revolving credit facility with KeyBank National Association has increased the aggregate lending commitment from $35 million to $45 million, with a temporary increase to $60 million through December 1, 2012. The facility includes an accordion feature that allows for an increase in commitments under the facility up to $150 million as the Company continues to grow. 

The Company may use the expanded credit facility for acquisitions, investments in properties and real estate-related assets and other general working capital purposes.

"We appreciate KeyBank's continued support and confidence in our company," said Thompson National Properties' Executive Vice President and CFO, James R. Wolford. "We anticipate this increased flexibility from our expanded borrowing capacity will provide us with additional opportunities to compete for properties appropriate for TNP Strategic Retail Trust's portfolio."

About TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc.
TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc. is a publicly registered non-traded REIT that invests in grocery and drug-store anchored, multi-tenant necessity retail properties, located primarily in the Western United States, and real estate related assets, including investment in or origination of mortgage, mezzanine, bridge and other loans related to commercial real estate. TNP Strategic Retail Trust has acquired 17 shopping centers in 13 states containing more than 1.7 million square feet at an overall purchase price of approximately $219 million. For more information regarding TNP Strategic Retail Trust, please visit

About Thompson National  Properties, LLC
Thompson National Properties, LLC (TNP) is an international real estate advisory company, specializing in the creation and management of real estate investment funds. TNP uses a variety of investment structures to fit the needs of its investors, which are designed for both institutional and high net worth individual investors. Thompson National Properties is also a leader in both property and asset management and receivership services, a key element in any successful commercial real estate investment in today's lender-driven marketplace.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Thompson National Properties was founded in April 2008 and has six regional offices. As of May 18, 2012, Thompson National Properties manages a portfolio of 151 commercial properties, in 30 states, totaling approximately 17.4 million square feet, on behalf of over 5,600 investor/owners with an overall purchase value of $2.1 billion. For more information regarding Thompson National Properties, please visit

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