TNP Strategic Retail Trust Authorizes Acquisition of Northgate Plaza in Tucson, Arizona

Jun 10, 2010, 15:41 ET from TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- TNP Strategic Retail Trust, Inc. (the "Company"), a publicly registered non-traded REIT that invests in grocery and drug-store anchored, multitenant necessity retail properties, announced today that its board of directors authorized the Company to pursue the acquisition of Northgate Plaza Shopping Center in Tucson, Arizona.

This Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market anchored center is approximately 103,500 square feet on 7.8 acres of land. It is located at the northeast corner of Grant Road and Alvernon Way in Tucson. The property is approximately 81 percent leased and the anchor tenant, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, occupies 41 percent of the rentable square footage and has a long-term lease in place through May 2025. Featured tenants include nationally recognized retailers, including Dollar Tree, Rent-A-Center®, BURGER KING®, SUBWAY® and RadioShack®.

"We found this property very attractive with the presence of Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and its AA credit rating by Standard & Poor's, its prime location with more than 37 percent of Tucson's population within 5 miles and the declining unemployment rate in this market," said Thompson National Properties' Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Steve Corea.

The acquisition is subject to various conditions to closing, including final approval of the loan assumption and other customary closing conditions.

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, multitenant 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. As of June 10, 2010, TNP Strategic Retail Trust has issued 1,381,756 shares of common stock. Its Board of Directors has approved a 7 percent annual dividend, to be paid monthly starting in July 2010. 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 management and creation of real estate investment funds. TNP uses a variety of investment structures to fit the needs of its investors, which are designed specifically for both institutional and high net worth individual investors alike. 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 seven regional offices. As of June 10, 2010, Thompson National Properties manages a portfolio of 133 commercial properties, in 32 states, totaling more than 17.2 million square feet, on behalf of over 3,500 investor/owners with an overall purchase value of $2.3 billion dollars. Recently TNP expanded its operations to the Middle East to provide valuation and advisory services on over 2.3 million square feet of real estate in Saudi Arabia. For more information regarding Thompson National Properties, please visit

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