TNP Strategic Retail Trust cuts dividend.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

According to a recent SEC filing, because of loan compliance issues with its lenders, TNP Strategic Retail Trust Inc. will not pay a dividend in the first quarter of 2013 and may not pay any type of distribution for 2013.

Based on reports, short-term liquidity issues, including an accelerated maturity date of loans, lender fees and the cost of potential litigation with lenders, are the cause of the cut in distributions for the REIT, which has $272 million in assets.

The SEC filing also stated that one of the REIT’s lenders, Torchlight Investors LLC, is blocking the REIT from naming a new adviser, Glenborough LLC.

This news comes shortly after Tony Thompson, the head of TNP Strategic Retail Trust and Thompson National Properties, sent a note to brokerage firms promoting the REITs strong outlook.  Specifically, Mr. Thompson apparently stated that its net asset value was 6% higher than its share price (Such a discrepancy between a REIT’s selling price and its Net Asset Value, or NAV, could be dilutive to shareholders and provide brokers with a strong sales pitch).

The White Law Group continues to investigate the liability that brokers-dealers may have for making unsuitable investment recommendation and misrepresenting the risks of non-traded REITs like TNP Strategic Trust.

Broker-dealers have a fiduciary duty to perform adequate due diligence on any investment. The Financial Industry Regulator Authority (FINRA) requires that broker-dealer fully disclose all the risk in any investment when making recommendations, and ensure that the investment is suitable given their clients age, risk tolerance, financial objectives, net worth, and investment experience.

If you feel that your broker-dealer misrepresented TNP Strategic Retail Trust or another investment offering with Thompson National Properties, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA Arbitration. For a free consultation please call The White Law Group at 312-238-9650.

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