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Investors in Strategic Realty Trust May Have Arbitration Claims

Strategic Realty Trust (“SRT,” formerly known as TNP Strategic Retail) is a San Mateo, CA based non-traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that invests in and manages a portfolio of income-producing real properties including various shopping centers located primarily in the Western United States.

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Over the past several years, many retail investors were steered into investing in non-traded REITs such as SRT by their broker or money manager based on the investment’s income-producing potential.  Unfortunately, many investors were not informed of the complexities and risks associated with non-traded REITs, including the investment’s high fees and illiquid nature.  Currently, investors who wish to sell their shares of SRT may only do so through direct redemption with the issuer or by selling shares on an illiquid secondary market, such as Central Trade & Transfer.

In November 2008, SRT filed a Form S-11 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in order to raise capital for its IPO.  By August 2009, SRT initiated its IPO at $10 per share for up to $ 1 billion in investor capital.  Unfortunately for SRT investors who purchased shares at $10, the secondary market now lists SRT shares at a deep discount.  For example, Central Trade & Transfer has recently listed shares of SRT with a bid-ask spread of $4.60 – $4.50 per share.

The recent pricing in SRT suggests that investors in this non-traded REIT may well have suffered considerable investment losses of approximately 55% on their initial investment of $10.00 per share.

If you have invested in SRT, or another non-traded REIT, and you have suffered losses in connection with your investment (or are currently unable to exit your illiquid investment position without incurring considerable losses), you may be able to recover your losses in FINRA arbitration.  To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact a securities arbitration lawyer at Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. at (866) 966-9598 or via email at for a no-cost, confidential consultation.

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