Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to GSMS 2012-GCJ9

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings for the GSMS 2012-GCJ9 transaction (see ratings list below).

GSMS 2012-GCJ9 is a $1.39 billion CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 74 fixed rate commercial mortgage loans that are secured by 135 properties. The top five loans represent 37.1% and include Bristol Portfolio (10.1%), Pinnacle I (9.3%), Cooper Hotel Portfolio (6.9%), Jamaica Center (5.8%) and 9201 Sunset (5.0%). The top 10 loan exposures represent 55.5%. The properties are located in 28 states, and the three largest state concentrations are New York (24.2%), California (16.7%) and Florida (8.3%). The pool has exposure to five property types with concentrations in excess of 10.0%: office (34.5%), lodging (17.4%), mixed use (17.9%), retail (12.8%) and multifamily (12.3%).

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction incorporated our multi-borrower rating process that begins with our analysts' evaluation of underlying collateral properties' financial and operating performance, which determine KBRA’s estimate of sustainable net cash flow (KNCF) and KBRA value. The analysis incorporates a detailed evaluation of underlying collateral properties’ financial and operating performance using our CMBS Property Evaluation Guidelines to determine Kroll Net Cash Flow (KNCF), which is a key input used in our credit modeling process. On an aggregate basis, KNCF was 6.6% less than the issuer cash flow. KBRA capitalization rates were applied to each asset’s KNCF to derive values that were, on an aggregate basis, 36.7% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 97.7% and an all-in KLTV of 101.8%. The model deploys rent and occupancy stresses, probability of default regressions, and loss given default calculations to determine losses for each collateral loan, which are then used to assign our credit ratings.

For complete details on the analysis, please see our presale Report, GSMS 2012-GCJ9 published today at www.krollbondratings.com.

The preliminary ratings are based on information known to KBRA at the time of this publication. Information received subsequent to this release could result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.

Preliminary Ratings Assigned: GSMS 2012-GCJ9

Class of Certificate       Initial Class Balance ($)       Expected KBRA Ratings    
Class A-1       $ 72,318,000       AAA(sf)
Class A-2       $202,504,000       AAA(sf)
Class A-3       $ 607,410,000       AAA(sf)
Class A-AB       $ 90,017,000       AAA(sf)
Class X-A       $1,083,364,000       AAA(sf)
Class A-S       $ 111,115,000       AAA(sf)
Class X-B       $ 305,564,224       AAA(sf)
Class B       $ 90,280,000       AA-(sf)
Class C       $ 57,293,000       A-(sf)
Class D       $ 57,293,000       BBB-(sf)
Class E       $ 27,779,000       BB(sf)
Class F       $ 22,570,000       B+(sf)
Class G       $ 50,349,224       NR
           

17g7 Disclosure:

All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms that are available to investors when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction can be found in the report entitled GSMS 2012-GCJ9 17g-7 Disclosure Report.

Related Publications:

CMBS: U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology, published February 23, 2012
CMBS Property Evaluation Guidelines, published June 10, 2011

About Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (www.krollbondratings.com) is registered with the SEC as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO). Kroll Bond Rating Agency was established in 2010 to restore trust in credit ratings by establishing new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate, clear, and transparent ratings.

Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Jereme Koons, 646-731-2306
jkoons@krollbondratings.com
or
Steve Rosamilia, 917-200-8531
srosamilia@krollbondratings.com
or
Keith Kockenmeister, 646-731-2349
kkockenmeister@krollbondratings.com
or
Adam Haya, 646-731-2339
ahaya@krollbondratings.com

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Contacts

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Jereme Koons, 646-731-2306
jkoons@krollbondratings.com
or
Steve Rosamilia, 917-200-8531
srosamilia@krollbondratings.com
or
Keith Kockenmeister, 646-731-2349
kkockenmeister@krollbondratings.com
or
Adam Haya, 646-731-2339
ahaya@krollbondratings.com