Fitch Upgrades 3 Classes of GECCMC 2002-1

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has upgraded three classes and affirmed two classes of GE Capital Commercial Mortgage Corp., commercial mortgage pass-through certificates, series 2002-1 (GECCMC 2002-1). A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The upgrades are due to high credit enhancement and defeasance in the pool. The pool has experienced $23.6 million (2.3% of the original pool balance) in realized losses to date.

As of the March 2015 distribution date, the pool's aggregate principal balance has been reduced by 97.8% to $23.6 million from $1.04 billion at issuance. There are three loans remaining in the pool, one (22.5% of the pool) of which is defeased.

Interest shortfalls are currently affecting classes N and P.

The largest loan in the pool (54.2% of the pool) is a single-tenant office property in Dearborn, MI leased to a single- tenant, Ford Motor Company (rated 'BBB-', Positive Outlook by Fitch). The loan is fully amortizing and the lease is co-terminus with the maturity date.

The remaining non-defeased loan (22.8%) is secured by two office buildings totaling 77,839 sf located in Sacramento, CA. The two buildings were vacant as of the September 2014 rent roll (current leasing status is not available). The loan previously transferred to special servicing in November 2011 for imminent maturity default. Subsequently, a loan modification was completed in September 2014 that extended the loan term to March 2019 and decreased the interest rate. The loan returned to the master servicer in January 2015.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

The ratings of classes K through M are expected to remain stable as the pool continues to paydown through amortization.

Fitch upgrades the following classes as indicated:

--$705,973 class K to 'AAAsf' from 'Asf'; Outlook Stable;

--$6.5 million class L to 'Asf' from 'BBBsf'; Outlook Stable;

--$7.8 million class M to 'BBB-sf' from 'BBsf'; Outlook Stable.

Fitch affirms the following classes as indicated:

--$7.6 million class N at 'Dsf', RE 50%;

--$0 class O at 'Dsf', RE 0%.

The class A-1, A-2, A-3, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and J certificates, and the interest-only class X-2 certificates have paid in full. Fitch does not rate the class P certificates. Fitch previously withdrew the rating on the interest-only class X-1 certificates.

Additional information on Fitch's criteria for analyzing U.S. CMBS transactions is available in the Dec. 10, 2014 report, 'U.S. Fixed-Rate Multiborrower CMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Criteria', which is available at 'www.fitchratings.com' under the following headers:

Structured Finance >> CMBS >> Criteria Reports

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria' (Aug. 4, 2014);

--'U.S. Fixed-Rate Multiborrower CMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Criteria' (Dec. 10, 2014).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=754389

U.S. Fixed-Rate Multiborrower CMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Criteria

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=812608

Additional Disclosure

Solicitation Status

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Martin Nunnally
Associate Director
+1-212-908-0871
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Mary MacNeill
Managing Director
+1-212-908-0785
or
Media Relations
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Martin Nunnally
Associate Director
+1-212-908-0871
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Mary MacNeill
Managing Director
+1-212-908-0785
or
Media Relations
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com