Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FREMF 2014-K39 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to seven classes of FREMF 2014-K39 mortgage pass-through certificates and three classes of Freddie Mac structured pass-through certificates (SPCs), Series K39, a $1.33 billion CMBS multi-borrower transaction (see our ratings listed below).
The transaction is collateralized by 105 fixed rate multifamily mortgage loans. The loans have principal balances that range from $1.2 million to $126.5 million for the largest loan, which is secured by the fee simple interest in The Bays Apartment Homes (9.5%), a 556-unit garden-style multifamily complex that is located in Newport Beach, California. The top five loans represent 20.2% of the cut-off date balance, and include Woodbridge Pines Apartments Homes (3.1%) in Irvine, California, 250 Mercer Street (2.6%) in New York, New York, Shelter Cove Apartments (2.6%) in Odenton, Maryland, and Arden Villas (2.5%) in Orlando, Florida. The properties are located in 26 states, with the three largest concentrations in California (17.5%), Texas (11.4%) and Colorado (7.3%).
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction incorporated our U.S. CMBS multi-borrower rating process that begins with our analysts' evaluation of the underlying collateral properties' financial and operating performance, which are used to determine KBRA’s estimate of sustainable net cash flow (KNCF) and KBRA value using our CMBS Property Evaluation Guidelines. KBRA’s weighted average KNCF for the portfolio is 3.6% less than the issuer’s NCF. KBRA capitalization rates were applied to each asset’s KNCF to derive individual property values that, on an aggregate basis, were 37.7% less than third party appraisal values. The weighted average KBRA capitalization rate for the transaction is 8.5%. The KBRA credit 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.
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: FREMF 2014-K39
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Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates, Series K39
Rule 17g-7 Disclosure
All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description regarding the 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 FREMF 2014-K39 17g-7 Disclosure Report.
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