NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) has assigned preliminary ratings to five classes of American Residential Properties 2014-SFR1 (ARP 2014-SFR1) single-family rental pass-through certificates.
ARP 2014-SFR1 is a single-family rental (SFR) securitization that will be collateralized by a $342.7 million loan secured by first priority mortgages on 2,880 income-producing single-family homes. The floating rate loan will require interest-only payments and have a two-year term with three 12-month extension options. The underlying properties are one to four unit residential properties located in eight states, with the three largest state exposures representing 80.4% of the aggregate broker price opinion (BPO) value of the portfolio: Texas (36.9%), Arizona (29.1%), and North Carolina (14.4%). This is the first securitization issued by American Residential Properties, Inc.
The aggregate BPO value of the underlying collateral was $489.6 million, yielding an LTV of 70.0%. KBRA adjusted the BPOs, which yielded an aggregate value of $462.0 million. The LTV based on KBRA’s adjusted BPO value was 74.2%.
KBRA utilized its Single-Family Rental Securitization Methodology to evaluate the transaction. The methodology leverages elements of KBRA’s commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) criteria due to the fact that the collateral underlying an SFR transaction has both commercial and residential characteristics. As the properties generate a cash flow stream from tenant rental payments, CMBS methodologies were used to determine the loan’s probability of default (PD). To determine loss given default (LGD), KBRA assumed the underlying collateral properties would be liquidated in the residential property market.
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.
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