NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to six classes of Aventura Mall Trust 2018-AVM, a CMBS single asset, single borrower (SASB) securitization.
The collateral for the transaction is a $750.0 million portion of a $1.75 billion, non-recourse, first lien mortgage loan. The fixed-rate loan requires interest-only payments and has a 10-year term. The loan is secured by the borrower’s fee simple interest in 1.2 million sf of Aventura Mall, a mostly two-story, 2.2 million sf, super-regional mall located in Aventura, Florida, approximately 18 miles north of the Miami CBD. The collateral includes an approximately 226,000-sf expansion of the mall that was completed in November 2017, which offers a new food court and in-line tenant space. The expansion is still in its initial lease up phase.
Aventura Mall is anchored by Bloomingdales, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Macy’s Men & Home. Only the JCPenney space serves as collateral for the loan. The remaining anchors own their stores and lease the underlying land from an affiliate of the sponsors. The largest major tenants include well known retailers such as Apple, Equinox Fitness, H&M, Topshop, XXI Forever, and Zara. There is also a 24-screen AMC Theatre. As of February 2018, the total mall including non-owned anchors was 95.9% occupied, while the space serving as collateral for the loan was 92.8% leased.
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a detailed evaluation of the property’s cash flows using our CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology and the application of our CMBS Single Borrower and Large Loan Rating Methodology. The results of our analysis yielded a KBRA net cash flow (KNCF) of $149.0 million. To value the property, we applied a capitalization rate of 6.75% to arrive at a KBRA Value of $2.21 billion and a KBRA Loan to Value (KLTV) of 79.3%. In our analysis of the transaction, we also reviewed and considered third-party engineering, environmental, and appraisal reports; the results of our site inspection of subject; and legal documentation.
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: Aventura Mall Trust 2018-AVM
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**To satisfy the US risk retention rules, BREDS III SD NQ Holdco L.L.C., a third-party purchaser, will purchase and retain an “eligible horizontal residual interest” consisting of the Class HRR certificates, representing at least 5.0% of the fair value of all interests issued on the closing date.
Representations & Warranties 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 Aventura Mall Trust 2018-AVM Representations & Warranties Disclosure.
Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- Aventura Mall Trust 2018-AVM Pre-Sale Report
- CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology
- CMBS Single Borrower and Large Loan Rating Methodology
- Methodology for Rating Interest-Only Certificates in CMBS Transactions
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