KBRA Releases Monthly CMBS Trend Watch

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases November’s CMBS Trend Watch.

CMBS private label pricing volume ended November at $10.7 billion. This brings the year-to-date (YTD) issuance total to $80.9 billion, up 13.6% on a year-over-year (YoY) basis. Conduits led the charge with $8.5 billion, or approximately 80% of the month’s volume. As for December, we expect that by the time the curtain closes, we will see the launch of up to nine single-borrower (SB) transactions, as well as two conduits, and a couple of Freddie Mac K-Series securitizations.

In the Spotlight section, we look at KBRA’s CMBS rating actions since 2012. Ratings have exhibited stable behavior this year. The vast majority of the 3,265 CMBS rating actions taken YTD November were affirmations (3,170), followed by downgrades (48) and upgrades (47). Negative rating actions have almost doubled from the full-year 2018 level (27), while there were approximately 28% fewer upgrades (65).

In November, we published 12 transaction pre-sales, including five conduits ($4.8 billion), three single-borrower ($2 billion), two small balance commercial ($718 million), one single-family rental ($376.2 million), and one commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation ($426.2 million). November’s surveillance activity included rating actions on 430 classes consisting of 407 affirmations, 21 upgrades, and two downgrades. KBRA also highlighted 76 KBRA Loans of Concern (K-LOCs), as well as 19 KBRA Performance Outlook (KPO) changes.

November’s three-month rolling average KBRA loan-to-value (KLTV) rose slightly to 100.1% compared to 100% in October. This, however, comes after rising 230 basis points in September.

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Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
Giselle Vuong, Senior Analyst
(646) 731-2435
gvuong@kbra.com

Larry Kay, Senior Director
(646) 731-2452
lkay@kbra.com

Eric Thompson, Senior Managing Director
(646) 731-2355
ethompson@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Michele Patterson, Managing Director
(646) 731-2397
mpatterson@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
Giselle Vuong, Senior Analyst
(646) 731-2435
gvuong@kbra.com

Larry Kay, Senior Director
(646) 731-2452
lkay@kbra.com

Eric Thompson, Senior Managing Director
(646) 731-2355
ethompson@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Michele Patterson, Managing Director
(646) 731-2397
mpatterson@kbra.com