NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a special report, Coronavirus Impact: CMBS Exposure to Hawaii Lodging and Retail, which examines CMBS exposure to lodging and retail properties in Hawaii. As concerns mount over the recent outbreak of coronavirus-related illness, world governments are focused on measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease known as COVID-19. While financial markets react to the political and economic consequences of the coronavirus, KBRA is actively examining our coverage universe to gauge exposure to the potential impacts of the crisis across various markets and property types within CMBS. As a result of current prevention efforts, which include quarantines and travel restrictions, we believe properties located in markets with economies heavily dependent on tourism may experience early impacts to performance. This includes Hawaii, where tourism is the largest economic driver. We expect Hawaii’s lodging and retail segments to be particularly impacted, given our understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry as it relates to commercial real estate performance.
Hawaii is home to 18 lodging properties—$4.33 billion by allocated loan amount (ALA)—that serve as collateral for 17 loans securitized in 25 CMBS transactions. Additionally, there are 28 retail properties collateralizing 28 loans ($2.95 billion) in 30 securitizations. While the duration and reach of the epidemic as well as the severity of its impact on tourism to Hawaii remain unknown, we attempt to quantify the risk to lodging performance in this report by stress testing collateral cash flow for selected loans secured by Hawaii lodging properties.
We will continue to monitor ongoing developments related to the coronavirus outbreak and report on the potential impact to CMBS collateral within our monthly KCP report for each transaction.
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For subscribers of the KCP Platform, a list of loans with exposure to Hawaii lodging and retail properties can be accessed by clicking here.
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