KBRA Europe Releases Research – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Salus (ELOC No. 33) Coworking Concentration

DUBLIN--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA) releases research regarding Salus (ELOC No. 33), a KBRA-rated single-asset single-borrower (SASB) CMBS transaction with exposure to coworking office tenants. The transaction collateral is secured by CityPoint, a 708,594 square foot office building in London.

The UK government recently extended measures through at least early May to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the requirement for people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes. In this context, KBRA reviewed loans with exposure to coworking office tenants that operate shared workspaces. The loan that serves as collateral for the Salus (ELOC No. 33) transaction has a sizable (20.1% of total contracted rent) coworking tenant concentration. In recent dialogue with the transaction servicer, KBRA found that the subject’s two coworking tenants had requested a rent holiday. In addition, in our surveillance review in December 2019, KBRA previously noted that the property was operating below market occupancy levels due to the recent departure of three tenants.

As a result, KBRA assigns a KBRA Performance Outlook (KPO) of Underperform for the loan that serves as collateral for the Salus (ELOC No. 33) transaction. A KPO is an assessment of Outperform, Perform, or Underperform based on recent and expected collateral performance.

As events surrounding the crisis unfold, our thoughts are with the individuals and families who have been affected by the virus.

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Contacts

Analytical
Matthew Horner, Director
+353 1 588 1240
mhorner@kbra.com

Stephen Hughes, Director
+44 208 148 1004
shughes@kbra.com

Yee Cent Wong, Senior Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-2374
ywong@kbra.com

Business Development
Mauricio Noé, Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe
+44 208 148 1010
mnoe@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical
Matthew Horner, Director
+353 1 588 1240
mhorner@kbra.com

Stephen Hughes, Director
+44 208 148 1004
shughes@kbra.com

Yee Cent Wong, Senior Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-2374
ywong@kbra.com

Business Development
Mauricio Noé, Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe
+44 208 148 1010
mnoe@kbra.com