NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 16 classes of GSMS 2020-GSA2, a $826.3 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 46 commercial mortgage loans secured by 93 properties.
The collateral properties are located throughout 33 MSAs, the largest three of which are New York (19.5%), Las Vegas (11.9%), Houston (6.9%), Long Island (6.3%), and Sacramento (6.3%). The pool has exposure to all of the major property types, with three types representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance: office (41.8%) lodging (16.3%), and industrial (12.1%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $2.4 million to $70.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, Elo Midtown Office Portfolio (8.5%), which is secured by three Class-B CBD office properties totaling 336,302 sf all located in the Midtown section of New York City’s borough of Manhattan. The five largest loans also include Signature Office Portfolio (2nd largest, 8.5%, two properties), Phoenix Industrial Portfolio V (3rd largest, 7.9%, four properties), MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay (4th largest, 7.9%, two properties) and 711 Fifth Avenue (5th largest, 4.8%), and represent 37.5% of the initial pool balance, while the top 10 loans represent 59.1%.
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction incorporated our multi-borrower rating process that begins with our analysts' evaluation of the underlying collateral properties' financial and operating performance, which determine KBRA’s estimate of sustainable net cash flow (KNCF) and KBRA value using our U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology. On an aggregate basis, KNCF was 11.3% less than the issuer cash flow. KBRA capitalization rates were applied to each asset’s KNCF to derive values that were, on an aggregate basis, 43.6% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 102.1% and an all-in KLTV of 106.3%. The model deploys rent and occupancy stresses, probability of default regressions, and loss given default calculations to determine losses for each collateral loan that are then used to assign our credit ratings.
- GSMS 2020-GSA2 KBRA Conduit KCAT
- U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology
- U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology
- Methodology for Rating Interest-Only Certificates in CMBS Transactions
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
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