KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to BPR 2023-BRK2

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA announces the assignment of preliminary ratings to six classes of BPR 2023-BRK2, a CMBS single-borrower securitization.

The collateral for the transaction is a $700.0 million non-recourse, first lien mortgage loan that is expected to be originated by Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. (MSBNA), Citi Real Estate Funding Inc. (CREFI), Goldman Sachs Bank USA (GS Bank), and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (WFBNA) on October 3, 2023. The fixed rate loan has a five-year term and requires monthly interest-only payments based on a fixed rate that is expected to be 7.65%. The loan is secured by the borrower’s fee simple interest in Oakbrook Center, a 2.6 million sf property located in Los Angeles, California, of which the collateral is 2.2 million sf and includes an open-air super-regional mall as well as office and hotel spaces. As of May 2023, the collateral was 88.2% leased to over 200 unique tenants.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a detailed evaluation of the properties’ cash flows using our U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology and the application of our U.S. CMBS Single Borrower & Large Loan Rating Methodology. In addition, KBRA also relied on its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology for assessing counterparty risk in this transaction and its ESG Global Rating Methodology, to the extent deemed applicable.

The results of our analysis yielded a KBRA net cash flow (KNCF) for the property of approximately $73.8 million, which is 10.0% below the issuer’s NCF, and a KBRA value of approximately $968.8 million, which is 43.5% below the appraiser’s as-is value. The resulting in-trust KBRA Loan to Value (KLTV) is 72.3%. 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 the property, and legal documentation review.

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