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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings for the WFRBS 2013-C12 transaction (see ratings list below). WFRBS 2013-C12 is a $1.2 billion CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 100 fixed rate commercial mortgage loans that are secured by 138 properties.
The loans have principal balances ranging from $1.0 million to $125.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, which is secured by Grand Beach Hotel (10.2%), a 424 key full service hotel located in Miami Beach, Florida. The top five loans, which also include Grand Beach Hotel (10.2%), RHP Portfolio II (9.4%), One South Wacker Drive (7.7%), Merrill Lynch Office (6.0%), and Hershey & Co. Portfolio (4.0%) represent 37.3% of the initial pool balance, while the top ten loans represent 52.5%.
The underlying collateral properties are geographically diverse as they are located in 29 states. The pool has exposure to four geographic concentrations in excess of 10%: Illinois 13.4, Florida (11.6%), Texas (10.8%) and California (10.4%). The pool has exposure to two property types with exposures in excess of 20.0%, which include retail (24.8%) and office (22.9%).
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction incorporated our multi-borrower rating process that begins with our analysts' evaluation of underlying collateral properties' financial and operating performance, which determine KBRA’s estimate of sustainable net cash flow (KNCF) and KBRA value. The analysis incorporates a detailed evaluation of the underlying collateral properties’ financial and operating performance using our CMBS Property Evaluation Guidelines to determine Kroll Net Cash Flow (KNCF), which on an aggregate basis was 3.1% less than the issuer cash flow. KBRA capitalization rates were applied to each asset’s KNCF to derive individual property values that, on an aggregate basis, were 32.9% lower than third party appraisal values. The weighted average capitalization rate for the transaction was 9.3%. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 91.9% and an all-in KLTV of 95.8%.
The KBRA credit model deploys rent and occupancy stresses, probability of default regressions, and loss given default calculations to determine losses for each collateral loan, which are then used to assign our credit ratings.
For complete details on the analysis, please see our presale report, WFRBS 2013-C12 published today at www.krollbondratings.com.
The preliminary ratings are based on information known to KBRA at the time of this publication. Information received subsequent to this release could result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.
Preliminary Ratings Assigned: WFRBS 2013-C12
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All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms that are available to investors when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction can be found in the report entitled CMBS: WFRBS 2013-C12 17g-7 Disclosure Report.
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