KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to WFCM 2020-C58


NEW YORK–() – The Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings for 35 classes of WFCM 2020-C58, a $ 696.3 million CMBS conduit transaction.

The collateral is held in 31 MSAs, the three largest of which are Sacramento (14.4%), Los Angeles (12.2%) and New York (7.2%). The pool is involved in all major property types, with three types accounting for more than 15.0% of the pool balance: office (25.4%), retail (20.5%) and mixed-use (16.3%). The loans have principal balances of $ 1.5 million to $ 69.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, McClellan Park (9.9%), which is owned by a 6.9 million square foot mixed-use business park in McClellan, California The Sacramento CBD is secured 16 km to the northeast. The five largest loans, which also include MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay (6.5%), Pacific Gateway II (5.6%), CoLinx Distribution Center (5.3%) and The Arboretum (5.0%), account for 32.3% of the original pool balance while the top 10 loans account for 48.6%.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included our multi-credit rating process, which begins with our analysts assessing the financial and operational performance of the underlying collateral characteristics, the sustainable net cash flow (KNCF) estimate and KBRA value from KBRA based on our US CMBS property evaluation methodology. On an aggregated basis, the KNCF was 10.7% below the issuer’s cash flow. KBRA capitalization rates were applied to the KNCF of each asset to derive values ​​that, on an aggregated basis, were 43.5% lower than third-party estimates. The pool has a trust KLTV of 104.2% and an all-in KLTV of 106.9%. The model uses rental and occupancy stress, probability of default regressions, and loss ratio calculations to determine the losses for each collateral loan, which are then used to map our credit ratings.

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