KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to CGCMT 2018-C6

November 13, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 16 classes of CGCMT 2018-C6 (see ratings list below), a $736.4 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 35 commercial mortgage loans secured by 58 properties.

The collateral properties are located in 17 states, with three state exposures each representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance: New York (21.4%), Arizona (17.3%), and New Jersey (13.6%). The pool has exposure to all of the major property types, with four each representing 10.0% or more of the pool balance: office (43.9%), lodging (19.1%), multifamily (15.8%), and retail (14.4%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $1.9 million to $70.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, DUMBO Heights Portfolio (9.5%), which is comprised of a 753,074 sf recently renovated Class-A office complex located in the Dumbo neighborhood of New York City’s borough of Brooklyn. The five largest loans, which also include Liberty Portfolio (7.2%), Cambridge Corporate Center (5.9%), Woodlands Square (5.7%), and Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes (5.5%), represent 33.8% of the initial pool balance, while the top 10 loans represent 53.4%.

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 . On an aggregate basis, KNCF was 6.9% 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, 40.8% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 99.6% and an all-in KLTV of 115.1%. 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.

For complete details on the analysis, please see our pre-sale report, published today at . The report includes our , an easy to use, Excel-based workbook that provides the following information:

KBRA Deal Tape – Contains KBRA loan level details for every loan in the pool, and the ability for users to input adjustments to KNCF and KBRA Cap Rates and see the related impact on key deal metrics. KBRA Credit Metrics Comparison Tool – Enables the user to compare the subject transaction to a user-defined transaction comp set. The feature provides many of the fields that are included in our CMBS Monthly Trend Watch publication. Excel-based property cash flow statements for the top 20 loans.

Preliminary Ratings Assigned: CGCMT 2018-C6

1 The exact initial certificate balances of the Class A-3 and A-4 certificates will not be determined until final pricing. However, the aggregate certificate balance of the Class A-3 and A-4 certificates is expected to be $385.979 million. Each class’ initial certificate balance is expected to fall within the following ranges: Class A-3 - $100.0 million to $180.0 million; Class A-4 - $205,979,000 to $285,979,000.

2 In satisfaction of the US Risk Retention rules, these classes will be purchased and retained by a third-party purchaser on the closing date. Such classes will represent an “eligible horizontal residual interest” and will represent at least 5.0% of the fair market value of all non-residual certificates issued.

3 Notional balance.

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About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus, is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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CONTACT: Analytical Contacts:

Courtney Kelly, Associate

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Yee Cent Wong, Senior Managing Director

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Sacheen Shah, Director

(646) 731-3363


Dayna Carley, Senior Director

(646) 731-2391




SOURCE: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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