KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Benchmark 2018-B8

December 4, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 16 classes of Benchmark 2018-B8, a $1.0 billion CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 41 commercial mortgage loans secured by 200 properties.

The collateral properties are located in 24 states, with three state exposures each representing 10.0% or more of the pool balance: California (19.2%), New York (15.9%), and Florida (10.7%). The pool has exposure to all of the major property types, with three representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance: office (44.9%), retail (27.2%), and lodging (15.2%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $4.7 to $60.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, Aventura Mall (5.7%), which is secured by a 1.2 million portion of a 2.2 million sf super-regional mall located in Aventura, Florida. The five largest loans, which also include Staples Strategic Industrial (5.3%), Embassy Suites Anaheim (5.3%), Saint Louis Galleria (5.2%), and 10 Brookline Place (4.8%), represent 26.4% of the initial pool balance, while the top 10 loans represent 47.6%.

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 8.2% 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, 40.5% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 94.7% and an all-in KLTV of 109.3%. 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.

For complete details on the analysis, please see our pre-sale report, published 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.

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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: Analysts:

Caitlin Parrella, CFA, Associate

(646) 731-3310

cparrella@kbra.comYee Cent Wong, Senior Managing Director

(646) 731-2374

ywong@kbra.comSacheen Shah, Director

(646) 731-3363

sshah@kbra.comDayna Carley, Senior Director

(646) 731-2391




SOURCE: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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