KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to BMO 2023-C4

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 17 classes of BMO 2023-C4, a $785.1 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 46 commercial mortgage loans secured by 109 properties.

The collateral properties are located throughout 38 MSAs, of which the three largest are New York (22.4%), Inland Empire (4.5%), and Palm Beach County (4.3%). The pool has exposure to all major property types, with five types representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance: multifamily (22.1%), industrial (21.9%), retail (18.4%), lodging (13.9%), and mixed-use (10.3%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $2.8 million to $36.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, 70 Hudson Street (4.6%), which is secured by a 431,281 sf, Class-A CBD office building located in the waterfront district in Jersey City, New Jersey, approximately one mile west of Lower Manhattan. The five largest loans, which also include Rialto Industrial (4.5%), IPG Portfolio (3.6%), Gilardian NYC Portfolio (3.6%), and Weston at Copperfield (3.6%), represent 19.7% of the initial pool balance, while the top 10 loans represent 36.5%.

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 U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology. On an aggregate basis, KNCF was 10.6% 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, 42.6% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 93.1% and an all-in KLTV of 101.0%. 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.

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Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.

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