Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to CD 2017-CD5

Date : 07/17/2017 @ 11:04AM
Source : Business Wire

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to CD 2017-CD5

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 16 classes of the CD 2017-CD5 transaction (see ratings list below). CD 2017-CD5 is a $931.6 million CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 48 commercial mortgage loans secured by 134 properties.

The properties in the collateral pool are located in 28 states, with only New York (25.5%) and California (22.6%) each representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance. The pool has exposure to all the major property types, including three that represent more than 15.0% of the pool balance: office (30.1%), lodging (21.7%), and retail (17.0%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $1.9 million to $100.0 million for the largest loan in the pool, the General Motors Building (10.7%), which is secured by a 2.0 million sf trophy office building located on Fifth Avenue in the Midtown area of New York City’s Manhattan borough. The five largest loans, which also include Olympic Tower (6.4%), AHIP Northeast Portfolio IV (6.1%), 245 Park Avenue (5.5%), and Starwood Capital Group Hotel Portfolio (4.3%), represent 33.0% of the initial pool balance, while the top 10 loans represent 51.9%.

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 CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology. On an aggregate basis, KNCF was 7.1% 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, 40.1% less than third party appraisal values. The pool has an in-trust KLTV of 92.2% and an all-in KLTV of 102.7%. 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 presale report, CD 2017-CD5 published today at The report includes our KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT), 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: CD 2017-CD5

    Class       Initial Class Balance       Expected KBRA Rating Non-Retained Certificates     A-1       $32,096,000       AAA (sf)     A-2       $70,987,000       AAA (sf)     A-3       $225,000,000       AAA (sf)     A-4       $252,232,000       AAA (sf)     A-AB       $47,057,000       AAA (sf)     A-S       $103,068,000       AAA (sf)     X-A       $730,440,000*       AAA (sf)     B       $39,211,000       AA (sf)     X-B       $39,211,000*       AAA (sf)     C       $32,489,000       A- (sf)     X-C       $32,489,000*       AAA (sf)     D       $39,211,000       BBB- (sf)     X-D       $39,211,000*       BBB- (sf)     E       $15,684,000       BB- (sf)     X-E       $15,684,000*       BB- (sf)     F**       $8,962,000       B (sf)     G**       $30,249,217       NR Retained Eligible Vertical Interest     VRR Interest***       $35,402,658       NR

*Notional balance**To satisfy the US risk retention rules, a third party purchaser will purchase and retain an “eligible horizontal residual interest” consisting of the Class F and G certificates, representing approximately 1.2% of the fair value of all of the non-residual interests issued by the issuer, determined in accordance with GAAP.***To satisfy the remaining risk retention requirements, each loan seller (CREFI, CGMRC and DBNY) is expected to retain a portion of the VRR interest, which is an “eligible vertical interest” in the form of a single security in the aggregate amount of approximately 3.8% of the aggregate certificate balance of all of the non-residual interests issued by the issuer. The balance shown for the VRR Interest is approximate and may change upon pricing.

Representations & Warranties Disclosure:

All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s asset-level representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms set forth in the related offering documents when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction is contained in the report entitled CMBS: CD 2017-CD5 Representations & Warranties Disclosure Report.

Related publications (available at

  • CMBS: CD 2017-CD5 Pre-Sale Report
  • CMBS: U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology
  • CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology
  • Methodology for Rating Interest-Only Certificates in CMBS Transactions

About Kroll Bond Rating Agency

KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).

Analytical:KBRAAaron Reed, 646-731-2306Directorareed@kbra.comorYee Cent Wong, 646-731-2474Managing Directorywong@kbra.comorRavish Kamath, 646-731-2328Directorrkamath@kbra.comorRobin Regan, 646-731-2358Managing

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