NEW YORK--(COMM 2013-GAM transaction (see ratings list below). COMM 2013-GAM is a $324.0 million CMBS single borrower transaction.)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings for the
The collateral for the securitization is a single, non-recourse, first lien mortgage loan that is secured by the borrower’s fee simple and leasehold interests in Green Acres Mall, which is comprised of 1.8 million square feet (sf). The property is a super-regional mall located in Valley Stream, New York that has seven anchor tenants including BJ’s Wholesale Club, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s/Furniture Gallery, Sears, and Walmart. The center was initially constructed in 1956 and has undergone several renovations over the years. The most recent renovation occurred in 2010, and involved the conversion of the Macy’s Men’s/Furniture Gallery second floor space to Kohl’s. The property was purchased by Macerich in January 2013 from Vornado Realty Trust, and has a current occupancy of 95.3%. For the TTM period ending January 2013, comparable in-line stores generated average sales of $501 per sf, which resulted in an occupancy cost of 17.9%.
KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a detailed evaluation of the property’s cash flow using our CMBS Property Evaluation Guidelines, and the application of our CMBS Single Borrower and Large Loan Rating Methodology. The results of our analysis yielded a KBRA Net Cash flow (KNCF) of $28.5 million. To value the property, we applied a 7.50% capitalization rate to arrive at a value of $380.6 million. Our resulting KBRA Loan to Value (KLTV) was 85.2%. In our analysis of the transaction, we also reviewed and considered third party engineering, environmental and appraisal reports, our own on-site inspections of the properties and the competition and legal documentation and opinions.
The preliminary ratings are based on information known to KBRA at the time of this publication. Information received subsequent to this release could result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.
Preliminary Ratings Assigned: COMM 2013-GAM
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