Morningstar Credit Ratings Assigns Preliminary Ratings for COMM 2014-BBG
Mortgage Trust, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates (COMM 2014-BBG)
NEW YORK, March 10, 2014
NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today
assigned preliminary ratings for the commercial mortgage-backed securities
(CMBS) transaction COMM 2014-BBG Mortgage Trust, Commercial Mortgage
Pass-Through Certificates (COMM 2014-BBG). The preliminary ratings are based
on information known to Morningstar as of March 10, 2014.
PRELIMINARY RATINGS (AS OF MARCH 10, 2014)
Balance/ Preliminary Morningstar Morningstar Morningstar Credit
Class DSCR BLTV ELTV Support
Notional Amt Ratings Levels
Class A $300,000,000 AAA 3.72x 35.4% 35.4% 0.0%
Class $300,000,000 AAA n/a n/a n/a n/a
Class $300,000,000 AAA n/a n/a n/a n/a
The key characteristics of the COMM 2014-BBG Mortgage Trust transaction are:
oA $300 million first-mortgage loan, which is secured by the fee simple
interest in two office condominium units located at 731 Lexington Avenue
in Midtown Manhattan;
oThe collateral includes a total of 904,573 square feet of office and
storage space. All of the office space is leased to and occupied by
Bloomberg L.P., which operates its world headquarters from this location;
oThe borrower on the loan is 731 Office One LLC, which is a Delaware
limited liability company indirectly owned by Alexander's, Inc.
Alexander's, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that is engaged in the
leasing, managing, developing, and redeveloping of its properties; and
oThe loan provides for a three-year initial term and four 12-month
extension options. Debt service is interest-only throughout the loan term
and interest is paid as a spread of 0.95 percent over the one-month LIBOR.
Based on information provided on the arranger's website, Morningstar's
analysis of the loans yielded the following Morningstar metrics:
oNet cash flow (NCF) of approximately $56.05 million, which is lower than
the arranger's NCF by 4.0 percent;
oDebt service coverage ratio (DSCR) of 3.72x based on the 0.95 percent
interest rate spread and a stressed LIBOR rate of 4.0 percent;
oCapitalization rate of 6.5 percent; and
oMorningstar's valuation of the asset is $847.8 million, which is 30.8
percent lower than the appraised value. Morningstar's value reflects a
loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 35.4 percent.
For complete details about the preliminary ratings of this transaction,
Morningstar's Pre-Sale analysis package, including the Pre-Sale Report,
Summary of Financial Results, and the Representations, Warranties, and
Enforcement Mechanisms, is available under the "Ratings Reports" tab on
https://ratingagency.morningstar.com. Information subsequently received could
result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary
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