KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to MHP Commercial Mortgage Trust 2021-STOR

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the preliminary assignment of ratings to nine classes of MHP Commercial Mortgage Trust 2021-STOR, a CMBS singe-borrower securitization.

The collateral for the transaction is a $468.0 million non-recourse, first lien mortgage loan. The floating rate loan has an initial two-year term with three one-year extension options and requires monthly interest-only payments based on one-month LIBOR. The loan is secured by the borrower’s fee simple interest in 57 self-storage properties. The portfolio properties total 4.0 million sf, inclusive of 678,097 sf of commercial and parking space, with assets ranging from 16,022 sf to 175,750 sf. The self-storage space at the properties comprises 3.3 million sf (26,694 units) of the total space, with self-storage space ranging from 13,682 sf (100 units) to 113,419 sf (1,125 sf). Overall, 29.6% of the portfolio’s self-storage sf (24.6% of total sf) is climate-controlled. The properties are located in 23 different MSAs across 13 states, with four state exposures each representing more than 10.0% of the pool balance: New Jersey (20.1%), Virginia (13.0%),Maine (12.9%) and South Carolina (12.2%). The assets were built between 1960 and 2014 and are on average approximately 26 years old. As of May 2021, the portfolio had a weighted average occupancy rate of 93.1%.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a detailed evaluation of the properties’ cash flows using our U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology and the application of our U.S. CMBS Single Borrower & Large Loan Rating Methodology. In addition, KBRA also relied on its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology for assessing counterparty risk in this transaction and its ESG Global Rating Methodology, to the extent deemed applicable.

The results of our analysis yielded a KBRA net cash flow (KNCF) of $29.8 million, which is 7.1% below the issuer’s NCF, and a KBRA value of approximately $337.7 million, which is 45.8% lower than the appraiser’s portfolio value for the subject. The resulting in-trust KBRA Loan to Value (KLTV) is 138.6%. In our analysis of the transaction, we also reviewed and considered third party engineering, environmental, and appraisal reports; the results of our site inspection; and legal documentation review.

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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.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. 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. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider.


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