KBRA Releases Research – Freddie Mac K-Series Loan Default and Loss Study

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a loan default and loss study on the Freddie Mac K-Series. In the report, KBRA reviewed the performance of 17,037 loans from 300 transactions securitized from June 2009 to December 2020. The study population exhibited a cumulative default rate of 0.35% (59 loans). Of the 59 defaulted loans, eight experienced loss severities ranging from 9.6% to 51% (average 28.1%).

The study examined default rates by its property, loan, and financial characteristics. Among the property sub-types, loans secured by student housing properties exhibited the highest default rate of 3.53%, while multifamily was meaningfully lower, at 0.36%, and manufactured housing was less than half of that figure, at 0.14%. Lower default rates were generally observed for larger loans (with balances in excess of $50 million), those used for property acquisitions, and properties in primary markets.

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