KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to CoreVest American Finance 2020-4

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to nine classes of certificates issued in the CoreVest American Finance 2020-4 (CAF 2020-4) securitization. This will be the fourteenth such transaction issued by CoreVest American Finance.

CAF 2020-4 is a $274.7 million multi-borrower securitization collateralized by 94 single-family rental (SFR) and traditional multifamily loans. The loans are secured by mortgages on 3,328 rental units in 2,348 single-family, 2-4 family, and multifamily properties. The subject pool includes 32 multifamily properties (597 units), which represent 19.0% of the total pool balance. Overall, the properties are located in 28 states, with the largest three exposures comprised of Florida (19.6%), Pennsylvania (10.4%), and New Jersey (8.6%). The loans have principal balances ranging from $0.2 million (0.1%) to $17.5 million (6.4%) for the largest loan in the pool. The five largest loans represent 26.9% of the initial pool balance, while the 10 largest loans represent 40.5% of the pool.

For the purposes of facilitating the analysis, KBRA divided the underlying properties into two distinct sub-pools by property type. Sub-pool 1 (1-4 units) is primarily comprised of single-family rental homes and 2-4 unit properties (2,316 properties, 81.0%). Sub-pool 2 (multifamily) is comprised of properties that consist of five or more units (32 properties, 19.0%), which also includes three multifamily properties (13.7%) that are similar to multifamily assets found in traditional CMBS securitizations. KBRA used its U.S. Single-Family Rental Securitization Methodology to evaluate sub-pool 1, whereas sub-pool 2 was analyzed in a manner that is generally consistent with KBRA’s approach discussed in our U.S. CMBS Property Evaluation Methodology and U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology. The results of these analyses were then blended, and pool level concentration and qualitative adjustments were then applied to determine KBRA’s credit enhancement levels for the subject pool. The results of this analysis were then compared to the issuer’s proposed capital structure to assign ratings.

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