Press Release|CMBS

KBRA Affirms All Ratings for UBS 2017-C2

9 May 2024   |   New York


KBRA affirms all of its outstanding ratings for UBS 2017-C2, a $679.6 million CMBS conduit transaction. The affirmations follow a surveillance review of the transaction, which has benefitted from deleveraging from loan pay offs and amortization (24.4% of the initial pool balance) as well as defeasance (17.5%). Offsetting the deleveraging, pool performance has shown signs of worsening based on an increase in the number of specially serviced loans and loans identified as K-LOCs since closing.

As of the April 2024 remittance period, there are two specially serviced assets (5.4%), one of which (0.8%) is in foreclosure. KBRA identified nine K-LOCs (19.4%), including the specially serviced assets. This includes three top 10 loan (14.3%):

  • 85 Broad Street (4th largest, 5.0% of the pool balance)
  • 245 Park Avenue (5th largest, 4.7%)
  • AHIP Northeast Portfolio III (6th largest, 4.6%, 27.9% estimated loss severity)

One other K-LOC has an estimated loss:

  • Comfort Inn Westport (1.1% of the pool balance, 7.2% estimated loss severity)

The remaining five K-LOCs do not have estimated losses and represent 4.1% of the pool balance.

Excluding the K-LOCs with estimated losses, the transaction’s WA KLTV is 91.2%, compared to 97.3% at last review and 91.0% at securitization. The KDSC is 1.93x, compared to 1.92x at last review and 2.18x at securitization.

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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.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

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