NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its KBRA Credit Profile (KCP) K-LOC Index for the month of August.
The KBRA Loan of Concern (K-LOC) Index was 7.98% in August 2019. During the month, there were 40 new K-LOCs identified across our coverage universe of post-crisis (2.0) CMBS, with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $453.9 million.
About the Index
The August 2019 Index is a composite of 1,344 K-LOCs with an aggregate UPB of $24.45 billion across 289 post-crisis conduit transactions. For any given cohort, the Index is the quotient of its aggregate K-LOC balance and the cohort’s defeasance adjusted UPB. As it includes loans at risk of default, it is a useful, forward-looking credit barometer, and leads the current CMBS conduit delinquency rate by a factor of 6.97. However, it is a more refined gauge of credit risk than the servicer watchlist, as the K-LOC designation is determined by our team of analysts, which perform in-depth monthly analysis on individual transactions and the underlying loan collateral.
Please follow this link to access our KCP K-LOC Index report.
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Maverick Force, Associate
Patrick Czupryna, Director
Steve Kuritz, Senior Managing Director