NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its Nothing Lasts Forever — KCP Examines CMBS Exposure to Forever 21 special report, which examines CMBS exposure to the fast-fashion, teen retailer. The privately held company recently tapped Alvarez & Marsal to overhaul its operations, and Latham & Watkins for restructuring advice and to aid in raising new debt and renegotiating or terminating store leases. Forever 21 was also in discussion with Apollo Global Management regarding debtor-in-possession financing, although media reports indicate the company hopes to avoid a bankruptcy filing.
KBRA Credit Profile (KCP) examined its coverage universe of approximately 1,000 commercial real estate (CRE) securitizations ($600 billion) to identify CMBS exposure to Forever 21, which is the fifth largest specialty retailer in the U.S. Across 258 transactions, there are 194 loans secured by 219 properties, $38.44 billion by allocated loan amount (ALA), with exposure to the retailer as either a collateral or non-collateral tenant. For subscribers of the KCP platform, a list of loans and properties exposed to Forever 21 is available by clicking here. To access the full report, click here.
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Maverick Force, Associate
Marc McDevitt, Director
Mike Brotschol, Senior Director