KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FWD Securitization Trust 2019-INV1 (FWD 2019-INV1)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from FWD Securitization Trust 2019-INV1 (FWD 2019-INV1), a $264.5 million residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transaction collateralized by agency eligible and non-agency loans on investment properties.

FWD 2019-INV1 is the first forward-mortgage RMBS 2.0 transaction issued by the Sponsor, Blackstone Residential Operating Partnership LP. The underlying pool consists of 1,724 fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) with an aggregate principal balance of $264.5 million as of the May 31, 2019 cut-off date. The $264.5 million transaction is collateralized by agency-eligible investment-purpose mortgages (33.5%) that were underwritten to the borrower’s DTI and investor cash flow loans (66.5%), which were underwritten using the property’s rental income based on a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) instead of the borrower’s DTI. Since all of the loans are considered to be made for business-purpose, they are considered exempt from consumer-purpose regulations such as Ability-to-Repay/QM and TRID.

The underlying FWD 2019-INV1 collateral consists of fixed rate, fully amortizing mortgages most of which have 30-year terms (98.0%). Loans in the pool exhibit substantial borrower equity, as evidenced by the WA original LTV and CLTV of 65.8%. The pool has a WA original credit score of 736, and a WA loan age of 14 months. More than 95% of the collateral was originated by affiliated of Finance of America Holdings LLC.

KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling, analysis of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.

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Gary Narvaez, Director

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Sharif Mahdavian, Senior Director

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Jack Kahan, Senior Managing Director

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Fei Han, Analyst

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