KBRA Credit Profile (KCP) Releases Special Report: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact: CMBS Exposure to Las Vegas Strip

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a special report, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact: CMBS Exposure to Las Vegas Strip, which examines CMBS exposure to lodging, retail, and showroom properties located on the Las Vegas Strip.

The report is part of our continued effort to assess the potential impacts of COVID-19 to commercial real estate across various markets, especially those that are heavily dependent on tourism, such as Las Vegas. Throughout the report, we provide historical tourism, lodging, and gaming trends for Las Vegas and identify CMBS loans secured by lodging, retail, and showroom properties located along or in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Strip. While the duration and reach of the epidemic, as well as the severity of its impact on tourism and gaming in Las Vegas remain unknown, we also attempt to quantify the risk to CMBS loans secured by hotel casinos on the Las Vegas Strip by stressing net cash flow for select properties.

Total CMBS exposure to Las Vegas retail, lodging, and showroom property types consists of 183 properties ($10.2 billion by allocated loan amount (ALA)) that serve as collateral for 161 loans securitized in 166 transactions. Approximately 82% ($8.4 billion by ALA) of the CMBS exposure to Las Vegas is concentrated along or in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Strip, the stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known for its hotel resorts and casinos. The Las Vegas Strip is home to eight lodging properties ($4.5 billion by ALA) that serve as collateral for eight loans securitized in 14 CMBS transactions, with additional notes from multiple loans expected to be contributed to one or more future securitizations. Additionally, there are 30 retail properties located on the Las Vegas Strip that are secured by 23 loans ($3.3 billion) in 54 transactions.

To read the full report, click here.

We will continue to monitor ongoing developments related to the coronavirus outbreak and report on the potential impact to CMBS collateral within our monthly KCP report for each transaction. For subscribers of the KCP platform, a list of loans with exposure to the Las Vegas Strip can be accessed by clicking here.

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