Morgan Stanley, B of A Price CMBS

Morgan Stanley and Bank of America have priced $1.3 billion of commercial mortgage-backed securities, according to a regulatory filing.

Among these, a tranche with a weighted average life of 2.77 years priced at a spread of 47 basis points over swaps, a 4.95-year AAA tranche priced at swaps plus 62 basis points, a 6.92-year tranche priced at swaps plus 93 basis points, a 9.72-year tranche priced at swaps plus 87 basis points, and a 9.85-year tranche priced at swaps plus 89 basis points.

Those levels were just inside the 9.72-year and 9.83-year triple-As of a conduit priced by Deutsche Bank this month.

The pool of loans backing MSBAM 2014-C14 consists of relatively moderate-leverage financing, according to DBRS; the rating agency puts the weighted-average refinance debt service coverage ratio at 1.15 times, based on a weighted-average stressed refinance constant of 9.6%.

In its presale report, DBRS noted that the pool has a relatively high concentration of 11 hotel properties securing 20.8% of the allocated loan balance. “Hotel properties have higher cash flow volatility than traditional property types, as their income, which is derived from daily contracts rather than multi-year leases, and their expenses, which are often mostly fixed, are quite high as a percentage of revenue,” the report stated. “These two factors cause revenue to fall swiftly during a downturn and cash flow to fall even faster, because of the high operating leverage.”

The largest loan backing MSBAM 2014-C14 is AmericasMart a wholesale trade center located in Atlanta, GA that consists of four buildings totaling seven million square feet and represents 9.4% of the pool. The second largest loan is a Wall Street office building, which represents 9.1% of the pool. The third largest loan is a multifamily property, also in New York, which represents 8.1% of the pool.

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