Credit enhancement for the senior, triple-A-rated notes is in line with recent Honda transactions, but the pool of collateral is concentrated (12%) in Texas and Florida, making it vulnerable to economic disruption from hurricanes.
There are seven other CMBS issued this year with exposure to the skyscraper at 767 Fifth Avenue. In June, the owners took out a $1.47 billion whole loan that was used to refinance existing debt and pay a dividend; the largest portion was securitized in a single-asset transaction.
The loans, which average 15-year terms, were originated by Vistana and Hyatt Vacation Ownership. Fitch Ratings notes a slight decline in borrower credit quality, and expects a slightly higher default rate.
The pricing of BlueMountain Fuji's second-ever transaction pushed the monthly new issuance total to $10.1 billion - only the third time since last November the market has eclipsed the $10 billion barrier.