Morningstar Credit Ratings Assigns Preliminary Ratings for Progress Residential 2015-SFR2 Trust (Progress 2015-SFR2)

May 18, 2015, 12:13 ET from Morningstar, Inc.

NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned preliminary ratings to six classes of single-family rental pass-through certificates from Progress Residential 2015-SFR2 Trust (Progress 2015-SFR2), a single-family rental securitization. The preliminary ratings are based on information known to Morningstar as of May 18, 2015.

Preliminary Ratings (as of May 18, 2015)


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The collateral backing the Progress 2015-SFR2 transaction consists of approximately 3,317 properties with a total value of $605,105,604. Progress Residential has acquired all of the properties, which are 99.5 percent rented as of the collateral cutoff date of April 23, 2015, with an average monthly rental payment of approximately $1,392. Properties in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina constitute the majority of the pool, representing approximately 36.2 percent, 14.0 percent, and 12.8 percent of the assets, respectively. Progress Residential has acquired mortgages on the properties for the benefit of the securitization trust.

For complete details about the preliminary ratings of this transaction, Morningstar's Presale Analysis Package, including the Presale Report and the Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms, is available under the RMBS tab in the Ratings Reports section at Morningstar could receive subsequent information that may result in final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.

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