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Bank 2017-BNK4

Filed: 5 Jun 17, 8:00pm

Exhibit 99.19

 

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

GS MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORPORATION II,
as Depositor

 

MIDLAND LOAN SERVICES, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Master Servicer

 

MIDLAND LOAN SERVICES, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Special Servicer

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Certificate Administrator

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Trustee,

 

and

 

PENTALPHA SURVEILLANCE LLC,
as Operating Advisor and as Asset Representations Reviewer

 

POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of

 

May 1, 2017

 

GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS6
Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates

 

Series 2017-GS6

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   Page
    
ARTICLE I
    
DEFINITIONS
    
Section 1.01 Defined Terms6
Section 1.02 Certain Calculations132
    
ARTICLE II
    
CONVEYANCE OF MORTGAGE LOANS;
ORIGINAL ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES; CREATION OF RETAINED INTEREST
    
Section 2.01 Conveyance of Mortgage Loans133
Section 2.02 Acceptance by Trustee138
Section 2.03 Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Depositor; Mortgage Loan Seller’s Repurchase or Substitution of Mortgage Loans for Defects in Mortgage Files and Breaches of Representations and Warranties140
Section 2.04 Execution of Certificates; Issuance of Lower-Tier Regular Interests157
    
ARTICLE III
    
ADMINISTRATION AND
SERVICING OF THE TRUST FUND
    
Section 3.01 The Master Servicer to Act as Master Servicer; Special Servicer to Act as Special Servicer; Administration of the Mortgage Loans, the Serviced Companion Loans and REO Properties157
Section 3.02 Collection of Mortgage Loan Payments165
Section 3.03 Collection of Taxes, Assessments and Similar Items; Servicing Accounts169
Section 3.04 The Collection Account, the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, the Interest Reserve Account, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account174
Section 3.05 Permitted Withdrawals from the Collection Account, the Distribution Accounts and the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account180
Section 3.06 Investment of Funds in the Collection Account and the REO Accounts191
Section 3.07 Maintenance of Insurance Policies; Errors and Omissions and Fidelity Coverage193
Section 3.08 Enforcement of Due-on-Sale Clauses; Assumption Agreements199

 

 

 

 

Section 3.09 Realization Upon Defaulted Mortgage Loans and Companion Loans203
Section 3.10 Trustee and Custodian to Cooperate; Release of Mortgage Files207
Section 3.11 Servicing Compensation209
Section 3.12 Inspections; Collection of Financial Statements215
Section 3.13 Access to Certain Information221
Section 3.14 Title to REO Property; REO Account235
Section 3.15 Management of REO Property236
Section 3.16 Sale of Defaulted Mortgage Loans and REO Properties239
Section 3.17 Additional Obligations of Master Servicer and Special Servicer245
Section 3.18 Modifications, Waivers, Amendments and Consents248
Section 3.19 Transfer of Servicing Between Master Servicer and Special Servicer; Recordkeeping; Asset Status Report257
Section 3.20 Sub-Servicing Agreements263
Section 3.21 Interest Reserve Account267
Section 3.22 Directing Holder and Operating Advisor Contact with Master Servicer and Special Servicer267
Section 3.23 Controlling Class Certificateholders and the Controlling Class Representative and the Risk Retention Consultation Party; Certain Rights and Powers of Directing Holder and Risk Retention Consultation Party267
Section 3.24 Co-Lender Agreements272
Section 3.25 Rating Agency Confirmation275
Section 3.26 The Operating Advisor278
Section 3.27 Companion Paying Agent285
Section 3.28 Companion Register285
Section 3.29 Certain Matters Relating to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans286
Section 3.30 Delivery of Excluded Information to the Certificate Administrator287
Section 3.31 [Reserved]288
Section 3.32 Horizontal Credit Risk Retention288
Section 3.33 Resignation Upon Prohibited Risk Retention Affiliation288
    
ARTICLE IV
    
DISTRIBUTIONS TO CERTIFICATEHOLDERS AND RETAINED INTEREST OWNER
    
Section 4.01 Distributions289
Section 4.02 Distribution Date Statements; CREFC® Investor Reporting Packages; Grant of Power of Attorney299
Section 4.03 P&I Advances305
Section 4.04 Allocation of Realized Losses308
Section 4.05 Appraisal Reduction Amounts; Collateral Deficiency Amounts309
Section 4.06 [Reserved]314
Section 4.07 Investor Q&A Forum; Investor Registry; and Rating Agency Q&A Forum and Document Request Tool314
Section 4.08 Secure Data Room317

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ARTICLE V
    
THE CERTIFICATES
    
Section 5.01 The Certificates318
Section 5.02 Form and Registration320
Section 5.03 Registration of Transfer and Exchange of Certificates322
Section 5.04 Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Certificates331
Section 5.05 Persons Deemed Owners332
Section 5.06 Access to List of Certificateholders’ Names and Addresses; Special Notices332
Section 5.07 Maintenance of Office or Agency333
Section 5.08 Appointment of Certificate Administrator333
Section 5.09 Voting Procedures for Certificates and Retained Interest334
    
ARTICLE VI
    
THE DEPOSITOR, THE MASTER SERVICER, THE SPECIAL SERVICER, THE
OPERATING ADVISOR, THE ASSET REPRESENTATIONS REVIEWER, THE
DIRECTING HOLDER AND THE RISK RETENTION CONSULTATION PARTY
    
Section 6.01 Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Master Servicer, Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Asset Representations Reviewer335
Section 6.02 Liability of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Special Servicer and the Asset Representations Reviewer341
Section 6.03 Merger, Consolidation or Conversion of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Special Servicer or the Asset Representations Reviewer342
Section 6.04 Limitation on Liability of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer and Others343
Section 6.05 Depositor, Master Servicer and Special Servicer Not to Resign348
Section 6.06 Rights of the Depositor in Respect of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer349
Section 6.07 The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer as Certificate Owner349
Section 6.08 The Directing Holder and the Risk Retention Consultation Party349
    
ARTICLE VII
    
SERVICER TERMINATION EVENTS
    
Section 7.01 Servicer Termination Events; Master Servicer and Special Servicer Termination358
Section 7.02 Trustee to Act; Appointment of Successor367
Section 7.03 Notification to Certificateholders and Retained Interest Owner369

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Section 7.04 Waiver of Servicer Termination Events369
Section 7.05 Trustee as Maker of Advances369
    
ARTICLE VIII
    
CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE AND THE CERTIFICATE ADMINISTRATOR
    
Section 8.01 Duties of the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator370
Section 8.02 Certain Matters Affecting the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator371
Section 8.03 Trustee and Certificate Administrator Not Liable for Validity or Sufficiency of Certificates, Retained Interest or Mortgage Loans374
Section 8.04 Trustee or Certificate Administrator May Own Certificates374
Section 8.05 Fees and Expenses of Trustee and Certificate Administrator; Indemnification of Trustee and Certificate Administrator375
Section 8.06 Eligibility Requirements for Trustee and Certificate Administrator376
Section 8.07 Resignation and Removal of the Trustee and Certificate Administrator377
Section 8.08 Successor Trustee or Certificate Administrator379
Section 8.09 Merger or Consolidation of Trustee or Certificate Administrator380
Section 8.10 Appointment of Co-Trustee or Separate Trustee380
Section 8.11 Appointment of Custodians381
Section 8.12 Representations and Warranties of the Trustee381
Section 8.13 Provision of Information to Certificate Administrator, Master Servicer and Special Servicer383
Section 8.14 Representations and Warranties of the Certificate Administrator383
Section 8.15 Compliance with the PATRIOT Act384
    
ARTICLE IX
    
TERMINATION
    
Section 9.01 Termination upon Repurchase or Liquidation of All Mortgage Loans385
Section 9.02 Additional Termination Requirements388
    
ARTICLE X
    
ADDITIONAL REMIC PROVISIONS
    
Section 10.01 REMIC Administration389
Section 10.02 Use of Agents393
Section 10.03 Depositor, Master Servicer and Special Servicer to Cooperate with Certificate Administrator393
Section 10.04 Appointment of REMIC Administrators393

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ARTICLE XI
    
EXCHANGE ACT REPORTING AND REGULATION AB COMPLIANCE
    
Section 11.01 Intent of the Parties; Reasonableness394
Section 11.02 Succession; Subcontractors395
Section 11.03 Filing Obligations397
Section 11.04 Form 10-D and Form ABS-EE Filings398
Section 11.05 Form 10-K Filings402
Section 11.06 Sarbanes-Oxley Certification404
Section 11.07 Form 8-K Filings406
Section 11.08 Form 15 Filing407
Section 11.09 Annual Compliance Statements408
Section 11.10 Annual Reports on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria409
Section 11.11 Annual Independent Public Accountants’ Attestation Report411
Section 11.12 Indemnification412
Section 11.13 Amendments415
Section 11.14 Regulation AB Notices416
Section 11.15 Certain Matters Relating to the Future Securitization of the Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loans416
Section 11.16 Certain Matters Regarding Significant Obligors421
Section 11.17 Impact of Cure Period421
    
ARTICLE XII
    
THE ASSET REPRESENTATIONS REVIEWER
    
Section 12.01 Asset Review421
Section 12.02 Payment of Asset Representations Reviewer Fees and Expenses; Limitation of Liability428
Section 12.03 Resignation of the Asset Representations Reviewer429
Section 12.04 Restrictions of the Asset Representations Reviewer430
Section 12.05 Termination of the Asset Representations Reviewer430
    
ARTICLE XIII
    
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    
Section 13.01 Amendment433
Section 13.02 Recordation of Agreement; Counterparts437
Section 13.03 Limitation on Rights of Certificateholders and Retained Interest Owner438
Section 13.04 Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial439
Section 13.05 Notices440
Section 13.06 Severability of Provisions445
Section 13.07 Grant of a Security Interest445
Section 13.08 Successors and Assigns; Third Party Beneficiaries446

 

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Section 13.09 Article and Section Headings446
Section 13.10 Notices to the Rating Agencies446
Section 13.11 Cooperation with the Mortgage Loan Seller with Respect to Rights Under the Loan Agreements448
Section 13.12 PNC Bank, National Association448

 

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EXHIBITS
 
Exhibit A-1 Form of Class A-1 Certificate
Exhibit A-2 Form of Class A-2 Certificate
Exhibit A-3 Form of Class A-3 Certificate
Exhibit A-4 Form of Class A-AB Certificate
Exhibit A-5 Form of Class X-A Certificate
Exhibit A-6 Form of Class X-B Certificate
Exhibit A-7 Form of Class X-D Certificate
Exhibit A-8 Form of Class A-S Certificate
Exhibit A-9 Form of Class B Certificate
Exhibit A-10 Form of Class C Certificate
Exhibit A-11 Form of Class D Certificate
Exhibit A-12 Form of Class E Certificate
Exhibit A-13 Form of Class F Certificate
Exhibit A-14 Form of Class G Certificate
Exhibit A-15 Form of Class R Certificate
Exhibit B Mortgage Loan Schedule
Exhibit C Form of Investment Representation Letter
Exhibit D-1 Form of Transferee Affidavit
Exhibit D-2 Form of Transferor Letter
Exhibit D-3 Form of Transferee Certificate for Transfers of the Retained Interest
Exhibit D-4 Form of Transferor Certificate for Transfers of the Retained Interest
Exhibit D-5 Form of Transferee Certificate for Transfers of the HRR Certificates
Exhibit D-6 Form of Transferor Certificate for Transfers of the HRR Certificates
Exhibit D-7 Form of Request of Sponsor Consent for Release of the HRR Certificates
Exhibit E Form of Request for Release
Exhibit F-1 Form of ERISA Representation Letter regarding ERISA Restricted Certificates
Exhibit F-2 Form of ERISA Representation Letter regarding [Class R Certificates][the Retained Interest]
Exhibit G Form of Distribution Date Statement
Exhibit H Supplemental Servicer Schedule
Exhibit I Form of Transfer Certificate for Rule 144A Book-Entry Certificate to Temporary Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate during Restricted Period
Exhibit J Form of Transfer Certificate for Rule 144A Book-Entry Certificate to Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate after Restricted Period
Exhibit K Form of Transfer Certificate for Temporary Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate to Rule 144A Book-Entry Certificate during Restricted Period
Exhibit L Form of Transfer Certificate for Temporary Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate to Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate after Restricted Period
Exhibit M Form of Transfer Certificate for Non-Book Entry Certificate to Temporary Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate
Exhibit N Form of Transfer Certificate for Non-Book Entry Certificate to Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate

 

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Exhibit O Form of Transfer Certificate for Non-Book Entry Certificate to Rule 144A Book-Entry Certificate
Exhibit P-1A Form of Investor Certification for Non-Borrower Party and/or the Risk Retention Consultation Party (for Persons other than the Directing Holder, the Controlling Class Representative and/or a Controlling Class Certificateholder)
Exhibit P-1B Form of Investor Certification for Non-Borrower Party (for the Directing Holder, Controlling Class Representative and/or a Controlling Class Certificateholder)
Exhibit P-1C Form of Investor Certification for Borrower Party (for Persons other than the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, Controlling Class Representative and/or a Controlling Class Certificateholder)
Exhibit P-1D Form of Investor Certification for Borrower Party (for the Directing Holder, Controlling Class Representative and/or a Controlling Class Certificateholder)
Exhibit P-1E Form of Notice of Excluded Controlling Class Holder
Exhibit P-1F Form of Notice of Excluded Controlling Class Holder to Certificate Administrator
Exhibit P-1G Form of Certification of the Controlling Class Representative
Exhibit P-1H Form of Certification of the Risk Retention Consultation Party
Exhibit P-2 Form of Certification for NRSROs
Exhibit P-3 Online Market Data Provider Certification
Exhibit Q Custodian Certification/Exception Report
Exhibit R-1 Form of Power of Attorney by Trustee for Master Servicer
Exhibit R-2 Form of Power of Attorney by Trustee for Special Servicer
Exhibit S Initial Companion Holders, Initial Class Majority Certificateholder
Exhibit T Form of Notice Relating to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans
Exhibit U Form of Notice and Certification Regarding Defeasance of Mortgage Loan
Exhibit V Form of Operating Advisor Annual Report
Exhibit W Form of Notice from Operating Advisor Recommending Replacement of the Special Servicer
Exhibit X Form of Confidentiality Agreement
Exhibit Y Form Certification to be Provided with Form 10-K
Exhibit Z-1 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Certificate Administrator
Exhibit Z-2 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Master Servicer
Exhibit Z-3 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Special Servicer
Exhibit Z-4 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Trustee
Exhibit Z-5 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Operating Advisor
Exhibit Z-6 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Custodian
Exhibit Z-7 Form of Certification to be Provided to Depositor by Asset Representations Reviewer
Exhibit AA Servicing Criteria to be Addressed in Assessment of Compliance
Exhibit BB Additional Form 10-D Disclosure
Exhibit CC Additional Form 10-K Disclosure
Exhibit DD Form 8-K Disclosure Information

 

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Exhibit EE Additional Disclosure Notification
Exhibit FF Initial Sub-Servicers
Exhibit GG Servicing Function Participants
Exhibit HH Form of Annual Compliance Statement
Exhibit II Form of Report on Assessment of Compliance with Servicing Criteria
Exhibit JJ CREFC®Payment Information
Exhibit KK Form of Notice of Additional Indebtedness Notification
Exhibit LL Additional Disclosure Notification (Accounts)
Exhibit MM Form of Notice of Purchase of Controlling Class Certificate
Exhibit NN Form of Asset Review Report by the Asset Representations Reviewer
Exhibit OO Form of Asset Review Report Summary
Exhibit PP Asset Review Procedures
Exhibit QQ Form of Certification to Certificate Administrator Requesting Access to Secure Data Room
Exhibit RR Form of Notice of [Additional Delinquent Mortgage Loan][Cessation of Delinquent Mortgage Loan][Cessation of Asset Review Trigger]
Exhibit SS Form of Certificate Administrator Receipt of the HRR Certificates

 

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SCHEDULES
 
Schedule 1 Mortgage Loans With Additional Debt
Schedule 2 Class A-AB Scheduled Principal Balance Schedule
Schedule 3 Mortgage Loans With “Performance”, “Earn-Out” or “Holdback” Escrows or Reserves

 

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This Pooling and Servicing Agreement is dated and effective as of May 1, 2017, among GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, as Depositor, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Certificate Administrator, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor and as Asset Representations Reviewer.

 

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT:

 

The Depositor intends to sell commercial mortgage pass-through certificates (collectively, the “Certificates”), to be issued hereunder in multiple classes (each, a “Class”), which in the aggregate, and collectively with the Retained Interest, will evidence the entire ownership interest in the Trust to be created hereunder, the primary assets of which will be a pool of commercial mortgage loans. As provided herein, the Certificate Administrator shall elect or shall cause an election to be made to treat designated portions of the Trust for federal income tax purposes as two separate real estate mortgage investment conduits (the “Upper-Tier REMIC” and the “Lower-Tier REMIC”, and each a “Trust REMIC” as described herein).

 

The Depositor intends to sell the Certificates to the Underwriters and the Initial Purchasers and to cause the Retained Interest to be owned on the Closing Date by the Sponsor.

 

LOWER-TIER REMIC

 

The Lower-Tier REMIC will hold the Mortgage Loans and will issue the Class LA1, Class LA2, Class LA3, Class LAAB, Class LAS, Class LB, Class LC, Class LD, Class LE, Class LF, Class LG Uncertificated Interests and the LRI Uncertificated Interest (the “Lower-Tier Regular Interests”), which will evidence the “regular interests” in the Lower-Tier REMIC created hereunder. The Lower-Tier REMIC will also issue the uncertificated Class LR Interest, which is the sole Class of “residual interests” in the Lower-Tier REMIC and is represented by the Class R Certificates.

 

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The following table sets forth the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amounts andper annum rates of interest for the Lower-Tier Regular Interests and the Class LR Interest:

 

Designation

 

Interest Rate
or Pass-
Through Rate

 

Original Lower-Tier
Principal Amount

Class LA1 (1) $ 15,431,000 
Class LA2 (1) $ 250,000,000 
Class LA3 (1) $ 359,651,000 
Class LAAB (1) $ 29,390,000 
Class LAS (1) $ 84,147,000 
Class LB (1) $ 45,579,000 
Class LC (1) $ 42,074,000 
Class LD (1) $ 46,748,000 
Class LE (1) $ 17,530,000 
Class LF (1) $ 10,518,000 
Class LG (1) $ 33,893,308 
Class LR N/A(2) N/A 
LRI (1) $ 24,170,112(3)

 

 

 

(1)The interest rate for each Class of Lower-Tier Regular Interests on any Distribution Date will be the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

(2)The Class LR Interest (evidenced by the Class R Certificates) will not have a Certificate Balance or Notional Amount, will not bear interest and will not be entitled to distributions of Yield Maintenance Charges. Any Available Funds remaining in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account after distributing the Lower-Tier Distribution Amount will be deemed distributed to the Class LR Interest and shall be payable to the Holders of the Class R Certificates.

 

(3)The LRI Uncertificated Interest will have an original principal balance equal to the Retained Interest Percentage multiplied by the aggregate Cut-off Date Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans.

 

UPPER-TIER REMIC

 

The Upper-Tier REMIC will hold the Lower-Tier Regular Interests and will issue the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class X-A, Class X-B, Class A-S, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class X-D, Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates and the Retained Interest, representing the “regular interests” in the Upper-Tier REMIC created hereunder. The Upper-Tier REMIC also will issue the uncertificated Class UR Interest, which is the sole Class of “residual interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions and is represented by the Class R Certificates.

 

THE CERTIFICATES AND THE RETAINED INTEREST

 

The following table (and related paragraphs) sets forth the designation, the pass-through rate (in the case of the Regular Certificates, the “Pass-Through Rate”, and in the case of the Retained Interest, the “Retained Interest Rate”) and the aggregate initial principal amount (in the case of the Principal Balance Certificates, the “Original Certificate Balance”), the aggregate initial notional amount (in the case of the Class X Certificates, the “Original Notional Amount”, and the aggregate initial principal amount (in the case of the Retained Interest, the

 

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Original Retained Interest Balance”), as applicable, for each Class of Certificates and the Retained Interest:

 

Class of Certificates or
Retained Interest

 

Initial Pass-
Through Rate or
Retained Interest Rate

 

Original Certificate
Balance, Notional
Amount or Retained
Interest Balance

Class A-1 Certificates 1.945% $  15,431,000 
Class A-2 Certificates 3.164% $ 250,000,000 
Class A-3 Certificates 3.433% $ 359,651,000 
Class A-AB Certificates 3.230% $ 29,390,000 
Class X-A Certificates 1.199344905%(1) $ 738,619,000(2)
Class X-B Certificates 0.439043992%(1) $ 87,653,000(2)
Class A-S Certificates 3.638% $ 84,147,000 
Class B Certificates 3.869% $ 45,579,000 
Class C Certificates 4.322% $  42,074,000 
Class D Certificates 3.243% $ 46,678,000 
Class X-D Certificates 1.282486886%(1) $ 46,748,000(2)
Class E Certificates 4.525486886% $ 17,530,000 
Class F Certificates 4.525486886% $ 10,518,000 
Class G Certificates 4.525486886% $ 33,893,308 
Class R Certificates N/A(3)  N/A 
Retained Interest  (4) $ 24,170,112(5)

 

 

 

(1)The Pass-Through Rate for the Class X-A Certificates will be calculated in accordance with the definition of “Class X-A Pass-Through Rate”. The Pass-Through Rate for the Class X-B Certificates will be calculated in accordance with the definition of “Class X-B Pass-Through Rate”. The Pass-Through Rate for the Class X-D Certificates will be calculated in accordance with the definition of “Class X-D Pass-Through Rate”.

 

(2)None of the Class X-A, Class X-B or Class X-D Certificates will have a Certificate Balance; rather, such Classes of Certificates will accrue interest as provided herein on the Class X-A Notional Amount, the Class X-B Notional Amount and the Class X-D Notional Amount.

 

(3)The Class R Certificates will not have a Certificate Balance or a Notional Amount, bear interest or be entitled to distributions of Yield Maintenance Charges. Any Available Funds remaining in the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, after all required distributions under this Agreement have been made to each Class of Regular Certificates will be deemed distributed to the Class UR Interest and shall be payable to the Holders of the Class R Certificates.

 

(4)The Retained Interest Rate on any Distribution Date will be the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

(5)The Retained Interest will have an Original Retained Interest Balance equal to the Retained Interest Percentage multiplied by the aggregate Cut-off Date Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans.

 

As of the close of business on the Cut-off Date, the Mortgage Loans had an aggregate principal balance, after application of all payments of principal due on or before such date, whether or not received, equal to $959,131,421.

 

The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Lafayette Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan, the CH2M Pari Passu Companion Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu

 

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Companion Loans, the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan, the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans and any AB Subordinate Companion Loan (each a “Companion Loan” and collectively, the “Companion Loans”) are not part of the Trust Fund, but are each secured by the applicable Mortgage that secures the related Mortgage Loan that is part of the Trust Fund. As and to the extent provided herein, any Companion Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Companion Loan) will be serviced and administered in accordance with this Agreement. Amounts attributable to any Companion Loan will not be part of the Trust Fund, and (except to the extent that such amounts are payable or reimbursable to any party to this Agreement) will be owned by the related Companion Holders.

 

The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan consists of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passu with each other. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan is subordinate to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan will be serviced and administered in accordance with this Agreement and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The Lafayette Centre Whole Loan consists of the Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan and the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans. The Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan and the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passu with each other. The Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan and the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans will be serviced and administered in accordance with the GSMS 2017-GS5 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the Lafayette Centre Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The Pentagon Center Whole Loan consists of the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans. The Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passu with each other. The Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans will be serviced and administered in accordance with this Agreement and the Pentagon Center Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan consists of the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans. The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passuwith each other. The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu

 

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Companion Loans will be serviced and administered in accordance with the GSMS 2016-GS3 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan consists of the GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan and the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan. The GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan and the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan arepari passu with each other. The GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan is not part of the Trust Fund. The GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan and the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan will be serviced and administered in accordance with the GSMS 2017-GS5 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the GSK R&D Centre Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan consists of the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan. The CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan arepari passu with each other. The CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan is not part of the Trust Fund. The CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan will be serviced and administered in accordance with this Agreement and the CH2M Global Headquarters Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan consists of the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans. The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passu with each other. The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans will be serviced and administered in accordance with the CGCMT 2017-P7 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan consists of the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan and the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan. The Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan and the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan arepari passuwith each other. The Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan is not part of the Trust Fund. The Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan and the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan will be serviced and administered in accordance with the GSMS 2017-GS5 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the Ericsson North American HQ Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The One West 34th Street Whole Loan consists of the One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans. The One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans arepari passu with each other. The One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan is part of the Trust Fund. The One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans are not part of the Trust Fund. The One West 34th

 

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Street Mortgage Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans will be serviced and administered in accordance with the BANK 2017-BNK4 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the One West 34th Street Co-Lender Agreement.

 

In consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

Article I

DEFINITIONS

 

Section 1.01 Defined Terms.  Whenever used in this Agreement, including in the Preliminary Statement, the following capitalized terms, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the meanings specified in this Article.

 

10-K Filing Deadline”: As defined inSection 11.05(a).

 

15Ga-1 Notice”: As defined inSection 2.03(b).

 

15Ga-1 Notice Provider”: As defined inSection 2.03(b).

 

15Ga-1 Repurchase Request”: As defined inSection 2.03(b).

 

17g-5 Information Provider”: The Certificate Administrator.

 

17g-5 Information Provider’s Website”: The 17g-5 Information Provider’s Internet website, which shall initially be located within the Certificate Administrator’s Website (initially “www.ctslink.com”), under the “NRSRO” tab on the page relating to this transaction.

 

30/360 Mortgage Loans”: The Mortgage Loans indicated as such in the Mortgage Loan Schedule.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Agreement between Noteholders, dated as of May 15, 2017, by and between the holders of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the holder of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan and the holders of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 1 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-1, and ispari passu in right of payment with the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan is subordinate to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan.

 

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1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, the Companion Loans evidenced by the promissory notes A-2 and A-3 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan”: With respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, collectively, the Companion Loans evidenced by the promissory notes B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-4 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which are subordinate in right of payment to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan”: The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, together with the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgaged Property. References herein to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan Directing Holder”: As of any Determination Date and so long as an AB Control Appraisal Period has not occurred and is not continuing, will be the holder of the related Serviced Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

AB Control Appraisal Period”: With respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the period during which (a)(i) the initial principal balance of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan minus (ii) the sum (without duplication) of (x) any payments of principal (whether as principal prepayments or otherwise) allocated to, and received on, such AB Subordinate Companion Loan, (y) any Appraisal Reduction Amounts for the related AB Whole Loan that are allocated to such AB Subordinate Companion Loan and (z) any losses realized with respect to the related Mortgaged Property or AB Whole Loan that are allocated to such AB Subordinate Companion Loan, is less than (b) 25% of the remainder of the (i) initial principal balance of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan less (ii) any payments of principal (whether principal prepayments or otherwise) allocated to, and received by, the holder of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

AB Co-Lender Agreement”: Any Co-Lender Agreement by and among the holder of an AB Subordinate Companion Loan and the holders of the related Mortgage Loan and any related Pari Passu Companion Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the related AB Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement is a AB Co-Lender Agreement under this Agreement.

 

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AB Modified Loan” Any Corrected Loan (1) that became a Corrected Loan (which includes for purposes of this definition any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan that became a “corrected loan” (or any term substantially similar thereto) pursuant to the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement) due to a modification thereto that resulted in the creation of an A/B note structure (or similar structure) and as to which the new junior note(s) did not previously exist or the principal amount of the new junior note(s) was previously part of either an A note held by the Trust or the original unmodified Mortgage Loan and (2) as to which an Appraisal Reduction Amount is not in effect.

 

AB Mortgage Loan”: A senior “A note” that is part of an AB Whole Loan and which is a Mortgage Loan that is part of the Trust Fund. For the avoidance of doubt, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan is an AB Mortgage Loan.

 

AB Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the related AB Whole Loan.

 

AB Subordinate Companion Loan”: With respect to any AB Whole Loan, the related companion loan(s) evidenced by the related promissory note made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the related AB Mortgaged Property, which is not included in the Trust and which is subordinate in right of payment to the related AB Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the related Co-Lender Agreement. The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan is an AB Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

AB Whole Loan”: A Whole Loan that consists of such Mortgage Loan and a related AB Subordinate Companion Loan. For the avoidance of doubt, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan is an AB Whole Loans.

 

AB Whole Loan Controlling Holder”: With respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan, The “Directing Lender”, “Controlling Noteholder” or similarly defined party identified in the related AB Co-Lender Agreement.

 

ABS Interest”: Any Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest, as applicable.

 

Acceptable Insurance Default”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan, a default under the related Mortgage Loan documents arising by reason of (i) any failure on the part of the related Mortgagor to maintain with respect to the related Mortgaged Property specific insurance coverage with respect to, or an all-risk casualty insurance policy that does not specifically exclude, terrorist or similar acts, and/or (ii) any failure on the part of the related Mortgagor to maintain with respect to the related Mortgaged Property insurance coverage with respect to damages or casualties caused by terrorist or similar acts upon terms not materially less favorable than those in place as of the Closing Date, in each case as to which default the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer may forbear taking any enforcement action,provided that the Master Servicer has determined, in its reasonable judgment, based on inquiry consistent with the Servicing Standard and (unless (i) a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing and (ii) with respect to a Specially Serviced Loan, after consultation with the Risk Retention

 

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Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a) (in either case, other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), with the consent of the Directing Holder (and after a Control Termination Event has occurred, but prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event (or other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), after consultation with the Directing Holder as provided inSection 6.08 hereof)), that either (a) such insurance is not available at commercially reasonable rates and that such hazards are not at the time commonly insured against for properties similar to the related Mortgaged Property and located in or around the region in which such related Mortgaged Property is located, or (b) such insurance is not available at any rate;provided,however, that the Directing Holder and the Risk Retention Consultation Party will not have more than thirty (30) days to respond to the Master Servicer’s request for such consent or consultation;provided,further, that upon the Master Servicer’s determination, consistent with the Servicing Standard, that exigent circumstances do not allow the Master Servicer to consult with the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Master Servicer is not required to do so. Each of the Master Servicer (at its own expense) and the Special Servicer (at the expense of the Trust Fund) shall be entitled to rely on insurance consultants in making the determinations described above.

 

Accrued AB Loan Interest”:  With respect to any AB Modified Loan and any date of determination, the accrued and unpaid interest that remains unpaid with respect to the junior note(s) of such AB Modified Loan.

 

Act”: The Securities Act of 1933, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

Actual/360 Basis”: Interest accrual on the basis of the actual number of days in a month assuming a 360-day year.

 

Actual/360 Mortgage Loans”: The Mortgage Loans, to the extent indicated as such in the Mortgage Loan Schedule.

 

Additional Debt”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, any debt owed by the related Mortgagor to a party other than the lender under such Mortgage Loan that is secured by the related Mortgaged Property as of the Closing Date as set forth onSchedule 1hereto, as increased or decreased from time to time pursuant to the terms of the related subordinate orpari passu loan documents (including any Co-Lender Agreement or subordination agreement).

 

Additional Disclosure Notification”: The form of notification to be included with any Additional Form 10-D Disclosure, Additional Form 10-K Disclosure or Form 8-K Disclosure Information that is attached hereto asExhibit EE.

 

Additional Exclusions”: Exclusions in addition to those customarily found in the insurance policies for mortgaged properties similar to the Mortgaged Properties on or prior to September 11, 2001.

 

Additional Form 10-D Disclosure”: As defined inSection 11.04(a).

 

Additional Form 10-K Disclosure”: As defined inSection 11.05(a).

 

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Additional Servicer”: Each Affiliate of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Mortgage Loan Seller that services any of the Mortgage Loans and each Person who is not an Affiliate of the Master Servicer, other than the Special Servicer, who services 10% or more of the Mortgage Loans by unpaid principal balance as of any date of determination pursuant toArticle XI.

 

Administrative Cost Rate”: As of any date of determination and with respect to each Mortgage Loan, aper annum rate equal to the sum of the Servicing Fee Rate, the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee Rate (which fee rate accounts for the Trustee Fee), the Operating Advisor Fee Rate, the Asset Representations Reviewer Fee Rate and the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee Rate.

 

Advance”: Any P&I Advance or Property Protection Advance.

 

Adverse REMIC Event”: As defined inSection 10.01(f).

 

Affected Party”: As defined inSection 7.01(b).

 

Affected Reporting Party”: As defined inSection 11.12.

 

Affiliate”: With respect to any specified Person, any other Person controlling or controlled by or under common control with such specified Person. For the purposes of this definition, “control” when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise and the terms “controlling” and “controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

 

Affirmative Asset Review Vote”: As defined inSection 12.01(a).

 

Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount”: With respect to any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the sum of the following amounts: (a) the Aggregate Principal Shortfall for such Distribution Date, (b) the Scheduled Principal Distribution Amount for such Distribution Date and (c) the Unscheduled Principal Distribution Amount for such Distribution Date;provided that the Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount for any Distribution Date shall be reduced, to not less than zero, by the amount of any reimbursements of (A) Nonrecoverable Advances (including any property protection advance with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement reimbursed out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans), with interest on such Nonrecoverable Advances at the Reimbursement Rate that are paid or reimbursed from principal collections on the Mortgage Loans in a period during which such principal collections would have otherwise been included in the Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount for such Distribution Date and (B) Workout Delayed Reimbursement Amounts paid or reimbursed from principal collections on the Mortgage Loans in a period during which such principal collections would have otherwise been included in the Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount for such Distribution Date (provided that, in the case ofclauses (A) and(B) above, if any of the amounts that were reimbursed from principal collections on the Mortgage Loans (including REO Loans) are subsequently recovered on the related Mortgage Loan (or REO Loan), such recovery will increase the Aggregate

 

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Principal Distribution Amount for the Distribution Date related to the period in which such recovery occurs).

 

Aggregate Principal Shortfall”: For any Distribution Date after the initial Distribution Date with respect to the Mortgage Loans, the amount, if any, by which (a) the related Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount for the preceding Distribution Date exceeds (b) the aggregate amount actually distributed on the preceding Distribution Date in respect of such Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount. The Aggregate Principal Shortfall for the initial Distribution Date will be zero.

 

Agreement”: This Pooling and Servicing Agreement and all amendments hereof and supplements hereto.

 

Allocated Appraisal Reduction Amount”: means, for any Distribution Date and for any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or any Serviced Whole Loan as to which any Appraisal Reduction Event has occurred, will be an amount, equal to the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of the related Appraisal Reduction Amount

 

Applicable Laws”: As defined inSection 8.15.

 

Applicable State and Local Tax Law”: For purposes hereof, the Applicable State and Local Tax Law shall be (a) the tax laws of the State of New York; and (b) such other state or local tax laws whose applicability shall have been brought to the attention of the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator by either (i) an Opinion of Counsel delivered to it, or (ii) written notice from the appropriate taxing authority as to the applicability of such state or local tax laws.

 

Appraisal”: An appraisal prepared by an MAI appraiser who is licensed or certified to prepare appraisals in the state where the Mortgaged Property is located, as appropriate;provided that each appraiser will be required to represent in such appraisal or in a supplemental letter that the appraisal satisfies the requirements of the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” as adopted by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and has certified that such appraiser had no interest, direct or indirect, in the Mortgaged Property or the Mortgagor or in any loan made on the security thereof, and its compensation is not affected by the approval or disapproval of the Mortgage Loan.

 

Appraisal Reduction Amount”: For any Distribution Date and for any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or any Serviced Whole Loan as to which any Appraisal Reduction Event has occurred, will be an amount, calculated by the Special Servicer (prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event and only with respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan) in consultation with the Directing Holder, and in consultation with the Operating Advisor, as of the first Determination Date that is at least ten (10) Business Days following the later of (a) the date on which the Special Servicer receives an Appraisal or conducts a valuation described below and (b) the occurrence of such Appraisal Reduction Event, equal to the excess of (a) the Stated Principal Balance of that Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as the case may be, over (b) the excess of (i) the sum of (A) 90% of the Appraised Value of the related Mortgaged Property as determined (1) by one or more Appraisals obtained by the Special Servicer with respect to that

 

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Mortgage Loan (together with any other Mortgage Loan cross-collateralized with such Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan, as the case may be, with an outstanding principal balance equal to or in excess of $2,000,000 (the costs of which shall be paid by the Master Servicer as an Advance) or (2) by an internal valuation performed by the Special Servicer with respect to that Mortgage Loan (together with any other Mortgage Loan cross-collateralized with such Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan, as the case may be, with an outstanding principal balance less than $2,000,000, minus, with respect to any Appraisals, such downward adjustments as the Special Servicer may make (without implying any obligation to do so) based upon its review of the Appraisal and any other information it deems relevant and (B) all escrows, letters of credit and reserves in respect of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as of the date of calculation over (ii) the sum of, as of the Due Date occurring in the month of the date of determination, (A) to the extent not previously advanced by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, all unpaid interest due on such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as the case may be, at aper annum rate equal to its Mortgage Rate (and, with respect to any Serviced AB Whole Loan, any accrued and unpaid interest on the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan at aper annum rate equal to its related mortgage interest rate), (B) all P&I Advances on the related Mortgage Loan and all Property Protection Advances on the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, not reimbursed from proceeds of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, and interest thereon at the Reimbursement Rate in respect of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, (C) all currently due and unpaid real estate taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, ground rents, unpaid Special Servicing Fees and all other amounts due and unpaid (including any capitalized interest whether or not then due and payable) with respect to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as the case may be (which taxes, premiums, ground rents and other amounts have not been the subject of an Advance by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable) and (D) any other unpaid additional expenses of the issuing entity in respect of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan;provided,however, without limiting the Special Servicer’s obligation to order and obtain such Appraisal or perform such valuation, if the Special Servicer has not obtained an Appraisal or performed such valuation, as applicable, referred to above within 120 days of the event described in the definition of “Appraisal Reduction Event” (without regard to the time periods set forth in the definition), then solely for purposes of determining the amounts of the P&I Advances, the Appraisal Reduction Amount shall be deemed to be an amount equal to 25% of the current Stated Principal Balance of the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, until such time as an Appraisal is received by the Special Servicer and the Appraisal Reduction Amount is calculated by the Special Servicer as of the first Determination Date that is at least 10 Business Days thereafter. Within sixty (60) days after the Appraisal Reduction Event, the Special Servicer shall order and use reasonable efforts to receive an Appraisal (the cost of which shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance);provided,further,however, that with respect to an Appraisal Reduction Event as set forth inclause (i) of the definition of Appraisal Reduction Event, the Special Servicer shall order and use reasonable efforts to receive such Appraisal within the one hundred twenty (120) day period set forth in suchclause (i), and with respect to an Appraisal Reduction Event as set forth inclause (vi) of the definition of Appraisal Reduction Event, the Special Servicer shall order and use reasonable efforts to receive such Appraisal within the ninety (90) day period or one hundred twenty (120) day period, as applicable, set forth in suchclause (vi);provided,further,however, that in no event shall the Special Servicer be required to order any such Appraisal prior to the conclusion of such sixty (60), ninety (90), or one hundred twenty

 

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(120) day period, as applicable, and in each case, the related Appraisal shall be promptly delivered in electronic format by the Special Servicer to the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder (but only prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event), the Operating Advisor, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee. In connection with any Appraisal Reduction Amount, the Master Servicer will provide the Special Servicer with the information as set forth inSection 4.05(c). The Master Servicer shall not calculate Appraisal Reduction Amounts.

 

With respect to any Appraisal Reduction Amount calculated for purposes of determining the existence and identity of the Controlling Class pursuant toSection 4.05(a) hereof, the Appraised Value for the related Mortgaged Property determined in connection withclause (b)(i)(A)(1)orclause (b)(i)(A)(2) of the first paragraph of this definition shall be determined on an “as-is” basis.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the aggregate Appraisal Reduction Amount related to a Mortgage Loan, or the related REO Property will be reduced to zero as of the date on which Mortgage Loan is paid in full, liquidated, repurchased or otherwise removed from the Trust or as otherwise set forth inSection 4.05(d).

 

Any Appraisal Reduction Amount in respect of a Non-Serviced Whole Loan shall be calculated by the applicable party under and in accordance with and pursuant to the terms of the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Appraisal Reduction Event”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), or Serviced Whole Loan, the earliest of (i) the date on which a reduction in the amount of Periodic Payments on such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, or a change in any other material economic term of such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, (other than an extension of the Maturity Date), becomes effective as a result of a modification of such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, by the Special Servicer, (ii) the 60th day after an uncured delinquency (without regard to the application of any Grace Period), other than any uncured delinquency in respect of a Balloon Payment, occurs in respect of such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, (iii) solely in the case of a delinquent Balloon Payment, (A) the date occurring 60 days beyond the date on which that Balloon Payment was due (except as described inclause (B) below) or (B) if the related Mortgagor has delivered to the Master Servicer or Special Servicer (and in either such case the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, will be required to promptly deliver a copy thereof to the other such servicer), a refinancing commitment acceptable to the Special Servicer prior to the date 60 days after maturity, the date occurring 120 days after the date on which that Balloon Payment was due (or for such shorter period beyond the date on which that Balloon Payment was due during which the refinancing is scheduled to occur), (iv) the date on which the related Mortgaged Property became an REO Property, (v) the sixtieth (60th) day after a receiver or similar official is appointed (and continues in that capacity) in respect of the related Mortgaged Property, (vi) the sixtieth (60th) day after the date the related Mortgagor or the tenant at a single tenant property is subject to a bankruptcy, insolvency or similar proceedings (if not dismissed within those sixty (60) days), and (vii) the date on which the Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan) remains outstanding 5 years following any extension of its maturity date pursuant to this Agreement;provided,however, that an Appraisal

 

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Reduction Event shall not occur at any time when the aggregate Certificate Balances of all Classes of Subordinate Certificates have been reduced to zero. The Special Servicer shall notify the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Operating Advisor, or the Master Servicer shall notify the Special Servicer and the Operating Advisor, as applicable, promptly upon such Person having notice or knowledge of the occurrence of any of the foregoing events. The obligation to obtain an Appraisal following the occurrence of an Appraisal Reduction Event shall be subject to the provisions ofSection 4.05 hereof.

 

Appraisal Review Period”: As defined inSection 4.05(b)(ii).

 

Appraised-Out Class”: As defined inSection 4.05(b)(i).

 

Appraised Value”: With respect to any Mortgaged Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), the appraised value thereof as determined by the most recent Appraisal of the Mortgaged Property securing the related Mortgage Loan, Serviced Whole Loan or Serviced AB Whole Loan, as applicable, and with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property, the appraised value allocable thereto, as determined pursuant to the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

ASR Consultation Process”: As defined inSection 3.19(d).

 

Asset Representations Reviewer”: Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, and its successors-in-interest.

 

Asset Representations Reviewer Fee”: As defined inSection 12.02(a).

 

Asset Representations Reviewer Fee Rate”: As defined inSection 12.02(a).

 

Asset Representations Reviewer Asset Review Fee”: As defined inSection 12.02(b).

 

Asset Representations Reviewer Termination Event”: As defined inSection 12.05(a).

 

Asset Review”: As defined inSection 12.01(b)(iv).

 

Asset Review Notice”: As defined inSection 12.01(a).

 

Asset Review Quorum”: In connection with any solicitation of votes to authorize an Asset Review as described inSection 12.01(a), holders of Voting Rights evidencing at least 5% of the aggregate Voting Rights.

 

Asset Review Report”: As defined inSection 12.01(b)(viii), a report setting forth the findings and conclusions of an Asset Review substantially in the form attached hereto asExhibit NN.

 

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Asset Review Report Summary”: As defined inSection 12.01(b)(viii), a summary report setting forth the conclusions of an Asset Review Report substantially in the form attached hereto asExhibit OO.

 

Asset Review Standard”: The performance by the Asset Representations Reviewer of its duties under this Agreement in good faith subject to the express terms of this Agreement. All determinations or assumptions made by the Asset Representations Reviewer in connection with an Asset Review shall be made in the Asset Representations Reviewer’s good faith discretion and judgment based on the facts and circumstances known to it at the time of such determination or assumption.

 

Asset Review Trigger”: Any time that (1) Mortgage Loans having an aggregate outstanding principal balance of 25% or more of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of all of the Mortgage Loans (including any REO Loans (or a portion of any REO Loan in the case of a Whole Loan)) held by the Trust as of the end of the applicable Collection Period are Delinquent Mortgage Loans as of the end of the related Collection Period or (2) at least 15 Mortgage Loans are Delinquent Mortgage Loans as of the end of the applicable Collection Period and the outstanding principal balance of such Delinquent Mortgage Loans in the aggregate constitutes at least 20% of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of all of the Mortgage Loans (including any REO Loans (or a portion of any REO Loan in the case of a Whole Loan)) as of the end of the applicable Collection Period.

 

Asset Review Vote Election”: As defined inSection 12.01(a).

 

Asset Status Report”: As defined inSection 3.19(d).

 

Assignment of Leases”: With respect to any Mortgaged Property, any assignment of leases, rents and profits or similar instrument executed by the Mortgagor, assigning to the mortgagee all of the income, rents and profits derived from the ownership, operation, leasing or disposition of all or a portion of such Mortgaged Property, in the form which was duly executed, acknowledged and delivered, as amended, modified, renewed or extended through the date hereof and from time to time hereafter.

 

Assignment of Mortgage”: An assignment of Mortgage without recourse, notice of transfer or equivalent instrument, in recordable form, which is sufficient under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the related Mortgaged Property is located to reflect of record the sale of the Mortgage, which assignment, notice of transfer or equivalent instrument may be in the form of one or more blanket assignments covering Mortgages encumbering Mortgaged Properties located in the same jurisdiction, if permitted by law and acceptable for recording.

 

Assumed Scheduled Payment”: For any Collection Period and with respect to any Mortgage Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) that is delinquent in respect of its Balloon Payment or any REO Loan (excluding, for purposes of determining or making P&I Advances, the portion allocable to any related Companion Loan), an amount equal to the sum of (a) the principal portion of the Periodic Payment that would have been due on such Mortgage Loan or REO Loan on the related Due Date based on the constant payment required by the related Mortgage Note or the original amortization schedule of such Mortgage Loan (as

 

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calculated with interest at the related Mortgage Rate), if applicable, assuming such Balloon Payment has not become due, after giving effect to any reduction in the principal balance thereof occurring in connection with a modification of such Mortgage Loan in connection with a default or bankruptcy (or similar proceeding), and (b) interest on the Stated Principal Balance of such Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (excluding, for purposes of determining P&I Advances, the portion allocable to any related Companion Loan, if applicable) at the applicable Mortgage Rate (net of interest at the Servicing Fee Rate).

 

Authenticating Agent”: The Certificate Administrator or any agent of the Certificate Administrator appointed to act as Authenticating Agent pursuant toSection 5.02(a).

 

Available Funds”: With respect to any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the sum of (without duplication):

 

(a)          the aggregate amount of all cash received on the Mortgage Loans (in the case of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, only to the extent received by the Trust pursuant to the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement and/or the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement) (including the portion of Loss of Value Payments deposited into the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.05(f) of this Agreement) and any REO Property (including Compensating Interest Payments with respect to the Mortgage Loans required to be deposited by the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.17(a)) on deposit in the Collection Account (in each case, exclusive of any amount on deposit in or credited to any portion of the Collection Account that is held for the benefit of the Companion Holders), as of the close of business on the related Master Servicer Remittance Date, exclusive of (without duplication):

 

(i)         all Periodic Payments paid by the Mortgagors of a Mortgage Loan that are due on a Due Date following the end of the related Collection Period;

 

(ii)        all unscheduled Principal Prepayments (together with any related payments of interest allocable to the period following the related Due Date for the related Mortgage Loan), Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds and other unscheduled recoveries, in each case, received subsequent to the related Determination Date (or, with respect to voluntary Principal Prepayments for each Mortgage Loan with a Due Date occurring after the related Determination Date, subsequent to the related Due Date) allocable to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(iii)       (A) all amounts payable or reimbursable to any Person from the Collection Account pursuant toclauses (ii) through(xviii), inclusive, and(xxi) ofSection 3.05(a); (B) all amounts payable or reimbursable to any Person from the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account pursuant toclauses (ii) through(vii), inclusive, ofSection 3.05(b); and (C) any Net Investment Earnings contained therein;

 

(iv)       with respect to the Actual/360 Mortgage Loans and any Distribution Date occurring in (1) each February or (2) any January in a year that

 

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is not a leap year (in each case, unless the related Distribution Date is the final Distribution Date), an amount equal to one (1) day of interest on the Stated Principal Balance of such Mortgage Loans as of the Due Date in the month preceding the month in which such Distribution Date occurs at the related Net Mortgage Rate to the extent such amounts are Withheld Amounts related to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(v)         all Yield Maintenance Charges allocable to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(vi)        all amounts deposited in the Collection Account in error; and

 

(vii)       any Penalty Charges allocable to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(b)          if and to the extent not already included inclause (a) hereof, the aggregate amount transferred from the REO Accounts allocable to the Mortgage Loans to the Collection Account for such Distribution Date pursuant toSection 3.14(c);

 

(c)          the aggregate amount of any Compensating Interest Payments made by the Master Servicer with respect to the Mortgage Loans with respect to such Distribution Date and P&I Advances made by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, with respect to the Mortgage Loans and the Distribution Date (net of the related Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee, Operating Advisor Fee, CREFC®Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee and Asset Representations Reviewer Fee with respect to the Mortgage Loans for which such P&I Advances are made) pursuant toSection 4.03 orSection 7.05; and

 

(d)          with respect to each Actual/360 Mortgage Loan and any Distribution Date occurring in each March (or February, if the related Distribution Date is the final Distribution Date), the Withheld Amounts related to the Mortgage Loans remitted to the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account pursuant toSection 3.21(b).

 

Notwithstanding the investment of funds held in the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.06, for purposes of calculating the Available Funds, the amounts so invested shall be deemed to remain on deposit in such account.

 

Balloon Mortgage Loan”: Any Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan that by its original terms or by virtue of any modification entered into as of the Closing Date provides for an amortization schedule for such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan extending beyond its Maturity Date.

 

Balloon Payment”: With respect to any Balloon Mortgage Loan, as of any date of determination, the Periodic Payment payable on the Maturity Date of such Balloon Mortgage Loan.

 

BANK 2017-BNK4 Pooling and Servicing Agreement”: The pooling and servicing agreement, dated as of April 1, 2017, among Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Securities, Inc., as depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as master servicer, Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC, as special servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as

 

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certificate administrator, Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and asset representations reviewer, as from time to time amended, supplemented or modified relating to the issuance of the BANK 2017-BNK4, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-BNK4.

 

Bankruptcy Code”: The federal Bankruptcy Code, as amended from time to time (Title 11 of the United States Code).

 

Base Interest Fraction”: With respect to any Principal Prepayment on any Mortgage Loan and with respect to any Class of Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C and Class D Certificates, a fraction (a) whose numerator is the greater of (x) zero and (y) the difference between (i) the Pass-Through Rate on such Class of Certificates, and (ii) the discount rate used in accordance with the related Mortgage Loan documents in calculating the Yield Maintenance Charge with respect to such Principal Prepayment and (b) whose denominator is the greater of (x) zero and (y) the difference between (i) the Mortgage Rate on such Mortgage Loan (or with respect to any Mortgage Loan that is part of a Serviced Whole Loan, the Mortgage Rate of such Serviced Whole Loan), and (ii) the discount rate used in accordance with the related Mortgage Loan documents in calculating the Yield Maintenance Charge with respect to such Principal Prepayment. However, (1) under no circumstances shall the Base Interest Fraction be greater than one or less than zero, (2) if such discount rate is greater than or equal to the Mortgage Rate on such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, and is greater than or equal to the Pass-Through Rate on such Class of Certificates, then the Base Interest Fraction will equal zero and (3) if the discount rate is greater than or equal to the Mortgage Rate on such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, and is less than the Pass-Through Rate on such Class of Certificates, then the Base Interest Fraction will be one (1). The Master Servicer shall provide to the Certificate Administrator the discount rate referenced above for purposes of calculating the Base Interest Fraction.

 

Book-Entry Certificate”: Any Certificate registered in the name of the Depository or its nominee.

 

Borrower Delayed Reimbursements”: Any additional Trust Fund expenses and reimbursements of Advances that the related Mortgagor is required, pursuant to a written modification agreement, to pay in the future to the Trust in its capacity as owner of the related Mortgage Loan.

 

Borrower Party”: A borrower, a manager of a Mortgaged Property, a Restricted Mezzanine Holder, or a Borrower Party Affiliate.

 

Borrower Party Affiliate”: With respect to a borrower, a manager of a Mortgaged Property or a Restricted Mezzanine Holder, (a) any other Person controlling or controlled by or under common control with such borrower, manager or Restricted Mezzanine Holder, as applicable, or (b) any other Person owning, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the beneficial interests in such borrower, manager or Restricted Mezzanine Holder, as applicable. For purposes of this definition, “control” when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether

 

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through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise and the terms “controlling” and “controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

 

Breach”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Business Day”: Any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which banking institutions in North Carolina, California, Minnesota, New York, Kansas, Pennsylvania or any of the jurisdictions in which the respective primary servicing offices of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or the Corporate Trust Offices of either the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee are located, or the New York Stock Exchange or the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America, are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to remain closed.

 

CDO Asset Manager”: With respect to any Securitization Vehicle which is a CDO, the entity which is responsible for managing or administering the Retained Interest as an underlying asset of such Securitization Vehicle or, if applicable, as an asset of any Intervening Trust Vehicle (including, without limitation, the right to exercise any consent and control rights available to the Retained Interest Owner).

 

CERCLA”: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended.

 

Certificate”: Any one of the Depositor’s Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, as executed and delivered by the Certificate Registrar and authenticated and delivered hereunder by the Authenticating Agent. For the avoidance of doubt, the Retained Interest is not a Certificate.

 

Certificate Administrator”: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as certificate administrator, and its successors-in-interest, or if any successor certificate administrator is appointed thereto pursuant toSection 5.08 or any successor certificate administrator appointed hereunder. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association will perform its duties as Certificate Administrator hereunder through its Corporate Trust Services division.

 

Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee”: The fee to be paid to the Certificate Administrator as compensation for the Certificate Administrator’s activities under this Agreement;provided that the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee includes the Trustee Fee.

 

Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee Rate”: The Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee shall be equal to the product of the rate equal to 0.00704%per annum and the aggregate Stated Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans (calculated in the same manner as interest is calculated on the related Mortgage Loan) and any REO Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan but not any Companion Loan) as of the preceding Distribution Date. The Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee includes the Trustee Fee.

 

Certificate Administrator’s Website”: The Certificate Administrator’s internet website, which shall initially be located at www.ctslink.com.

 

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Certificate Available Funds” shall mean, as to any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of the Available Funds for such Distribution Date and (ii) the Gain-on-Sale Remittance Amount withdrawn from the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account for distribution on such Distribution Date pursuant toSection 4.01(g)(i).

 

Certificate Balance”: With respect to any Class of Principal Balance Certificates, (i) on or prior to the first Distribution Date, an amount equal to the Original Certificate Balance of such Class of Principal Balance Certificates, as specified in the Preliminary Statement hereto and (ii) as of any date of determination after the first Distribution Date, the Certificate Balance of such Class of Principal Balance Certificates on the Distribution Date immediately prior to such date of determination (determined as adjusted pursuant toSection 1.02(iii)).

 

Certificate Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall”: For any Distribution Date, the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of the Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall for such Distribution Date.

 

Certificate Principal Distribution Amount”: With respect to any Distribution Date and the Principal Balance Certificates, an amount equal to the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of the Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount for such Distribution Date.

 

Certificate Factor”: With respect to any Class of Certificates (other than the Class R Certificates), as of any date of determination, a fraction, expressed as a decimal carried to at least eight (8) places, the numerator of which is the then related Certificate Balance or Notional Amount, and the denominator of which is the related Original Certificate Balance.

 

Certificate Owner”: With respect to a Book-Entry Certificate, the Person who is the beneficial owner of such Certificate as reflected on the books of the Depository or on the books of a Depository Participant or on the books of an indirect participating brokerage firm for which a Depository Participant acts as agent.

 

Certificate Register” and “Certificate Registrar”: The register maintained and registrar appointed pursuant toSection 5.03(a).

 

Certificateholder” or “Holder”: The Person in whose name a Certificate is registered in the Certificate Register or any beneficial owner thereof;provided,however, that solely for the purposes of giving any consent, approval, waiver or taking any action pursuant to this Agreement, any Certificate registered in the name of or beneficially owned by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Excluded Special Servicer), the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Mortgage Loan Seller, a Mortgagor, a Borrower Party or any Affiliate of any of such Persons shall be deemed not to be outstanding (provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, any Controlling Class Certificates owned by an Excluded Controlling Class Holder shall not be deemed to be outstanding as to such Excluded Controlling Class Holder solely with respect to any related Excluded Controlling Class Loan; andprovided,further, that any Controlling Class Certificates owned by the Special Servicer or an Affiliate thereof shall not be deemed to be outstanding as to the Special Servicer or such Affiliate solely with respect to any related Excluded Special Servicer Loan), and the Voting Rights to which it is entitled shall not be taken into account in determining whether the

 

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requisite percentage of Voting Rights necessary to effect any such consent, approval, waiver or take any such action has been obtained;provided,however, that the foregoing restrictions shall not apply in the case of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Excluded Special Servicer), the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Mortgage Loan Seller or any Affiliate of any of such Persons unless such consent, approval or waiver sought from such party would in any way increase its compensation or limit its obligations in the named capacities hereunder or waive a Servicer Termination Event or trigger an Asset Review with respect to such Mortgage Loan;provided,further, that so long as there is no Servicer Termination Event with respect to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer or any such Affiliate thereof shall be entitled to exercise such Voting Rights with respect to any issue which could reasonably be believed to adversely affect such party’s compensation or increase its obligations or liabilities hereunder; andprovided,further, that such restrictions shall not apply to (i) the exercise of the Special Servicer’s, the Master Servicer’s or the Mortgage Loan Seller’s rights, if any, or any of their Affiliates as a member of the Controlling Class or (ii) any Affiliate of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, or the Certificate Administrator that has provided an Investor Certification in which it has certified as to the existence of certain policies and procedures restricting the flow of information between it and the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, or the Certificate Administrator, as applicable. The Trustee and the Certificate Administrator shall each be entitled to request and rely upon a certificate of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Depositor in determining whether a Certificate is registered in the name of an Affiliate of such Person. All references herein to “Holders” or “Certificateholders” shall reflect the rights of Certificate Owners as they may indirectly exercise such rights through the Depository and the Depository Participants, except as otherwise specified herein;provided,however, that the parties hereto shall be required to recognize as a “Holder” or “Certificateholder” only the Person in whose name a Certificate is registered in the Certificate Register. The Trustee shall be the Holder of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner.

 

Certification Parties”: As defined inSection 11.06.

 

Certification Party”: Any one of the Certification Parties.

 

Certifying Person”: As defined inSection 11.06.

 

Certifying Servicer”: As defined inSection 11.09.

 

CGCMT 2017-P7 Pooling and Servicing Agreement”: The pooling and servicing agreement, dated as of April 1, 2017, among Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Securities Inc., as depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as master servicer, Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC, as special servicer, Citibank, N.A., as certificate administrator, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee, and Park Bridge Lender Services LLC, as operating advisor and asset representations reviewer, as from time to time amended, supplemented or modified relating to the issuance of the CGCMT 2017-P7, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-P7.

 

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CH2M Global Headquarters Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2017, by and between the holder of the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan and the holder of the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 6 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-1, and ispari passu in right of payment with the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan.

 

CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan”: With respect to the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan, the Companion Loan evidenced by the related promissory note made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which ispari passu in right of payment to the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the CH2M Global Headquarters Co-Lender Agreement.

 

CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan”: The CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan, together with the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgaged Property. References herein to the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

Class”: With respect to any Certificates or Lower-Tier Regular Interests, all of the Certificates bearing the same alphabetical (and, if applicable, numerical) Class designation and each designated Lower-Tier Regular Interest.

 

Class A Certificate”: Any Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB and Class A-S Certificate.

 

Class A-1 Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class A-1” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-1hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class A-1 Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, a per annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 1.945%.

 

Class A-2 Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class A-2” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-2hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

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Class A-2 Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, a per annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.164%.

 

Class A-3 Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class A-3” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-3hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class A-3 Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, a per annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.433%.

 

Class A-AB Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class A-AB” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-4 hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class A-AB Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, a per annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.230%.

 

Class A-AB Scheduled Principal Balance”: With respect to any Distribution Date, the planned principal amount for such Distribution Date specified inSchedule 2 hereto relating to the Class A-AB Certificates.

 

Class A-S Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class A-S” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-8 hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class A-S Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, a per annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.638%.

 

Class B Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class B” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-9hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class B Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.869%.

 

Class C Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class C” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-10 hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class C Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to the lesser of (i) the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date and (ii) 4.322%.

 

Class D Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class D” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-11hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

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Class D Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to a fixed rate of 3.243%.

 

Class E Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class E” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-12hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class E Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date,  a per annum rate equal to the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

Class F Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class F” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-13 hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class F Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date,  a per annum rate equal to the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

Class G Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class G” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-14 hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class G Pass-Through Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

Class LA1 Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LA2 Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LA3 Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LAAB Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LAS Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

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Class LB Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LC Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LD Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LE Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LF Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LG Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class LR Interest”: The uncertificated residual interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC, represented by the Class R Certificates.

 

Class R Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class R” on the face thereof in the form ofExhibit A-15 hereto, and evidencing the sole class of “residual interest” in each Trust REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class UR Interest”: The uncertificated residual interest in the Upper-Tier REMIC, represented by the Class R Certificates.

 

Class X Certificates”: The Class X-A, Class X-B and Class X-D Certificates, as the context may require.

 

Class X-A Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class X-A” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-5hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

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Class X-A Notional Amount”: As of any date of determination, the aggregate of the Certificate Balances of the Class A Certificates.

 

Class X-A Pass-Through Rate”: The Pass-Through Rate for Class X-A Certificates for any Distribution Date will equal the excess, if any of (a) the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for the related Distribution Date, over (b) the weighted average of the Pass-Through Rates on the Class A Certificates for such Distribution Date, weighted on the basis of their respective Certificate Balances immediately prior to the Distribution Date. The Pass-Through Rate applicable to the Class X-A Certificates for the initial Distribution Date shall be the rate set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class X-B Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class X-B” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-6hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class X-B Notional Amount”: As of any date of determination, the Certificate Balance of the Class B Certificates.

 

Class X-B Pass-Through Rate”: The Pass-Through Rate for Class X-B Certificates for any Distribution Date will equal the excess, if any of (a) the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for the related Distribution Date, over (b) the weighted average of the Pass-Through Rates on the Class B and Class C Certificates for such Distribution Date, weighted on the basis of their respective Certificate Balances immediately prior to the Distribution Date. The Pass-Through Rate applicable to the Class X-B Certificates for the initial Distribution Date shall be the rate set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Class X-D Certificate”: A Certificate designated as “Class X-D” on the face thereof, in the form ofExhibit A-7hereto, and evidencing a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions.

 

Class X-D Notional Amount”: As of any date of determination, the Certificate Balance of the Class D Certificates.

 

Class X-D Pass-Through Rate”: The Pass-Through Rate for Class X-D Certificates for any Distribution Date will equal the excess, if any of (a) the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for the related Distribution Date, over (b) the Pass-Through Rate of the Class D Certificates. The Pass-Through Rate applicable to the Class X-D Certificates for the initial Distribution Date shall be the rate set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

Clearing Agency”: An organization registered as a “clearing agency” pursuant to Section 17A of the Exchange Act. The initial Clearing Agency shall be DTC.

 

Clearstream”: Clearstream Banking, société anonyme or any successor thereto.

 

Closing Date”: May 31, 2017.

 

CMBS”: Commercial mortgage-backed securities.

 

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Co-Lender Agreement”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Co-Lender Agreement, the Lafayette Centre Co-Lender Agreement, the Pentagon Center Co-Lender Agreement, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement, the GSK R&D Centre Co-Lender Agreement, the CH2M Global Headquarters Co-Lender Agreement, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement, the Ericsson North American HQ Co-Lender Agreement, the One West 34th Street Co-Lender Agreement and any intercreditor agreement entered into in connection with the issuance to the direct or indirect equity holders in the Mortgagor of any existing mezzanine indebtedness or any future mezzanine indebtedness permitted under the related Mortgage Loan documents.

 

Code”: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and applicable final or temporary regulations of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued pursuant thereto.

 

Collateral Deficiency Amount” With respect to any AB Modified Loan as of any date of determination, the excess of (i) the Stated Principal Balance of such AB Modified Loan (taking into account the related junior note(s) included therein), over (ii) the sum of (in the case of a Whole Loan, solely to the extent allocable to the subject Mortgage Loan) (x) the most recent appraised value for the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties, plus (y) solely to the extent not reflected or taken into account in such appraised value and to the extent on deposit with, or otherwise under the control of, the lender as of the date of such determination, any capital or additional collateral contributed by the related Borrower Party at the time the Mortgage Loan became (and as part of the modification related to) such AB Modified Loan for the benefit of the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties (provided, that in the case of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the amounts set forth in thisclause (y) will be taken into account solely to the extent relevant information is received by the Master Servicer), plus (z) any other escrows or reserves (in addition to any amounts set forth in the immediately precedingclause (y)) held by the lender in respect of such AB Modified Loan as of the date of such determination. The Certificate Administrator, the Operating Advisor and the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on the Special Servicer’s calculation or determination of any Collateral Deficiency Amount with respect to Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan). The Certificate Administrator, the Operating Advisor and the Special Servicer will be entitled to conclusively rely on the Master Servicer’s calculation or determination of any Collateral Deficiency Amount with respect to Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans.

 

Collection Account”: A segregated custodial account or accounts created and maintained by the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.04(a) on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, which shall be entitled “Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner, Collection Account”. Any such account or accounts shall be an Eligible Account. Subject to the related Co-Lender Agreement and taking into account that each Companion Loan is subordinate orpari passu, as applicable, to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement, the subaccount described in the second paragraph ofSection 3.04(b) that is part of the Collection

 

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Account shall be for the benefit of the related Companion Holder, to the extent funds on deposit in such subaccount are attributed to such Companion Loan and shall not be an asset of the Trust or any Trust REMIC formed hereunder.

 

Collection Period”: With respect to any Distribution Date and any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan, the period commencing on the day immediately succeeding the Due Date for such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan occurring in the month preceding the month in which Distribution Date occurs or the date that would have been the Due Date if such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan had a Due Date in such preceding month and ending on and including the Due Date for such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan occurring in the month in which Distribution Date occurs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the last day of a Collection Period (or applicable Grace Period) is not a Business Day, any Periodic Payments received with respect to the Mortgage Loans or any related Whole Loan relating to such Collection Period on the Business Day immediately following such day shall be deemed to have been received during such Collection Period and not during any other Collection Period.

 

Commission”: The Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Companion Holders”: Each of the holders of record of any Companion Loan.

 

Companion Loan(s)”: As defined in the Preliminary Statement.

 

Companion Loan Rating Agency”: means, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, any rating agency that was engaged by a participant in the securitization of such Serviced Companion Loan to assign a rating to the related Serviced Companion Loan Securities.

 

Companion Loan Rating Agency Confirmation”: With respect to any matter involving the servicing and administration of a Serviced Companion Loan or any related REO Property as to which any Serviced Companion Loan Securities exist (including, but not limited to, the replacement of a Master Servicer or the Special Servicer), confirmation in writing (which may be in electronic form) by each applicable Companion Loan Rating Agency that a proposed action, failure to act or other event so specified will not, in and of itself, result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of the then-current rating assigned to any class of such Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if then rated by the Companion Loan Rating Agency);provided that upon receipt of a written waiver or other acknowledgment from the Companion Loan Rating Agency indicating its decision not to review or declining to review the matter for which the Companion Loan Rating Agency Confirmation is sought, or as otherwise provided inSection 3.25 of this Agreement, the requirement for the Companion Loan Rating Agency Confirmation from the applicable Companion Loan Rating Agency with respect to such matter shall not apply.

 

Companion Paying Agent”: With respect to the Serviced Companion Loans, if any, the Master Servicer in its role as Companion Paying Agent appointed pursuant toSection 3.27.

 

Companion Register”: The register maintained by the Companion Paying Agent pursuant toSection 3.28.

 

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Compensating Interest Payments”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, an amount as of any Distribution Date equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate amount of Prepayment Interest Shortfalls incurred in connection with voluntary principal prepayments received in respect of the Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan (in each case other than a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan if the Special Servicer allowed a prepayment on such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan on a date other than the applicable Due Date) for the related Distribution Date and (ii) the aggregate of (A) a portion of the Master Servicer’s Servicing Fees for such Distribution Date calculated at a rate of 0.0025%per annum on each Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) (and, so long as a Whole Loan is serviced under this Agreement, any related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, (B) all Prepayment Interest Excesses received by the Master Servicer during such Collection Period with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) (and, so long as a Serviced Whole Loan is serviced hereunder, any related Serviced Whole Loan) subject to such prepayment and (C) to the extent earned on principal prepayments, net investment earnings payable to the Master Servicer for such Collection Period received by the Master Servicer during such Collection Period with respect to the Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) (and, so long as a Whole Loan is serviced hereunder, any related Serviced Whole Loan), as applicable, subject to such prepayment. In no event will the rights of the Certificateholders or the Retained Interest Owner to the offset of the aggregate Prepayment Interest Shortfalls be cumulative. However, if a Prepayment Interest Shortfall occurs with respect to a Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan as a result of the Master Servicer’s allowing the related Mortgagor to deviate (a “Prohibited Prepayment”) from the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents regarding Principal Prepayments (other than (V) a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, (W) subsequent to a default under the related Mortgage Loan documents or if the Mortgage Loan is a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, (X) pursuant to applicable law or a court order or otherwise in such circumstances where the Master Servicer is required to accept such Principal Prepayment in accordance with the Servicing Standard, (Y) at the request or with the consent of the Special Servicer or, so long as no Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing, and only with respect to the Mortgage Loans other than an applicable Excluded Loan, the Directing Holder or (Z) in connection with the payment of any Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, unless the Master Servicer did not apply the proceeds thereof in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents and such failure causes the shortfall), then for purposes of calculating the Compensating Interest Payment for the related Distribution Date, the Master Servicer shall pay, without regard toclause (1)(ii)above, the aggregate amount of Prepayment Interest Shortfalls with respect to such Mortgage Loan, otherwise described inclause (1)(i) above in connection with such Prohibited Prepayments.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, Compensating Interest Payments with respect to each Serviced Whole Loan shall be allocated among the related Mortgage Loan and related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan(s) and the related Subordinate Companion Loan(s),pro rata, in accordance with their respective principal balances.

 

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Consultation Termination Event”: At any date at which

 

(a) with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan (other than the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan) (i) no Class of Control Eligible Certificates exists where such Class’s aggregate Certificate Balance is at least equal to 25% of the Original Certificate Balance of that Class, in each case without regard to the application of any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amounts, (ii) a Holder of the Class E Certificates is the majority Controlling Class Certificateholder and has irrevocably waived its right, in writing, to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, and such rights have not been reinstated to a successor Controlling Class Certificateholder pursuant toSection 3.23(l);provided, that no Consultation Termination Event resulting solely from the operation ofclause (ii) shall be deemed to have existed or be in continuance with respect to a successor Holder of Class E Certificates that has not irrevocably waived its right to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, or (iii) such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan is an applicable Excluded Loan; and

 

(b)       with respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, when an AB Control Appraisal Period has occurred and is continuing and (i) no Class of Control Eligible Certificates exists where such Class’s aggregate Certificate Balance is at least equal to 25% of the Original Certificate Balance of that Class, in each case without regard to the application of any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amounts, (ii) a Holder of the Class E Certificates is the majority Controlling Class Certificateholder and has irrevocably waived its right, in writing, to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, and such rights have not been reinstated to a successor Controlling Class Certificateholder pursuant toSection 3.23(l);provided, that no Consultation Termination Event resulting solely from the operation ofclause (ii) shall be deemed to have existed or be in continuance with respect to a successor Holder of Class E Certificates that has not irrevocably waived its right to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, or (iii) such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan is an applicable Excluded Loan;

 

provided that, if at any time, the Certificate Balance of the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C and Class D Certificates have been reduced to zero as a result of the allocation of principal payments on the Mortgage Loans, then no Consultation Termination Event will be deemed to occur.

 

Control Eligible Certificates”: Any of the Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates.

 

Control Termination Event”: The occurrence of

 

(a) with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan (other than the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan) (i) the Certificate Balance of the Class E Certificates (taking into account the application of any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amounts to notionally reduce the Certificate Balance of such Class in accordance withSection 4.05(a) hereof) being reduced to less than 25% of the Original Certificate Balance of such Class, (ii) a Holder of the Class E Certificates becoming the majority Controlling Class Certificateholder and has irrevocably waived its right, in writing, to exercise

 

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any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder and such rights have not been reinstated to a successor Controlling Class Certificateholder pursuant toSection 3.23(l);provided that no Control Termination Event resulting solely from the operation ofclause (ii) will be deemed to have existed or be in continuance with respect to a successor holder of Class E certificates that has not irrevocably waived its right to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, or (iii) such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan becoming an applicable Excluded Loan; and

 

(b) with respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, when an AB Control Appraisal Period has occurred and is continuing and (i) the Certificate Balance of the Class E Certificates (taking into account the application of any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amounts to notionally reduce the Certificate Balance of such Class in accordance withSection 4.05(a) hereof) being reduced to less than 25% of the Original Certificate Balance of such Class, (ii) a Holder of the Class E Certificates becoming the majority Controlling Class Certificateholder and has irrevocably waived its right, in writing, to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder and such rights have not been reinstated to a successor Controlling Class Certificateholder pursuant toSection 3.23(l);provided that no Control Termination Event resulting solely from the operation ofclause (ii) will be deemed to have existed or be in continuance with respect to a successor holder of Class E certificates that has not irrevocably waived its right to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, or (iii) such Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan becoming an applicable Excluded Loan;

 

provided that, if at any time, the Certificate Balance of the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C and Class D Certificates have been reduced to zero as a result of the allocation of principal payments on the Mortgage Loans, then no Control Termination Event will be deemed to occur.

 

Controlling Class”: As of any date of determination, the most subordinate Class of Control Eligible Certificates then outstanding that has a then aggregate Certificate Balance as notionally reduced by any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocable to such Class in accordance withSection 4.05(a), at least equal to 25% of the Original Certificate Balance of that Class;provided that if, at any time, the Certificate Balances of all Control Eligible Certificates, as notionally reduced by any Appraisal Reduction Amounts (but without regard to any Collateral Deficiency Amount) allocable to such classes, have been reduced to zero, the Controlling Class will be the most senior Class of Control Eligible Certificates that has a principal balance greater than zero;provided,further that if at any time the Certificate Balance of the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C and Class D Certificates have been reduced to zero as a result of the allocation of principal payments on the Mortgage Loans, then the “Controlling Class” will be the most subordinate class of Control Eligible Certificates that has an aggregate Certificate Balance greater than zero without regard to the application of Appraisal Reduction Amounts (or any Collateral Deficiency Amount) to notionally reduce the Certificate Balance of such Class. The Controlling Class as of the Closing Date will be the Class G Certificates.

 

Controlling Class Certificateholders”: Each Holder (or Certificate Owner, if applicable) of a Certificate of the Controlling Class as determined by the Certificate Registrar,

 

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from time to time, upon request by any party hereto. The Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Operating Advisor may from time to time request (the cost of which being an expense of the Trust) that the Certificate Administrator provide a list of the Holders (or Certificate Owners, if applicable) of the Controlling Class and the Certificate Administrator shall promptly provide such list without charge to such Trustee, Master Servicer, Operating Advisor or Special Servicer, as applicable. The Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer and the Operating Advisor shall be entitled to rely on any such list so provided.

 

Controlling Class Representative”: The initial Controlling Class Representative shall be KKR Real Estate Credit Opportunity Partners Aggregator I L.P. Thereafter, the Controlling Class Representative shall be the Controlling Class Certificateholder (or a representative thereof) selected by more than 50% of the Controlling Class Certificateholders, (by Certificate Balance, as determined by the Certificate Registrar from time to time);provided,however, that (i) absent that selection, or (ii) until a Controlling Class Representative is so selected or (iii) upon receipt of a notice from a majority of the Controlling Class Certificateholders, by Certificate Balance, that a Controlling Class Representative is no longer designated, then the Controlling Class Certificateholder that represents that it owns the largest aggregate Certificate Balance of the Controlling Class (with evidence of ownership) or a representative thereof, will be the Controlling Class Representative;provided,however, that, in the case of thisclause (iii), in the event that no one Holder owns the largest aggregate Certificate Balance of the Controlling Class, then there will be no Controlling Class Representative until appointed in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. After the occurrence and during the continuance of a Control Termination Event, the Controlling Class Representative shall only retain its consultation rights to the extent specifically provided for herein. After the occurrence and continuation of a Consultation Termination Event, there will be no Controlling Class Representative. The Depositor shall promptly provide the name and contact information for the initial Controlling Class Representative upon request of any party to this Agreement and any such requesting party may conclusively rely on the name and contact information provided by the Depositor. In the event the Controlling Class Certificateholder has elected to irrevocably waive its right to appoint a Controlling Class Representative or to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Certificateholder, there will be no Controlling Class Representative and no party will be entitled to exercise any of the rights of the Controlling Class Representative until such time as a Controlling Class Certificateholder is reinstated pursuant toSection 3.23(l) hereof and a new Controlling Class Representative is appointed in accordance with the terms hereof. The Certificate Administrator and the other parties hereto shall be entitled to assume that the identity of the Controlling Class Representative has not changed until such parties receive written notice of a replacement of the Controlling Class Representative from a party holding the requisite interest in the Controlling Class, or the resignation of the then-current Controlling Class Representative.

 

Corporate Trust Office”: The principal corporate trust office of the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator at which at any particular time its corporate trust business with respect to this Agreement shall be administered, which office at the date of the execution of this Agreement is located at 9062 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045, Attention: GS 2017-GS6,providedthat, for certificate transfer purposes, it is located at 600 South 4th Street, 7th Floor, MAC: N9300-070, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479, Attention: CTS – Certificate Transfers GS 2017-GS6.

 

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Corrected Loan”: Any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan that has become current and remained current for three (3) consecutive Periodic Payments (for such purposes taking into account any modification or amendment of the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable, whether by a consensual modification or in connection with a bankruptcy, insolvency or similar proceeding involving the Mortgagor), and (provided that no additional default is foreseeable in the reasonable judgment of the Special Servicer and no other event or circumstance exists that causes such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable, to otherwise constitute a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan) the servicing of which the Special Servicer has returned to the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.19(a).

 

CREFC®”: The Commercial Real Estate Finance Council®, or any successor organization reasonably acceptable to the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer and, prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event, the Directing Holder.

 

CREFC®Advance Recovery Report”: The monthly report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Advance Recovery Report” available as of the Closing Date on the CREFC®Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be approved by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Appraisal Reduction Amount Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Appraisal Reduction Amount Template” available as of the Closing Date on the CREFC® Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be approved by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Bond Level File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Bond Level File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Collateral Summary File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Collateral Summary File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Comparative Financial Status Report”: The monthly report in “Comparative Financial Status Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Delinquent Mortgage Loan Status Report”: The monthly report in the “Delinquent Loan Status Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the

 

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information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Financial File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Financial File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Historical Bond/Collateral Realized Loss Reconciliation Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Historical Bond/Collateral Realized Loss Reconciliation Template” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC® Website.

 

CREFC®Historical Liquidation Loss Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Historical Liquidation Loss Template” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC® Website.

 

CREFC®Historical Loan Modification/Forbearance and Corrected Mortgage Loan Report”: The monthly report in the “Historical Loan Modification/Forbearance and Corrected Mortgage Loan Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan and REO Loan (other than the portion of an REO Loan related to any Serviced Companion Loan) and for any Distribution Date, the amount accrued during the related Interest Accrual Period at the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee Rate on the Stated Principal Balance of such Mortgage Loan or REO Loan as of the close of business on the Distribution Date in such Interest Accrual Period;providedthat such amounts shall be computed for the same period and on the same interest accrual basis respecting which any related interest payment due or deemed due on the related Mortgage Loan or REO Loan is computed and shall be prorated for partial periods. For the avoidance of doubt, the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee shall be deemed payable by the Master Servicer from the Lower-Tier REMIC, as applicable.

 

CREFC®Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee Rate”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, a rate equal to 0.0005%per annum.

 

CREFC®Interest Shortfall Reconciliation Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Interest Shortfall Reconciliation Template” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC® Website.

 

CREFC®Investor Reporting Package”: The collection of reports specified by the CREFC® from time to time as the “CREFC® Investor Reporting Package.” As of the Closing Date, the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package contains eight electronic files ((1) CREFC® Loan

 

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Setup File, (2) CREFC® Loan Periodic Update File, (3) CREFC® Property File, (4) CREFC® Bond Level File, (5) CREFC®Collateral Summary File, (6) CREFC® Financial File, (7) CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File and (8) CREFC® Schedule AL File) and nine surveillance reports ((1) CREFC® Servicer Watch List, (2) CREFC® Delinquent Mortgage Loan Status Report, (3) CREFC® REO Status Report, (4) CREFC® Comparative Financial Status Report, (5) CREFC® Historical Loan Modification/Forbearance and Corrected Mortgage Loan Report, (6) CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Report, (7) CREFC®NOI Adjustment Worksheet, (8) CREFC® Loan Level Reserve/LOC Report and (9) with respect to Mortgage Loans that have a Companion Loan, the CREFC® Total Loan Report). In addition, the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package shall include the CREFC® Advance Recovery Report. In addition, the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package shall include the following nine templates: (1) CREFC® Appraisal Reduction Amount Template, (2) CREFC® Servicer Realized Loss Template, (3) CREFC® Reconciliation of Funds Template, (4) CREFC®Historical Bond/Collateral Realized Loss Reconciliation Template, (5) CREFC® Historical Liquidation Loss Template, (6) CREFC® Interest Shortfall Reconciliation Template, (7) CREFC® Loan Modification Report, (8) CREFC® Loan Liquidation Report and (9) CREFC® REO Liquidation Report. The CREFC® Investor Reporting Package shall be substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable forms of the “CREFC® IRP” available as of the Closing Date on the CREFC® Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information or reports as may from time to time be approved by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage backed securities transactions generally. For the purposes of the production of the CREFC® Comparative Financial Status Report by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer of any such report that is required to state information for any period prior to the Cut-off Date, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, may conclusively rely (without independent verification), absent manifest error, on information provided to it by the Mortgage Loan Seller or by the related Mortgagor or (x) in the case of such a report produced by the Master Servicer, by the Special Servicer (if other than the Master Servicer or an Affiliate thereof) and (y) in the case of such a report produced by the Special Servicer, by the Master Servicer (if other than the Special Servicer or an Affiliate thereof).

 

CREFC®License Agreement”: The License Agreement, in the form set forth on the website of CREFC®on the Closing Date, relating to the use of the CREFC® trademarks and trade names.

 

CREFC®Loan Level Reserve/LOC Report”: The monthly report in the “CREFC® Loan Level Reserve/LOC Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Loan Liquidation Report”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Loan Liquidation Report” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC®Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be recommended by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

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CREFC®Loan Modification Report”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Loan Modification Report” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC®Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be recommended by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Loan Periodic Update File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Loan Periodic Update File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Loan Setup File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Loan Setup File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®NOI Adjustment Worksheet”: The worksheet in the “NOI Adjustment Worksheet” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Operating Statement Analysis Report”: The report in the “Operating Statement Analysis Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Property File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Property File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Reconciliation of Funds Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Reconciliation of Funds Template” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC® Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be recommended by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®REO Liquidation Report”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “REO Liquidation Report” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC®Website, or such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from

 

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time to time be recommended by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®REO Status Report”: The monthly report in the “REO Status Report” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Servicer Realized Loss Template”: A report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Servicer Realized Loss Template” available and effective from time to time on the CREFC® Website.

 

CREFC®Schedule AL File”: The data file in the “Schedule AL File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for by Item 1111(h)(3) or Item 1125 of Regulation AB or Item 601(b)(102) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act with respect to the Mortgage Loans, or such other form of presentation as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally, which in any case shall include all information required by Item 1111(h)(3) or Item 1125 of Regulation AB or Item 601(b)(102) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act.

 

CREFC®Servicer Watch List”: A monthly report, as of each Determination Date, including and identifying each Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan satisfying the “CREFC® Portfolio Review Guidelines” approved from time to time by the CREFC® in the “CREFC® Servicer Watch List” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form (including other portfolio review guidelines) for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Special Servicer Loan File”: The data file in the “CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File” format substantially in the form of and containing the information called for therein for the Mortgage Loans, or such other form for the presentation of such information as may be approved from time to time by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage securities transactions generally.

 

CREFC®Total Loan Report”: A monthly report substantially in the form of, and containing the information called for in, the downloadable form of the “Total Loan Report” available as of the Closing Date on the CREFC® Website, or in such other form for the presentation of such information and containing such additional information as may from time to time be adopted by the CREFC® for commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions and is reasonably acceptable to the Master Servicer.

 

CREFC®Website”: The CREFC® Website located at “www.crefc.org” or such other primary website as the CREFC® may establish for dissemination of its report forms.

 

Cross-Over Date”: The Distribution Date on which the Certificate Balances of the Subordinate Certificates are (or are expected to be) reduced to zero as a result of the allocation of Realized Losses to such Certificates.

 

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Crossed Mortgage Loan Group”: With respect to (i) any Mortgage Loan that consists of more than one commercial mortgage loan, the underlying group of loans that are cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with each other and (ii) any two or more individual Mortgage Loans that are cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with each other, such cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted Mortgage Loans.

 

Crossed Underlying Loan”: With respect to any Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, a Mortgage Loan that is cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with one or more other Mortgage Loans within such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group.

 

Crossed Underlying Loan Repurchase Criteria”: With respect to any Crossed Mortgage Loan Group as to which one or more (but not all) of the Crossed Underlying Loans therein are affected by a Material Defect (the Crossed Underlying Loan(s) in such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group affected by such Material Defect, for purposes of this definition, the “affected Crossed Underlying Loans” and the other Crossed Underlying Loan(s) in such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, for purposes of this definition, the “remaining Crossed Underlying Loans”) (i) the weighted average Debt Service Coverage Ratio for all the remaining Crossed Underlying Loans for the four most recently reported calendar quarters preceding the repurchase or substitution shall not be less than the greater of (a) the weighted average Debt Service Coverage Ratio for the entire such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, including the affected Crossed Underlying Loan(s), for the four most recently reported calendar quarters preceding the repurchase or substitution, and (b) 1.25x, (ii) the weighted average LTV Ratio for all the remaining Crossed Underlying Loans determined at the time of repurchase or substitution based upon an Appraisal obtained by the Special Servicer at the expense of the Mortgage Loan Seller shall not be greater than the least of (a) the weighted average LTV Ratio for the entire such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, including the affected Crossed Underlying Loan(s), determined at the time of repurchase or substitution based upon an Appraisal obtained by the Special Servicer at the expense of the Mortgage Loan Seller, (b) the weighted average LTV Ratio for the entire such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, including the affected Crossed Underlying Loan(s), as of the Cut-off Date and (c) 75%, (iii) the Mortgage Loan Seller, at its expense, shall have furnished the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator with an Opinion of Counsel that any modification relating to the repurchase or substitution of a Crossed Underlying Loan shall not cause an Adverse REMIC Event, (iv) the Mortgage Loan Seller causes the affected Crossed Underlying Loan to become not cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with the remaining related Crossed Underlying Loans prior to such repurchase or substitution or otherwise forbears from exercising enforcement rights against the Primary Collateral for any Crossed Underlying Loan(s) remaining in the Trust (while the Trust forbears from exercising enforcement rights against the Primary Collateral for the Mortgage Loan removed from the Trust) and (v) (other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan) unless a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing, the Directing Holder shall have consented to the repurchase or substitution of the affected Crossed Underlying Loan, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.

 

Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amount”: As of any date of determination, the sum of (i) all Appraisal Reduction Amounts then in effect, and (ii) with respect to any AB Modified Loan, any Collateral Deficiency Amount then in effect. The Certificate Administrator and the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on the Special Servicer’s

 

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calculation or determination of any Cumulative Appraisal Reduction Amount with respect to a Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan). With respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer and the Certificate Administrator will be entitled to conclusively rely on the applicable Non-Serviced Special Servicer’s calculation of any Appraisal Reduction Amount with respect to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and on the Master Servicer’s calculation or determination of any Collateral Deficiency Amount with respect to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan.

 

Custodian”: A Person who is at any time appointed by the Trustee pursuant toSection 8.11 as a document custodian for the Mortgage Files, which Person shall not be the Depositor, the Mortgage Loan Seller or an Affiliate of any of them. The Certificate Administrator shall be the initial Custodian. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association will perform its duties as Custodian hereunder through its Document Custody division.

 

Cut-off Date”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the related Due Date of such Mortgage Loan in May 2017, or with respect to any Mortgage Loan that has its first Due Date in June 2017, the date that would have otherwise been the related Due Date in May 2017.

 

Cut-off Date Principal Balance”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan, as of the Cut-off Date, after application of all payments of principal due on or before such date, whether or not received.

 

DBRS”: DBRS, Inc., and its successors in interest. If neither DBRS nor any successor remains in existence, “DBRS” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Special Servicer and specific ratings of DBRS herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Debt Service Coverage Ratio”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, for any twelve-month period covered by an annual operating statement for the related Mortgaged Property, the ratio of (i) Net Operating Income produced by the related Mortgaged Property during such period to (ii) the aggregate amount of Periodic Payments (other than any Balloon Payment) due under such Mortgage Loan during such period;provided that with respect to the Mortgage Loans identified on Annex A-1 to the Prospectus as paying interest only for a specified period of time set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and then paying principal and interest, the related Periodic Payment will be calculated (for purposes of this definition only) to include interest and principal (based on the remaining amortization term indicated in the Mortgage Loan Schedule).

 

Default Interest”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, all interest accrued in respect of such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan during such Collection Period provided for in the related Mortgage Note or Mortgage as a result of a default (exclusive of late payment charges) that is in excess of interest at the related Mortgage Rate accrued on the unpaid principal balance of such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan outstanding from time to time.

 

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Defaulted Mortgage Loan”: A Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or a Serviced Whole Loan (i) that is delinquent at least sixty (60) days in respect of its Periodic Payments or delinquent in respect of its Balloon Payment, if any; provided that in respect of a Balloon Payment, such period shall be 120 days after the related Maturity Date if the related Mortgagor has provided the Master Servicer, within 60 days after the related Maturity Date, a written and fully executed (subject only to customary final closing conditions) commitment, letter of intent, or otherwise binding application for refinancing or similar document that is, in each case, binding upon an acceptable lender or signed purchase agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Master Servicer (and the Master Servicer shall promptly forward a copy of such document to the Special Servicer, if it is not evident that a copy has been delivered to such other party), which provides that such refinancing or purchase will occur within 120 days of such related Maturity Date; and, in either case, such delinquency is to be determined without giving effect to any Grace Period permitted by the related Mortgage or Mortgage Note and without regard to any acceleration of payments under the related Mortgage and Mortgage Note or (ii) as to which the Master Servicer or Special Servicer has, by written notice to the related Mortgagor, accelerated the maturity of the indebtedness evidenced by the related Mortgage Note. For the avoidance of doubt, a defaulted Companion Loan does not constitute a “Defaulted Mortgage Loan”.

 

Defeasance Accounts”: As defined inSection 3.18(j).

 

Deficient Exchange Act Deliverable”: With respect to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Custodian, the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee and each Servicing Function Participant and Additional Servicer retained by it, any item (x) regarding such party, (y) prepared by such party or any registered public accounting firm, attorney or other agent retained by such party to prepare such information and (z) delivered by or on behalf of such party pursuant to the delivery requirements underArticle XI of this Agreement that does not conform to the applicable reporting requirements under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Deficient Valuation”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, a valuation by a court of competent jurisdiction of the Mortgaged Property in an amount less than the then outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan valuation results from a proceeding initiated under the Bankruptcy Code.

 

Definitive Certificate”: Any Certificate in definitive, fully registered form without interest coupons. Initially, the Class R Certificates and any Certificate issued pursuant toSections 5.02(c) and(d) shall be Definitive Certificates.

 

Delinquent Mortgage Loan”: A Mortgage Loan that is delinquent at least sixty days in respect of its Periodic Payments or Balloon Payment, if any, in either case such delinquency to be determined without giving effect to any Grace Period.

 

Denomination”: With respect to any Certificate or any beneficial interest in a Certificate the amount (i) (a) set forth on the face thereof, (b) set forth on a schedule attached thereto or (c) in the case of any beneficial interest in a Book-Entry Certificate, the interest of the

 

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related Certificate Owner in the applicable Class of Certificates as reflected on the books and records of the Depository or related Depository Participant, as applicable, (ii) expressed in terms of initial Certificate Balance or initial Notional Amount, as applicable, and (iii) in an authorized denomination, as set forth inSection 5.01(a).

 

Depositor”: GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, a Delaware corporation, and its successors-in-interest.

 

Depository”: DTC, or any successor Depository hereafter named. The nominee of the initial Depository for purposes of registering those Certificates that are to be Book-Entry Certificates, is Cede & Co. The Depository shall at all times be a “clearing corporation” as defined in Section 8-102(3) of the UCC of the State of New York and a “clearing agency” registered pursuant to the provisions of Section 17A of the Exchange Act.

 

Depository Participant”: A broker, dealer, bank or other financial institution or other Person for whom from time to time the Depository effects book-entry transfers and pledges of securities deposited with the Depository.

 

Designated Servicing Documents”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, collectively the following documents:

 

(1)       (A) a copy of the executed Mortgage Note for such Mortgage Loan (or, alternatively, if the original executed Mortgage Note has been lost, a copy of a lost note affidavit and indemnity with a copy of such Mortgage Note), and (B) in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, a copy of the executed Mortgage Note for the related Companion Loan;

 

(2)       a copy of the related loan agreement, if any;

 

(3)       a copy of the Mortgage;

 

(4)       a copy of the lock box agreement or cash management agreement relating to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, if any;

 

(5)       any pre-funding insurance review documentation and insurance certificates (for insurance policies other than title insurance policy and environmental policy) or a marked up commitment therefor;

 

(6)       a copy of any related title insurance policy or a marked up commitment therefor;

 

(7)       a copy of any environmental insurance policy or a marked up commitment therefor;

 

(8)       legal description of the related Mortgaged Property;

 

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(9)       a copy of the related escrow agreement and the related security agreement (in each case, if such item is a document separate from the loan agreement and the Mortgage);

 

(10)       a copy of the agreement governing post-closing obligations (if such item is a document separate from the loan agreement and the Mortgage), if any;

 

(11)       a copy of the closing statement and/or sources and uses statement;

 

(12)       the Mortgage Loan Seller’s asset summary, if any (provided that the delivery of such item shall not result in any liability to the Mortgage Loan Seller);

 

(13)       the related Mortgagor tax ID;

 

(14)       a PIP Schedule (if such item is a document separate from the loan agreement and the Mortgage), if any;

 

(15)       a copy of an approved operating budget, if applicable;

 

(16)       a copy of the related Ground Lease relating to such Mortgage Loan, if any; and

 

(17)       in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, a copy of the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Determination Date”: With respect to any Distribution Date, the sixth (6th) day of each month (or, if the sixth (6th) calendar day of that month is not a Business Day, then the next Business Day).

 

Diligence File”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, collectively the following documents in electronic format:

 

(a)          A copy of each of the following documents:

 

(i)          (A) the Mortgage Note, endorsed on its face or by allonge attached to the Mortgage Note, without recourse, to the order of the Trustee or in blank, and further showing a complete, unbroken chain of endorsement from the originator (if such originator is not the Mortgage Loan Seller) (or, alternatively, if the original executed Mortgage Note has been lost, a lost note affidavit and indemnity from the Mortgage Loan Seller or another prior holder with a copy of such Mortgage Note), and (B) if such Mortgage Loan is part of a Serviced Whole Loan, the executed Mortgage Note for each related Serviced Companion Loan;

 

(ii)         the Mortgage, together with any and all intervening assignments thereof, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with evidence of recording indicated thereon or

 

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certified by the applicable recorder’s office (if in the possession of the Mortgage Loan Seller);

 

(iii)        any related Assignment of Leases (if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage), together with any and all intervening assignments thereof, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with evidence of recording indicated thereon or certified by the applicable recorder’s office (if in the possession of the Mortgage Loan Seller);

 

(iv)        final written modification agreements in those instances where the terms or provisions of the Mortgage Note for such Mortgage Loan (or, if applicable, any Mortgage Note of a related Serviced Companion Loan) or the related Mortgage have been modified, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with evidence of recording indicated thereon if the instrument being modified is a recordable document;

 

(v)         the policy or certificate of lender’s title insurance issued in connection with such Mortgage Loan (or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) or, if such policy has not been issued or located, an irrevocable, binding commitment (which may be a “marked-up” pro forma title policy marked as binding and executed by an authorized representative of the title insurer or an agreement to provide the same pursuant to binding escrow instructions executed by an authorized representative of the title insurer) to issue such title insurance policy;

 

(vi)        the Ground Lease relating to such Mortgage Loan (or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable), if any, and any ground lessor estoppel;

 

(vii)       the related loan agreement, if any;

 

(viii)      the guaranty under such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if any;

 

(ix)         the lock box agreement or cash management agreement relating to such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if any;

 

(x)          the environmental indemnity from the related Mortgagor, if any;

 

(xi)         the related escrow agreement and the related security agreement (in each case, if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage) and, if applicable, any intervening assignments thereof;

 

(xii)       any filed copies (bearing evidence of filing) or evidence of filing of any UCC Financing Statements in favor of the originator of such Mortgage Loan (or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) or in favor of any assignee prior to the Trustee and UCC-3 assignment financing statements in favor

 

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of the Trustee (or, in each case, a copy thereof certified to be the copy of such assignment submitted or to be submitted for filing), if in the possession of the Mortgage Loan Seller;

 

(xiii)       in the case of any Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan as to which there exists a related mezzanine loan, the related intercreditor agreement;

 

(xiv)      any related environmental insurance policy;

 

(xv)       any letter of credit relating to such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan and any related assignment thereof;

 

(xvi)      any related franchise agreement, property management agreement or hotel management agreement and related comfort letters (together with (i) copies of any notices of transfer that are necessary to transfer or assign to the Trust or the Trustee the benefits of such comfort letter or (ii) if the related comfort letter contemplates that a request be made of the related franchisor to issue a replacement comfort letter for the benefit of the Trust or Trustee, a copy of the notice requesting the issuance of such replacement comfort letter) and/or estoppel letters relating to such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan and any related assignment thereof; and

 

(xvii)     in the case of a Mortgage Loan that is part of a Whole Loan, the related Co-Lender Agreement;

 

(b)          a copy of any engineering reports or property condition reports;

 

(c)          other than with respect to a hotel property (except with respect to tenanted commercial space within a hotel property), copies of a rent roll;

 

(d)          for any office, retail, industrial or warehouse property, a copy of all leases and estoppels and subordination and non-disturbance agreements delivered to the Mortgage Loan Seller;

 

(e)          a copy of all legal opinions (excluding attorney-client communications between the Mortgage Loan Seller, and its counsel that are privileged communications or constitute legal or other due diligence analyses), if any, delivered in connection with the closing of the related Mortgage Loan;

 

(f)           a copy of all Mortgagor’s certificates of hazard insurance and/or hazard insurance policies or other applicable insurance policies (to the extent not previously included as part of this definition), if any, delivered in connection with the closing of the related Mortgage Loan;

 

(g)          a copy of the appraisal for the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties;

 

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(h)          for any Mortgage Loan that the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties is leased to a single tenant, a copy of the lease;

 

(i)           a copy of the Mortgage Loan Seller’s asset summary;

 

(j)           a copy of all surveys for the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties;

 

(k)          a copy of all zoning reports;

 

(l)           a copy of financial statements of the related Mortgagor;

 

(m)         a copy of operating statements for the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties;

 

(n)          a copy of all UCC searches;

 

(o)          a copy of all litigation searches;

 

(p)          a copy of all bankruptcy searches;

 

(q)          a copy of any origination settlement statement;

 

(r)           a copy of the insurance summary report;

 

(s)          a copy of the organizational documents of the related Mortgagor and any guarantor;

 

(t)           a copy of all escrow statements related to the escrow account balances as of the Mortgage Loan origination date, if not included in the origination settlement statement;

 

(u)          the original or a copy of all related environmental reports that were received by the Mortgage Loan Seller;

 

(v)          unless already included as part of the environmental reports, a copy of any closure letter (environmental); and

 

(w)         unless already included as part of the environmental reports, a copy of any environmental remediation agreement for the related Mortgaged Property or Mortgaged Properties,

 

in each case, to the extent that the Mortgage Loan Seller received such documents or information in connection with the origination of such Mortgage Loan. In the event any of the items identified above were not received in connection with the origination of such Mortgage Loan (other than documents that would not be included in connection with the origination of the Mortgage Loan because such document is inapplicable to the origination of a Mortgage Loan of that structure or type, taking into account whether or not such Mortgage Loan has any additional debt), the Diligence File shall include a statement to that effect. No information that is

 

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proprietary to the Mortgage Loan Seller or any draft documents, privileged or internal communications, credit underwriting or due diligence analysis shall constitute part of the Diligence File. It is not required to include any of the same items identified above again if such items have already been included under another clause of the definition of Diligence File, and the Diligence File shall include a statement to that effect. The Mortgage Loan Seller may, without any obligation to do so, include such other documents or information as part of the Diligence File that the Mortgage Loan Seller believes should be included to enable the Asset Representations Reviewer to perform the Asset Review on such Mortgage Loan;provided that such documents or information are clearly labeled and identified.

 

Directing Holder”: means:

 

(a)          with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan (other than the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan), the Controlling Class Representative; and

 

(b)         with respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, (i) for so long as no AB Control Appraisal Period has occurred and is continuing, the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan Directing Holder and (ii) for so long as a AB Control Appraisal Period has occurred and is continuing, the Controlling Class Representative.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, a Control Termination Event or a Consultation Termination Event shall not affect the rights of a non-Directing Holder. Whenever the term “Directing Holder” is used in this Agreement without further clarification, the parties hereto intend for such reference to mean the applicable Directing Holder under the circumstances.

 

Directly Operate”: With respect to any REO Property (except with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), the furnishing or rendering of services to the tenants thereof, that are not customarily provided to tenants in connection with the rental of space “for occupancy only” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.512(b)-1(c)(5), the management or operation of such REO Property, the holding of such REO Property primarily for sale to customers, the use of such REO Property in a trade or business conducted by the Trust or on behalf of a Companion Holder or the performance of any construction work on the REO Property, other than through an Independent Contractor;provided,however, that an REO Property shall not be considered to be Directly Operated solely because the Trustee (or the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trustee) establishes rental terms, chooses tenants, enters into or renews leases, deals with taxes and insurance or makes decisions as to repairs or capital expenditures with respect to such REO Property or takes other actions consistent with Treasury Regulations Section 1.856-4(b)(5)(ii).

 

Disclosable Special Servicer Fees”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), Serviced Whole Loan or REO Property (other than any interest in REO Property acquired with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), any compensation and other remuneration (including, without limitation, in the form of commissions, brokerage fees, and rebates) received or retained by the Special Servicer or any of its Affiliates

 

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that is paid by any Person (including, without limitation, the Trust, any Mortgagor, any property manager, any guarantor or indemnitor in respect of the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan and any purchaser of the related Mortgage Loan, Serviced Whole Loan or REO Property) in connection with the disposition, workout or foreclosure of the related Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable), the management or disposition of the related REO Property, and the performance by the Special Servicer or any such Affiliate of any other special servicing duties under this Agreement, other than (1) any compensation that is payable to the Special Servicer under this Agreement or (2) to the extent included in a CREFC® Report for the applicable period, any Permitted Special Servicer/Affiliate Fees.

 

Disclosure Parties”: As defined inSection 3.13(f).

 

Dispute Resolution Consultation”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(iii).

 

Dispute Resolution Cut-off Date”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(i).

 

Disqualified Non-U.S. Tax Person”: With respect to the Class R Certificates, any Non-U.S. Tax Person or its agent other than (a) a Non-U.S. Tax Person that holds the Class R Certificates in connection with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States and has furnished the Transferor and the Certificate Registrar with an effective IRS Form W-8ECI or (b) a Non-U.S. Tax Person that has delivered to both the Transferor and the Certificate Administrator an opinion of a nationally recognized tax counsel to the effect that the transfer of the Class R Certificates to it is in accordance with the requirements of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder and that such transfer of the Class R Certificates will not be disregarded for federal income tax purposes.

 

Disqualified Organization”: Any of (i) the United States, any State or political subdivision thereof, any possession of the United States or any agency or instrumentality of any of the foregoing (other than an instrumentality that is a corporation if all of its activities are subject to tax and, except for Freddie Mac, a majority of its board of directors is not selected by such governmental unit), (ii) a foreign government, any international organization or any agency or instrumentality of any of the foregoing, (iii) any organization that is exempt from the tax imposed by Chapter 1 of the Code (including the tax imposed by Section 511 of the Code on unrelated business taxable income) on any excess inclusions (as defined in Section 860E(c)(1) of the Code) with respect to the Class R Certificates (except certain farmers’ cooperatives described in Section 521 of the Code), (iv) rural electric and telephone cooperatives described in Section 1381(a)(2)(C) of the Code, (v) an “electing large partnership,” as defined in Section 775 of the Code and (vi) any other Person so designated by the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator based upon an Opinion of Counsel as provided to the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator (at no expense to the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator) that the holding of an Ownership Interest in a Class R Certificate by such Person may cause any Trust REMIC to fail to qualify as a REMIC at any time that the Certificates or the Retained Interest are outstanding or any Person having an Ownership Interest in any Class of Certificates (other than such Person) or the Retained Interest Owner to incur a liability for any federal tax imposed under the Code that would not otherwise be imposed but for the Transfer of an Ownership Interest in a Class R Certificate to such Person. The terms “United States,” “State” and “international

 

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organization” shall have the meanings set forth in Section 7701 of the Code or successor provisions.

 

Distribution Accounts”: Collectively, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account (and in each case any subaccount thereof), all of which may be subaccounts of a single Eligible Account.

 

Distribution Date”: The fourth (4th) Business Day following each Determination Date, beginning in June 2017. The initial Distribution Date shall be June 12, 2017.

 

Distribution Date Statement”: As defined inSection 4.02(a).

 

Document Defect”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Do Not Hire List”: The list, as may be updated at any time, provided by the Depositor to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Operating Advisor or the Asset Representations Reviewer, which lists certain parties identified by the Depositor as having failed to comply (after any applicable cure period) with their respective obligations underArticle XI of this Agreement or as having failed to comply (after any applicable cure period) with any similar Regulation AB reporting requirements under any other securitization transaction. For the avoidance of doubt, as of the Closing Date, no parties appear on the Do Not Hire List.

 

DTC”: The Depository Trust Company, a New York corporation.

 

Due Date”: With respect to (i) any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan, as applicable, on or prior to its Maturity Date, the day of the month set forth in the related Mortgage Note on which each Periodic Payment thereon is scheduled to be first due, (ii) any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan, as applicable, after the Maturity Date therefor, the day of the month set forth in the related Mortgage Note on which each Periodic Payment on such Mortgage Loan or
Whole Loan, as applicable, had been scheduled to be first due, and (iii) any REO Loan, the day of the month set forth in the related Mortgage Note on which each Periodic Payment on the related Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan, as applicable, had been scheduled to be first due.

 

EDGAR”: As defined inSection 11.03.

 

EDGAR-Compatible Format”: With respect to (a) the CREFC® Schedule AL File and the Schedule AL Additional File, XML format or such other format as mutually agreed to between the Depositor, Certificate Administrator and the Master Servicer, (b) the Initial Schedule AL File and the Initial Schedule AL Additional File, (i) XML format or such other format as mutually agreed to between the Depositor and the Master Servicer and (ii) Excel format and (c) any report, file or document other than those listed in clauses (a) or (b) above, any format compatible with EDGAR, including HTML, Word or clean, searchable PDFs.

 

Eligible Account”: Any of the following: (i) a segregated account or accounts maintained with a federal or state chartered depository institution or trust company (including the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator), (A) the long-term unsecured debt obligations of which are rated at least “Aa3” by Moody’s, if the deposits are to be held in such account for thirty (30)

 

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days or more, and the short-term debt obligations of which have a short-term rating of not less than “P-1” from Moody’s, if the deposits are to be held in such account for less than thirty (30) days and (B) the long-term unsecured debt obligations of which are rated at least “A+” by Fitch, if the deposits are to be held in such account for thirty (30) days or more, and the short-term debt obligations of which have a short-term rating of not less than “F1” from Fitch, if the deposits are to be held in such account for less than thirty (30) days; (ii) an account or accounts maintained with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association or PNC Bank, National Association so long as Wells Fargo Bank, National Association’s or PNC Bank, National Association’s, as applicable, long-term unsecured debt or deposit rating shall be at least “A2” by Moody’s and “A” by Fitch (if the deposits are to be held in the account for more than 30 days) or Wells Fargo Bank, National Association’s or PNC Bank, National Association’s, as applicable, short-term deposit or short-term unsecured debt rating shall be at least, “P-1” by Moody’s and “F1” by Fitch (if the deposits are to be held in the account for 30 days or less); (iii) such other account or accounts that, but for the failure to satisfy one or more of the minimum rating(s) set forth in the applicable clause, would be listed in clauses (i) – (ii) above, with respect to which a Rating Agency Confirmation has been obtained from each Rating Agency for which the minimum ratings set forth in the applicable clause is not satisfied with respect to such account, which account may be an account maintained by or with the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer; (iv) any other account or accounts not listed in clauses (i) – (ii) above with respect to which a Rating Agency Confirmation has been obtained from each and every Rating Agency and a confirmation of the applicable rating agencies that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any securities related to a Companion Loan, if any (provided that such rating agency confirmation may be considered satisfied in the same manner as any Rating Agency Confirmation may be considered satisfied with respect to the Certificates pursuant toSection 3.25), which account may be an account maintained by or with the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer; or (v) a segregated trust account or accounts maintained with the corporate trust department of a federal or state chartered depository institution or trust company that has a long-term unsecured debt rating of at least “A2” from Moody’s (if the deposits are to be held in the account for more than thirty (30) days) or a short-term unsecured debt rating of at least “P-1” from Moody’s (if the deposits are to be held in the account for thirty (30) days or less) and that, in either case, has corporate trust powers, acting in its fiduciary capacity, provided that any state chartered depository institution or trust company is subject to regulation regarding fiduciary funds substantially similar to 12 C.F.R. § 9.10(b). Eligible Accounts may bear interest. No Eligible Account shall be evidenced by a certificate of deposit, passbook or other similar instrument.

 

Eligible Asset Representations Reviewer”: An institution that (a) is the special servicer, operating advisor or asset representations reviewer on a transaction rated by any of DBRS, Fitch, KBRA, Moody’s, Morningstar or S&P and that has not been a special servicer, operating advisor or asset representations reviewer on a transaction for which any of DBRS, Fitch, KBRA, Moody’s, Morningstar or S&P has qualified, downgraded or withdrawn its rating or ratings of, one or more classes of certificates for such transaction citing servicing or other relevant concerns with such special servicer, operating advisor or asset representations reviewer as the sole or material factor in such rating action, (b) can and will make the representations and warranties set forth inSection 6.01(d), (c) is not (and is not Risk Retention Affiliated with) a Mortgage Loan Seller, Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Depositor, the Certificate

 

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Administrator, the Trustee, the Third Party Purchaser, the Controlling Class Representative, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party or any of their respective Risk Retention Affiliates, (d) has not performed (and is not affiliated with any party hired to perform) any due diligence, loan underwriting, brokerage, borrower advisory or similar services with respect to any Mortgage Loan or any related Companion Loan prior to the Closing Date for or on behalf of the Mortgage Loan Seller, any Underwriter, any party to this Agreement, the Controlling Class Representative, the Risk Retention Consultation Party or the Directing Holder or any of their respective Affiliates, or have been paid any fees, compensation or other remuneration by any of them in connection with any such services, and (e) that does not directly or indirectly, through one or more Affiliates or otherwise, own any interest in any Certificates, the Retained Interest, any Mortgage Loans, any Companion Loan or any securities backed by a Companion Loan or otherwise have any financial interest in the securitization transaction to which this Agreement relates, other than in fees from its role as Asset Representations Reviewer (or as Operating Advisor, if applicable).

 

Eligible Operating Advisor”: An institution (a) that is a special servicer or operating advisor on a commercial mortgage-backed securities transaction rated by the Rating Agencies (including, in the case of the Operating Advisor, this transaction) but has not been special servicer or operating advisor on a transaction for which any Rating Agency has qualified, downgraded or withdrawn its rating or ratings of, one or more classes of certificates for such transaction citing servicing concerns with the special servicer or operating advisor as the sole or a material factor in such rating action; (b) that can and will make the representations and warranties of the Operating Advisor set forth inSection 6.01(c) of this Agreement, including to the effect that it possesses sufficient financial strength to fulfill its duties and responsibilities pursuant to this Agreement over the life of the Issuing Entity; (c) that is not (and is not Risk Retention Affiliated with) the Depositor, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Sponsor, any Borrower Party, the Third Party Purchaser, the Controlling Class Representative, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party or a depositor, a trustee, a certificate administrator, a master servicer or special servicer with respect to the securitization of a Companion Loan, or any of their respective Risk Retention Affiliates; (d) that has not been paid by the Special Servicer or successor special servicer any fees, compensation or other remuneration (x) in respect of its obligations hereunder or (y) for the appointment or recommendation for replacement of a successor special servicer to become a special servicer under this Agreement; (e) that (x) has been regularly engaged in the business of analyzing and advising clients in commercial mortgage-backed securities matters and have at least five (5) years of experience in collateral analysis and loss projections and (y) has at least five (5) years of experience in commercial real estate asset management and experience in the workout and management of distressed commercial real estate assets and (f) that does not directly or indirectly, through one or more Affiliates or otherwise, own or have derivative exposure in any interest in any Certificates, the Mortgage Loans or otherwise have any financial interest in the securitization transaction to which this Agreement relates, other than in fees from its role as Operating Advisor and Asset Representations Reviewer (to the extent it also acts as the Asset Representations Reviewer) .

 

Enforcing Party”: The Person obligated to or that elects pursuant to the terms of this Agreement to enforce the rights of the issuing entity against the Mortgage Loan Seller with respect to the Repurchase Request.

 

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Enforcing Servicer”: (a) With respect to a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer, and (b) with respect to a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, (i) in the case of a Repurchase Request made by the Special Servicer, the Controlling Class Representative or a Controlling Class Certificateholder, the Master Servicer, and (ii) in the case of a Repurchase Request made by any Person other than the Special Servicer, the Controlling Class Representative or a Controlling Class Certificateholder, (A) prior to a Resolution Failure relating to such Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Master Servicer, and (B) from and after a Resolution Failure relating to such Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer. 

 

Environmental Assessment”: An “environmental site assessment” as such term is defined in, and meeting the criteria of, the American Society of Testing Materials Standard Section E 1527-00, or any successor thereto.

 

Environmental Indemnity Agreement”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, any agreement between the Mortgagor (or a guarantor thereof) and the originator of such Mortgage Loan relating to the Mortgagor’s obligation to remediate or monitor or indemnify for any environmental problems relating to the related Mortgaged Property.

 

Ericsson North American HQ Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2017, by and between the holder of the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan and the holder of the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 9 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-2, and ispari passu in right of payment with the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Ericsson North American HQ Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan.

 

Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan”: With respect to the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan, the Companion Loan evidenced by the related promissory note made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgaged Property, which is not included in the Trust and which ispari passu in right of payment to the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the Ericsson North American HQ Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan”: The Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan, together with the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgaged Property. References herein to the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan and the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

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ERISA”: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

 

ERISA Restricted Certificate”: Any Certificate (other than a Class R Certificate) that does not meet the requirements of Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2013-08 (as such exemption may be amended from time to time) as of the date of the acquisition of such Certificate by a Plan. As of the Closing Date, each of the Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates is an ERISA Restricted Certificate.

 

Escrow Payment”: Any payment received by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer for the account of any Mortgagor for application toward the payment of real estate taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, ground lease rents and similar items in respect of the related Mortgaged Property, including amounts for deposit to any reserve account.

 

Euroclear”: The Euroclear System or any successor thereto.

 

Excess Modification Fee Amount”: With respect to either the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, any Corrected Loan and any particular modification, waiver, extension or amendment with respect to such Corrected Loan that gives rise to the payment of a Workout Fee, an amount equal to the aggregate of any Excess Modification Fees paid by or on behalf of the related Mortgagor with respect to the related Mortgage Loan (including the related Serviced Companion Loan or Subordinate Companion Loan, if applicable, unless prohibited under the related Co-Lender Agreement) and received and retained by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, as compensation within the prior (18) months of such modification, waiver, extension or amendment, but only to the extent those fees have not previously been deducted from a Workout Fee or Liquidation Fee.

 

Excess Modification Fees”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan, the sum of (A) the excess of (i) any and all Modification Fees with respect to a modification, waiver, extension or amendment of any of the terms of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, over (ii) all unpaid or unreimbursed Advances and additional expenses (including, without limitation, interest on Advances to the extent not otherwise paid or reimbursed by or on behalf of the Mortgagor (including indirect reimbursement from Penalty Charges or otherwise) with respect to such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable), but excluding (1) Special Servicing Fees, Workout Fees and Liquidation Fees and (2) Borrower Delayed Reimbursements) outstanding or previously incurred on behalf of the Trust with respect to the related Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) and reimbursed from such Modification Fees (which additional expenses will be reimbursed from such Modification Fees) and (B) expenses previously paid or reimbursed from Modification Fees as described in the precedingclause (A), which expenses have been recovered from the related Mortgagor as Penalty Charges, specific reimbursements or otherwise. All Excess Modification Fees earned by the Special Servicer will be required to offset any future Workout Fees or Liquidation Fees payable with respect to the related Mortgage Loan (or Whole Loan) or REO Property;providedthat if the related Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan) ceases being a Corrected Loan, and is subject to a subsequent modification, any Excess Modification Fees earned by the Special Servicer prior to such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan) ceasing to be a Corrected Loan will no longer be offset against future Liquidation Fees and Workout Fees unless such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan)

 

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ceased to be a Corrected Loan within 18 months of it becoming a modified Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan). If such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan) ceases to be a Corrected Loan, the Special Servicer will be entitled to a Liquidation Fee or Workout Fee (to the extent not previously offset) with respect to the new modification, waiver, extension or amendment or future liquidation of the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or related REO Property (including in connection with a repurchase, sale, refinance, discounted or final payoff or other liquidation);provided that any Excess Modification Fees earned and paid to the Special Servicer in connection with such subsequent modification, waiver, extension or amendment will be applied to offset such Liquidation Fee or Workout Fee to the extent described above. Within any prior 12-month period, all Excess Modification Fees earned by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer (after taking into account any offset described above applied during such prior 12-month period) with respect to any Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) will be subject to a cap equal to the greater of (i) 1% of the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) after giving effect to such transaction, and (ii) $25,000.

 

Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall”: The aggregate of any Prepayment Interest Shortfalls resulting from any principal prepayments made on the Mortgage Loans to be included in the Available Funds for such Distribution Date that are not covered by the Master Servicer’s Compensating Interest Payment for such Distribution Date and the portion of the compensating interest payments allocable to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan to the extent received from the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer.

 

Exchange Act”: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

Excluded Controlling Class Holder”: With respect to any Excluded Controlling Class Loan and/or applicable Excluded Loan, the Controlling Class Representative or any Controlling Class Certificateholder, as applicable, that is a Borrower Party with respect to such Excluded Controlling Class Loan and/or applicable Excluded Loan. Immediately upon obtaining actual knowledge of the Controlling Class Representative or any Controlling Class Certificateholder, becoming an “Excluded Controlling Class Holder”, such Controlling Class Representative or Controlling Class Certificateholder, as applicable, shall provide notice in the form ofExhibit P-1E hereto to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator, which notice shall be physically delivered in accordance withSection 13.05 of this Agreement and shall specifically identify the Excluded Controlling Class Holder and identifying the related Mortgage Loan, specifying whether it is (A) an Excluded Controlling Class Loan or (B) both an applicable Excluded Loan and an Excluded Controlling Class Loan. Additionally, any Excluded Controlling Class Holder shall also send to the Certificate Administrator a notice substantially in the form ofExhibit P-1F hereto, which notice shall provide each of the CTSLink User ID associated with such Excluded Controlling Class Holder, and which notice shall direct the Certificate Administrator to restrict such Excluded Controlling Class Holder’s access to the Certificate Administrator’s Website as and to the extent provided in this Agreement. As of the Closing Date, there are no Excluded Controlling Class Holders related to the Trust.

 

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Excluded Controlling Class Loan”: Any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan with respect to which, as of any date of determination, the Controlling Class Representative or any Controlling Class Certificateholder is a Borrower Party. As of the Closing Date, there are no Excluded Controlling Class Loans related to the Trust.

 

Excluded Information”: With respect to any Excluded Controlling Class Loan, any information solely related to such Excluded Controlling Class Loan and/or the related Mortgaged Properties, which shall include the Asset Status Reports, Final Asset Status Reports (or summaries thereof), any Operating Advisor reports delivered to the Certificate Administrator regarding the Special Servicer’s net present value determination, any Appraisal Reduction Amount calculations delivered pursuant toSection 3.26(d), and any Officer’s Certificates delivered by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, supporting any determination that any Advance was (or, if made, would be) a Nonrecoverable Advance, or such other information and reports designated as Excluded Information by the Special Servicer, the Master Servicer or the Operating Advisor, as applicable, other than such information with respect to such Excluded Controlling Class Loan(s) that is aggregated with information of other Mortgage Loans at a pool level and other than CREFC® Reports (other than the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File for the related Excluded Controlling Class Loan). For the avoidance of doubt, any file or report contained in the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package (CREFC® IRP) (other than the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File relating to any Excluded Controlling Class Loan) and any Schedule AL Additional File shall not be considered “Excluded Information”. Each of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Operating Advisor shall deliver any Excluded Information that is to be posted to the Certificate Administrator’s Website to the Certificate Administrator in accordance withSection 3.30(a) hereof. For the avoidance of doubt, the Certificate Administrator’s obligation to segregate any information delivered to it under the “Excluded Information” tab on the Certificate Administrator’s Website shall be triggered solely by such information being delivered in the manner provided inSection 3.30(a) hereof.

 

Excluded Loan”: With respect to (a) the Directing Holder or the Holder of the majority of the Controlling Class, any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan if, as of any date of determination, the Controlling Class Representative or the Holder of the majority of the Controlling Class (by Certificate Balance) is a Borrower Party, or (b) the Risk Retention Consultation Party, any Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan if, as of any date of determination, the Risk Retention Consultation Party or the Retained Interest Owner is a Borrower Party. For the avoidance of doubt, any applicable Excluded Loan is also an Excluded Controlling Class Loan. As of the Closing Date, there are no Excluded Loans related to the Trust.

 

Excluded Special Servicer”: With respect any Excluded Special Servicer Loan, a replacement special servicer that is not a Borrower Party and satisfies all of the eligibility requirements applicable to the Special Servicer set forth inSection 7.01(g). As of the Closing Date, there are no Excluded Special Servicers related to the Trust.

 

Excluded Special Servicer Information”: With respect to any Excluded Special Servicer Loan, any information solely related to such Excluded Special Servicer Loan and/or the related Mortgaged Properties, which shall include the Asset Status Reports, Final Asset Status Reports (or summaries thereof), any Operating Advisor reports delivered to the Certificate Administrator regarding an Excluded Special Servicer’s net present value determination, any

 

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Appraisal Reduction Amount calculations delivered pursuant toSection 3.26(d), and any Officer’s Certificates delivered by the Master Servicer or the applicable Excluded Special Servicer supporting any determination that any Advance was (or, if made, would be) a Nonrecoverable Advance, or such other information and reports designated as Excluded Special Servicer Information by the applicable Excluded Special Servicer, the Master Servicer or the Operating Advisor, as applicable, other than such information with respect to such Excluded Special Servicer Loan(s) that is aggregated with information of other Mortgage Loans at a pool level. For the avoidance of doubt, any file or report contained in the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package (CREFC® IRP) (other than the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File relating to any Excluded Special Servicer Loan) shall not be considered “Excluded Special Servicer Information”.

 

Excluded Special Servicer Loan”: Any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan with respect to which, as of any date of determination, the Special Servicer has obtained knowledge that it is a Borrower Party. As of the Closing Date, there are no Excluded Special Servicer Loans related to the Trust.

 

Extended Cure Period”: As defined inSection 2.03(b).

 

Fannie Mae”: Federal National Mortgage Association or any successor thereto.

 

FDIC”: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any successor thereto.

 

Final Asset Status Report”: With respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the initial Asset Status Report, together with such other data or supporting information provided by the Special Servicer to the Directing Holder that does not include any communication (other than the Final Asset Status Report) between the Special Servicer and the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party with respect to such Specially Serviced Loan required to be delivered by the Special Servicer by the Initial Delivery Date or any Subsequent Asset Status Report, in each case, in the form fully approved or deemed approved, if applicable, by the Directing Holder pursuant to the Directing Holder Approval Process or following completion of the ASR Consultation Process, as applicable. For the avoidance of doubt, the Special Servicer may issue more than one Final Asset Status Report with respect to any Specially Serviced Loan in accordance with the procedures described inSection 3.19.

 

Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(iii).

 

Final Recovery Determination”: A reasonable determination by the Special Servicer, in consultation with the Directing Holder if related to a Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan and made prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, with respect to any Defaulted Mortgage Loan (and, if applicable, any defaulted Companion Loan) or Corrected Loan or REO Property (other than a Mortgage Loan or REO Property, as the case may be, that was purchased by (i) the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, (ii) the Special Servicer or other person pursuant toSection 3.16(b), any Companion Holder or any mezzanine lender pursuant toSection 3.16 or (iii) the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Holders of the Controlling Class, or the

 

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Holders of the Class R Certificates pursuant toSection 9.01) that there has been a recovery of all Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, Liquidation Proceeds, REO Revenue and other payments or recoveries that, in the Special Servicer’s judgment, which judgment was exercised without regard to any obligation of the Special Servicer to make payments from its own funds pursuant toSection 3.07(b), will ultimately be recoverable. With respect to all Mortgage Loans other than the applicable Excluded Loans, prior to the occurrence and continuance of any Control Termination Event, the Directing Holder shall have ten (10) Business Days to review and approve each such recovery determination by the Special Servicer;provided,however, that if the Directing Holder fails to approve or disapprove any recovery determination within ten (10) Business Days of receipt of the initial recovery determination, such consent shall be deemed given.

 

Fitch”: Fitch Ratings, Inc., and its successors in interest. If neither Fitch nor any successor remains in existence, “Fitch” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Special Servicer, and specific ratings of Fitch herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Form 8-K Disclosure Information”: As defined inSection 11.07.

 

Form 15 Suspension Notification”: As defined inSection 11.08.

 

Freddie Mac”: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation or any successor thereto.

 

Gain-on-Sale Proceeds”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), the excess of (i) Liquidation Proceeds net of any related Liquidation Expenses (or the portion of such net Liquidation Proceeds payable to the related Mortgage Loan pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement) over (ii) the Purchase Price for such Mortgage Loan on the date on which Liquidation Proceeds were received.

 

Gain-on-Sale Remittance Amount”: For each Distribution Date, the lesser of (i) the amount on deposit in the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account on such Distribution Date, and (ii) the amount distributable from the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account pursuant toSection 4.01(g)(i).

 

Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account”: A custodial account or accounts (or subaccount of the Distribution Account) created and maintained by the Certificate Administrator, pursuant toSection 3.04(e) on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, which shall initially be entitled “Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner, Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account”. Any such account shall be an Eligible Account or a subaccount of an Eligible Account.

 

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Grace Period”: The number of days before a payment default is an event of default under the related Mortgage Loan and/or before the imposition of late payment charges and/or default interest.

 

Ground Lease”: The ground lease pursuant to which any Mortgagor holds a leasehold interest in the related Mortgaged Property and any estoppels or other agreements executed and delivered by the ground lessor in favor of the lender under the Mortgage Loan.

 

GSK R&D Centre Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2017, by and between the holder of the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan and the holder of the GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 5 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-2, and ispari passu in right of payment with the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

GSK R&D Centre Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan.

 

GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan”: With respect to the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, the Companion Loan evidenced by the related promissory note made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the GSK R&D Centre Mortgaged Property, which is not included in the Trust and which ispari passu in right of payment to the GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the GSK R&D Centre Co-Lender Agreement.

 

GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan”: The GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan, together with the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the GSK R&D Centre Mortgaged Property. References herein to the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan and the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

GSMS 2016-GS3 Pooling and Servicing Agreement”: The pooling and servicing agreement, dated as of September 1, 2016, among GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, as depositor, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as master servicer, Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC, as general special servicer, Trimont Real Estate Advisors, LLC, as 540 West Madison special servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as certificate administrator, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and as asset representations reviewer, as from time to time amended, supplemented or modified relating to the issuance of the GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2016-GS3, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2016-GS3.

 

GSMS 2017-GS5 Pooling and Servicing Agreement”: The pooling and servicing agreement, dated as of March 1, 2017, among GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, as

 

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depositor, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as special servicer, Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC, as special servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as certificate administrator and as trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and as asset representations reviewer, as from time to time amended, supplemented or modified relating to the issuance of the GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS5, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS5.

 

Hazardous Materials”: Any dangerous, toxic or hazardous pollutants, chemicals, wastes or substances, including, without limitation, those so identified pursuant to CERCLA or any other federal, state or local environmental related laws and regulations, and specifically including, without limitation, asbestos and asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, petroleum and petroleum products, urea formaldehyde and any substances classified as being “in inventory,” “usable work in process” or similar classification which would, if classified as unusable, be included in the foregoing definition.

 

HRR Certificates”: The Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates.

 

Impermissible Asset Representations Reviewer Affiliate”: As defined inSection 3.33.

 

Impermissible Risk Retention Affiliate”: As defined inSection 3.33.

 

Impermissible Operating Advisor Affiliate”: As defined inSection 3.33.

 

Impermissible TPP Affiliate”: As defined inSection 3.33.

 

Independent”: When used with respect to any accountants, a Person who is “independent” within the meaning of Rule 2-01(b) of the Commission’s Regulation S-X. When used with respect to any specified Person, any such Person who (i) is in fact independent of the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Controlling Class Representative, the Companion Holders (insofar as the relevant matter involves a Whole Loan (whether alone or together with one or more other Mortgage Loans)), the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer and all Affiliates thereof, (ii) does not have any material direct financial interest in or any material indirect financial interest in any of the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Controlling Class Representative, the Companion Holders (insofar as the relevant matter involves a Whole Loan (whether alone or together with one or more other Mortgage Loans)), the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer or any Affiliate thereof and (iii) is not connected with the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Controlling Class Representative, the Companion Holders (insofar as the relevant matter involves a Whole Loan (whether alone or together with one or more other Mortgage Loans)), the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer or any Affiliate thereof as an officer, employee, promoter, underwriter, trustee, partner, director or Person performing similar functions; provided, however, that a Person shall not fail to be Independent of

 

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the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Controlling Class Representative, the Companion Holders or any Affiliate thereof merely because such Person is the beneficial owner of 1% or less of any Class of securities issued by the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, the Controlling Class Representative, the Companion Holders or any Affiliate thereof, as the case may be, so long as such ownership constitutes less than 1% of the total assets of such Person. For the avoidance of doubt, the exception in the proviso above for ownership of 1% or less of any Class of Certificates shall not apply with respect to the Operating Advisor or the Asset Representations Reviewer.

 

Independent Contractor”: Either (i) any Person that would be an “independent contractor” with respect to the Trust within the meaning of Section 856(d)(3) of the Code if the Trust were a real estate investment trust (except that the ownership test set forth in that Section shall be considered to be met by any Person that owns, directly or indirectly, 35% or more of any Class of Certificates, or such other interest in any Class of Certificates as is set forth in an Opinion of Counsel, which shall be at no expense to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, any Companion Holder or the Trust, delivered to the Trustee, any Companion Holder the Certificate Administrator and the Master Servicer), so long as the Trust does not receive or derive any income from such Person andprovided that the relationship between such Person and the Trust is at arm’s length, all within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.856-4(b)(5) (except that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall not be considered to be an Independent Contractor under the definition in thisclause (i) unless an Opinion of Counsel has been delivered to the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator to that effect) or (ii) any other Person (including the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer) upon receipt by the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Operating Advisor and the Master Servicer of an Opinion of Counsel, which shall be at no expense to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Operating Advisor or the Trust, to the effect that the taking of any action in respect of any REO Property by such Person, subject to any conditions therein specified, that is otherwise herein contemplated to be taken by an Independent Contractor will not cause such REO Property to cease to qualify as “foreclosure property” within the meaning of Section 860G(a)(8) of the Code or cause any income realized in respect of such REO Property to fail to qualify as Rents from Real Property.

 

Initial Cure Period”: As defined inSection 2.03(b).

 

Initial Purchasers”: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Academy Securities, Inc. and Drexel Hamilton, LLC.

 

Initial Requesting Holder”: The first Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or Retained Interest Owner to deliver a Repurchase Request as described inSection 2.03(i) with respect to a Mortgage Loan. For the avoidance of doubt, there may not be more than one Initial Requesting Holder with respect to any Mortgage Loan.

 

Initial Schedule AL Additional File”: The data file prepared by or on behalf of the Depositor containing additional information or schedules regarding data points in the Initial

 

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Schedule AL File in accordance with Item 1111(h)(4) of Regulation AB and Item 601(b)(103) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act and filed as Exhibit 103 to the Form ABS-EE incorporated by reference into the Prospectus.

 

Initial Schedule AL File”: The data file prepared by or on behalf of the Depositor containing the information required by Item 1111(h)(3) or Item 1125 of Regulation AB or Item 601(b)(102) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act and filed as Exhibit 102 to the Form ABS-EE incorporated by reference into the Prospectus.

 

Initial Sub-Servicer”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan that is subject to a Sub-Servicing Agreement with the Master Servicer as of the Closing Date, the Sub-Servicer under any such Sub-Servicing Agreement. As of the Closing Date, each entity listed onExhibit FF is an Initial Sub-Servicer.

 

Initial Sub-Servicing Agreement”: Any Sub-Servicing Agreement in effect as of the Closing Date.

 

Inquiry” and “Inquiries”: As each is defined inSection 4.07(a).

 

Institutional Accredited Investor”: An institutional investor which is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of paragraphs (1), (2), (3) or (7) of Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Act or any entity in which all of the equity owners come within such paragraphs.

 

Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds”: All proceeds paid under any Insurance Policy or in connection with the full or partial condemnation of a Mortgaged Property, in either case, to the extent such proceeds are not applied to the restoration of the related Mortgaged Property or released to the Mortgagor or any tenants or ground lessors, in either case, in accordance with the Servicing Standard (and in the case of any Mortgage Loan with a related Companion Loan, to the extent any portion of such proceeds are received by the Master Servicer or Certificate Administrator in connection with such Mortgage Loan, pursuant to the allocations set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement) and the REMIC Provisions.

 

Insurance Policy”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, any hazard insurance policy, flood insurance policy, title policy or other insurance policy that is maintained from time to time in respect of such Mortgage Loan or the related Mortgaged Property.

 

Interest Accrual Amount”: With respect to any Distribution Date and any Class of Regular Certificates, is equal to interest for the related Interest Accrual Period accrued at the Pass-Through Rate for such Class of Certificates on the Certificate Balance or Notional Amount, as applicable, for such Class immediately prior to that Distribution Date. Calculations of interest for each Interest Accrual Period will be made on 30/360 basis.

 

Interest Accrual Period”: For each Distribution Date, the calendar month prior to the month in which that Distribution Date occurs.

 

Interest Distribution Amount”: With respect to any Class of Regular Certificates for any Distribution Date, an amount equal to (A) the sum of (i) the Interest Accrual Amount

 

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with respect to such Class of Certificates for such Distribution Date and (ii) the Interest Shortfall, if any, with respect to such Class of Certificates for such Distribution Date, less (B) any Certificate Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall allocated to such Class of Certificates on such Distribution Date.

 

For purposes ofclause (B) above, the Certificate Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall, if any, for each Distribution Date shall be allocated to each Class of Regular Certificates in an amount equal to the product of (i) the amount of such Certificate Excess Prepayment Interest Shortfall and (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the Interest Accrual Amount for such Class of Regular Certificates for such Distribution Date and the denominator of which is the aggregate Interest Accrual Amounts for all Classes of Regular Certificates for such Distribution Date.

 

Interest Reserve Account”: The trust account or subaccount of the Distribution Account created and maintained by the Certificate Administrator pursuant toSection 3.04(b) initially in the name of “Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Certificate Administrator on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner, Interest Reserve Account”, into which the amounts set forth inSection 3.21 shall be deposited directly and which must be an Eligible Account or subaccount of an Eligible Account.

 

Interest Shortfall”: With respect to any Distribution Date for any Class of Regular Certificates is the sum of (a) the portion of the Interest Distribution Amount for such Class of Regular Certificates remaining unpaid as of the close of business on the preceding Distribution Date, and (b) to the extent permitted by applicable law, (i) in the case of the Principal Balance Certificates, one month’s interest on that amount remaining unpaid at the Pass-Through Rate applicable to such Class of Regular Certificates for the current Distribution Date and (ii) in the case of the Class X Certificates, one-month’s interest on that amount remaining unpaid at the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

Interested Person”: As of the date of any determination, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party, any sponsor, any Mortgagor, any holder of a related mezzanine loan, any manager of a Mortgaged Property, any Independent Contractor engaged by the Special Servicer, or any known Affiliate of any of the preceding entities. With respect to a Whole Loan if it is a Defaulted Mortgage Loan, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer (or any Independent Contractor engaged by the Special Servicer), or the Trustee for the securitization of a Companion Loan, and each related Companion Holder or its representative, any holder of a related mezzanine loan, or any known Affiliate of any such party described above.

 

Intervening Trust Vehicle”: With respect to any Securitization Vehicle that is a CDO, a trust vehicle or entity which holds the Retained Interest as collateral securing (in whole or in part) any obligation or security held by such Securitization Vehicle as collateral for the CDO.

 

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Intralinks Site”: The internet website, which shall initially be “www.intralinks.com”, used by the Depositor and Mortgage Loan Sellers to accept and upload the Diligence Files.

 

Investment Account”: As defined inSection 3.06(a).

 

Investment Representation Letter”: As defined inSection 5.03(e), a form of which is attached hereto asExhibit C.

 

Investor Certification”: A certificate (which may be in electronic form) substantially in the form ofExhibit P-1A,Exhibit P-1B,Exhibit P-1C andExhibit P-1D to this Agreement or in the form of an electronic certification contained on the Certificate Administrator’s Website (which may be a click-through confirmation), representing (i) that such Person executing the certificate is a Certificateholder, the Retained Interest Owner, the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party (in either case, to the extent such Person is not a Certificateholder), a beneficial owner of a Certificate, a prospective purchaser of a Certificate or a Companion Holder (or any investment advisor or manager of the foregoing), (ii) that either (a) such Person is the Risk Retention Consultation Party or is not a Borrower Party, in which case such Person shall have access to all the reports and information made available to Certificateholders via the Certificate Administrator’s Website hereunder, or (b) such Person is a Borrower Party (other than the Risk Retention Consultation Party) in which case (1) if such Person is the Directing Holder or a Controlling Class Certificateholder, such Person shall have access to all the reports and information made available to Certificateholders via the Certificate Administrator’s Website hereunder other than any Excluded Information as set forth herein, or (2) if such Person is not the Directing Holder or a Controlling Class Certificateholder, such Person shall only receive access to the Distribution Date Statements prepared by the Certificate Administrator, (iii) such Person has received a copy of the final Prospectus and (iv) such Person agrees to keep any Privileged Information confidential and will not violate any securities laws;provided,however, that any Excluded Controlling Class Holder (i) shall be permitted to obtain upon request in accordance withSection 4.02(f) of this Agreement any Excluded Information relating to any Excluded Controlling Class Loan with respect to which such Excluded Controlling Class Holder is not a Borrower Party (if such Excluded Information is not otherwise available to such Excluded Controlling Class Holder via the Certificate Administrator’s Website on account of it constituting Excluded Information) from the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, and (ii) shall be considered a Privileged Person for all other purposes, except with respect to its ability to obtain information with respect to any related Excluded Controlling Class Loan.

 

Investor Q&A Forum”: As defined inSection 4.07(a).

 

Investor Registry”: As defined inSection 4.07(b).

 

KBRA”: Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc., and its successors in interest. If neither KBRA nor any successor remains in existence, “KBRA” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Special Servicer and

 

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specific ratings of KBRA herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Lafayette Centre Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2017, by and among the holder of the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans and the holder of the Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 2 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-2, and ispari passu in right of payment with the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Lafayette Centre Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan.

 

Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, the Companion Loans evidenced by the related promissory notes A-1 and A-3 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the Lafayette Centre Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the Lafayette Centre Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Lafayette Centre Whole Loan”: The Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan, together with the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the Lafayette Centre Mortgaged Property. References herein to the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan and the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

Late Collections”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan, all amounts received thereon prior to the related Determination Date, whether as payments, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, Liquidation Proceeds or otherwise, which represent late payments or collections of principal or interest due in respect of such Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable (without regard to any acceleration of amounts due thereunder by reason of default), on a Due Date prior to the immediately preceding Determination Date and not previously recovered. With respect to any REO Loan, all amounts received in connection with the related REO Property prior to the related Determination Date, whether as Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, Liquidation Proceeds, REO Revenues or otherwise, which represent late collections of principal or interest due or deemed due in respect of such REO Loan or the predecessor Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable (without regard to any acceleration of amounts due under the predecessor Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable, by reason of default), on a Due Date prior to the immediately preceding Determination Date and not previously recovered. The term “Late Collections” shall specifically exclude Penalty Charges. With respect to any Whole Loan, as used in this Agreement, Late Collections shall refer to such portion of Late Collections to the

 

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extent allocable to the related Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Liquidation Event”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or with respect to any REO Property (and the related REO Loan), any of the following events: (i) such Mortgage Loan is paid in full; (ii) a Final Recovery Determination is made with respect to such Mortgage Loan; (iii) such Mortgage Loan is repurchased by the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement; (iv) such Mortgage Loan is purchased by the Special Servicer, or by any Companion Holder or any mezzanine lender (as applicable) pursuant toSection 3.16 (and the related Co-Lender Agreement, as applicable); (v) such Mortgage Loan is purchased by the Special Servicer, the Master Servicer, the Holders of the majority of the Controlling Class or the Holders of the Class R Certificates pursuant toSection 9.01 or acquired by the Sole Owner in exchange for its Certificates pursuant toSection 9.01; or (vi) such Mortgage Loan is sold by the Special Servicer pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

 

Liquidation Expenses”: All customary, reasonable and necessary “out of pocket” costs and expenses incurred by the Special Servicer in connection with a liquidation of any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property (except with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) pursuant toSection 3.16 (including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses, committee or referee fees and, if applicable, brokerage commissions and conveyance taxes).

 

Liquidation Fee”: A fee payable to the Special Servicer with respect to (i) each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property (except with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Loan) as to which the Special Servicer receives (a) a full, partial or discounted payoff from or on behalf of the related Mortgagor or (b) any Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds (including the related Companion Loan, if applicable), or REO Property (in any case, other than amounts for which a Workout Fee has been paid, or will be payable) and (ii) except as described below, with respect to any Mortgage Loan for which the Special Servicer is the Enforcing Servicer and either (A) such Mortgage Loan is repurchased or substituted for by the Mortgage Loan Seller or (B) a Loss of Value Payment has been made with respect to such Mortgage Loan, equal to the product of the Liquidation Fee Rate and the proceeds of such full, partial or discounted payoff or other partial payment or the Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds (net of the related costs and expenses associated with the related liquidation) related to such liquidated Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property, as the case may be;provided,however, that no Liquidation Fee shall be payable with respect to (a) the purchase of any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan by the Special Servicer or any Affiliate thereof (except if such Affiliate purchaser is the Directing Holder or any Affiliate thereof;provided,however, that prior to a Control Termination Event, if the Directing Holder or an Affiliate thereof, purchases any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan within ninety (90) days (as may be extended) after the Special Servicer delivers to the Directing Holder for its approval the initial Asset Status Report with respect to such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer will not be entitled to a Liquidation Fee in connection with such purchase by the Directing Holder or its Affiliates), (b) any event described inclause (iv) andclause (vii) of the definition of “Liquidation Proceeds” (or any substitution in lieu of a repurchase) so long as such repurchase, substitution or Loss of Value Payment occurs prior to the termination of the Initial Cure Period or, if any, the Extended Cure Period, (c) any event described inclauses (v)

 

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and(vi) of the definition of “Liquidation Proceeds”, as long as, with respect to a purchase pursuant toclause (vi) of the definition of “Liquidation Proceeds”, a purchase occurs within ninety (90) days of such holder’s purchase option first becoming exercisable during that period prior to such Mortgage Loan becoming a Corrected Loan pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement, (d) with respect to a Serviced Companion Loan, (x) a repurchase of such Serviced Companion Loan by the Mortgage Loan Seller for a breach of a representation or warranty or for a defective or deficient mortgage loan documentation under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement within the time period (or extension thereof) provided for such repurchase of such repurchase occurs prior to the termination of the extended resolution period provided therein or (y) a purchase of such Serviced Companion Loan by any applicable party to the Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement pursuant to a clean-up call or similar liquidation of the Other Securitization; (e) the purchase of all of the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties, in connection with an optional termination of the Trust; or (f) if a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan solely because of a Servicing Transfer Event described inclause (i) of the definition of “Servicing Transfer Event”, Liquidation Proceeds are received within ninety (90) days following the related Maturity Date as a result of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan being refinanced or otherwise repaid in full (but, in the event that a Liquidation Fee is not payable due to the application of any ofclauses (a) through(e) above, the Special Servicer may still collect and retain a Liquidation Fee and similar fees from the related Mortgagor to the extent provided for in, or not prohibited by, the related loan documents). The Liquidation Fee for each such repurchased or substituted Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property will be payable from, and will be calculated by application of the Liquidation Fee Rate, to the related payment or proceeds;provided that the Liquidation Fee with respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property will be reduced by the amount of any Excess Modification Fees paid by or on behalf of the related borrower with respect to the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property as described in the definition of “Excess Modification Fees”, but only to the extent those fees have not previously been deducted from a Workout Fee or Liquidation Fee;provided,however, that, except as contemplated by each of the immediately preceding provisos and the second following paragraph, no Liquidation Fee will be less than $25,000.

 

Liquidation Fee Rate”: A rate equal to the lesser of (a) such rate as would result in a Liquidation Fee of $1,000,000 and (b) 1.0% with respect to each Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) repurchased, substituted or for which a Loss of Value Payment has been made, as contemplated bySection 2.03 of this Agreement, each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and each REO Property,provided,however, that except as contemplated in the definition of “Liquidation Fee”, no Liquidation Fee will be less than $25,000.

 

Liquidation Proceeds”: Cash amounts received by or paid to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer in connection with: (i) the liquidation (including a payment in full) of a Mortgaged Property or other collateral constituting security for a Defaulted Mortgage Loan or defaulted Companion Loan, through a trustee’s sale, foreclosure sale, REO Disposition or otherwise, exclusive of any portion thereof required to be released to the related Mortgagor in accordance with applicable law and the terms and conditions of the related Mortgage Note and Mortgage; (ii) the realization upon any deficiency judgment obtained against a Mortgagor; (iii) any sale of (A) a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan pursuant toSection 3.16(a) or (B) any REO Property pursuant toSection 3.16(b); (iv) the repurchase of a Mortgage Loan by the

 

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Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement; (v) the purchase of a Mortgage Loan or REO Property by the Holders of the majority of the Controlling Class, the Special Servicer, the Master Servicer or the Holders of the Class R Certificates pursuant toSection 9.01; (vi) the purchase of a Mortgage Loan or an REO Property by (a) the applicable Subordinate Companion Holder or (b) the related mezzanine lender pursuant toSection 3.16 and the related Co-Lender Agreement; or (vii) the transfer of any Loss of Value Payments from the Loss of Value Reserve Fund to the Collection Account in accordance withSection 3.05(f) of this Agreement (provided that, for the purpose of determining the amount of the Liquidation Fee (if any) payable to the Special Servicer in connection with such Loss of Value Payment, the full amount of such Loss of Value Payment shall be deemed to constitute “Liquidation Proceeds” from which the Liquidation Fee (if any) is payable as of such time such Loss of Value Payment is made by the Mortgage Loan Seller). With respect to any Whole Loan, as used in this Agreement, Liquidation Proceeds shall refer to such portion of Liquidation Proceeds to the extent allocable to the related Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, as applicable, pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Loss of Value Payment”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Loss of Value Reserve Fund”: The “outside reserve fund” (within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.860G-2(h)) designated as such pursuant toSection 3.04(g) of this Agreement. The Loss of Value Reserve Fund will be part of the Trust Fund but not part of any Trust REMIC.

 

Lower-Tier Distribution Amount”: As defined inSection 4.01(d).

 

Lower-Tier Principal Amount”: With respect to any Class of Lower-Tier Regular Interests, (i) on or prior to the first Distribution Date, an amount equal to the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount of such Class as specified in the Preliminary Statement hereto, and (ii) as of any date of determination after the first Distribution Date, an amount equal to the Certificate Balance of the Class of Related Certificates or the Retained Interest Balance of the Retained Interest on the Distribution Date immediately prior to such date of determination (determined as adjusted pursuant toSection 1.02(iii)), and as set forth inSection 4.01(a) orSection 4.01(d), respectively.

 

Lower-Tier Regular Interests”: Any of the Class LA1, Class LA2, Class LA3, Class LAAB, Class LAS, Class LB, Class LC, Class LD, Class LE, Class LF, Class LG Uncertificated Interests and the LRI Uncertificated Interest.

 

Lower-Tier REMIC”: One of two separate REMICs comprising a portion of the Trust Fund, the assets of which consist of the Mortgage Loans and the proceeds thereof, any REO Property with respect thereto (or an allocable portion thereof, in the case of any Serviced Mortgage Loan), or the Trust’s beneficial interest in the REO Property with respect to a Non-Serviced Whole Loan, such amounts as shall from time to time be held in the Collection Account (other than with respect to any Companion Loan), the related portion of the REO Accounts, if any, the Interest Reserve Account, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and all other properties included in the Trust Fund that are not in the Upper Tier REMIC.

 

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Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account”: The segregated account, accounts or sub-accounts created and maintained by the Certificate Administrator (on behalf of the Trustee) pursuant toSection 3.04(b) in trust for the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, which shall initially be entitled “Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Certificate Administrator on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner, Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account”. Any such account, accounts or sub-accounts shall be an Eligible Account.

 

LRI Uncertificated Interest”: An uncertificated regular interest in the Lower-Tier REMIC which is held as an asset of the Upper-Tier REMIC and has the Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount andper annum rate of interest set forth in the Preliminary Statement hereto.

 

LTV Ratio”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, as of any date of determination, a fraction, expressed as a percentage, the numerator of which is the scheduled principal balance of such Mortgage Loan, as of such date (assuming no defaults or prepayments on such Mortgage Loan prior to that date), and the denominator of which is the Appraised Value of the related Mortgaged Property.

 

M&O”: McCoy & Orta, P.C., and its successors-in-interest.

 

Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of March 6, 2017, by and between the holders of the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans and the holder of the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 7 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory notes A-3 and A-4, and arepari passu in right of payment with the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan.

 

Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, the Companion Loan evidenced by the related promissory notes A-1 and A-2 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage

 

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Loan documents and as provided in the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan”: The Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, together with the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgaged Property. References herein to the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

MAI”: Member of the Appraisal Institute.

 

Major Decision”: As defined inSection 6.08(a).

 

Major Decision Reporting Package”: means, with respect to any Major Decision for which it is processing, a written report by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, describing in reasonable detail (i) the background and circumstances requiring action of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, and (ii) the proposed course of action recommended.

 

Majority Owned Affiliate”: As defined in the Risk Retention Rule.

 

Master Servicer”: With respect to each of the Mortgage Loans, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, and its successors in interest and assigns, or any successor appointed as allowed herein.

 

Master Servicer Major Decision”: Any Major Decision under clauses (xii) through (xvii) of the definition of “Major Decision.”

 

Master Servicer Proposed Course of Action Notice”: As defined inSection 2.03(i) of this Agreement.

 

Master Servicer Remittance Date”: The Business Day immediately preceding each Distribution Date.

 

Material Defect”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Material Document Defect”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Maturity Date”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan, as of any date of determination, the date on which the last payment of principal is due and payable under the related Mortgage Note, after taking into account all Principal Prepayments received prior to such date of determination, but without giving effect to (i) any acceleration of the principal of such Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan or Companion Loan by reason of default thereunder or (ii) any Grace Period permitted by the related Mortgage Note.

 

Merger Notice”: As defined inSection 6.03(b).

 

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Modification Fees”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Companion Loans, any and all fees with respect to a modification, extension, waiver or amendment that modifies, extends, amends or waives any term of the Mortgage Loan documents and/or related Serviced Companion Loan documents (as evidenced by a signed writing) agreed to by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable (other than all assumption fees, assumption application fees, consent fees, defeasance fees, Special Servicing Fees, Liquidation Fees or Workout Fees).

 

Moody’s”: Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and its successors in interest. If neither Moody’s nor any successor remains in existence, “Moody’s” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Special Servicer, and specific ratings of Moody’s herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Morningstar”: Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, or any successor in interest. If neither such rating agency nor any successor remains in existence, “Morningstar” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the other parties hereto, and specific ratings of Morningstar herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Mortgage”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, the mortgage(s), deed(s) of trust or other instrument(s) securing the related Mortgage Note and creating a first mortgage lien on the fee and/or leasehold interest in the related Mortgaged Property.

 

Mortgage File”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable, but subject toSection 2.01, collectively the following documents:

 

(1)       the original executed Mortgage Note for such Mortgage Loan, endorsed (without recourse, representation or warranty, express or implied) to the order of “Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner” or in blank, and further showing a complete, unbroken chain of endorsement from the originator (if such originator is not the Mortgage Loan Seller) (or, alternatively, executed Mortgage Note has been lost, a lost note affidavit and indemnity with a copy of such Mortgage Note) and in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, a copy of the executed Mortgage Note for the related Companion Loan;

 

(2)       an original or copy of the Mortgage, together with an original or copy of any intervening assignments of the Mortgage, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with

 

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evidence of recording indicated thereon or certified by the applicable recorder’s office;

 

(3)       an original or a copy of any related assignment of leases (if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage), together with originals or copies of any intervening assignments thereof, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with evidence of recording indicated thereon or certified by the applicable recorder’s office;

 

(4)       an original executed assignment, in recordable form (except for missing recording information not yet available if the instrument being assigned has not been returned from the applicable recording office), of (A) the Mortgage and (B) any related assignment of leases (if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage), in favor of “Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner” and the holder of the related Companion Loan, as their interests may appear or a copy of such assignment (if the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee, rather than the trustee or certificate administrator, is responsible for the recording thereof);

 

(5)       an original or copy of the assignment of all unrecorded documents relating to the Mortgage Loan, in favor of the trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of the Certificates, the Retained Interest Owner and the holder of the related Companion Loan, as their interests may appear;

 

(6)       originals or copies of final written modification, consolidation, assumption, written assurance and substitution agreements in those instances where the terms or provisions of the Mortgage or Mortgage Note for such Mortgage Loan (or, if applicable, any Mortgage Note of a Whole Loan) or the related Mortgage have been modified or the Mortgage Loan has been assumed or consolidated, in each case (unless the particular item has not been returned from the applicable recording office) with evidence of recording indicated thereon if the instrument being modified is a recordable document;

 

(7)       the original (which may be in the form of an electronically issued title policy) or a copy of the policy or certificate of lender’s title insurance issued in connection with such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan, or, if such policy has not been issued, a “marked up” pro forma title policy marked as binding and countersigned by the title insurer or its authorized agent, or an irrevocable, binding commitment to issue such title insurance policy;

 

(8)       an original or copy of the related Ground Lease relating to such Mortgage Loan (or the related Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable), if any, and any ground lessor estoppel;

 

(9)       an original or copy of the related loan agreement, if any;

 

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(10)     an original of any guaranty under such Mortgage Loan or the related Whole Loan, if any;

 

(11)     an original or copy of the environmental indemnity from the related Mortgagor, if any;

 

(12)     an original or copy of the related escrow agreement and the related security agreement (in each case, if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage) and, if applicable, the originals or copies of any intervening assignments thereof;

 

(13)     an original assignment of the related security agreement (if such item is a document separate from the Mortgage and if such item is not included in the assignment described inclause (v)), in favor of the trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and the holder of the related Companion Loan, as their interests may appear;

 

(14)     any filed copies (bearing evidence of filing) or evidence of filing of any UCC financing statements in favor of the originator of such Mortgage Loan or the related Whole Loan or in favor of any assignee prior to the Trustee, and an original UCC-3 assignment thereof, in form suitable for filing, in favor of the trustee (or, in each case, a copy thereof, certified to be the copy of such assignment submitted or to be submitted for filing);

 

(15)     an original or copy of the lock box agreement or cash management agreement relating to a Mortgage Loan or a Serviced Whole Loan;

 

(16)     in the case of any Mortgage Loan or the related Whole Loan as to which there exists a related mezzanine loan, an original or a copy of any related mezzanine intercreditor agreement;

 

(17)     an original or copy of any related environmental insurance policy or guaranty relating to a Mortgage Loan or a Serviced Whole Loan;

 

(18)     a copy of any letter of credit relating to such Mortgage Loan or the related Whole Loan and any related assignment thereof (with the original to be delivered to the master servicer);

 

(19)     copies of any franchise agreement, property management agreement or hotel management agreement and related comfort letters (together with (i) copies of any notices of transfer that are necessary to transfer or assign to the issuing entity or the trustee the benefits of such comfort letter or (ii) if the related comfort letter contemplates that a request be made of the related franchisor to issue a replacement comfort letter for the benefit of the issuing entity or trustee, a copy of the notice requesting the issuance of such replacement comfort letter (the copy of such notice shall be delivered by the Mortgage Loan Seller to the custodian for inclusion in the Mortgage File within the time period set forth in this

 

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Agreement and/or estoppel letters relating to such Mortgage Loan or the related Serviced Whole Loan and any related assignment thereof; and

 

(20)     in the case of a Whole Loan, an original or a copy of the related Co-Lender Agreement;

 

provided that with respect to any Mortgage Loan that is a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan on the Closing Date, the foregoing documents (other than the documents described inclause (1) above) will be delivered to and held by the custodian under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement on or prior to the Closing Date;provided,however, that (a) whenever the term “Mortgage File” is used to refer to documents held by the Custodian, such term shall not be deemed to include such documents and instruments required to be included therein unless they are actually received by the Custodian, (b) if there exists with respect to any Crossed Mortgage Loan Group only one original or certified copy of any document referred to in the definition of “Mortgage File” covering all of the Mortgage Loans in such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, then the inclusion of such original or certified copy in the Mortgage File for any of the Mortgage Loans constituting such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group shall be deemed the inclusion of such original or certified copy in the Mortgage File for each such Mortgage Loan, (c) to the extent that this Agreement refers to a “Mortgage File” for a Companion Loan, such “Mortgage File” shall be construed to mean the Mortgage File for the related Mortgage Loan (except that references to the Mortgage Note for a Companion Loan otherwise described above shall be construed to instead refer to a photocopy of such Mortgage Note), (d) with respect to any Mortgage Loan that has a Serviced Companion Loan, the execution and/or recordation of any Assignment of Mortgage, any separate assignment of Assignment of Leases and any assignment of any UCC Financing Statement in the name of the Trustee shall not be construed to limit the beneficial interest of the related Companion Holder(s) in such instrument and the benefits intended to be provided to them by such instrument, it being acknowledged that (i) the Trustee shall hold such record title for the benefit of the Trust as the holder of the related Mortgage Loan and the related Companion Holder(s) collectively and (ii) any efforts undertaken by the Trustee, the Master Servicer, or the Special Servicer on its behalf to enforce or obtain the benefits of such instrument shall be construed to be so undertaken by Trustee, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer for the benefit of the Trust as the holder of the applicable Mortgage Loan and the related Companion Holder(s) collectively and (e) in connection with any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the preceding document delivery requirements will be met by the delivery by the Mortgage Loan Seller of copies of the documents specified above (other than the Mortgage Note and intervening endorsements evidencing such Mortgage Loan, with respect to which the original shall be required) including a copy of the Mortgage securing the applicable Mortgage Loan and any assignments or other transfer documents referred to inclauses (3),(4),(6),(7),(9) and(10) above as being in favor of the Trustee shall instead be in favor of the applicable Non-Serviced Trustee and need only be in such form as was delivered to the applicable Non-Serviced Trustee or a custodian on its behalf,provided that with respect to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan if Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is also the custodian with respect to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan then no copies of the Mortgage File relating to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan shall be delivered.

 

Mortgage Loan”: Each of the mortgage loans (other than the Crossed Underlying Loans of a Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, it being understood that for the purposes of this

 

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Agreement each Crossed Mortgage Loan Group shall be treated as one Mortgage Loan) transferred and assigned to the Trustee pursuant toSection 2.01 and to be held by the Trust. As used herein, the term “Mortgage Loan” includes the related Mortgage Note, Mortgage and other documents contained in the related Mortgage File and any related agreements. The term “Mortgage Loan” shall, as of any date of determination, include any Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan that has replaced a Mortgage Loan pursuant toSection 2.03 and exclude any such replaced Mortgage Loan.

 

Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement”: The agreement between the Depositor and the Mortgage Loan Seller, relating to the transfer of all of the Mortgage Loan Seller’s right, title and interest in and to the related Mortgage Loans.

 

Mortgage Loan Schedule”: The list of Mortgage Loans transferred on the Closing Date to the Trustee as part of the Trust Fund, attached hereto asExhibit B, which list sets forth the following information with respect to each Mortgage Loan so transferred:

 

(i)        the loan identification number (as specified in Annex A-1 to the Prospectus);

 

(ii)       the Mortgagor’s name;

 

(iii)      the street address (including city, state, county and zip code) and name of the related Mortgaged Property;

 

(iv)      the Mortgage Rate in effect at origination;

 

(v)       the Net Mortgage Rate in effect at the Cut-off Date;

 

(vi)      the original principal balance;

 

(vii)     the Cut-off Date Principal Balance;

 

(viii)    the (a) original term to stated maturity, (b) remaining term to stated maturity and (c) Maturity Date;

 

(ix)       the original and remaining amortization terms;

 

(x)        the amount of the Periodic Payment due on the first Due Date following the Cut-off Date;

 

(xi)       the applicable Servicing Fee Rate;

 

(xii)      whether the Mortgage Loan is a 30/360 Mortgage Loan or an Actual/360 Mortgage Loan;

 

(xiii)     whether such Mortgage Loan is secured by the related Mortgagor’s interest in a ground lease;

 

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(xiv)    identifying any Mortgage Loans with which Mortgage Loan is cross-defaulted or cross-collateralized;

 

(xv)     the originator of the related Mortgage Loan and the Mortgage Loan Seller;

 

(xvi)    whether the related Mortgage Loan has a guarantor;

 

(xvii)   whether the related Mortgage Loan is secured by a letter of credit;

 

(xviii)  amount of any reserve or escrowed funds that were deposited at origination and any ongoing periodic deposit requirements;

 

(xix)     number of grace days;

 

(xx)      whether a cash management agreement or lock-box agreement is in place;

 

(xxi)     the general property type of the related Mortgaged Property;

 

(xxii)    whether the related Mortgage Loan permits defeasance;

 

(xxiii)   the interest accrual period; and

 

(xxiv)   the number of units, rooms, pads or square feet with respect to each Mortgaged Property.

 

Such Mortgage Loan Schedule shall also set forth the aggregate of the amounts described underclause (vii) above for all of the Mortgage Loans. Such list may be in the form of more than one list, collectively setting forth all of the information required.

 

Mortgage Loan Seller”: Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company, a New York limited partnership, and its successors-in-interest.

 

Mortgage Note”: The original executed note(s) evidencing the indebtedness of a Mortgagor under a Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, as the case may be, together with any rider, addendum or amendment thereto.

 

Mortgage Rate”: With respect to: (i) any Mortgage Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), REO Loan, Companion Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, on or prior to its Maturity Date, the annual rate at which interest is scheduled (in the absence of a default) to accrue (or, if and while it is an REO Loan, is deemed to accrue) on such Mortgage Loan, REO Loan or any Companion Loan from time to time in accordance with the related Mortgage Note, promissory note or componentization notice and applicable law; or (ii) any Mortgage Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), REO Loan or Companion Loan after its Maturity Date, the annual rate described inclause (i) above determined without regard to the passage of such Maturity Date.

 

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Mortgaged Property”: The real property subject to the lien of a Mortgage.

 

Mortgagor”: The obligor or obligors on a Mortgage Note, including without limitation, any Person that has acquired the related Mortgaged Property and assumed the obligations of the original obligor under the Mortgage Note and including in connection with any Mortgage Loan that utilizes an indemnity deed of trust structure, the borrower and the Mortgaged Property owner/payment guarantor/mortgagor individually and collectively, as the context may require.

 

Net Investment Earnings”: With respect to the Collection Accounts, the Servicing Accounts or the REO Accounts or Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account for any period from any Distribution Date to the immediately succeeding Master Servicer Remittance Date, the amount, if any, by which the aggregate of all interest and other income realized during such period on funds relating to the Trust Fund held in such account, exceeds the aggregate of all losses, if any, incurred during such period in connection with the investment of such funds in accordance withSection 3.06.

 

Net Investment Loss”: With respect to the Collection Account, the Servicing Accounts or the REO Accounts or Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account for any period from any Distribution Date to the immediately succeeding Master Servicer Remittance Date, the amount by which the aggregate of all losses, if any, incurred during such period in connection with the investment of funds relating to the Trust held in such account in accordance withSection 3.06, exceeds the aggregate of all interest and other income realized during such period on such funds.

 

Net Mortgage Rate”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan (including a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any REO Loan (other than the portion of an REO Loan related to any Companion Loan) as of any date of determination, a rateper annum equal to the related Mortgage Rate then in effect,minus the related Administrative Cost Rate;provided,however, that for purposes of calculating Pass-Through Rates and Withheld Amounts, the Net Mortgage Rate for any Mortgage Loan will be determined without regard to any modification, waiver or amendment of the terms of the related Mortgage Loan, whether agreed to by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or resulting from a bankruptcy, insolvency or similar proceeding involving the Mortgagor or otherwise;provided,further, that for any Mortgage Loan that accrues interest on an Actual/360 Basis, then, solely for purposes of calculating Pass-Through Rates and the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate, the Net Mortgage Rate of such Mortgage Loan or for any one-month period preceding a related Due Date will be the annualized rate at which interest would have to accrue in respect of such Mortgage Loan on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months in order to produce the aggregate amount of interest actually accrued in respect of such Mortgage Loan during such one-month period at the related Net Mortgage Rate;provided,further, that, with respect to each Actual/360 Mortgage Loan, the Net Mortgage Rate for the one-month period (A) preceding the Due Dates that occur in January and February in any year which is not a leap year or preceding the Due Date that occurs in February in any year which is a leap year (in either case, unless the related Distribution Date is the final Distribution Date), will be determined exclusive of any Withheld Amounts, and (B) preceding the Due Date in March (or February, if the related Distribution Date is the final Distribution Date), will be determined inclusive of the amounts withheld in the immediately preceding January and

 

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February, if applicable. With respect to any REO Loan, the Net Mortgage Rate shall be calculated as described above, determined as if the predecessor Mortgage Loan had remained outstanding.

 

Net Operating Income”: With respect to any Mortgaged Property, for any Mortgagor’s fiscal year end, Net Operating Income will be calculated in accordance with the standard definition of “Net Operating Income” approved from time to time endorsed and put forth by the CREFC®.

 

New Lease”: Any lease of REO Property entered into at the direction of the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trust, including any lease renewed, modified or extended on behalf of the Trust, if the Trust has the right to renegotiate the terms of such lease.

 

Non-Book Entry Certificates”: As defined inSection 5.02(c).

 

Non-Exempt Person” shall mean any Person other than a Person who either (i) is a U.S. person or (ii) has provided to the Certificate Administrator for the relevant year such duly executed form(s) or statement(s) which may, from time to time, be prescribed by law and which, pursuant to applicable provisions of (A) any income tax treaty between the United States and the country of residence of such Person, (B) the Code or (C) any applicable rules or regulations in effect underclauses (A) or(B) above, permit the Certificate Administrator to make such payments free of any obligation or liability for withholding,provided that duly executed form(s) provided to the Certificate Administrator pursuant toSection 5.03(s), shall be sufficient to evidence that such providing Person is not a Non-Exempt Person.

 

Nonrecoverable Advance”: Any Nonrecoverable P&I Advance or Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance.

 

Nonrecoverable P&I Advance”: Any P&I Advance previously made or proposed to be made in respect of a Mortgage Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or REO Loan (other than any portion of an REO Loan related to a Companion Loan) which, in the reasonable judgment of the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, will not be ultimately recoverable, together with any accrued and unpaid interest thereon at the Reimbursement Rate, from Late Collections or any other recovery on or in respect of such Mortgage Loan or REO Loan;provided,however, that the Special Servicer may, at its option make a determination in accordance with the Servicing Standard, that any P&I Advance previously made or proposed to be made is a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance and shall deliver to the Master Servicer (and with respect to a Serviced Whole Loan, to any Other Servicer, and with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, to the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer), the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Operating Advisor and the 17g-5 Information Provider notice of such determination. Any such determination shall be binding upon, the Master Servicer and the Trustee,provided,however, that the Special Servicer shall not have any obligation to make an affirmative determination that any P&I Advance is or would be recoverable; however, if the Special Servicer makes any determination, such determination shall not be binding upon the Master Servicer or the Trustee. In the absence of a determination by the Special Servicer that such P&I Advance is or would be a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance, such decision shall remain with the Master Servicer or Trustee, as applicable. If the Special Servicer makes a determination that only a

 

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portion, and not all, of any previously made or proposed P&I Advance is a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance, the Master Servicer and the Trustee shall have the right to make its own subsequent determination that any remaining portion of any such previously made or proposed P&I Advance is a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance. With respect to any Non-Serviced Whole Loan, if any Non-Serviced Master Servicer or Non-Serviced Special Servicer, as applicable, in connection with a securitization of the related Non-Serviced Companion Loan determines that a principal and interest advance with respect to the related Non-Serviced Companion Loan, if made, would be a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance, such determination shall not be binding on the Master Servicer and the Trustee as it relates to any proposed P&I Advance with respect to the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan;provided,however, the Master Servicer and the Trustee may rely on the non-recoverability determination of the Other Master Servicer or Other Trustee under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement. Similarly, with respect to the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer determines that any P&I Advance with respect to a related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, if made, would be a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance, such determination shall not be binding on the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer and related Non-Serviced Trustee as it relates to any proposed P&I Advance with respect to the related Non-Serviced Companion Loan (unless the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement provides otherwise);provided,however, the other Master Servicer and Other Trustee under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement may rely on the non-recoverability determination of the Master Servicer or the Trustee. In making such recoverability determination, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or Trustee, as applicable, will be entitled (a) to consider (among other things) (i) the obligations of the Mortgagor under the terms of the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan as it may have been modified and (ii) the related Mortgaged Properties in their “as-is” or then-current conditions and occupancies, as modified by such party’s assumptions (consistent with the Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its capacity as Trustee) regarding the possibility and effects of future adverse change with respect to such Mortgaged Properties, (b) to estimate and consider (consistent with the Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its capacity as Trustee) (among other things) future expenses, (c) to estimate and consider (consistent with the applicable Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its capacity as Trustee) (among other things) the timing of recoveries, and (d) to give due regard to the existence of any Nonrecoverable Advances which, at the time of such consideration, the recovery of which are being deferred or delayed by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, in light of the fact that related proceeds are a source of recovery not only for the Advance under consideration but also a potential source of recovery for such delayed or deferred Advance. In addition, any Person, in considering whether a P&I Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance, will be entitled to give due regard to the existence of any outstanding Nonrecoverable Advance or Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount with respect to other Mortgage Loans by the Master Servicer or the Trustee because there is insufficient principal available for such Loan which, at the time of such consideration, the reimbursement of which is being deferred or delayed, in light of the fact that proceeds on the related Mortgage Loan are a source of reimbursement not only for the P&I Advance under consideration, but also as a potential source of reimbursement of such Nonrecoverable Advance or Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts which are or may be being deferred or delayed. In addition, any such Person may

 

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update or change its recoverability determinations at any time (but not reverse any other Person’s determination that an Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance) and, consistent with the Servicing Standard, in the case of the Master Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee (solely in its capacity as Trustee), may obtain, promptly upon request from the Special Servicer at the expense of the Trust any reasonably required analysis, Appraisals or market value estimates or other information for making a recoverability determination. Absent bad faith, the Master Servicer’s, the Special Servicer’s or the Trustee’s determination as to the recoverability of any P&I Advance shall be conclusive and binding on the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner. The determination by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, that the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, has made a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance or that any proposed P&I Advance, if made, would constitute a Nonrecoverable P&I Advance, or any updated or changed recoverability determination, shall be evidenced by an Officer’s Certificate delivered by either the Special Servicer or the Master Servicer to the other and to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Controlling Class Representative (but only prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event and only with respect to any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan) (and, in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, any Other Servicer), the Operating Advisor (but only in the case of the Special Servicer), the Depositor, or by the Trustee to the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer the Operating Advisor (and, in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, any Other Servicer) and the Certificate Administrator. The Officer’s Certificate shall set forth such determination of nonrecoverability and the considerations of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, forming the basis of such determination (which shall be accompanied by, to the extent available, income and expense statements, rent rolls, occupancy status, property inspections and any other information used by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, to make such determination and shall include any existing Appraisal of the related Mortgage Loan or the related Mortgaged Property). The Special Servicer’s determination that a P&I Advance is or would be nonrecoverable shall be binding on the Master Servicer and the Trustee. In the case of a cross-collateralized Mortgage Loan (if any), such recoverability determination shall take into account the cross-collateralization of the related cross-collateralized Mortgage Loan.

 

Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance”: Any Property Protection Advance previously made or proposed to be made in respect of a Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), Whole Loan or REO Property which, in the reasonable judgment of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as the case may be, will not be ultimately recoverable, together with any accrued and unpaid interest thereon, at the Reimbursement Rate, from Late Collections or any other recovery on or in respect of such Mortgage Loan, Whole Loan, REO Property. In making such recoverability determination, such Person will be entitled (a) to consider (among other things) (i) the obligations of the Mortgagor under the terms of the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable, as it may have been modified and (ii) the related Mortgaged Properties in their “as-is” or then current conditions and occupancies, as modified by such party’s assumptions (consistent with the Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its capacity as Trustee) regarding the possibility and effects of future adverse change with respect to such Mortgaged Properties, (b) to estimate and consider (consistent with the Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its

 

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capacity as Trustee) (among other things) future expenses (c) to estimate and consider (consistent with the Servicing Standard in the case of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee, solely in its capacity as Trustee) (among other things) the timing of recoveries and (d) to give due regard to the existence of any Nonrecoverable Advances which, at the time of such consideration, the recovery of which are being deferred or delayed by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, in light of the fact that related proceeds are a source of recovery not only for the Advance under consideration but also a potential source of recovery for such delayed or deferred Advance. In addition, any Person, in considering whether a Property Protection Advance is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, will be entitled to give due regard to the existence of any Nonrecoverable Advance or Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts with respect to other Mortgage Loans that, at the time of such consideration, the reimbursement of which is being deferred or delayed by the Master Servicer, in light of the fact that proceeds on the related Mortgage Loan are a source of recovery not only for the Property Protection Advance under consideration, but also as a potential source of recovery of such Nonrecoverable Advance or Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts which are or may be being deferred or delayed. In addition, any such Person may update or change its recoverability determinations at any time (but not reverse any other Person’s determination that an Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance) and, consistent with the Servicing Standard, in the case of the Master Servicer or in its good faith business judgment in the case of the Trustee (solely in its capacity as Trustee), may obtain, promptly upon request from the Special Servicer at the expense of the Trust any reasonably required analysis, Appraisals or market value estimates or other information for making a recoverability determination (and, upon the reasonable request by the Trustee, Master Servicer or Special Servicer, as applicable, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall deliver any relevant Appraisals or market value estimates in its possession to the requesting party for such purpose). Absent bad faith, the Master Servicer’s, Special Servicer’s or the Trustee’s determination as to the recoverability of any Property Protection Advance shall be conclusive and binding on the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner. The determination by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as the case may be, that it has made a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance or that any proposed Property Protection Advance, if made, would constitute a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, or any updated or changed recoverability determination, shall be evidenced by an Officer’s Certificate delivered by either of the Special Servicer or Master Servicer to the other and to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Controlling Class Representative, (but only prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event and only with respect to any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan) (and in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, any Other Servicer), the Operating Advisor (but only in the case of the Special Servicer) and the Depositor, or by the Trustee to the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Certificate Administrator (and in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, any Other Servicer). The Special Servicer may, at its option, make a determination in accordance with the Servicing Standard, that any Property Protection Advance previously made or proposed to be made is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance and shall deliver to the Master Servicer (and with respect to a Serviced Whole Loan, to any Other Servicer, and, with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer), the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Operating Advisor and the 17g-5 Information Provider notice of such determination. Any such determination shall be binding upon, the Master Servicer and the

 

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Trustee,provided,however, that the Special Servicer shall not have any obligation to make an affirmative determination that any Property Protection Advance is or would be recoverable; however, if the Special Servicer makes any such determination, such determination shall not be binding upon the Master Servicer or the Trustee. In the absence of a determination by the Special Servicer that such Property Protection Advance is or would be a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, such decision shall remain with the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable. If the Special Servicer makes a determination that only a portion, and not all, of any previously made or proposed Property Protection Advance is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, the Master Servicer and the Trustee shall each have the right to make its own subsequent determination that any remaining portion of any such previously made or proposed Property Protection Advance is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance. The Officer’s Certificate shall set forth such determination of nonrecoverability and the considerations of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, forming the basis of such determination (which shall be accompanied by, to the extent available, related income and expense statements, rent rolls, occupancy status and property inspections, and shall include any existing Appraisal with respect to the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, or related Mortgaged Property). The Special Servicer shall promptly furnish any party required to make Property Protection Advances hereunder with any information in its possession regarding the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans and REO Properties as such party required to make Property Protection Advances may reasonably request for purposes of making recoverability determinations. The Trustee shall be entitled to conclusively rely on the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s, as the case may be, determination that a Property Protection Advance is or would be nonrecoverable, and the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on the Special Servicer’s determination that a Property Protection Advance is or would be nonrecoverable. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the Special Servicer requests that the Master Servicer make a Property Protection Advance, the Master Servicer may conclusively rely on such request as evidence that such advance is not a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance;provided,however, that the Special Servicer shall not be entitled to make such a request more frequently than once per calendar month with respect to Property Protection Advances other than emergency advances (although such request may relate to more than one Property Protection Advance). In the case of a cross-collateralized Mortgage Loan (if any), such recoverability determination shall take into account the cross-collateralization of the related cross-collateralized Mortgage Loan. The determination as to the recoverability of any property protection advance previously made or proposed to be made in respect of a Non-Serviced Whole Loan shall be made by the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer, Non-Serviced Special Servicer or Non-Serviced Trustee, as the case may be, pursuant to the Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Reduced Interests”: means any ABS Interest then outstanding for which (a)(1) the initial Certificate Balance of such Class of Certificates or Original Retained Interest Balance for the Retained Interest, as applicable, minus (2) the sum (without duplication) of (x) any payments of principal (whether as Principal Prepayments or otherwise) distributed to the Certificateholders of such Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest Owner, as applicable, (y) any Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocated to such Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest, as applicable, and (z) any Realized Losses previously allocated to such Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest Realized Losses previously allocated to the Retained Interest, as applicable, is equal to or greater than (b) 25% of the remainder of (1) the initial

 

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Certificate Balance of such Class or the initial Retained Interest Balance of the Retained Interest, as applicable, less (2) any payments of principal (whether as Principal Prepayments or otherwise) previously distributed to the Certificateholders of such Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest Owner, as applicable.

 

Non-Registered Certificate”: Unless and until registered under the Securities Act, any Class D, Class X-D, Class E, Class F, Class G and Class R Certificate.

 

Non-Retained Interest Percentage”: An amount expressed as a percentage equal to 100% minus the Retained Interest Percentage. For the avoidance of doubt, at all times, the sum of the Retained Interest Percentage and the Non-Retained Interest Percentage shall equal 100%.

 

Non-Serviced Asset Representations Reviewer”: The “Asset Representations Reviewer” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Certificate Administrator”: The “Certificate Administrator” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Companion Loan”: The Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

Non-Serviced Custodian”: The “Custodian” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Depositor”: The “Depositor” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Gain-on-Sale Proceeds”: Any “gain-on-sale proceeds” received in respect of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan pursuant to the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement”: The Lafayette Centre Co-Lender Agreement, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement, the GSK R&D Centre Co-Lender Agreement, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement, the Ericsson North American HQ Co-Lender Agreement and the One West 34th Street Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Master Servicer”: The “Master Servicer” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan”: The Lafayette Centre Mortgage Loan, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan, the GSK R&D Centre Mortgage Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgage Loan and the One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan.

 

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Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property”: The Lafayette Centre Mortgaged Property, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgaged Property, the GSK R&D Centre Mortgaged Property, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Mortgaged Property, the Ericsson North American HQ Mortgaged Property and the One West 34th Street Mortgaged Property.

 

Non-Serviced Operating Advisor”: The “Operating Advisor” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Paying Agent”: The “Paying Agent” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement”: With respect to (i) the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan and the Ericsson North American HQ, the GSMS 2017-GS5 Pooling and Servicing Agreement, (ii) the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, the GSMS 2016-GS3 Pooling and Servicing Agreement, (iii) the One West 34th Street Whole Loan, the BANK 2017-BNK4 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and (iv) the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, the CGCMT 2017-P7 Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Special Servicer”: The “Special Servicer” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Trust”: The “Trust” formed under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Trustee”: The “Trustee” under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Serviced Whole Loan”: The Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan and the One West 34th Street Whole Loan.

 

Non-Serviced Whole Loan Controlling Holder”: The “directing holder” or similarly defined party under a Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan”: Any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Companion Loan that is not a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan.

 

Non-U.S. Beneficial Ownership Certification”: As defined inSection 5.03(f).

 

Non-U.S. Tax Person”: Any person other than a U.S. Tax Person.

 

Notional Amount”: In the case of the Class X-A Certificates, the Class X-A Notional Amount; in the case of the Class X-B Certificates, the Class X-B Notional Amount; and in the case of the Class X-D Certificates, the Class X-D Notional Amount.

 

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NRSRO”: Any nationally recognized statistical rating organization within the meaning of Section 3(a)(62) of the Exchange Act, including the Rating Agencies.

 

NRSRO Certification”: A certification (a) substantially in the form ofExhibit P-2 executed by a NRSRO or (b) provided electronically and executed by such NRSRO by means of a “click-through” confirmation on the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website, in either case in favor of the 17g-5 Information Provider that states that such NRSRO is a Rating Agency under this Agreement or that such NRSRO has provided the Depositor with the appropriate certifications pursuant to paragraph (e) of Rule 17g-5 of the Exchange Act, that such NRSRO has access to the Depositor’s 17g-5 website and that such NRSRO will keep such information confidential, except to the extent such information has been made available to the general public. Each NRSRO shall be deemed to recertify to the foregoing each time it accesses the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website.

 

OCC”: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

 

Offered Certificates”: The Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C, Class X-A and Class X-B Certificates.

 

Officer’s Certificate”: A certificate signed by a Servicing Officer of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or any Additional Servicer, as the case may be, or a Responsible Officer of the Trustee or Certificate Administrator, as the case may be.

 

Offshore Transaction”: Any “offshore transaction” as defined in Rule 902(h) of Regulation S.

 

One West 34th Street Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Amended and Restated Agreement between Note Holders, dated as of May 15, 2017, by and among the holder of the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans and the holder of the One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the One West 34th Street Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the One West 34th Street Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 10 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-3-1, and ispari passu in right of payment with the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

One West 34th Street Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the One West 34th Street Whole Loan.

 

One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the One West 34th Street Whole Loan, the Companion Loans evidenced by the related promissory notes A-1, A-2 and A-3-2 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the One West 34th Street Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the One West 34th Street Co-Lender Agreement.

 

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One West 34th Street Whole Loan”: The One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan, together with the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the One West 34th Street Mortgaged Property. References herein to the One West 34th Street Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the One West 34th Street Mortgage Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

Operating Advisor”: Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and its successors in interest and assigns, or any successor operating advisor appointed as herein provided.

 

Operating Advisor Annual Report”: As defined inSection 3.26(c).

 

Operating Advisor Consultation Event”: The event that occurs when (i) the HRR Certificates have an aggregate Certificate Balance (as notionally reduced by any Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocable to such Class in accordance withSection 4.05(a) of this Agreement) equal to or less than 25% of the initial aggregate Certificate Balance of the HRR Certificates or (ii) a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing (or a Control Termination Event would occur and be continuing if not for the last proviso in the definition thereof).

 

Operating Advisor Consulting Fee”: A fee for each Major Decision on which the Operating Advisor has consulting obligations and performed its duties with respect to such Major Decision equal to $10,000 (or, such lesser amount as the related borrower agrees to pay with respect to such Mortgage Loan) (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), payable pursuant toSection 3.05 of this Agreement;provided,however, that the Operating Advisor may in its sole discretion reduce the Operating Advisor Consulting Fee with respect to any Major Decision;provided,further, that the Master Servicer or Special Servicer, as applicable, may waive or reduce the amount of any Operating Advisor Consulting Fee payable by the related Mortgagor if it determines that such full or partial waiver is in accordance with the Servicing Standard, but may in no event take any enforcement action with respect to the collection of such Operating Advisor Consulting Fee other than requests for collection (provided that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall consult, on a non-binding basis, with the Operating Advisor prior to any such waiver or reduction).

 

Operating Advisor Expenses”: With respect to any Distribution Date, an amount equal to any unreimbursed indemnification amounts or additional trust fund expenses payable to the Operating Advisor pursuant to this Agreement (other than the Operating Advisor Fee and the Operating Advisor Consulting Fee).

 

Operating Advisor Fee”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, REO Loan, Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan (but not any Companion Loan), the fee payable to the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 3.26(h).

 

Operating Advisor Fee Rate”: With respect to each Interest Accrual Period related to any applicable Distribution Date, aper annum rate of 0.00261%;provided, that at any time there is no Operating Advisor, the Operating Advisor Fee Rate shall be zero.

 

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Operating Advisor Standard”: The requirement that the Operating Advisor must act solely on behalf of the Trust and in the best interest of, and for the benefit of, the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan for the benefit of the holders of the related Companion Loan (as a collective whole as if such Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and Companion Holders constituted a single lender, taking into account thepari passu nature of any related Pari Passu Companion Loan and the subordinate nature of any related AB Subordinate Companion Loan), and not to any particular Class of Certificateholders (as determined by the Operating Advisor in the exercise of its good faith and reasonable judgment), but without regard to any conflict of interest arising from any relationship that the Operating Advisor or any of its Affiliates may have with any of the underlying Mortgagors, property managers, any Sponsor, the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Directing Holder, the Risk Retention Consultation Party or any of their respective Affiliates.

 

Operating Advisor Termination Event”: Any of the following events, whether any such event is voluntary or involuntary or is effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body:

 

(a)           any failure by the Operating Advisor to observe or perform in any material respect any of its covenants or agreements or the material breach of any of its representations or warranties under this Agreement, which failure continues unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which written notice of such failure, requiring the same to be remedied, is given to the Operating Advisor by any party to this Agreement or to the Operating Advisor, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee by the holders of Voting Rights having greater than 25% of the aggregate Voting Rights,provided that with respect to any such failure that is not curable within such thirty (30) day period, the Operating Advisor will have an additional cure period of thirty (30) days to effect such cure so long as it has commenced to cure such failure within the initial thirty (30) day period and has provided the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator with an officer’s certificate certifying that it has diligently pursued, and is continuing to pursue, such cure;

 

(b)           any failure by the Operating Advisor to perform in accordance with the Operating Advisor Standard which failure continues unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which written notice of such failure, requiring the same to be remedied, is given in writing to the Operating Advisor by any party to this Agreement;

 

(c)           any failure by the Operating Advisor to be an Eligible Operating Advisor, which failure continues unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which written notice of such failure, requiring the same to be remedied, is given in writing to the Operating Advisor by any party to this Agreement;

 

(d)           a decree or order of a court or agency or supervisory authority having jurisdiction in the premises in an involuntary case under any present or future federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law for the appointment of a conservator or receiver or liquidator in any insolvency, readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and

 

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liabilities or similar proceedings, or for the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, shall have been entered against the operating advisor, and such decree or order shall have remained in force undischarged or unstayed for a period of sixty (60) days;

 

(e)           the Operating Advisor consents to the appointment of a conservator or receiver or liquidator or liquidation committee in any insolvency, readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and liabilities, voluntary liquidation, or similar proceedings of or relating to the operating advisor or of or relating to all or substantially all of its property; or

 

(f)            the Operating Advisor admits in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, files a petition to take advantage of any applicable insolvency or reorganization statute, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or voluntarily suspends payment of its obligations.

 

Opinion of Counsel”: A written opinion of counsel, who may, without limitation, be salaried counsel for the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor or the Asset Representations Reviewer, acceptable in form and delivered to the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator, except that any opinion of counsel relating to (a) the qualification of any Trust REMIC as a REMIC, (b) compliance with the REMIC Provisions or (c) the resignation of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Depositor pursuant toSection 6.05, must be an opinion of counsel who is in fact Independent of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Asset Representations Reviewer.

 

Original Certificate Balance”: With respect to any Class of Principal Balance Certificates, the initial aggregate principal amount thereof as of the Closing Date, in each case as specified in the Preliminary Statement.

 

Original Lower-Tier Principal Amount”: With respect to any Class of Lower-Tier Regular Interest, the initial principal amount thereof as of the Closing Date, in each case as specified in the Preliminary Statement.

 

Original Notional Amount”: With respect to the Class X-A Notional Amount, the Class X-B Notional Amount and the Class X-D Notional Amount, the applicable initial Notional Amount thereof as of the Closing Date, as specified in the Preliminary Statement.

 

Original Retained Interest Balance”: With respect to the Retained Interest, an amount equal to the Retained Interest Percentage multiplied by the aggregate Cut-off Date Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans.

 

Other Certificate Administrator”: Any certificate administrator under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

Other Depositor”: Any depositor under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

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Other Master Servicer”: Any master servicer under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement”: Any pooling and servicing agreement that creates a trust whose assets include any Serviced Companion Loan.

 

Other Securitization”: As defined inSection 11.06.

 

Other Securitization Trust”: Any “issuing entity” (within the meaning of Item 1101(f) of Regulation AB) that holds a Serviced Companion Loan or REO Property (or any portion thereof or interest therein), as identified in writing to the parties to this Agreement.

 

Other Servicer”: Any master servicer or special servicer, as applicable, under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

Other Trustee”: Any trustee under an Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

Overlapping Fee Interest”: In the case of a Mortgage Loan secured in whole or in part by a Ground Lease, the related fee interest in the real property underlying such Ground Lease that has also been pledged to secure such Mortgage Loan.

 

Owner Repurchase Request”: As defined inSection 2.03(i).

 

Ownership Interest”: As to any Certificate, any ownership or security interest in such Certificate as the Holder thereof and any other interest therein, whether direct or indirect, legal or beneficial, as owner or as pledgee.

 

Pari Passu Companion Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Lafayette Centre Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, the GSK R&D Centre Pari Passu Companion Loan, the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Ericsson North American HQ Pari Passu Companion Loan and the One West 34th Street Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

P&I Advance”: As to any Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (butnot any related Companion Loan), any advance made by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, pursuant toSection 4.03 orSection 7.05.

 

P&I Advance Determination Date”: With respect to any Distribution Date, the close of business on the related Determination Date.

 

Pass-Through Rate”: Any of the Class A-1 Pass-Through Rate, the Class A-2 Pass-Through Rate, the Class A-3 Pass-Through Rate, the Class A-AB Pass-Through Rate, the Class A-S Pass-Through Rate, the Class B Pass-Through Rate, the Class C Pass-Through Rate, the Class D Pass-Through Rate, the Class E Pass-Through Rate, the Class F Pass-Through Rate, the Class G Pass-Through Rate, the Class X-A Pass-Through Rate, the Class X-B Pass-Through Rate and the Class X-D Pass-Through Rate.

 

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PCAOB”: The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

 

Penalty Charges”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Companion Loan (or any successor REO Loan), any amounts actually collected thereon (or, in the case of a Serviced Companion Loan (or any successor REO Loan thereto) that is part of a Serviced Whole Loan, actually collected on such Serviced Whole Loan, and allocated and paid on such Serviced Companion Loan (or any successor REO Loan) in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement) that represent late payment charges or Default Interest, other than a Yield Maintenance Charge.

 

Pentagon Center Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2017, by and between the holders of the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans and the holder of the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the Pentagon Center Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the Pentagon Center Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 3 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-2, and ispari passu in right of payment with the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Pentagon Center Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the Pentagon Center Whole Loan.

 

Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the Pentagon Center Whole Loan, the Companion Loans evidenced by the related promissory notes A-1, A-3, A-4, A-5 and A-6 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the Pentagon Center Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the Pentagon Center Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Pentagon Center Whole Loan”: The Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan, together with the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the Pentagon Center Mortgaged Property. References herein to the Pentagon Center Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

Percentage Interest”: As to any Certificate (other than the Class R Certificates), the percentage interest evidenced thereby in distributions required to be made with respect to the related Class. With respect to any Certificate (other than the Class R Certificates), the percentage interest is equal to the Denomination as of the Closing Date of such Certificate divided by the Original Certificate Balance or Original Notional Amount, as applicable, of such Class of Certificates as of the Closing Date. As to a Class R Certificate, the Percentage Interest is set forth on the face thereof.

 

Performance Certification”: As defined inSection 11.06.

 

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Performing Party”: As defined inSection 11.12.

 

Periodic Payment”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or the related Companion Loan, the scheduled monthly payment of principal and/or interest on such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, including any Balloon Payment, that is payable (as the terms of the applicable Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan may be changed or modified in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings involving the related Mortgagor or by reason of a modification, extension, waiver or amendment granted or agreed to pursuant to the terms hereof) by a Mortgagor from time to time under the related Mortgage Note and applicable law, without regard to any acceleration of principal of such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan by reason of default thereunder.

 

Permitted Fund Manager”: Any Person that on the date of determination is (i) any nationally-recognized manager of investment funds investing in debt or equity interests relating to commercial real estate, (ii) investing through a fund with committed capital of at least $250,000,000 and (iii) not subject to a proceeding relating to the bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors.

 

Permitted Investments”: Any one or more of the following obligations or securities (including obligations or securities of the Certificate Administrator, or managed by the Certificate Administrator or any Affiliate of the Certificate Administrator, if otherwise qualifying hereunder), regardless of whether issued by the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, or any of their respective Affiliates and having the required ratings, if any, provided for in this definition and which shall not be subject to liquidation prior to maturity:

 

(i)        direct obligations of, and obligations fully guaranteed as to timely payment of principal and interest by, the United States of America, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or any agency or instrumentality of the United States of America, the obligations of which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America that mature in one (1) year or less from the date of acquisition;provided that any obligation of, or guarantee by, any agency or instrumentality of the United States of America shall be a Permitted Investment shall be a Permitted Investment only if such investment would not result in the downgrading, withdrawal or qualification of the then-current rating assigned by each Rating Agency to any Certificate (or, insofar as there is then outstanding any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities that are then rated by such rating agency, such class of securities) as evidenced in writing, other than unsecured senior debt obligations of the U.S. Treasury (direct or fully funded obligations), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development public housing agency bonds, Federal Housing Administration debentures, Government National Mortgage Association guaranteed mortgage-backed securities or participation certificates, RefCorp debt obligations and SBA-guaranteed participation certificates and guaranteed pool certificates;

 

(ii)       time deposits, unsecured certificates of deposit, or bankers’ acceptances that mature in one (1) year or less after the date of issuance and are

 

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issued or held by any depository institution or trust company (including the Trustee) incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof and subject to supervision and examination by federal or state banking authorities (A) in the case of such investments with maturities of thirty (30) days or less, (1) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by KBRA (if then rated by KBRA) and (2) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “F1” by Fitch and in the highest short-term rating category by Moody’s or the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “A” by Fitch and “A2” by Moody’s, (B) in the case of such investments with maturities of 3 months or less, but more than 30 days, the short-term obligations of which are rated at least “F1+” by Fitch and in the highest short-term rating category by Moody’s and the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch and “A1” by Moody’s, (C) in the case of such investments with maturities of 6 months or less, but more than 3 months, the short-term obligations of which are rated at least “F1+” by Fitch and in the highest short-term rating category by Moody’s and the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch and “Aa3” by Moody’s, and (D) in the case of such investments with maturities of more than 6 months, the short-term obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by each Rating Agency and the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch and “Aaa” by Moody’s (or, in the case of any such Rating Agency as set forth in clauses (A) through (D) above, if permitted by the related Mortgage Loan, such lower rating as is otherwise acceptable to such Rating Agency, as confirmed in a Rating Agency Confirmation);

 

(iii)      repurchase agreements or obligations with respect to any security described inclause (i) above where such security has a remaining maturity of one year or less and where such repurchase obligation has been entered into with a depository institution or trust company (acting as principal) described inclause (ii) above;

 

(iv)      debt obligations bearing interest or sold at a discount issued by any corporation incorporated under the laws of the United States of America or any state thereof which mature in one (1) year or less from the date of acquisition, (A) if it has a term of three months or less, (1) the short-term obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term debt rating category of Fitch and (2) the short-term obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by Moody’s or the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “A2” by Moody’s, (B) if it has a term of more than three months and not in excess of six months, the short-term obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by each Rating Agency and the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “Aa3” by Moody’s and (C) if it has a term of more than six months, the short-term obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by each Rating Agency and the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “Aaa” by Moody’s (or, in the case of any such Rating Agency as set forth inclauses (A) through(C) above, such lower rating as is the subject of a Rating Agency Confirmation by such Rating Agency);provided,however, that securities

 

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issued by any particular corporation will not be Permitted Investments to the extent that investment therein will cause the then outstanding principal amount of securities issued by such corporation and held in the accounts established hereunder to exceed 10% of the sum of the aggregate principal balance and the aggregate principal amount of all Permitted Investments in such accounts;

 

(v)       commercial paper (including both non-interest bearing discount obligations and interest bearing obligations payable on demand or on a specified date not more than one year after the date of issuance thereof), (A) if it has a term of one month or less, the short-term obligations of which are rated at least “F1” by Fitch and “P-1” by Moody’s (or, in the case of Moody’s, the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “A2” by Moody’s) and in the highest short term debt rating category of KBRA, if then rated by KBRA; (B) if it has a term of more than one month and not in excess of three months, (1) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “F1+” by Fitch (or “F1” by Fitch, if the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch), (2) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “P-1” by Moody’s, or the long-term obligations of which are rated at least “A2” by Moody’s; and (3) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term debt rating category by KBRA, if then rated by KBRA, (C) if it has a term of more than three months and not in excess of six months, (1) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “F1+” by Fitch (or “F1” by Fitch, if the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch), (2) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “P-1” by Moody’s and the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “Aa3” by Moody’s and (3) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by KBRA, if then rated by KBRA; and (D) if it has a term of more than six months, (1) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “F1+” by Fitch (or “F1” by Fitch, if the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “AA-” by Fitch) (2) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “P-1” by Moody’s and the long-term debt obligations of which are rated at least “Aaa” by Moody’s, and (3) the short-term debt obligations of which are rated in the highest short-term rating category by KBRA, if then rated by KBRA, (or, in the case of any such Rating Agency as set forth in clauses (A) through (D) above, if permitted by the related Mortgage Loan, such lower rating as is otherwise acceptable to such Rating Agency, as confirmed in a Rating Agency Confirmation); provided, however, that the investments described in this clause must (A) have a predetermined fixed dollar of principal due at maturity that cannot vary or change, (B) if such investments have a variable rate of interest, such interest rate must be tied to a single interest rate index plus a fixed spread (if any) and must move proportionately with that index, and (C) such investments must not be subject to liquidation prior to their maturity;

 

(vi)      money market funds, rated at least “Aaa-mf” by Moody’s (or, if not rated by Moody’s, otherwise acceptable to such Rating Agency, as confirmed in a Rating Agency Confirmation relating to the Certificates), which may include the investments referred to inclause (i) hereof if so qualified that (a) have

 

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substantially all of their assets invested continuously in the types of investments referred to inclause (i) above and (b) have net assets of not less than $5,000,000,000;

 

(vii)     any other demand, money market or time deposit, obligation, security or investment, but for the failure to satisfy one or more of the minimum rating(s) set forth in the applicable clause, would be listed inclauses (i)(vi) above with respect to which a Rating Agency Confirmation has been obtained from each Rating Agency for which the minimum ratings set forth in the applicable clause is not satisfied with respect to such demand, money market or time deposit, obligation, security or investment and confirmation of the applicable rating agencies that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any securities related to a Companion Loan, if any (provided that such rating agency confirmation may be considered satisfied in the same manner as any Rating Agency Confirmation may be considered satisfied with respect to the Certificates pursuant toSection 3.25); and

 

(viii)    any other demand, money market or time deposit, obligation, security or investment not listed inclauses (i)(vi) above with respect to which a Rating Agency Confirmation has been obtained from each and every Rating Agency;

 

provided,however, that each Permitted Investment qualifies as a “cash flow investment” pursuant to Section 860G(a)(6) of the Code, and that (a) it shall have a predetermined fixed dollar of principal due at maturity that cannot vary or change and (b) any such investment that provides for a variable rate of interest must have an interest rate that is tied to a single interest rate index plus a fixed spread, if any, and move proportionately with such index; andprovided,further,however, that no such instrument shall be a Permitted Investment if (a) such instrument evidences the right to receive only interest, (b) such instrument evidences principal and interest payments derived from obligations underlying such instrument and the interest payments with respect to such instrument provide a yield to maturity at the time of acquisition of greater than 120% of the yield to maturity at par of such underlying obligations or (c) such instrument may be redeemed at a price below the purchase price; andprovided,further,however, that no amount beneficially owned by any Trust REMIC (even if not yet deposited in the Trust) may be invested in investments (other than money market funds) treated as equity interests for federal income tax purposes, unless the Master Servicer receives an Opinion of Counsel, at its own expense, to the effect that such investment will not adversely affect the status of any Trust REMIC as a REMIC. Permitted Investments may not be purchased at a price in excess of par.

 

Permitted Special Servicer/Affiliate Fees”: Any commercially reasonable treasury management fees, banking fees, title insurance and/or other insurance commissions and fees, title agency fees, and appraisal fees received or retained by the Special Servicer or any of its Affiliates in connection with any services performed by such party with respect to any Mortgage Loan and Serviced Whole Loan or REO Property, in each case, in accordance with this Agreement.

 

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Permitted Transferee”: Any Person or any agent thereof other than (a) a Disqualified Organization, (b) any other Person so designated by the Certificate Registrar who is unable to provide an Opinion of Counsel (provided at the expense of such Person or the Person requesting the transfer) to the effect that the transfer of an Ownership Interest in any Class R Certificate to such Person will not cause any Trust REMIC to fail to qualify as a REMIC at any time that the Certificates or the Retained Interest are outstanding, (c) a Person that is a Disqualified Non-U.S. Tax Person, (d) any partnership if any of its interests are (or under the partnership agreement are permitted to be) owned, directly or indirectly (other than through a U.S. corporation), by a Disqualified Non-U.S. Tax Person or (e) a U.S. Tax Person with respect to whom income from the Class R Certificate is attributable to a foreign permanent establishment or fixed base, within the meaning of an applicable income tax treaty, of the Transferee or any other U.S. Tax Person.

 

Person”: Any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

 

Plan”: As defined inSection 5.03(m).

 

Preliminary Asset Review Report”: As defined inSection 12.01(b).

 

Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notice”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(i).

 

Prepayment Assumption”: A “constant prepayment rate” of 0% used for determining the accrual of original issue discount and market discount, if any, and the amortization premium, if any, on the Certificates and the Retained Interest for federal income tax purposes.

 

Prepayment Interest Excess”: For any Distribution Date and with respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan that was subject to a Principal Prepayment in full or in part during the related Collection Period, which Principal Prepayment was applied to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, after the related Due Date and prior to the following Determination Date, the amount of interest (net of the related Servicing Fees), to the extent collected from the related Mortgagor (without regard to any Yield Maintenance Charge actually collected), that would have accrued at a rateper annum equal to the sum of (x) the related Net Mortgage Rate for such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, and (y) the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee Rate, the Operating Advisor Fee Rate, the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty Fee Rate and the Asset Representations Reviewer Fee Rate, on the amount of such Principal Prepayment from such Due Date to, but not including, the date of such prepayment (or any later date through which interest accrues). Prepayment Interest Excesses (to the extent not offset by Prepayment Interest Shortfalls or required to be paid as Compensating Interest Payments) collected on the Mortgage Loans (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan, will be retained by the Master Servicer as additional servicing compensation.

 

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Prepayment Interest Shortfall”: For any Distribution Date and with respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan that was subject to a Principal Prepayment in full or in part during the related Collection Period, which Principal Prepayment was applied to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan (with such prepayment allocated between the related Mortgage Loan and Serviced Companion Loan in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement), as applicable, after the related Determination Date (or, with respect to each Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, with a Due Date occurring after the related Determination Date, the related Due Date) and prior to the following Due Date, the amount of interest (net of the related Servicing Fees), to the extent not collected from the related Mortgagor (without regard to any Yield Maintenance Charge actually collected), that would have accrued at a rateper annum equal to the sum of (x) the related Net Mortgage Rate for such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable and (y) the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee Rate, the Operating Advisor Fee Rate, the Asset Representations Reviewer Fee Rate and the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty Fee Rate, on the amount of such Principal Prepayment during the period commencing on the date as of which such Principal Prepayment was applied to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, and ending on such following Due Date. With respect to any Serviced AB Whole Loan, any Prepayment Interest Shortfall for any Distribution Date shall be allocated firstpro rata to any related AB Subordinate Companion Loan and thenpro rata to the related Mortgage Loan and any related Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

Primary Collateral”: With respect to any Crossed Underlying Loan, that portion of the Mortgaged Property designated as directly securing such Crossed Underlying Loan and excluding any Mortgaged Property as to which the related lien may only be foreclosed upon by exercise of the cross-collateralization provisions of such Crossed Underlying Loan.

 

Primary Servicing Fee”: The monthly fee payable by the Master Servicer solely from the Servicing Fee to each Initial Sub-Servicer, which monthly fee accrues at the rateper annum specified as such in the Sub-Servicing Agreement with such Initial Sub-Servicer.

 

Prime Rate”: The “Prime Rate” as published in the “Money Rates” section of the New York City edition ofThe Wall Street Journal (or, if such section or publication is no longer available, such other comparable publication as determined by the Certificate Administrator in its reasonable discretion) as may be in effect from time to time, or, if the “Prime Rate” no longer exists, such other comparable rate (as determined by the Certificate Administrator in its reasonable discretion) as may be in effect from time to time.

 

Principal Balance Certificates”: Each of the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates.

 

Principal Prepayment”: Any payment of principal made by the Mortgagor on a Mortgage Loan that is received in advance of its scheduled Due Date as a result of such prepayment.

 

Privileged Communications”: Any correspondence between the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party and the Special Servicer referred to inclause (i) of the definition of “Privileged Information”.

 

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Privileged Information”: Any (i) correspondence between the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party and the Special Servicer related to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan (other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan) or the exercise of the Directing Holder’s consent or consultation rights or the Risk Retention Consultation Party’s consultation rights under this Agreement, (ii) strategically sensitive information (including information contained within any Asset Status Report) that the Special Servicer has appropriately labeled and reasonably determined could compromise the Trust’s position in any ongoing or future negotiations with the related Mortgagor or other interested party and (iii) information subject to attorney-client privilege. The Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Asset Representations Reviewer shall be entitled to rely on any identification of materials as “attorney-client privileged” without liability for any such reliance hereunder.

 

Privileged Information Exception”: With respect to any Privileged Information, at any time (a) such Privileged Information becomes generally available and known to the public other than as a result of a disclosure directly or indirectly by the party restricted from disclosing such Privileged Information (the “Restricted Party”), (b) it is reasonable and necessary for the Restricted Party to disclose such Privileged Information in working with legal counsel, auditors, arbitration parties, taxing authorities or other governmental agencies, (c) such Privileged Information was already known to such Restricted Party and not otherwise subject to a confidentiality obligation and/or (d) the Restricted Party is (in the case of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee, as evidenced by an opinion of counsel (which will be an additional expense of the Trust) delivered to each of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Directing Holder (other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee), required by law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree to disclose such information.

 

Privileged Person”: The Depositor and its designees, the Initial Purchasers, the Underwriters, the Sponsor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Excluded Special Servicer), the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, any Additional Servicer designated by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, any Affiliate of the Operating Advisor designated by the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, any Companion Holder who provides an Investor Certification, any Person (including the Directing Holder, the Controlling Class Representative, the Risk Retention Consultation Party and any Retained Interest Owner) who provides the Certificate Administrator with an Investor Certification and any NRSRO (including any Rating Agency) that provides the Certificate Administrator with an NRSRO Certification, which Investor Certification and NRSRO Certification may be submitted electronically via the Certificate Administrator’s Website;provided,however, that in no event may a Borrower Party (other than a Borrower Party that is the Risk Retention Consultation Party or Special Servicer) be entitled to receive (i) if such party is the Directing Holder or any Controlling Class Certificateholder, any Excluded Information via the Certificate Administrator’s Website (unless a loan-by-loan segregation is later performed by the Certificate Administrator in which case such access shall only be prohibited with respect to the related Excluded Controlling Class Loan(s)), and (ii) if such party is not the Directing Holder or any Controlling Class Certificateholder, any information other than the Distribution Date Statement. In determining whether any Person is an Additional Servicer or

 

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an Affiliate of the Operating Advisor, the Certificate Administrator may rely on direction by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Mortgage Loan Seller or the Operating Advisor, as the case may be.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if the Special Servicer obtains knowledge that it is a Borrower Party, the Special Servicer shall nevertheless be a Privileged Person;provided that the Special Servicer (i) shall not directly or indirectly provide any information related to any Excluded Special Servicer Loan to (A) the related Borrower Party, (B) any of the Special Servicer’s employees or personnel or any of its Affiliates involved in the management of any investment in the related Borrower Party or the related Mortgaged Property or (C) to its actual knowledge, any non-Affiliate that holds a direct or indirect ownership interest in the related Borrower Party, and (ii) shall maintain sufficient internal controls and appropriate policies and procedures in place in order to comply with the obligations described inclause (i) above;provided,further, that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an obligation of the Master Servicer or the Certificate Administrator to restrict the Special Servicer’s access to any information on the Master Servicer’s Internet website or the Certificate Administrator’s Website and in no case shall the Master Servicer or the Certificate Administrator be held liable if the Special Servicer accesses any Excluded Special Servicer Information relating to the Excluded Special Servicer Loans;provided,further,however, that any Excluded Controlling Class Holder shall be permitted to reasonably request and obtain in accordance withSection 4.02(f) of this Agreement any Excluded Information relating to any Excluded Controlling Class Loan with respect to which such Excluded Controlling Class Holder is not a Borrower Party (if such Excluded Information is not otherwise available to such Excluded Controlling Class Holder via the Certificate Administrator’s Website on account of it constituting Excluded Information) from the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary herein, neither the Master Servicer nor the Certificate Administrator shall have any obligation to restrict access by the Special Servicer or any Excluded Special Servicer to any information related to any Excluded Special Servicer Loan.

 

Prohibited Party”: Any proposed Servicing Function Participant that is listed on the Depositor’s Do Not Hire List.

 

Prohibited Prepayment”: As defined in the definition of Compensating Interest Payments.

 

Property Protection Advances”: All customary, reasonable and necessary “out of pocket” costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses and fees of real estate brokers) incurred by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, Certificate Administrator, or the Trustee, as applicable, in connection with the servicing and administering of (a) a Mortgage Loan (and in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related Serviced Companion Loan), other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, in respect of which a default, delinquency or other unanticipated event has occurred or as to which a default is reasonably foreseeable or (b) an REO Property, including, in the case of each ofclause (a) andclause (b), but not limited to, (x) the cost of (i) compliance with the Master Servicer’s obligations set forth inSection 3.03(c), (ii) the preservation, restoration and protection of a Mortgaged Property, (iii) obtaining any Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds or any Liquidation Proceeds of the nature described inclauses (i)

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(vi) of the definition of “Liquidation Proceeds,” (iv) any enforcement or judicial proceedings with respect to a Mortgaged Property, including foreclosures and (v) the operation, leasing, management, maintenance and liquidation of any REO Property and (y) any amount specifically designated herein to be paid as a “Property Protection Advance”. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, “Property Protection Advances” shall not include allocable overhead of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, such as costs for office space, office equipment, supplies and related expenses, employee salaries and related expenses and similar internal costs and expenses or costs and expenses incurred by any such party in connection with its purchase of a Mortgage Loan or REO Property. None of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee shall make any Property Protection Advance in connection with the exercise of any cure rights or purchase rights granted to the holder of a Serviced Companion Loan under the related Co-Lender Agreement or this Agreement.

 

Proposed Course of Action Notice”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(i).

 

Prospectus”: The Prospectus, dated May 22, 2017.

 

Purchase Price”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (or any related REO Loan) (including, to the extent required pursuant to the final paragraph hereof, any related Companion Loan) to be purchased pursuant to (A) Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement by the Mortgage Loan Seller, (B)Section 3.16, or (C)Section 9.01, a price, without duplication, equal to:

 

(i)        the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan (or any related REO Loan (including for such purpose, to the extent required pursuant to the final paragraph hereof, the related Companion Loan)) as of the date of purchase; plus

 

(ii)       all accrued and unpaid interest on the Mortgage Loan (or any related REO Loan (including for such purpose, to the extent required pursuant to the final paragraph hereof, the related Companion Loan)), at the related Mortgage Rate in effect from time to time (excluding any portion of such interest that represents Default Interest), to, but not including, the Due Date immediately preceding or coinciding with the Determination Date for the Collection Period of purchase; plus

 

(iii)      all related unreimbursed Property Protection Advances (including any Property Protection Advances and advance interest amounts that were reimbursed out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans) (or, in the case of any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, thepro rata portion of any comparable amounts allocable to such Mortgage Loan and payable with respect thereto pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement); plus

 

(iv)      all accrued and unpaid advance interest amounts in respect of related Advances (or, in the case of any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, all comparable amounts with respect to P&I Advances related to such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and, with respect to outstanding Property Protection Advances,

 

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thepro rata portion of any comparable amounts payable with respect thereto pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement); plus

 

(v)       any unpaid Special Servicing Fees, unpaid Asset Representations Reviewer Fees and any other unpaid additional Trust Fund expenses (which, for the avoidance of doubt, include any unpaid Workout Fees and Liquidation Fees) outstanding or previously incurred in respect of the related Mortgage Loan (or, in the case of any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, thepro rata portion of any comparable amounts allocable to such Mortgage Loan and payable with respect thereto pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement), and if such Mortgage Loan is being purchased by a Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, all expenses incurred or to be incurred by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Depositor, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee in respect of the Breach or Material Defect giving rise to the repurchase or substitution obligation (to the extent not otherwise included in the amount described inclause (iii) above);

 

(vi)      if the Mortgage Loan Seller repurchases or substitutes for such Mortgage Loan, any related Asset Representations Reviewer Asset Review Fee to the extent not previously paid by the Mortgage Loan Seller; plus

 

(vii)    if the Mortgage Loan Seller repurchases or substitutes for such Mortgage Loan more than 90 days following the earlier of the responsible party’s discovery or receipt of notice of the subject material breach or material document defect, as the case may be, a Liquidation Fee.

 

Solely with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan to be sold pursuant toSection 3.16(a)(iii), “Purchase Price” shall mean the amount calculated in accordance with the preceding sentence in respect of the related Whole Loan, including, for such purposes, the Mortgage Loan and the related Companion Loan. With respect to any REO Property to be sold pursuant toSection 3.16(b), “Purchase Price” shall mean the amount calculated in accordance with the second preceding sentence in respect of the related REO Loan (including any related Companion Loan). With respect to any sale pursuant toSection 3.16(a)(ii) orSection 3.16(e) or for purposes of calculating any Gain-on-Sale Proceeds, the “Purchase Price” shall be allocated between the related Mortgage Loan and Companion Loan in accordance with, and shall be equal to the amount provided pursuant to, the provisions of the related Co-Lender Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any repurchase pursuant tosubclause (A) andsubclause (C) hereof, the “Purchase Price” shall not include any amounts payable in respect of any related Companion Loan.

 

Qualified Institutional Buyer”: A “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the Act.

 

Qualified Insurer”: (i) With respect to any Mortgage Loan, REO Loan or REO Property, an insurance company or security or bonding company qualified to write the related Insurance Policy in the relevant jurisdiction with an insurance financial strength rating of at least: (a) “A3” by Moody’s (or, if not rated by Moody’s, an equivalent rating by (A) at least two

 

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NRSROs (which may include S&P, Fitch and/or KBRA) or (B) one NRSRO (which may include S&P, Fitch or KBRA) and A.M. Best Company, Inc.) and (b) “A-” by Fitch (or, if not rated by Fitch, at least “A-” or an equivalent rating as “A-” by one other nationally recognized insurance rating organization (which may include S&P, Moody’s or KBRA)) and (ii) with respect to the fidelity bond and errors and omissions insurance policy required to be maintained pursuant toSection 3.07(c), except as otherwise permitted bySection 3.07(c), an insurance company that has a claims paying ability (or the obligations which are guaranteed or backed by a company having such claims paying ability) with at least one of the following ratings: (a) “A3” by Moody’s, (b) “A-“ by S&P, (c) “A-” by Fitch, (d) “A-:X” by A.M. Best Company, Inc. or (e) “A(low)” by DBRS, or, in the case ofclauses (i) or(ii), any other insurer acceptable to the Rating Agencies, as evidenced by a Rating Agency Confirmation.

 

Qualified Mortgage”: A “qualified mortgage” within the meaning of Code Section 860G(a)(3), but without regard to the rule of Treasury regulations Section 1.860G-2(f)(2) that causes a defective obligation to be treated as a qualified mortgage.

 

Qualified Replacement Special Servicer”: A replacement special servicer that (i) satisfies all of the eligibility requirements applicable to the Special Servicer contained in this Agreement, (ii) is not the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer or an Affiliate of the Operating Advisor or the Asset Representations Reviewer, (iii) is not obligated to pay the Operating Advisor (x) any fees or otherwise compensate the Operating Advisor in respect of its obligations under this Agreement, and (y) for the appointment of the successor special servicer or the recommendation by the Operating Advisor for the replacement special servicer to become the Special Servicer, (iv) is not entitled to receive any compensation from the Operating Advisor other than compensation that is not material and is unrelated to the Operating Advisor’s recommendation that such party be appointed as the replacement special servicer, (v) is not entitled to receive any fee from the Operating Advisor for its appointment as successor special servicer, in each case, unless such fee is expressly approved by 100% of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, (vi) (a) has been appointed and currently serves as a special servicer on a “transaction level” basis on a CMBS transaction currently rated by Moody’s that currently has securities outstanding and (b) is not a special servicer that has been publicly cited by Moody’s as having servicing concerns as the sole or material factor in any qualification, downgrade or withdrawal of the ratings (or placement on “watch status” in contemplation of a rating downgrade or withdrawal) of securities rated by Moody’s in a CMBS transaction serviced by the applicable replacement special servicer prior to the time of determination, (vii) currently has a special servicer rating of at least “CSS3” from Fitch, and (viii) is not a special servicer that has been cited by KBRA as having servicing concerns as the sole or material factor in any qualification, downgrade or withdrawal of the ratings (or placement on “watch status” in contemplation of a rating downgrade or withdrawal) of securities in a transaction serviced by the applicable servicer prior to the time of determination.

 

Qualified Retained Interest Owner”: Any U.S. Tax Person that is:

 

(a)           an entity Controlled by, under common Control with or that Controls the Retained Interest Owner, or

 

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(b)           the trustee on behalf of the trust certificates issued pursuant to a master trust agreement involving a collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”) comprised of, or other securitization vehicle involving, assets deposited or transferred by the Retained Interest Owner and/or one or more Affiliates (whether with assets from others or not),provided that the securities issued in connection with such CDO or other securitization vehicle are rated by each of the Rating Agencies, or

 

(c)           one or more of the following:

 

(i)       an insurance company, bank, savings and loan association, investment bank, trust company, commercial credit corporation, pension plan, pension fund, pension fund advisory firm, mutual fund, real estate investment trust, governmental entity or plan, or

 

(ii)       an investment company, money management firm or a “qualified institutional buyer” within the meaning of Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501(a) (1), (2), (3) or (7) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or

 

(iii)      a Qualified Trustee in connection with (a) a securitization of, (b) the creation of a CDO secured by, or (c) a financing through an “owner trust” of, the Retained Interest or any interest therein (any of the foregoing, a “Securitization Vehicle”),provided that (1) one or more classes of securities issued by such Securitization Vehicle is initially rated at least investment grade by each of the Rating Agencies (it being understood that a Rating Agency Confirmation will not be required in connection with a transfer of the Retained Interest or any interest therein to such Securitization Vehicle); (2) in the case of a Securitization Vehicle that is not a CDO, the special servicer of such Securitization Vehicle (a) has a rating of “CSS3” by Fitch or is otherwise acceptable to Fitch, (b) is acting as special servicer for one or more loans included in a commercial mortgage loan securitization that was rated by Moody’s prior to the date of determination, and Moody’s has not downgraded or withdrawn the then-current rating on any class of commercial mortgage securities or placed any class of commercial mortgage securities on watch citing the continuation of such special servicer as special servicer of such commercial mortgage loans or is otherwise acceptable to Moody’s and (c) is currently acting as special servicer on a deal or transaction-level basis for all or a significant portion of the related mortgage loans in one or more other commercial mortgage-backed securitizations, and KBRA has not, with respect to any such other transactions, qualified, downgraded or withdrawn its rating or ratings on one or more classes of securities issued in such transactions, or is otherwise acceptable to KBRA and (d) and such special servicer is required to service and administer the Retained Interest or any interest therein in accordance with servicing arrangements for the assets held by the Securitization Vehicle which require that such Approved Servicer act in accordance with a servicing standard notwithstanding any contrary direction or instruction from any other Person; or (3) in the case of a Securitization Vehicle that is a CDO, the

 

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CDO Asset Manager and, if applicable, each Intervening Trust Vehicle that is not administered and managed by a CDO Asset Manager which is a Qualified Retained Interest Owner, are each a Qualified Retained Interest Owner under clauses (i), (ii), (iv) or (v) of this definition, or

 

(iv)      an investment fund, limited liability company, limited partnership or general partnership having capital and/or capital commitments of at least $250,000,000, in which (A) the Retained Interest Owner, (B) a person that is otherwise a Qualified Retained Interest Owner, under clause (i), (ii) or (v) (with respect to an institution substantially similar to the entities referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above), or (C) a Permitted Fund Manager, acts as a general partner, managing member, or the fund manager responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of such investment vehicle andprovided that at least 50% of the equity interests in such investment vehicle are owned, directly or indirectly, by one or more entities that are otherwise Qualified Retained Interest Owners (without regard to the capital surplus/equity and total asset requirements set forth below in the definition), or

 

(v)       an institution substantially similar to any of the foregoing, and

 

in the case of any entity referred to in clause (c)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv)(B) or (v) of this definition, (x) such entity has at least $200,000,000 in capital/statutory surplus or shareholders’ equity (except with respect to a pension advisory firm or similar fiduciary) and at least $600,000,000 in total assets (in name or under management), and (y) is regularly engaged in the business of making or owning commercial real estate loans (or interests therein) similar to the Mortgage Loan (or mezzanine loans with respect thereto) or owning or operating commercial real estate properties;provided that, in the case of the entity described in clause (iv)(B) above, the requirements of this clause (y) may be satisfied by a general partner, managing member, or the fund manager responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of such entity; or

 

(d)           any entity Controlled by any of the entities described in clause (b) above or approved by the Rating Agencies hereunder as a Qualified Retained Interest Owner for purposes of this Agreement, or as to which the Rating Agencies have stated they would not review such entity in connection with the subject transfer.

 

For purposes of this definition, “Control” means, the ownership, directly or indirectly, in the aggregate of more than fifty percent (50%) of the beneficial ownership interests of an entity and the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of an entity, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise and the terms “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing. For purposes of this definition, “Qualified Trustee” means any Person that is (i) a corporation, national bank, national banking association or a trust company, organized and doing business under the laws of any state or the United States of America, authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers and to accept the trust conferred, having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000 and subject to supervision or examination by federal or state authority and (ii) an institution whose long-term senior unsecured debt is rated at least “A” (or its equivalent) by each of the applicable Rating Agencies.

 

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Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan”: A substitute mortgage loan (other than with respect to the Whole Loans, for which no substitution will be permitted) replacing a removed Mortgage Loan that must, on the date of substitution: (i) have an outstanding principal balance, after application of all scheduled payments of principal and interest due during or prior to the month of substitution, whether or not received, not in excess of the Stated Principal Balance of the removed Mortgage Loan as of the Due Date in the calendar month during which the substitution occurs; (ii) have a Mortgage Rate not less than the Mortgage Rate of the removed Mortgage Loan (determined without regard to any prior modification, waiver or amendment of the terms of the removed Mortgage Loan); (iii) have the same Due Date as and Grace Period no longer than that of the removed Mortgage Loan; (iv) accrue interest on the same basis as the removed Mortgage Loan (for example, on the basis of a 360 day year consisting of twelve 30-day months); (v) have a remaining term to stated maturity not greater than, and not more than two (2) years less than, the remaining term to stated maturity of the removed Mortgage Loan; (vi) have a then-current loan-to-value ratio equal to or less than the lesser of the loan-to-value ratio for the removed Mortgage Loan as of the Closing Date and 75%, in each case using the “value” for the Mortgaged Property as determined using an Appraisal; (vii) comply (except in a manner that would not be adverse to the interests of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner) as of the date of substitution in all material respects with all of the representations and warranties set forth in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement; (viii) have an environmental report that indicates no material adverse environmental conditions with respect to the related Mortgaged Property and which will be delivered as a part of the related Mortgage File; (ix) have a then-current debt service coverage ratio at least equal to the greater of the original debt service coverage ratio of the removed Mortgage Loan as of the Closing Date and 1.25x; (x) constitute a “qualified replacement mortgage” within the meaning of Section 860G(a)(4) of the Code as evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel (provided at the Mortgage Loan Seller’s expense); (xi) not have a maturity date or an amortization period that extends to a date that is after the date two (2) years prior to the Rated Final Distribution Date; (xii) have comparable prepayment restrictions to those of the removed Mortgage Loan; (xiii) not be substituted for a removed Mortgage Loan unless the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator have received Rating Agency Confirmation from each Rating Agency (the cost, if any, of obtaining such Rating Agency Confirmation to be paid by the Mortgage Loan Seller); (xiv) have been approved, so long as a Control Termination Event has not occurred and is not continuing and the affected Mortgage Loan is not an applicable Excluded Loan, by the Directing Holder; (xv) prohibit defeasance within two (2) years of the Closing Date; (xvi) not be substituted for a removed Mortgage Loan if it would result in an Adverse REMIC Event or the imposition of tax on any of such REMICs or the issuing entity other than a tax on income expressly permitted or contemplated to be imposed by the terms of this Agreement, as determined by an Opinion of Counsel; (xvii) have an engineering report that indicates no material adverse property condition or deferred maintenance that will be delivered as a part of the related Servicing File; and (xviii) be current in the payment of all scheduled payments of principal and interest then due. In the event that more than one mortgage loan is substituted for a removed Mortgage Loan, then the amounts described inclause (i) shall be determined on the basis of aggregate Stated Principal Balances and each such proposed Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan shall individually satisfy each of the requirements specified inclauses (ii) through(xviii);provided that the rates described inclause (ii) above and the remaining term to stated maturity referred to inclause (v) above shall be determined on a weighted average basis;provided,further, that no individual Mortgage Rate

 

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(net of the Servicing Fee Rate, the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee Rate, the Operating Advisor Fee Rate and the Asset Representations Reviewer Fee Rate) shall be lower than the highest fixed Pass-Through Rate (and not based on, or subject to a cap equal to, the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate) of any class of Principal Balance Certificates having a Certificate Balance then outstanding. When a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan is substituted for a removed Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall certify that the Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan meets all of the requirements of the above definition and shall send such certification to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator and, prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, the Directing Holder.

 

Quorum”: In connection with any solicitation of votes in connection with the replacement of the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 7.01(d) (other than as a result of the replacement of the Special Servicer at the recommendation of the Operating Advisor), the holders of Voting Rights evidencing at least 75% of the aggregate Voting Rights (taking into account the application of Realized Losses and Retained Interest Realized Losses and, other than with respect to the termination of the Asset Representations Reviewer, the application of any Appraisal Reduction Amounts to notionally reduce the Certificate Balance of the Certificates or the Retained Interest Balance of the Retained Interest, as applicable) of all Principal Balance Certificates and the Retained Interest on an aggregate basis.

 

RAC No-Response Scenario”: As defined inSection 3.25(a).

 

RAC Requesting Party”: As defined inSection 3.25(a).

 

Rated Final Distribution Date”: As to each Class of Offered Certificates, the Distribution Date in May 2050.

 

Rating Agency”: Each of Moody’s, Fitch and KBRA or their successors in interest. If no such rating agency nor any successor thereof remains in existence, “Rating Agency” shall be deemed to refer to such nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Special Servicer and the Master Servicer, and specific ratings of Moody’s, Fitch and KBRA) herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Rating Agency Confirmation”: With respect to any matter, confirmation in writing (which may be in electronic form) by each applicable Rating Agency that a proposed action, failure to act or other event so specified will not, in and of itself, result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of the then-current rating assigned to any Class of Certificates (if then rated by the Rating Agency);provided that a written waiver or other acknowledgment from the Rating Agency indicating its decision not to review the matter for which the Rating Agency Confirmation is sought shall be deemed to satisfy the requirement for the Rating Agency Confirmation from each Rating Agency with respect to such matter.

 

Rating Agency Inquiry”: As defined inSection 4.07(c).

 

Rating Agency Q&A Forum and Document Request Tool”: As defined inSection 4.07(c).

 

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Realized Loss”: As defined inSection 4.04(a).

 

Record Date”: With respect to any Distribution Date, the last Business Day of the month immediately preceding the month in which Distribution Date occurs.

 

Regular Certificates”: Any of the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F, Class G, Class X-A, Class X-B and Class X-D Certificates.

 

Regulation AB”: Subpart 229.1100 – Asset Backed Securities (Regulation AB), 17 C.F.R. §§ 229.1100-229.1125, as such may be amended from time to time, and subject to such clarification and interpretation as have been provided by the Commission or by the staff of the Commission, or as may be provided by the Commission or its staff from time to time.

 

Regulation AB Companion Loan Securitization”: As defined inSection 11.15(a).

 

Regulation AB Servicing Officer”: Any officer or employee of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, involved in, or responsible for, the administration and servicing of the Mortgage Loans or Companion Loans, or this Agreement and also, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer’s or employee’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject, and, in the case of any certification required to be signed by a Servicing Officer, such an officer or employee whose name and specimen signature appears on a list of servicing officers furnished to the Trustee and/or the Certificate Administrator by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, as such list may from time to time be amended.

 

Regulation D”: Regulation D under the Act.

 

Regulation S”: Regulation S under the Act.

 

Regulation S Book-Entry Certificates”: The Non-Registered Certificates sold to institutions that are non-United States Securities Persons in Offshore Transactions in reliance on Regulation S and represented by one or more Book-Entry Non-Registered Certificates deposited with the Certificate Administrator as custodian for the Depository.

 

Reimbursement Rate”: The rateper annum applicable to the accrual of interest on Property Protection Advances in accordance withSection 3.03(d) and P&I Advances in accordance withSection 4.03(d), which rateper annum shall equal the Prime Rate.

 

Related Certificates” and “Related Lower-Tier Regular Interests”: For each of the following Classes of Certificates or the Retained Interest, the related Class of Lower-Tier Regular Interests, as applicable; and for the following Classes of Lower-Tier Regular Interests, the related Class of Certificates or the Retained Interest set forth below:

 

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Related Certificates or Retained
Interest 

Related
Lower-Tier Regular Interest 

Class A-1 CertificatesClass LA1 Uncertificated Interest
Class A-2 CertificatesClass LA2 Uncertificated Interest
Class A-3 CertificatesClass LA3 Uncertificated Interest
Class A-AB CertificatesClass LAAB Uncertificated Interest
Class A-S CertificatesClass LAS Uncertificated Interest
Class B CertificatesClass LB Uncertificated Interest
Class C CertificatesClass LC Uncertificated Interest
Class D CertificatesClass LD Uncertificated Interest
Class E CertificatesClass LE Uncertificated Interest
Class F CertificatesClass LF Uncertificated Interest
Class G CertificatesClass LG Uncertificated Interest
Retained InterestLRI Uncertificated Interest

 

Relevant Servicing Criteria”: The Servicing Criteria applicable to a specific party, as set forth onExhibit AA attached hereto. For clarification purposes, multiple parties can have responsibility for the same Relevant Servicing Criteria. With respect to a Servicing Function Participant engaged by the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, the term “Relevant Servicing Criteria” may refer to a portion of the Relevant Servicing Criteria applicable to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee and/or the Certificate Administrator.

 

REMIC”: A “real estate mortgage investment conduit” as defined in Section 860D of the Code (or any successor thereto).

 

REMIC Administrator”: The Certificate Administrator or any REMIC administrator appointed pursuant toSection 10.04.

 

REMIC Provisions”: Provisions of the federal income tax law relating to real estate mortgage investment conduits, which appear at Sections 860A through 860G of subchapter M of chapter 1 of the Code, and related provisions, and temporary and final Treasury Regulations (or proposed regulations that would apply by reason of their proposed effective date to the extent not inconsistent with temporary or final regulations) and any rulings or announcements promulgated thereunder, as the foregoing may be in effect from time to time.

 

Rents from Real Property”: With respect to any REO Property, gross income of the character described in Section 856(d) of the Code.

 

REO Account”: A segregated custodial account or accounts created and maintained by with respect to each of the Mortgage Loans, the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.14(b) on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, for the benefit of the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, which shall initially be entitled “Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage

 

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Securities Trust 2017-GS6, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, and the Retained Interest Owner, REO Account”.

 

REO Acquisition”: The acquisition for federal income tax purposes of any REO Property pursuant toSection 3.09.

 

REO Disposition”: The sale or other disposition of the REO Property pursuant toSection 3.16.

 

REO Extension”: As defined inSection 3.14(a).

 

REO Loan”: Each of the Mortgage Loans (and, with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, the related Companion Loan), deemed for purposes hereof to be outstanding with respect to each REO Property. Each REO Loan shall be deemed to be outstanding for so long as the applicable portion of the related REO Property (or beneficial interest therein, in the case of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) remains part of the Trust Fund and provides for Assumed Scheduled Payments on each Due Date therefor, and otherwise has the same terms and conditions as its predecessor Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable, including, without limitation, with respect to the calculation of the Mortgage Rate in effect from time to time (such terms and conditions to be applied without regard to the default on such predecessor Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable). Each REO Loan shall be deemed to have an initial outstanding principal balance and Stated Principal Balance equal to the outstanding principal balance and Stated Principal Balance, respectively, of its predecessor Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable, as of the date of the related REO Acquisition. All amounts due and owing in respect of the predecessor Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable, as of the date of the related REO Acquisition, including, without limitation, accrued and unpaid interest, shall continue to be due and owing in respect of an REO Loan. All amounts payable or reimbursable to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee, as applicable, in respect of the predecessor Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, if applicable, as of the date of the related REO Acquisition, including, without limitation, any unpaid Special Servicing Fees and Servicing Fees, additional Trust Fund expenses and any unreimbursed Advances, together with any interest accrued and payable to the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, in respect of such Advances in accordance withSection 3.03(d) orSection 4.03(d), shall continue to be payable or reimbursable to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer, the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee, as applicable, in respect of an REO Loan. In addition, Unliquidated Advances and Nonrecoverable Advances with respect to such REO Loan, in each case, that were paid from collections on the related Mortgage Loans and resulted in principal distributed to the Certificateholders or the Retained Interest Owner being reduced as a result of the first proviso in the definition of “Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount” shall be deemed outstanding until recovered. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, with respect to each Serviced Whole Loan, no amounts relating to the related REO Property or REO Loan allocable to the related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, will be available for amounts due to the Certificateholders or to reimburse the Trust, other than in the limited circumstances related to Property Protection Advances, indemnification payments, Special Servicing Fees and other reimbursable expenses related to such Serviced Whole Loan

 

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incurred with respect to such Serviced Whole Loan, in accordance withSection 3.05(a), or with respect to an AB Subordinate Companion Loan, as set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

REO Property”: A Mortgaged Property acquired by the Special Servicer on behalf of, and in the name of, the Trustee or a nominee thereof for the benefit of the Certificateholders (and the related Companion Holder, subject to the related Co-Lender Agreement, with respect to a Mortgaged Property securing a Serviced Whole Loan) and the Retained Interest Owner to the extent set forth herein and the Trustee (as holder of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests) (and also including, if applicable, the Trust’s beneficial interest in a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property acquired by the applicable Non-Serviced Special Servicer on behalf of, and in the name of, the applicable Non-Serviced Trustee or a nominee thereof for the benefit of the certificateholders under the applicable Non-Serviced Trust) through foreclosure, acceptance of a deed in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise in accordance with applicable law in connection with the default or imminent default of a Mortgage Loan. References herein to the Special Servicer acquiring, maintaining, managing, inspecting, insuring, selling or reporting or to Appraisal Reduction Amounts and Final Recovery Determinations with respect to an “REO Property”, shall not include the Trust’s beneficial interest in a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property. For the avoidance of doubt, REO Property, to the extent allocable to a Companion Loan, shall not be an asset of the Trust Fund or any Trust REMIC.

 

REO Revenues”: All income, rents and profits derived from the ownership, operation or leasing of any REO Property.

 

Reportable Event”: As defined inSection 11.07.

 

Reporting Requirements”: As defined inSection 11.12.

 

Reporting Servicer”: The Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Operating Advisor, the Custodian or any Servicing Function Participant engaged by such parties, as the case may be.

 

Repurchase Communication”: For purposes ofSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement only, any communication, whether oral or written, which need not be in any specific form.

 

Repurchase Request”: As defined inSection 2.03(i).

 

Repurchase Request Rejection:” As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Repurchase Request Withdrawal”: As defined inSection 2.03(b) of this Agreement.

 

Request for Release”: A release signed by a Servicing Officer of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, in the form ofExhibit E attached hereto.

 

Requesting Holder”: As defined inSection 2.03(j)(iii).

 

Requesting Holders”: As defined inSection 4.05(b).

 

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Required Third Party Purchaser Retention Amount”: $61,941,308 of the Certificate Balance of the HRR Certificates.

 

Residual Ownership Interest”: Any record or beneficial interest in the Class R Certificates.

 

Resolution Failure”: As defined inSection 2.03(i)(iii).

 

Resolved”: With respect to a Repurchase Request, that (i) the related Material Defect has been cured, (ii) the related Mortgage Loan has been repurchased in accordance with the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, (iii) a mortgage loan has been substituted for the related Mortgage Loan in accordance with the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, (iv) the Mortgage Loan Seller has made the Loss of Value Payment, (v) a contractually binding agreement entered into between the Enforcing Servicer, on behalf of the Trust, and the Mortgage Loan Seller that settles the Mortgage Loan Seller’s obligations under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, or (vi) the related Mortgage Loan is no longer property of the Trust as a result of a sale or other disposition in accordance with this Agreement.

 

Responsible Officer”: When used with respect to (i) the Trustee, any officer of the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee with direct responsibility for the administration of this Agreement and, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject and (ii) the Certificate Administrator, any officer assigned to the Corporate Trust Services group with direct responsibility for the administration of this Agreement and, with respect to a particular matter, any other officer to whom a particular matter is referred by the Certificate Administrator because of such officer’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject.

 

Restricted Mezzanine Holder”: A holder of a related mezzanine loan that has been accelerated or as to which the mezzanine lender has initiated foreclosure proceedings or enforcement proceedings against the equity collateral pledged to secure such mezzanine loan.

 

Restricted Period”: The 40-day period prescribed by Regulation S commencing on the later of (a) the date upon which Certificates are first offered to Persons other than the Initial Purchasers or Underwriters and any other distributor (as such term is defined in Regulation S) of the Certificates and (b) the Closing Date.

 

Retained Interest”: An uncertificated interest in the Trust representing the right to receive the Retained Interest Percentage of all amounts collected on the Mortgage Loans, net of all expenses of the Trust, and distributable on each Distribution Date to Holders of Certificates (other than to the Class R Certificates) and to the Retained Interest Owner (i.e., representing the right to receive the Risk Retention Allocation Percentage of all amounts distributable on each Distribution Date to the Regular Certificateholders). The Retained Interest evidences a “regular interest” in the Upper-Tier REMIC for purposes of the REMIC Provisions. For the avoidance of doubt, the parties hereto agree not to treat the Retained Interest as a security under applicable law.

 

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Retained Interest Available Funds”: With respect to any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Retained Interest Percentage of the Available Funds for such Distribution Date and (ii) the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Remittance Amount.

 

Retained Interest Balance”: With respect to the Retained Interest (i) on or prior to the first Distribution Date, an amount equal to the Original Retained Interest Balance as specified in the Preliminary Statement hereto and (ii) as of any date of determination after the first Distribution Date, the Retained Interest Balance on the Distribution Date immediately prior to such date of determination (determined as adjusted pursuant toSection 1.02(iii)) after giving effect to (a) any distributions made on such Distribution Date pursuant toSection 4.01(a)(i),(ii) and(iii), (b) any Retained Interest Realized Losses allocated to the Retained Interest on such Distribution Date, and (c) any recoveries on the Mortgage Loans of Nonrecoverable Advances (plus interest on such Nonrecoverable Advances) that were previously reimbursed from principal collections on the related Mortgage Loans, that resulted in a reduction of the Retained Interest Principal Distribution Amount, which recoveries are allocated to the Retained Interest and added to the Retained Interest Balance.

 

Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Remittance Amount”: For each Distribution Date, the lesser of (i) the amount on deposit in the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account on such Distribution Date, and (ii) the amount distributable from the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account pursuant toSection 4.01(g)(ii).

 

Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account”: A custodial account or accounts (or subaccount of the Distribution Account) created and maintained by the Certificate Administrator, pursuant toSection 3.04(e) on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Retained Interest Owner, which shall be entitled “Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Certificate Administrator, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the Retained Interest Owner under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement for the GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS6, Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account”. Any such account shall be an Eligible Account or a subaccount of an Eligible Account.

 

Retained Interest Distribution Amount”: With respect to the Retained Interest for any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the product of (A) the Risk Retention Allocation Percentage and (B) the aggregate amount of interest distributed to Certificateholders pursuant toSection 4.01(b)(i),(iv),(vii),(x),(xiii),(xvi),(xix) and(xxii)on such Distribution Date.

 

Retained Interest Owner”: The Person who owns the Retained Interest, as identified to the Certificate Administrator in writing. At any time, there shall be only one Retained Interest Owner. Goldman Sachs Bank USA, a NY state-chartered bank, is the Retained Interest Owner as of the Closing Date. Until it receives notice to the contrary in the form of bothExhibit D-3 andExhibit D-4 hereto pursuant toSection 5.03(r), the Certificate Administrator shall be entitled to rely on the preceding sentence with respect to the identity of the Retained Interest Owner and, thereafter, the Certificate Administrator shall be entitled to rely on the most recent notification in the form of notice of the new owner and submission of bothExhibit D-3 andExhibit D-4 hereto pursuant toSection 5.03(r) with respect to the identity of the Retained Interest Owner.

 

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Retained Interest Percentage”: 2.52%.

 

Retained Interest Principal Distribution Amount”: With respect to the Retained Interest for any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the product of (A) the Risk Retention Allocation Percentage and (B) the aggregate amount of principal distributed to the Certificateholders pursuant toSection 4.01(b)(ii),(v),(viii),(xi),(xiv),(xvii),(xx) and(xxiii) on such Distribution Date.

 

Retained Interest Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to the Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate for such Distribution Date.

 

Retained Interest Realized Loss”: With respect to any Distribution Date, the amount, if any, by which (i) the product of (A) the Retained Interest Percentage and (B) the aggregate Stated Principal Balance (for purposes of this definition only, not giving effect to any reductions of the Stated Principal Balance for payments of principal collected on the Mortgage Loans that were used to reimburse any Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts pursuant toSection 3.05(a)(v) to the extent such Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts are not otherwise determined to be Nonrecoverable Advances) of the Mortgage Loans and any REO Loans (excluding any portion allocable to any related Companion Loan, if applicable) expected to be outstanding immediately following such Distribution Date, is less than (ii) the Retained Interest Balance after giving effect to distributions of principal on such Distribution Date.

 

Retained Interest Realized Loss Interest Distribution Amount”: With respect to the Retained Interest for any Distribution Date, an amount equal to the product of (A) the Risk Retention Allocation Percentage and (B) the aggregate amount of interest on reimbursed Realized Losses distributed to the Certificatholders pursuant toSection 4.01(b)(iii),(vi),(ix),(xii),(xv),(xviii),(xxi) and(xxiv) on such Distribution Date.

 

Retained Interest Transfer Restriction Period”: The period from the Closing Date to the earlier of:

 

(a)       the latest of (i) the date on which the aggregate unpaid principal balance of all outstanding Mortgage Loans has been reduced to 33.0% of the aggregate Cut-off Date Balance of the Mortgage Loans; (ii) the date on which the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Principal Balance Certificates has been reduced to 33.0% of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Principal Balance Certificates as of the Cut-off Date; and (iii) two years after the Closing Date, and

 

(b)       such time as when the Risk Retention Rule ceases to require the retention of risk with respect to the securitization of the Mortgage Loans contemplated by this Agreement, resulting from the repeal, amendment or modification of all or any portion of the Risk Retention Rule.

 

Review Materials”: As defined inSection 12.01(b).

 

Review Package”: A Rating Agency Confirmation request and any supporting documentation delivered therewith.

 

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Risk Retention Affiliate” or “Risk Retention Affiliated”: An “affiliate of” or “affiliatedwith”, as such terms are defined in 12 C.F.R. 244.2 of the Risk Retention Rule.

 

Risk Retention Allocation Percentage”: A fraction, expressed as a percentage, equal to the Retained Interest Percentage divided by the Non-Retained Interest Percentage.

 

Risk Retention Consultation Party”: The Risk Retention Consultation Party shall be the party selected by the Retained Interest Owner from time to time. The Depositor shall promptly provide the name and contact information for the initial Risk Retention Consultation Party upon request of any party to this Agreement and any such requesting party may conclusively rely on the name and contact information provided by the Depositor. The Certificate Administrator and the other parties hereto shall be entitled to assume that the identity of the Risk Retention Consultation Party has not changed until such parties receive written notice of (including the identity and contact information for) a replacement of the Risk Retention Consultation Party from the Retained Interest Owner (as confirmed by the Certificate Registrar). The initial Risk Retention Consultation Party shall be Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company, a New York limited partnership.

 

Risk Retention Rule”: shall mean the final rule that was promulgated to implement the credit risk retention requirements under Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as added by Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (79 F.R. 77601; pages 77740-77766), as such rule may be amended from time to time, and subject to such clarification and interpretation as have been provided by the Department of Treasury, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the adopting release (79 F.R. 77601et seq.) or by the staff of any such agency, or as may be provided by any such agency or its staff from time to time, in each case, as effective from time to time.

 

Rule 144A”: Rule 144A under the Act.

 

Rule 144A Book-Entry Certificate”: With respect to the Non-Registered Certificates offered and sold in reliance on Rule 144A, a single, permanent Book-Entry Certificate, in definitive, fully registered form without interest coupons.

 

S&P”: S&P Global Ratings acting through Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, and its successors in interest. If neither S&P nor any successor remains in existence, “S&P” shall be deemed to refer to such other nationally recognized statistical rating agency or other comparable Person reasonably designated by the Depositor, notice of which designation shall be given to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Directing Holder and the Special Servicer and specific ratings of S&P herein referenced shall be deemed to refer to the equivalent ratings of the party so designated.

 

Sarbanes-Oxley Act”: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder (including any interpretations thereof by the Commission’s staff).

 

Sarbanes-Oxley Certification”: As defined inSection 11.05(a)(iv).

 

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Schedule AL Additional File”: The data file containing additional information or schedules regarding data points in the CREFC® Schedule AL File in accordance with Item 1111(h)(4) of Regulation AB and Item 601(b)(103) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act.

 

Scheduled Principal Distribution Amount”: With respect to any Distribution Date and the Mortgage Loans, the aggregate of the principal portions of the following: (a) all Periodic Payments (excluding Balloon Payments) with respect to the Mortgage Loans due during or, if and to the extent not previously received or advanced pursuant toSection 4.03 and distributed to Certificateholders on a preceding Distribution Date, prior to the related Collection Period and all Assumed Scheduled Payments with respect to the Mortgage Loans for the related Collection Period, in each case to the extent either (i) paid by the related Mortgagor as of the related Determination Date (or, with respect to each Mortgage Loan with a Due Date occurring or a Grace Period ending after the related Determination Date, the related Due Date or last day of such Grace Period, as applicable, to the extent received by the Master Servicer as of the Business Day preceding the related Master Servicer Remittance Date) or (ii) advanced by the Master Servicer or the Trustee, as applicable, pursuant toSection 4.03, and (b) all Balloon Payments with respect to the Mortgage Loans to the extent received on or prior to the related Determination Date (or, with respect to each Mortgage Loan with a Due Date occurring, or a Grace Period ending, after the related Determination Date, the related Due Date or, last day of such Grace Period, as applicable, to the extent received by the Master Servicer as of the Business Day preceding the related Master Servicer Remittance Date), and to the extent not included inclause (a) above.

 

Secure Data Room”: The tab, which shall initially be located within the Certificate Administrator’s Website (initially “www.ctslink.com”), under the “Secure Data” tab on the page relating to this transaction.

 

Securities Act”: The Securities Act of 1933, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

Senior Certificate”: Any Class A Certificate (other than the Class A-S Certificates) or Class X Certificate (other than the Class X-D Certificates).

 

Service(s)” or “Servicing”: In accordance with Regulation AB, the act of servicing and administering the Mortgage Loans or any other assets of the Trust by an entity (other than the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee) that meets the definition of “servicer” set forth in Item 1101 of Regulation AB and is subject to the disclosure requirements set forth in Item 1108 of Regulation AB. For clarification purposes, any uncapitalized occurrence of this term shall have the meaning commonly understood by participants in the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

 

Serviced AB Whole Loan”: The 1999 Avenue of the Stars is a Serviced AB Whole Loan related to the Trust.

 

Serviced Companion Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, the CH2M Global

 

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Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan and any AB Subordinate Companion Loan related to a Serviced AB Whole Loan, as applicable.

 

Serviced Companion Loan Securities”: Any class of securities backed, wholly or partially, by any Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

Serviced Companion Noteholder”: Each of the holders of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan and any AB Subordinate Companion Loan related to a Serviced AB Whole Loan, as applicable.

 

Serviced Mortgage Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan.

 

Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

Serviced Pari Passu Companion Noteholder”: Each of the holders of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loan.

 

Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Mortgage Loan, the Pentagon Center Mortgage Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Mortgage Loan, as applicable.

 

Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, the Pentagon Center Whole Loan and the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan, as applicable.

 

Serviced REO Loan”: Any REO Loan that is serviced by the Special Servicer pursuant to this Agreement.

 

“Serviced REO Property”: Any REO Property that is serviced by the Special Servicer pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Serviced Securitized Companion Loan”: Any Companion Loan that is a component of a Serviced Whole Loan, if and for so long as each such Companion Loan is included in a Regulation AB Companion Loan Securitization.

 

Serviced Subordinate Companion Loan”: The 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

Serviced Whole Loan”: Each of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan and the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, as applicable.

 

Serviced Whole Loan Controlling Holder”: The “Controlling Noteholder” or similar term identified in the Co-Lender Agreement related to a Serviced Whole Loan.

 

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Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account”: With respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, the separate account created and maintained by the Companion Paying Agent pursuant toSection 3.04(b) and held on behalf of the Companion Holders, which shall be entitled “Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Companion Paying Agent, for the benefit of the Companion Holders of the Companion Loans, relating to the GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account”. The Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account shall not be an asset of the Trust or any Trust REMIC, but instead shall be held by the Companion Paying Agent on behalf of the Companion Holders. Any such account shall be an Eligible Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Master Servicer and the Companion Paying Agent are the same entity, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account may be the subaccount referenced in the second paragraph ofSection 3.04(b).

 

Serviced Whole Loan Remittance Date”: With respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, (x) prior to contribution of such Serviced Companion Loan to an Other Securitization, a date as set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement (or if no such date is specified, the Master Servicer Remittance Date) and (y) following contribution of such Serviced Companion Loan to an Other Securitization, the earlier of (A) Master Servicer Remittance Date or (B) the Business Day immediately succeeding the “determination date” set forth in the related Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement, or such earlier date as required by the related Co-Lender Agreement; provided, however, that unless otherwise required under the related Co-Lender Agreement, no remittance is required to be made until two (2) Business Days after receipt of properly identified funds constituting the related Periodic Payment with respect to the related Serviced Whole Loan.

 

Servicer Termination Event”: One or more of the events described inSection 7.01(a).

 

Servicing Account”: The account or accounts created and maintained pursuant toSection 3.03(a).

 

Servicing Criteria”: The criteria set forth in paragraph (d) of Item 1122 of Regulation AB as such may be amended from time to time and which as of the Closing Date are listed onExhibit AA hereto.

 

Servicing Fee”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan (including the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans), Serviced Companion Loan and any REO Loan, the fee payable to the Master Servicer pursuant to the first paragraph ofSection 3.11(a).

 

Servicing Fee Rate”: With respect to each Mortgage Loan (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and REO Loan, aper annumrate equal to the sum of the rates set forth on the Mortgage Loan Schedule under the headings “Servicing Fee Rate (%)” and “Subservicing Fee Rate (%)”, in each case computed on the basis of the Stated Principal Balance of the related Mortgage Loan or REO Loan in the same manner in which interest is calculated in respect of such loans. With respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, the “Servicing Fee Rate” shall be aper annum rate equal to 0.0025% and with respect to the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Subordinate Companion Loan, the “Servicing Fee Rate” shall be aper

 

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annum rate equal to 0.005%. With respect to the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, the “Servicing Fee Rate” shall be aper annum rate equal to 0.0025%. With respect to the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loans, the “Servicing Fee Rate” shall be aper annum rate equal to 0.0125%.

 

Servicing File”: A photocopy of all items required to be included in the Mortgage File, together with each of the following, to the extent such items were actually delivered to the Mortgage Loan Seller, with respect to a Mortgage Loan and (to the extent that the identified documents existed on or before the Closing Date and the applicable reference to Servicing File relates to any period after the Closing Date) delivered by the Mortgage Loan Seller, to the Master Servicer: (i) a copy of any engineering reports or property condition reports; (ii) other than with respect to a hospitality property (except with respect to tenanted commercial space within a hospitality property), copies of a rent roll and, for any office, retail, industrial or warehouse property, a copy of all leases and estoppels and subordination and non-disturbance agreements delivered to the Mortgage Loan Seller; (iii) copies of related financial statements or operating statements; (iv) all legal opinions (excluding attorney-client communications between the Mortgage Loan Seller, and its counsel that are privileged communications or constitute legal or other due diligence analyses), Mortgagor’s certificates and certificates of hazard insurance and/or hazard insurance policies or other applicable insurance policies, if any, delivered in connection with the closing of the related Mortgage Loan; (v) a copy of the Appraisal for the related Mortgaged Property(ies); (vi) the documents that were delivered by or on behalf of the Mortgagor, which documents were required to be delivered in connection with the closing of the related Mortgage Loan; (vii) for any Mortgage Loan that the related Mortgaged Property is leased to a single tenant, a copy of the lease; and (viii) a copy of all environmental reports that were received by the Mortgage Loan Seller, relating to the relevant Mortgaged Property.

 

Servicing Function Participant”: Any Additional Servicer, Sub-Servicer, Subcontractor or any other Person, other than the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Operating Advisor and the Certificate Administrator, that is performing activities that address the Servicing Criteria, unless (i) such Person’s activities relate only to 5% or less of the Mortgage Loans by unpaid principal balance as of any date of determination in accordance withArticle XI or (ii) the Depositor reasonably determines that a Master Servicer or the Special Servicer may, for the purposes of the Exchange Act reporting requirements pursuant to applicable Commission guidance, take responsibility for the assessment of compliance with the Servicing Criteria of such Person. The Servicing Function Participants as of the Closing Date are listed onExhibit GG hereto.Exhibit GG shall be updated and provided to the Depositor and the Certificate Administrator in accordance withSection 11.10(c).

 

Servicing Officer”: Any officer and/or employee of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or any Additional Servicer involved in, or responsible for, the administration and servicing of the Mortgage Loans or Serviced Companion Loans, whose name and specimen signature appear on a list of servicing officers furnished by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or any Additional Servicer to the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Operating Advisor and the Depositor on the Closing Date as such list may be amended from time to time thereafter.

 

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Servicing Retained Fee Rate”: An amount equal to 0.0025%per annumwith respect to each Mortgage Loan.

 

Servicing Standard”: As defined inSection 3.01(a).

 

Servicing Transfer Event”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Companion Loan, the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

(i)          (A) with respect to a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan that is not a Balloon Mortgage Loan, (1) a payment default shall have occurred at its original Maturity Date, or (2) if the original Maturity Date of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan has been extended as provided herein, a payment default shall have occurred at such extended Maturity Date; or (B) with respect to each Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan that is a Balloon Mortgage Loan, the Balloon Payment is delinquent and the related Mortgagor has not provided the Master Servicer (and the Master Servicer shall promptly forward a copy of such document to the Special Servicer), within sixty (60) days after the related Maturity Date, with a written and fully executed (subject only to customary final closing conditions) commitment, letter of intent or otherwise binding application for refinancing or similar document that is in each case, binding upon an acceptable lender or signed purchase agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Master Servicer (and the Master Servicer shall promptly forward a copy of such document to the Special Servicer), which provides that such refinancing or purchase will occur within one hundred-twenty (120) days of such related Maturity Date,providedthat the Mortgage Loan and any related Serviced Companion Loan, will become a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan immediately if the related Mortgagor fails to diligently pursue such financing or to pay any Assumed Scheduled Payment on the related Due Date (subject to any applicable Grace Period) at any time before the refinancing or, if such refinancing does not occur, the related Mortgage Loan and any related Serviced Companion Loan, will become a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan at the end of such 120-day period (or for such shorter period beyond the date on which that Balloon Payment was due within which the refinancing is scheduled to occur pursuant to the commitment for refinancing or on which such commitment terminates); or

 

(ii)         the Master Servicer, makes a judgment that a payment default is imminent or reasonably foreseeable and is not likely to be cured by the related Mortgagor within thirty (30) days; or

 

(iii)        the Master Servicer, determines that (i) a default (other than as described inclause (ii) above) under a Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan is imminent or reasonably foreseeable, (ii) such default will materially impair the value of the corresponding Mortgaged Property as security for the Mortgage Loan and related Serviced Companion Loan (if any) or otherwise materially adversely affect the interests of Certificateholders and the

 

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Retained Interest Owner (and, with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, the interests of the related Serviced Companion Noteholder), as a collective whole (taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of any Serviced Companion Loans), and (iii) the default will continue unremedied for the applicable cure period under the terms of the Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, or, if no cure period is specified and the default is capable of being cured, for thirty (30) days (provided that such 30-day grace period does not apply to a default that gives rise to immediate acceleration without application of a grace period under the terms of the Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable;provided that, any determination that a Servicing Transfer Event has occurred under thisclause (iii) with respect to any Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan solely by reason of the failure (or imminent failure) of the related Mortgagor to maintain or cause to be maintained insurance coverage against damages or losses arising from acts of terrorism may only be made by the Master Servicer (and with respect to any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan, prior to the occurrence and continuance of any Control Termination Event, with the consent of the Directing Holder)); or

 

(iv)        any Periodic Payment is more than sixty (60) days delinquent; or

 

(v)         a decree or order of a court or agency or supervisory authority having jurisdiction in the premises in an involuntary case under any present or future federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or the appointment of a conservator, receiver or liquidator in any insolvency, readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and liabilities or similar proceedings, or for the winding-up or liquidation of its affairs, is entered against the related Mortgagor and such decree or order shall have remained in force and it has not been stayed or discharged or dismissed within 60 days (or a shorter period if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer (and, in the case of the Special Servicer, with the consent of the Controlling Class Representative, unless a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing) determines in accordance with the Servicing Standard that the circumstances warrant that the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan (or REO Loan) be transferred to special servicing); or

 

(vi)       the related Mortgagor shall consent to the appointment of a conservator or receiver or liquidator in any insolvency, readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and liabilities or similar proceedings of or relating to such Mortgagor or of or relating to all or substantially all of its property; or

 

(vii)       the related Mortgagor shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, file a petition to take advantage of any applicable insolvency or reorganization statute, make an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or voluntarily suspend payment of its obligations; or

 

(viii)      a default of which the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, has notice (other than a failure by such Mortgagor to pay principal or

 

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interest) and which the Master Servicer determines in its good faith reasonable judgment may materially and adversely affect the interests of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner (and, with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, the interests of the related Serviced Companion Noteholder), as a collective whole (taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of any Serviced Companion Loans), if applicable, has occurred and remained unremedied for the applicable Grace Period specified in the related Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan documents, other than the failure to maintain terrorism insurance if such failure constitutes an Acceptable Insurance Default (or if no Grace Period is specified for those defaults which are capable of cure, thirty (30) days); or

 

(ix)        the Master Servicer or Special Servicer has received notice of the commencement of foreclosure or foreclosure or proposed foreclosure or similar proceedings of any lien other than the Mortgage on the related Mortgaged Property;

 

providedthat any Mortgage Loan (excluding any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) that is cross-collateralized with a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan shall be a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan so long as such Mortgage Loan is cross-collateralized with a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. If any Serviced Companion Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related Serviced Mortgage Loan shall also become a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. If any Serviced Mortgage Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related Serviced Companion Loan shall also become a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. With respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the occurrence of a “Servicing Transfer Event” shall be as defined in the Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

Significant Obligor”: As defined inSection 11.16.

 

Significant Obligor NOI Quarterly Filing Deadline”: With respect to each calendar quarter (other than the fourth calendar quarter of any calendar year), the date that is fifteen (15) days after the Relevant Distribution Date occurring on or immediately following the date on which financial statements for such calendar quarter are required to be delivered to the related lender under the related Mortgage Loan documents. The Depositor, the Master Servicer and the Certificate Administrator acknowledge that in the event the Mortgaged Property securing the related Serviced Companion Loan is a “significant obligor” (within the meaning of Item 1101(k) of Regulation AB) with respect to an Other Securitization that includes such Serviced Companion Loan, the date on which quarterly financial statements are required to be delivered to the related lender under the related Mortgage Loan documents is, with respect to net operating income information, for (A) the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Pari Passu Companion Loans, 45 days following the end of each fiscal quarter, (B) the Pentagon Center Pari Passu Companion Loans, 45 days following the end of each fiscal quarter and (C) the CH2M Global Headquarters Pari Passu Companion Loans, 60 days following the end of each fiscal quarter, in each case, subject to the terms of the related loan agreement;provided that, as provided under the related loan agreement, the Master Servicer shall request the related Mortgagor to provide such information in a timely manner as may be required to meet all filing requirements under Regulation AB.

 

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Significant Obligor NOI Yearly Filing Deadline”: With respect to each calendar year, the date that is the 90th day after the end of such calendar year.

 

Similar Law”: As defined inSection 5.03(m).

 

Sole Owner”: Any Certificate Owner, or Certificate Owners acting in unanimity, of a Book-Entry Certificate or a Holder of a Definitive Certificate holding 100% of the then outstanding Class E, Class F and Class G Certificates, and the Retained Interest Owner;provided,however, that the Class A-1, Class A-2, Class A-3, Class A-AB, Class A-S, Class B, Class C and Class D Certificates have been retired and the Notional Amounts of the Class X-A, Class X-B, Class X-D Certificates have been reduced to zero.

 

Special Notice”: As defined inSection 5.06.

 

Special Servicer”: Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, a national banking association, and its successors-in-interest, or any successor special servicer appointed as provided herein (including with respect to any Excluded Special Servicer Loan, if any, the related Excluded Special Servicer appointed pursuant toSection 7.01(g) of this Agreement, as applicable and as the context may require).

 

Special Servicer Major Decision”: Any Major Decision under clauses (i) through (xi) and clauses (xviii) through (xxii) of the definition of “Major Decision.”

 

Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”: Collectively:

 

(a)       approving any waiver regarding the receipt of financial statements (other than immaterial timing waivers);

 

(b)       agreeing to any modification, waiver, consent or amendment of the related Mortgage Loan (other than Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) or Serviced Whole Loan in connection with a defeasance if such proposed modification, waiver, consent or amendment is with respect to (i) a waiver of a Mortgage Loan event of default (but excluding non-monetary events of default other than defaults relating to transfers of interests in the Mortgagor the existing collateral or material modifications of the existing collateral), (ii) a modification of the type of defeasance collateral required under the related Mortgage Loan documents such that defeasance collateral other than direct, non-callable obligations of the United States of America would be permitted or (iii) a modification that would permit a principal prepayment instead of defeasance if the related Mortgage Loan documents do not otherwise permit such principal prepayment;provided that the foregoing is not otherwise a Major Decision or another Special Servicer Non-Major Decision;

 

(c)       any requests for the funding or disbursement of amounts from any escrow accounts, reserve funds or letters of credit held as “performance”, “earn-out”, “holdback” or similar escrows or reserves with respect to any of the Mortgage Loans or Serviced Whole Loans, but excluding (subject to clause (f) below), as to Mortgage Loans or Serviced Whole Loans which are non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, (A) any routine and/or customary escrow and reserve fundings or disbursements for which the

 

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satisfaction of performance-related criteria or lender discretion is not required or permitted pursuant to the terms of the related loan documents, (B) any request with respect to a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan that is a non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan for the funding or disbursement of ordinary course impounds, repair and replacement reserves, lender approved budget and operating expenses, and tenant improvements pursuant to an approved lease, each in accordance with the loan documents or (C) any other funding or disbursement as mutually agreed upon by the Master Servicer and Special Servicer;

 

(d)       any requests for the funding or disbursement of amounts from any escrow accounts, reserve funds or letters of credit in the case of certain Mortgage Loans whose escrows, reserves, holdbacks and related letters of credit exceed, in the aggregate (but excluding tax and insurance escrows), at the related origination date, 10% of the initial principal balance of such Mortgage Loan (which Mortgage Loans are identified on Schedule 3 to this Agreement), except for the routine funding of tax payments and insurance premiums when due and payable (provided the Mortgage Loan is not a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan;provided, that the foregoing is not otherwise a Major Decision);

 

(e)       in circumstances where no lender discretion is permitted other than confirming that the conditions in the related Mortgage Loan documents have been satisfied (including determining whether any applicable terms or tests are satisfied), any request to incur additional debt in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents;

 

(f)        in circumstances where no lender discretion is required other than confirming the satisfaction of the applicable terms of the Mortgage Loan documents (including determining whether any applicable terms or tests are satisfied), processing requests for any release of collateral or any acceptance of substitute or additional collateral for a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan;providedthat, in any case, Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions will not include (i) the release, substitution or addition of collateral securing any Mortgage Loan (other than Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) or Serviced Whole Loan in connection with a defeasance of such collateral; or (ii) requests that are related to any condemnation action that is pending, or threatened in writing, and would affect a non-material portion of the Mortgaged Property; provided that such release or substitution or addition of collateral is not a Major Decision;

 

(g)       agreeing to any modification or amendment to any ground lease or any subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement relating to any ground lease or any entry into a new ground lease with respect to a Mortgaged Property or determining whether to cure any default by a Mortgagor under a ground lease; and

 

(h)       approving easements or rights of way that materially affect the use or value of a Mortgaged Property or the Mortgagor’s ability to make payments with respect to the related Mortgage Loan;

 

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provided,however, that with respect to clauses(a),(b)(i),(b)(ii) and(d) of this definition, (1) the Master Servicer shall process such request with respect to Non-Specially Mortgage Serviced Loans and obtain the consent or deemed consent of the Special Servicer as provided in this Agreement and (2) the Special Servicer shall evaluate and process and/or consent to requests for any modifications described in clause (b)(iii).

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer may mutually agree as provided in this Agreement that the Master Servicer shall process any of the foregoing matters with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan that is a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan in accordance with the terms and conditions reasonably agreed to by the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, including the Special Servicer’s consent. If the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer mutually agree that the Master Servicer shall process a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan that is a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Master Servicer shall obtain the Special Servicer’s prior consent (or deemed consent) to such Special Servicer Non-Major Decision.

 

Special Servicing Fee”: With respect to each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and REO Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), the fee payable to the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.11(b).

 

Special Servicing Fee Rate”: With respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property, a rate equal to (a) 0.25%per annum or (b) if such rate inclause (a) would result in a Special Servicing Fee with respect to a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property (other than an REO Property acquired with respect to any Non-Serviced Whole Loan) that would be less than $3,500 in any given month, then the Special Servicing Fee Rate for such month for such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property shall be the higherper annum rate as would result in a Special Servicing Fee equal to $3,500 for such month with respect to such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property.

 

Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan”: As defined inSection 3.01(a).

 

Sponsor”: Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company, a New York limited partnership, and its successors-in-interest.

 

Startup Day”: The day designated as such inSection 10.01(b).

 

Stated Principal Balance”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (x) the Cut-off Date Principal Balance of such Mortgage Loan (or in the case of a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, the unpaid principal balance of such Mortgage Loan after application of all scheduled payments of principal and interest due during or prior to the month of substitution, whether or not received)minus (y) the sum of:

 

(i)        the principal portion of each Periodic Payment due on such Mortgage Loan after the Cut-off Date (or in the case of a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, the Due Date in the related month of substitution), to the extent received from the Mortgagor or advanced by the Master Servicer;

 

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(ii)       all Principal Prepayments received with respect to such Mortgage Loan after the Cut-off Date (or in the case of a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, the Due Date in the related month of substitution);

 

(iii)      the principal portion of all Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds (to the extent allocable to principal on such Mortgage Loan and Liquidation Proceeds received with respect to such Mortgage Loan after the Cut-off Date (or in the case of a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, the Due Date in the related month of substitution); and

 

(iv)      any reduction in the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan resulting from a Deficient Valuation or a modification of such Mortgage Loan pursuant to the terms and provisions of this Agreement that occurred prior to the end of the Collection Period for the most recent Distribution Date.

 

With respect to any REO Loan that is a successor to a Mortgage Loan, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (x) the Stated Principal Balance of the predecessor Mortgage Loan as of the date of the related REO Acquisition,minus (y) the sum of:

 

(i)        the principal portion of any P&I Advance made with respect to such REO Loan; and

 

(ii)       the principal portion of all Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds (to the extent allocable to principal on the related Mortgage Loan), Liquidation Proceeds and REO Revenues received with respect to such REO Loan.

 

A Mortgage Loan or an REO Loan that is a successor to a Mortgage Loan shall be deemed to be part of the Trust Fund and to have an outstanding Stated Principal Balance until the Distribution Date on which the payments or other proceeds, if any, received in connection with a Liquidation Event in respect thereof are to be (or, if no such payments or other proceeds are received in connection with such Liquidation Event, would have been) distributed to Certificateholders.

 

With respect to each Companion Loan on any date of determination, the Stated Principal Balance shall equal the unpaid principal balance of such Companion Loan as of such date. On any date of determination, the Stated Principal Balance of each Whole Loan shall be the sum of the Stated Principal Balances of the related Mortgage Loan and the related Companion Loan on such date.

 

With respect to any REO Loan that is a successor to a Companion Loan as of any date of determination, the Stated Principal Balance shall equal (x) the Stated Principal Balance of the predecessor Companion Loan as of the date of the related REO Acquisition,minus (y) the principal portion of any amounts allocable to the related Companion Loan in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

Subcontractor”: Any vendor, subcontractor or other Person that is not responsible for the overall servicing (as “servicing” is commonly understood by participants in

 

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the mortgage-backed securities market) of Mortgage Loans but performs one or more discrete functions identified in Item 1122(d) of Regulation AB with respect to Mortgage Loans under the direction or authority of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor, an Additional Servicer or a Sub-Servicer.

 

Subordinate Certificate”: Any Class A-S, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F and Class G Certificate.

 

Subordinate Companion Holder”: The holder of any of the AB Subordinate Companion Loan.

 

Sub-Servicer”: Any Person that services Mortgage Loans on behalf of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or an Additional Servicer and is responsible for the performance (whether directly or through Sub-Servicers or Subcontractors) of a substantial portion of the material servicing functions required to be performed by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or an Additional Servicer under this Agreement, with respect to some or all of the Mortgage Loans that are identified in Item 1122(d) of Regulation AB.

 

Sub-Servicing Agreement”: The written contract between the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, and any Sub-Servicer relating to servicing and administration of Mortgage Loans as provided inSection 3.20.

 

Substitution Shortfall Amount”: With respect to a substitution pursuant toSection 2.03(b) hereof, an amount equal to the excess, if any, of the Purchase Price of the Mortgage Loan, being replaced calculated as of the date of substitution over the Stated Principal Balance of the related Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan after application of all scheduled payments of principal and interest due during or prior to the month of substitution. In the event that one or more Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans are substituted (at the same time by the same Mortgage Loan Seller) for one or more removed Mortgage Loans, the Substitution Shortfall Amount shall be determined as provided in the preceding sentence on the basis of the aggregate Purchase Prices of the Mortgage Loan(s), being replaced and the aggregate Stated Principal Balances of the related Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan(s).

 

Supplemental Servicer Schedule”: With respect to the Mortgage Loans to be serviced by the Master Servicer, a list attached hereto asExhibit H, which list sets forth the following information with respect to each Mortgage Loan:

 

(i)         the Mortgagor’s name;

 

(ii)        property type;

 

(iii)       the original balance;

 

(iv)       the origination date;

 

(v)        the original and remaining amortization term;

 

(vi)       whether such Mortgage Loan has a guarantor;

 

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(vii)       whether such Mortgage Loan is secured by a letter of credit;

 

(viii)      the original balance of any reserve or escrowed funds and the monthly amount of any reserve or escrowed funds;

 

(ix)         the grace period with respect to both default interest and late payment charges;

 

(x)          whether such Mortgage Loan is insured by RVI, lease enhancement policy or environmental policies;

 

(xi)         whether an operation and maintenance plan exists and, if so, what repairs are required;

 

(xii)        whether a cash management agreement or lock-box agreement is in place;

 

(xiii)       the number of units, pads, rooms or square feet of the Mortgaged Property;

 

(xiv)       the amount of the monthly payment due on the first Due Date following the Closing Date;

 

(xv)        the interest accrual basis;

 

(xvi)       Administrative Cost Rate;

 

(xvii)      whether the Mortgage Loan is secured by a Ground Lease without the Overlapping Fee Interest;

 

(xviii)     whether the Mortgage Loan is secured by a Ground Lease and the Overlapping Fee Interest;

 

(xix)       whether the related Mortgage Loan is a defeasance loan; and

 

(xx)         whether such Mortgage Loan is part of any Serviced Whole Loan, in which case the information required byclauses (xiv) and(xv)above shall also be set forth for the Companion Loan in such Serviced Whole Loan;provided that, if there are no Serviced Whole Loans, the information in this clause will not be required to be included on the Supplemental Servicer Schedule.

 

Such list may be in the form of more than one list, collectively setting forth all of the information required.

 

Surviving Entity”: As defined inSection 6.03(b).

 

Tax Returns”: The federal income tax returns on Internal Revenue Service Form 1066, U.S. Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) Income Tax Return, including Schedule Q thereto, Quarterly Notice to Residual Interest Holders of REMIC Taxable

 

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Income or Net Loss Allocation, or any successor forms, to be filed on behalf of each Trust REMIC due to its respective classification as a REMIC under the REMIC Provisions, together with any and all other information, reports or returns that may be required to be furnished to the Certificateholders or the Retained Interest Owner or filed with the Internal Revenue Service or any other governmental taxing authority under any applicable provisions of federal tax law or Applicable State and Local Tax Law.

 

Temporary Regulation S Book-Entry Certificate”: As defined inSection 5.02(a).

 

Third Party Purchaser”: KKR Real Estate Credit Opportunity Partners Aggregator I L.P., or any Person that purchases the Certificates comprising the Required Third Party Purchaser Retention Amount in accordance with this Agreement and applicable laws and regulations.

 

Third Party Purchaser Safekeeping Account”: An account maintained by the Certificate Administrator, which account shall be established at the direction of the Sponsor for the benefit of the Holders of the HRR Certificates.

 

Transfer”: Any direct or indirect transfer, sale, pledge, hypothecation, or other form of assignment of any Ownership Interest in a Certificate.

 

Transferable Servicing Interest”: The amount by which the Servicing Fee otherwise payable to the Master Servicer hereunder exceeds the sum of (i) the Primary Servicing Fee and (ii) the amount of the Servicing Fee calculated using the Servicing Retained Fee Rate, which is subject to reduction by the Trustee pursuant toSection 3.11(a) of this Agreement.

 

Transferee”: Any Person who is acquiring by Transfer any Ownership Interest in a Certificate.

 

Transferee Affidavit”: As defined inSection 5.03(n)(ii).

 

Transferor”: Any Person who is disposing by Transfer any Ownership Interest in a Certificate.

 

Transferor Letter”: As defined inSection 5.03(n)(ii).

 

Trust”: The trust created hereby and to be administered hereunder. The Trust shall be named: “GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS6”.

 

Trust Fund”: The corpus of the Trust created hereby and to be administered hereunder, consisting of: (i) such Mortgage Loans as from time to time are subject to this Agreement (including any Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan replacing a removed Mortgage Loan), together with the Mortgage Files relating thereto (subject to, in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, the interests of the related Serviced Companion Noteholder in the related Mortgage File); (ii) all scheduled or unscheduled payments on or collections in respect of the Mortgage Loans due after the Cut-off Date (or with respect to a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, the Due Date in the month of substitution); (iii) any REO Property (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein) or the Trust’s beneficial interest in the Mortgaged Property securing a

 

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Non-Serviced Whole Loan acquired under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement; (iv) all revenues received in respect of any REO Property (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein); (v) the Master Servicer’s, the Special Servicer’s, the Certificate Administrator’s and the Trustee’s rights under the insurance policies with respect to the Mortgage Loans required to be maintained pursuant to this Agreement and any proceeds thereof (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein); (vi) any Assignment of Leases and any security agreements (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein); (vii) any letters of credit, indemnities, guaranties or lease enhancement policies given as additional security for any related Mortgage Loans (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein); (viii) all assets deposited in the Loss of Value Reserve Fund and the Servicing Accounts (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein), amounts on deposit in the Collection Account (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein), the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Interest Reserve Account, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account (to the extent of the Trust’s interest in such Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account), the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account (to the extent of the Trust’s interest in such Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account) and any REO Account (to the extent of the Trust’s interest in such REO Account), including any reinvestment income, as applicable; (ix) any Environmental Indemnity Agreements (to the extent of the Trust’s interest therein); (x) the rights and remedies of the Depositor under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement (to the extent transferred to the Trustee); (xi) the Lower-Tier Regular Interests; and (xii) the proceeds of the foregoing (other than any interest earned on deposits in the lock-box accounts, cash collateral accounts, escrow accounts and any reserve accounts, to the extent such interest belongs to the related Mortgagor).

 

Trust REMIC”: As defined in the Preliminary Statement.

 

Trustee”: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in its capacity as trustee, and its-successors-in-interest, or any successor trustee appointed as herein provided.

 

Trustee Fee”: The fee to be paid to the Trustee as compensation for the Trustee’s activities under this Agreement, which fee is included as part of the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee. No portion of the Trustee Fee shall be calculated by reference to any Companion Loan or the Stated Principal Balance of any Companion Loan.

 

UCC”: The Uniform Commercial Code, as enacted in each applicable state.

 

UCC Financing Statement”: A financing statement prepared and filed pursuant to the UCC, as in effect in the relevant jurisdiction.

 

Underwriters”: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Academy Securities, Inc. and Drexel Hamilton, LLC.

 

Uninsured Cause”: Any cause of damage to property subject to a Mortgage such that the complete restoration of such property is not fully reimbursable by the hazard insurance policies or flood insurance policies required to be maintained pursuant toSection 3.07.

 

United States Securities Person”: Any “U.S. person” as defined in Rule 902(k) of Regulation S.

 

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Unliquidated Advance”: Any Advance previously made by a party hereto that has been previously reimbursed, as between the Person that made the Advance hereunder, on the one hand, and the Trust, on the other, as part of a Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount pursuant tosubsections (iii) and(iv) ofSection 3.05(a) but that has not been recovered from the Mortgagor or otherwise from collections on or the proceeds of the related Mortgage Loan or REO Property in respect of which the Advance was made.

 

Unscheduled Principal Distribution Amount”: With respect to any Distribution Date and the Mortgage Loans, the aggregate of the following: (a) all Principal Prepayments received on such Mortgage Loan on or prior to the related Determination Date and (b) the principal portions of all Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds and, if applicable, REO Revenues received with respect to such Mortgage Loan and any REO Loans on or prior to the related Determination Date, but in each case only to the extent that such principal portion represents a recovery of principal for which no advance was previously made pursuant toSection 4.03in respect of a preceding Distribution Date;provided that all such Liquidation Proceeds and Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds will be reduced by any Special Servicing Fees, Liquidation Fees, accrued interest on Advances and other additional expenses of the Trust incurred in connection with the related Mortgage Loan.

 

Upper-Tier REMIC”: One of the two separate REMICs comprising the Trust, the assets of which consist of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests and such amounts as shall from time to time be held in the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account.

 

Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account”: The segregated account or accounts (or a subaccount of the Distribution Account) created and maintained by the Certificate Administrator (on behalf of the Trustee) pursuant toSection 3.04(b) in trust for the Certificateholders, which shall initially be entitled “Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6, Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account”. Any such account or accounts shall be an Eligible Account.

 

U.S. Dollars” or “$”: Lawful money of the United States of America.

 

U.S. Industrial Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement”: That certain Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2016, by and among the holder of the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans and the holder of the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan, relating to the relative rights of such holders of the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, as the same may be further amended in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan”: With respect to the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, the Mortgage Loan that is included in the Trust (identified as Mortgage Loan No. 4 on the Mortgage Loan Schedule), which is designated as promissory note A-4, and ispari passu in right of payment with the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans to the extent set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

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U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgaged Property”: The Mortgaged Property which secures the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan.

 

U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans”: With respect to the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, the Companion Loans evidenced by the related promissory notes A-1, A-2 and A-3 made by the related Mortgagor and secured by the Mortgage on the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgaged Property, which are not included in the Trust and which arepari passu in right of payment to the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan to the extent set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents and as provided in the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Co-Lender Agreement.

 

U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan”: The U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan, together with the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans, each of which is secured by the same Mortgage on the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgaged Property. References herein to the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan shall be construed to refer to the aggregate indebtedness under the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Pari Passu Companion Loans.

 

U.S. Tax Person”: A citizen or resident of the United States, a corporation or partnership (except to the extent provided in applicable Treasury Regulations) or other entity created or organized in, or under the laws of, the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, including any entity treated as a corporation or partnership for federal income tax purposes, an estate whose income is subject to United States federal income tax regardless of its source or a trust if a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of such trust, and one or more such U.S. Tax Persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of such trust (or, to the extent provided in applicable Treasury Regulations, certain trusts in existence on August 20, 1996 that have elected to be treated as U.S. Tax Persons).

 

Voting Rights”: The portion of the voting rights of all of the Certificates and the Retained Interest that is allocated to any Certificate or the Retained Interest. At all times during the term of this Agreement, the Voting Rights shall be allocated among the various Classes of Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner as follows: (i) 0.97% in the case of the Class X Certificates (allocatedpro rata, based upon their respective Notional Amounts as of the date of determination), (ii) 2.52% in the case of the Retained Interest (and solely in connection with any vote for purposes of determining whether to remove the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 7.01(d) or the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 3.26(i), taking into account any notional reduction in the Retained Interest Balance for Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocated to the Retained Interest pursuant toSection 4.05(a) hereof) and (iii) in the case of any Principal Balance Certificates, a percentage equal to the product of 96.51% and a fraction, the numerator of which is equal to the Certificate Balance (and solely in connection with any vote for purposes of determining whether to remove the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 7.01(d) or the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 3.26(i), taking into account any notional reduction in the Certificate Balance for Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocated to the Certificates pursuant toSection 4.05(a) hereof) of such Class, in each case, determined as of the Distribution Date immediately preceding such time, and the denominator of which is equal to the aggregate Certificate Balance plus the Retained Interest Balance, as applicable, (and solely in connection

 

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with any vote for purposes of determining whether to remove the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 7.01(d) or the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 3.26(i), taking into account any notional reduction in the Certificate Balance for Appraisal Reduction Amounts allocated to the Certificates pursuant toSection 4.05(a) hereof) of the Principal Balance Certificates, each determined as of the Distribution Date immediately preceding such time. The Class R Certificates will not be entitled to any Voting Rights.

 

Weighted Average Net Mortgage Rate”: With respect to any Distribution Date, aper annum rate equal to the weighted average of the Net Mortgage Rates in effect for the Mortgage Loans (including any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and REO Loan (other than the portion of the REO Loan related to any Companion Loan) as of their respective Due Dates in the month preceding the month in which such Distribution Date occurs, weighted on the basis of their respective Stated Principal Balances immediately following the Distribution Date (or, if applicable, the Closing Date) in such preceding month.

 

Whole Loan”: Any of the 1999 Avenue of the Stars Whole Loan, the Lafayette Centre Whole Loan, the Pentagon Center Whole Loan, the U.S. Industrial Portfolio Whole Loan, the GSK R&D Centre Whole Loan, the CH2M Global Headquarters Whole Loan, the Mack-Cali Short Hills Office Portfolio Whole Loan, the Ericsson North American HQ Whole Loan or the One West 34th Street Whole Loan.

 

Withheld Amounts”: As defined inSection 3.21(a).

 

Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the amount of any Advances made with respect to such Mortgage Loan on or before the date such Mortgage Loan becomes (or, but for the making of three Periodic Payments under its modified terms, would then constitute) a Corrected Loan, together with (to the extent accrued and unpaid) interest on such Advances, to the extent that (i) such Advance (and accrued and unpaid interest thereon) is not reimbursed to the Person who made such Advance on or before the date, if any, on which Mortgage Loan becomes a Corrected Loan and (ii) the amount of such Advance (and accrued and unpaid interest thereon) becomes an obligation of the related Mortgagor to pay such amount under the terms of the modified loan documents. That any amount constitutes all or a portion of any Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount shall not in any manner limit the right of any Person hereunder to determine in the future that such amount instead constitutes a Nonrecoverable Advance.

 

Workout Fee”: The fee paid to the Special Servicer with respect to each Corrected Loan in accordance withSection 3.11(c).

 

Workout Fee Rate”: A rate equal to the lesser of (a) 1.0% with respect to any Corrected Loan, and (b) such lower rate as would result in a Workout Fee of $1,000,000 when applied to each expected payment of principal and interest (other than Default Interest) on any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, from the date such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) becomes a Corrected Loan through and including the then-related maturity date (or if the rate in clause (a) above would result in a Workout Fee that would be less than $25,000 when applied to each expected payment of principal and interest (other than Default Interest) on the related Mortgage

 

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Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) from the date such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) becomes a Corrected Loan through and including the then related maturity date, then the Workout Fee Rate shall be a rate equal to such higher rate as would result in a Workout Fee equal to $25,000 when applied to each expected payment of principal and interest (other than Default Interest) on the related Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) from the date such Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) becomes a Corrected Loan through and including the then related maturity date);provided that no Workout Fee will be payable by the issuing entity with respect to any Corrected Loan if and to the extent that the Corrected Loan became a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan underclause (ii) orclause (iii) of the definition of “Servicing Transfer Event” (and no other clause of that definition) and no event of default actually occurs, unless the related Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or Serviced Whole Loan is modified by the special servicer in accordance with the terms of the Pooling and Servicing Agreement;provided,further that if a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan only because of an event described inclause (i) of the definition of “Servicing Transfer Event” as a result of a payment default at maturity and the related collection of interest and principal is received within 90 days following the related maturity date in connection with the full and final pay-off or refinancing of the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, the special servicer will not be entitled to collect a Workout Fee, but may collect and retain appropriate fees from the related borrower in connection with such workout. The Workout Fee with respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan that becomes a Corrected Loan will be reduced by any Excess Modification Fees paid by or on behalf of the related borrower with respect to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan as described in the definition of “Excess Modification Fees”, but only to the extent those fees have not previously been deducted from a Workout Fee or Liquidation Fee.

 

Yield Maintenance Charge”: With respect to any Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, the yield maintenance charge or prepayment premium set forth in the related Mortgage Loan documents;provided that no amounts shall be considered Yield Maintenance Charges until there has been a full recovery of all principal, interest and other amounts then due under such Mortgage Loan or REO Loan.

 

YM Group”: YM Group A or YM Group B, as applicable.

 

YM Group A”: As defined inSection 4.01(f)(i) of this Agreement.

 

YM Group B”: As defined inSection 4.01(f)(i) of this Agreement.

 

Section 1.02      Certain Calculations. Unless otherwise specified herein, for purposes of determining amounts with respect to the Certificates and the Retained Interest and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto, the following provisions shall apply:

 

(i)       All calculations of interest (other than as provided in the related Mortgage Loan documents) provided for herein shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months.

 

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(ii)       Any Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan payment is deemed to be received on the date such payment is actually received by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer;provided,however, that for purposes of calculating distributions on the Certificates and the Retained Interest, Principal Prepayments with respect to any Mortgage Loan, are deemed to be received on the date they are applied in accordance with the Servicing Standard consistent with the terms of the related Mortgage Note and Mortgage to reduce the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan, on which interest accrues.

 

(iii)      Any reference to the Certificate Balance of any Class of Principal Balance Certificates or the Retained Interest Balance of the Retained Interest on or as of a Distribution Date shall refer to the Certificate Balance of such Class of Principal Balance Certificates or the Retained Interest Balance on such Distribution Date after giving effect to (a) any distributions made on such Distribution Date pursuant toSection 4.01(a) and(b), (b) any Realized Losses allocated to such Class of Principal Balance Certificates or any Retained Interest Realized Losses allocated to the Retained Interest, as applicable, on that Distribution Date pursuant toSection 4.04, and (c) any recoveries on the related Mortgage Loans, of Nonrecoverable Advances (plus interest thereon) that were previously reimbursed from principal collections on the related Mortgage Loans, that resulted in a reduction of the Certificate Principal Distribution Amount or the Retained Interest Principal Distribution Amount, which recoveries are allocated to such Class of Principal Balance Certificates and the Retained Interest, and added to the Certificate Balance or the Retained Interest Balance, as applicable, pursuant toSection 4.04(a).

 

(iv)      All net present value calculations and determinations made with respect to a Mortgage Loan, Mortgaged Property or REO Property (including for purposes of the definition of “Servicing Standard”) shall be made in accordance with the Mortgage Loan documents or, in the event the Mortgage Loan documents are silent, using a discount rate (a) for principal and interest payments on a Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, or sale of a Defaulted Mortgage Loan, by the Special Servicer, the highest of (x) the rate determined by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, that approximates the market rate that would be obtainable by the Mortgagor on similar non-defaulted debt of such Mortgagor as of such date of determination, (y) the Mortgage Rate on the applicable Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, based on its outstanding principal balance and (z) the yield on 10-year U.S. treasuries as of such date of determination, and (b) for all other cash flows, including property cash flow, the “discount rate” set forth in the most recent Appraisal (or update of such Appraisal) of the related Mortgaged Property.

 

(v)       Any reference to “expense of the trust” or “additional trust fund expense” or words of similar import shall be construed to mean, for any Serviced Mortgage Loan, an expense that shall be applied in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement or, if no application is specified in the related Co-Lender Agreement, then, to the extent such Co-Lender Agreement refers to this Agreement for the application of trust expenses or such Co-Lender Agreement does not prohibit the following application of trust expenses (i) with respect to any Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, to the Trust and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with the respective Stated

 

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Principal Balances of the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, or (ii) with respect to any Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, to the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan andthen, to the Trust.

 

Article II

CONVEYANCE OF MORTGAGE LOANS;
ORIGINAL ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES; CREATION OF RETAINED INTEREST

 

Section 2.01     Conveyance of Mortgage Loans. (a) The Depositor, concurrently with the execution and delivery hereof, does hereby establish a trust to be designated as GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS6, appoint the Trustee to serve as trustee of such trust and assign, sell, transfer, set over and otherwise convey to the Trustee (as holder of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests) in trust without recourse for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner all the right, title and interest of the Depositor, including any security interest therein for the benefit of the Depositor, in, to and under (i) the Mortgage Loans identified on the Mortgage Loan Schedule, (ii) Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 (other than Section 5(e) and 5(f)), 6 (other than Section 6(a)(viii) and 6(i)) and, to the extent related to the foregoing, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 23 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, (iii) the Co-Lender Agreements, and (iv) all escrow accounts, lock-box Accounts and all other assets included or to be included in the Trust Fund for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner. Such assignment includes all interest and principal received or receivable on or with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than payments of principal, interest and other amounts due and payable on the Mortgage Loans on or before the Cut-Off Date). Such assignment of each Mortgage Loan that is part of a Whole Loan is further subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement (if any) and each Co-Lender Agreement. The transfer of the Mortgage Loans and the related rights and property accomplished hereby is absolute and is intended by the parties to constitute a sale.

 

(b)       In connection with the Depositor’s assignment pursuant toSection 2.01(a) of this Agreement, the Depositor shall direct the Mortgage Loan Seller (pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement) to deliver to and deposit with the Custodian (on behalf of the Trustee), on or before the Closing Date, the Mortgage File for each Mortgage Loan, with copies to be delivered, together with any other documents and records that would otherwise be a part of the Servicing File, within five (5) Business Days after the Closing Date, to the Master Servicer (other than with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) and the Special Servicer;provided,however, that copies of any document in the Mortgage File that also constitutes a Designated Servicing Document shall be delivered to the Master Servicer (other than with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) on or before the Closing Date. None of the Certificate Administrator, the Trustee, the Custodian, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall be liable for any failure by the Mortgage Loan Seller or the Depositor to comply with the document delivery requirements of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement and thisSection 2.01(b). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to letters of credit (exclusive of those relating to Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans), the Mortgage Loan Seller shall deliver to the Master Servicer and the Master Servicer shall hold the original (or copy, if such original has been submitted by the Mortgage Loan Seller to the issuing bank to effect an

 

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assignment or amendment of such letter of credit (changing the beneficiary thereof to the Trustee (in care of the Master Servicer) for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, that may be required in order for the Master Servicer to draw on such letter of credit on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, in accordance with the applicable terms thereof and/or of the related Mortgage Loan documents) and the Mortgage Loan Seller shall be deemed to have satisfied any delivery requirements of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement and thisSection 2.01(b) by delivering with respect to any letter(s) of credit a copy thereof to the Custodian together with an Officer’s Certificate of the Mortgage Loan Seller certifying that such document has been delivered to the Master Servicer or an Officer’s Certificate from the Master Servicer certifying that it holds the letter(s) of credit pursuant to thisSection 2.01(b). If a letter of credit referred to in the previous sentence is not in a form that would allow the Master Servicer to draw on such letter of credit on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, in accordance with the applicable terms thereof and/or of the related Mortgage Loan documents, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall deliver the appropriate assignment or amendment documents (or copies of such assignment or amendment documents if the Mortgage Loan Seller has submitted the originals to the related issuer of such letter of credit for processing) to the Master Servicer within 90 days of the Closing Date. The Mortgage Loan Seller shall pay any costs of assignment or amendment of such letter(s) of credit required in order for the Master Servicer to draw on such letter(s) of credit on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, and shall cooperate with the reasonable requests of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, in connection with effectuating a draw under any such letter of credit prior to the date such letter of credit is assigned or amended in order that it may be drawn by the Master Servicer on behalf of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder.

 

After the Depositor’s transfer of the Mortgage Loans to the Trustee pursuant to thisSection 2.01(b), the Depositor shall not take any action inconsistent with the Trust’s ownership of the Mortgage Loans.

 

With respect to any Mortgage Loan secured by a Mortgaged Property that is subject to a franchise agreement with a related comfort letter in favor of the Mortgage Loan Seller that requires notice to or request of the related franchisor to transfer or assign any related comfort letter to the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner or have a new comfort letter (or any such new document or acknowledgement as may be contemplated under the existing comfort letter) issued in the name of the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee shall, within 45 days of the Closing Date (or any shorter period if required by the applicable comfort letter), provide any such required notice or make any such required request to the related franchisor for the transfer or assignment of such comfort letter or issuance of a new comfort letter (or any such new document or acknowledgement as may be contemplated under the existing comfort letter), with a copy of such notice or request to the Custodian (who shall include such document in the related Mortgage File), the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, and the Master Servicer shall use reasonable efforts in accordance with the Servicing

 

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Standard to acquire such replacement comfort letter, if necessary (or to acquire any such new document or acknowledgement as may be contemplated under the existing comfort letter) and the Master Servicer shall, as soon as reasonably practicable following receipt thereof, deliver the original of such replacement comfort letter, new document or acknowledgement, as applicable, to the Custodian for inclusion in the Mortgage File.

 

(c)       The Depositor hereby represents and warrants that the Mortgage Loan Seller has covenanted in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement that, except with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, it shall cause M&O to record and file at the Mortgage Loan Seller’s expense, in the appropriate public office for real property records or UCC Financing Statements, as appropriate (or, with respect to any assignments that the Custodian has agreed to record or file pursuant to this Agreement, deliver to the Custodian for such purpose and cause the Custodian to record and file), each related Assignment of Mortgage and assignment of Assignment of Leases, in favor of the Trustee referred to inclause (4) of the definition of “Mortgage File” and each related UCC-3 assignment referred to inclause (14) of the definition of “Mortgage File”. Thissubsection (c) shall not apply to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan because the documents referred to herein have been assigned to an Other Trustee.

 

The Depositor hereby represents and warrants that the Mortgage Loan Seller has covenanted in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement as to each Mortgage Loan (exclusive of the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans), that if it cannot deliver or cause to be delivered the documents and/or instruments referred to inclauses (2),(3),(6) (if recorded) and(14) of the definition of “Mortgage File” solely because of a delay caused by the public recording or filing office where such document or instrument has been delivered for recordation or filing, as applicable, a copy of the original certified by the Mortgage Loan Seller to be a true and complete copy of the original thereof submitted for recording, shall be forwarded to the Custodian. Each assignment referred to in the prior paragraph that is recorded and the file copy of each UCC-3 assignment referred to in the previous paragraph shall reflect that it should be returned by the public recording or filing office to the Custodian or its agent following recording (or, alternatively, to the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee, in which case the Mortgage Loan Seller shall deliver or cause the delivery of the recorded/filed original to the Custodian promptly following receipt);provided that, in those instances where the public recording office retains the original assignment of Mortgage or Assignment of Assignment of Leases, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall obtain therefrom and deliver to the Custodian a certified copy of the recorded original. On a monthly basis, at the expense of the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Custodian shall forward to the Master Servicer a copy of each of the aforementioned assignments following the Custodian’s receipt thereof.

 

If the Custodian has received written notice that any of the aforementioned assignments is lost or returned unrecorded or unfiled, as the case may be, because of a defect therein, then the Custodian shall forward the same to the Mortgage Loan Seller (pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement) and the Mortgage Loan Seller shall promptly prepare or cause the preparation of a substitute therefor or to cure such defect, as the case may be, and the Mortgage Loan Seller shall record or file, or cause M&O to record or file, or with respect to any assignments the Custodian has agreed to file as described above, to deliver to the Custodian the substitute or corrected document. The Custodian shall upon receipt from the Mortgage Loan Seller cause the same to be duly recorded or filed, as appropriate.

 

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(d)       In connection with the Depositor’s assignment pursuant toSection 2.01(a) of this Agreement, the Depositor shall direct the Mortgage Loan Seller (pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement) to deliver to and deposit (or cause to be delivered and deposited) with the Master Servicer within five (5) Business Days after the Closing Date, (i) a copy of the Mortgage File, (ii) all documents and records not otherwise required to be contained in the Mortgage File that (A) relate to the origination and/or servicing and administration of the Mortgage Loans (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or the related Serviced Companion Loans, (B) are reasonably necessary for the ongoing administration and/or servicing of the Mortgage Loans (including any asset summaries related to the Mortgage Loans that were delivered to the Rating Agencies in connection with the rating of the Certificates) and the Serviced Companion Loans or for evidencing or enforcing any of the rights of the holder of the Mortgage Loans and the Serviced Companion Loans or holders of interests therein and (C) are in the possession or under the control of the Mortgage Loan Seller, and (iii) all unapplied Escrow Payments and reserve funds in the possession or under the control of the Mortgage Loan Seller that relate to the Mortgage Loans or any related Serviced Companion Loans, together with a statement indicating which Escrow Payments and reserve funds are allocable to each Mortgage Loan or to the Serviced Companion Loans,provided that copies of any document in the Mortgage File and any other document, record or item referred to above in this sentence that constitutes a Designated Servicing Document shall be delivered to the Master Servicer on or before the Closing Date;provided,further, that the Mortgage Loan Seller shall not be required to deliver any draft documents, privileged or other communications, credit underwriting, due diligence analyses or data or internal worksheets, memoranda, communications or evaluations. In addition, attached asExhibit H to this Agreement is the Supplemental Servicer Schedule. The Master Servicer shall hold all such documents, records and funds on behalf of the Trustee in trust for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner (and, insofar as they also relate to the Serviced Companion Loan, on behalf of and for the benefit of the applicable Companion Holder).

 

(e)      In connection with the Depositor’s assignment pursuant tosubsection (a) above, the Depositor shall deliver, and hereby represents and warrants that it has delivered, to the Custodian and the Master Servicer, on or before the Closing Date, a fully executed original counterpart of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, as in full force and effect, without amendment or modification, on the Closing Date.

 

(f)       The Custodian with respect to the Serviced Whole Loans, shall also hold the related Mortgage File for the use and benefit of the Companion Holders.

 

(g)      The parties to this Agreement acknowledge and agree, with respect to each Mortgage Loan that is part of a Serviced Whole Loan and each Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, that the Trust assumes the obligations and rights of the holder of such Mortgage Loan under the respective Co-Lender Agreement and any applicable Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

 

(h)      It is not intended that this Agreement create a partnership or a joint-stock association.

 

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Diligence Files for each Mortgage Loan to the Depositor by uploading such Diligence Files (including, if applicable, any additional documents that the Mortgage Loan Seller believes should be included to enable the Asset Representations Reviewer to perform an Asset Review on such Mortgage Loan;provided that such documents are clearly labeled and identified) to the Intralinks Site each such Diligence File being organized and categorized in accordance with the electronic file structure reasonably requested by the Depositor. Promptly upon completion of such delivery of the Diligence Files (but in no event later than sixty (60) days after the Closing Date), the Mortgage Loan Seller shall provide to each of the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Custodian, the Directing Holder, the Asset Representations Reviewer and the Operating Advisor, to the addresses provided herein, an officer’s certificate signed by the Mortgage Loan Seller certifying that the electronic copies of the documents uploaded to the Intralinks Site constitute all documents required under the definition of “Diligence File” (the “Diligence File Certification”) and such Diligence Files are organized and categorized in accordance with the electronic file structure reasonably requested by the Depositor.

 

(j)       Within three (3) Business Days of the Closing Date, the Depositor shall deliver the Initial Schedule AL File in EDGAR-Compatible Format, Initial Schedule AL Additional File in EDGAR-Compatible Format and the Annex A-1 in EDGAR-Compatible Format to the Prospectus to the Master Servicer at NoticeAdmin@midlandls.com.

 

Section 2.02          Acceptance by Trustee. (a) The Trustee, by its execution and delivery of this Agreement, hereby accepts receipt, directly or through the Custodian on its behalf, of (i) the Mortgage Loans and all documents delivered to it that constitute portions of the related Mortgage Files (to the extent such documents constituting the Mortgage Files are actually delivered to the Trustee or Custodian) and (ii) all other assets delivered to it and included in the Trust Fund, in good faith and without notice of any adverse claim, and declares that it or the Custodian on its behalf holds and will hold such documents and any other documents subsequently received by it that constitute portions of the Mortgage Files, and that the Custodian on behalf of the Trustee holds and will hold the Mortgage Loans and such other assets, together with any other assets subsequently delivered to it that are to be included in the Trust Fund, in trust for the exclusive use and benefit of all present and future Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, the Companion Holders pursuant toSection 2.01(f). With respect to each Serviced Whole Loan, the Custodian shall also hold the portion of such Mortgage File that relates to the Companion Loan in such Serviced Whole Loan in trust for the use and benefit of the related Companion Holder. In connection with the foregoing, the Custodian hereby certifies to each of the other parties hereto, the Mortgage Loan Seller, each Underwriter and each Initial Purchaser that, as to each Mortgage Loan, (i) all documents specified inclause (1) of the definition of “Mortgage File” are in its possession or the possession of the Custodian on its behalf, and (ii) the original Mortgage Note (or, if accompanied by a lost note affidavit, the copy of such Note) received by it or the Custodian with respect to such Mortgage Loan has been reviewed by it or by the Custodian on its behalf and (A) appears regular on its face (handwritten additions, changes or corrections shall not constitute irregularities if initialed by the Mortgagor), (B) appears to have been executed (where appropriate) and (C) purports to relate to such Mortgage Loan.

 

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(b)       On or about the 60th day following the Closing Date (and, if any exceptions are noted, again on or about the 90th day following the Closing Date and monthly thereafter until the earliest of (i) the second anniversary of the Closing Date, (ii) the day on which all material exceptions have been removed and (iii) the day on which the Mortgage Loan Seller has repurchased or substituted for the last affected Mortgage Loan), the Custodian shall review the documents delivered to it with respect to each Mortgage Loan, and the Custodian shall, subject toSections 2.01(c),2.02(c) and2.02(d) of this Agreement and the terms of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, certify in writing (substantially in the form ofExhibit Q to this Agreement) to each of the other parties hereto, the Mortgage Loan Seller, each Underwriter and each Initial Purchaser (and upon request, in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, to the related Companion Holder) that, as to each Mortgage Loan then subject to this Agreement (except as specifically identified in any exception report annexed to such certification): (i) all documents specified inclauses (1),(2),(3),(4) (other than with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan),(5),(7),(14) and(20) (for any Mortgage Loan that is part of a Whole Loan) of the definition of “Mortgage File” are in its possession or the Mortgage Loan Seller has otherwise satisfied the delivery requirements in accordance with the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement; (ii) the recordation/filing contemplated bySection 2.01(c) of this Agreement has been completed (based solely on receipt by the Custodian of the particular recorded/filed documents); (iii) all documents received by the Custodian with respect to such Mortgage Loan have been reviewed by the Custodian on its behalf and (A) appear regular on their face (handwritten additions, changes or corrections shall not constitute irregularities if initialed by the Mortgagor), (B) appear to have been executed (where appropriate) and (C) purport to relate to such Mortgage Loan; and (iv) based on the examinations referred to inSection 2.02(a) of this Agreement and thisSection 2.02(b) and only as to the foregoing documents (together with any loan agreement that has been delivered by the Mortgage Loan Seller), the information set forth in the Mortgage Loan Schedule with respect to the items specified inclauses (iv) and(v)(B) of the definition of “Mortgage Loan Schedule” accurately reflects the information set forth in the Mortgage File. With respect to the items listed inclauses (2),(3),(4) and(6) of the definition of “Mortgage File” if the original of such document is not in the Custodian’s possession because it has not been returned from the applicable recording office, then the Custodian’s certification prepared pursuant to thisSection 2.02(b) should indicate the absence of such original. If the Custodian’s obligation to deliver the certifications contemplated in this subsection terminates because two years have elapsed since the Closing Date, the Custodian shall deliver a comparable certification to any party hereto, the Companion Holder and any Underwriter and any Initial Purchaser on request.

 

(c)       It is acknowledged that none of the Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator or the Custodian is under any duty or obligation to inspect, review or examine any of the documents, instruments, certificates or other papers relating to the Loans delivered to it to determine that the same are valid, legal, effective, genuine, binding, enforceable, sufficient or appropriate for the represented purpose or that they are other than what they purport to be on their face. Furthermore, none of the Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator or the Custodian shall have any responsibility for determining whether the text of any assignment or endorsement is in proper or recordable form, whether the requisite recording of any document is in accordance with the requirements of any applicable jurisdiction, or whether a blanket assignment is permitted in any applicable jurisdiction.

 

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(d)       It is understood that the scope of the Custodian’s review of the Mortgage Files is limited solely to confirming that the documents specified inclauses (1),(2),(3),(4) (other than with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans),(5),(7),(14) and(20) (for any Mortgage Loan that is part of a Whole Loan) of the definition of “Mortgage File” have been received, appear regular on their face and such additional information as will be necessary for delivering the certifications required bySections 2.02(a) and2.02(b) of this Agreement.

 

(e)       If, after the Closing Date, the Depositor comes into possession of any documents or records that constitute part of the Mortgage File or Servicing File for any Mortgage Loan, the Depositor shall promptly deliver such document to the Custodian with a copy to the Master Servicer (if it constitutes part of the Servicing File).

 

Section 2.03 Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Depositor; Mortgage Loan Seller’s Repurchase or Substitution of Mortgage Loans for Defects in Mortgage Files and Breaches of Representations and Warranties. (a) The Depositor hereby represents and warrants that:

 

(i)        The Depositor is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and is duly qualified as a foreign corporation in good standing in all jurisdictions in which the ownership or lease of its property or the conduct of its business requires such qualification (except where the failure to qualify would not have a materially adverse effect on the consummation of any transactions contemplated by this Agreement); the Depositor has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by it, and has the power and authority to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and all the transactions contemplated hereby, including, but not limited to, the power and authority to sell, assign and transfer the Mortgage Loans in accordance with this Agreement; the Depositor has duly authorized the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, and has duly executed and delivered this Agreement;

 

(ii)       Assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement by each other party hereto, this Agreement and all of the obligations of the Depositor hereunder are the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Depositor, enforceable against the Depositor in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, except as such enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, and by general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and, as to any rights of indemnification hereunder, by considerations of public policy;

 

(iii)      Neither the execution and delivery by the Depositor of this Agreement nor the compliance by the Depositor with the provisions hereof, nor the consummation by the Depositor of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, will (A) conflict with or result in a breach of, or constitute a default under, the certificate of incorporation or by-laws of the Depositor or, after giving effect to the consents or taking of the actions contemplated byclause (B) of this paragraph (iii), any of the provisions of any law, governmental rule, regulation, judgment, decree or order binding on the Depositor or its

 

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properties, or any of the provisions of any indenture or agreement or other instrument to which the Depositor is a party or by which it is bound or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any of its properties pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, agreement or other instrument or (B) require any consent of, notice to, or filing with any person, entity or governmental body, which has not been obtained or made by the Depositor, except where, in any of the instances contemplated byclause (A) above or thisclause (B), the failure to do so will not have a material and adverse effect on the consummation of any transactions contemplated by this Agreement;

 

(iv)      There is no litigation, charge, investigation, action, suit or proceeding pending or, to the Depositor’s knowledge, threatened against the Depositor in any court or by or before any other governmental agency or instrumentality the outcome of which could be reasonably expected to materially and adversely affect the validity of the Mortgage Loans or the ability of the Depositor to carry out the transactions contemplated by this Agreement;

 

(v)       The Depositor is not transferring the Mortgage Loans to the Trustee with any intent to hinder, delay or defraud its present or future creditors;

 

(vi)      No proceedings looking toward merger, liquidation, dissolution or bankruptcy of the Depositor are pending or contemplated;

 

(vii)     Immediately prior to the transfer of the Mortgage Loans to the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner pursuant to this Agreement, the Depositor had such right, title and interest in and to each Mortgage Loan as was transferred to it by the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement;

 

(viii)    The Depositor has not transferred any of its right, title and interest in and to the Mortgage Loans (as such was transferred to it by the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement) to any Person other than the Trustee; and

 

(ix)       The Depositor is transferring all of its right, title and interest in and to the Mortgage Loans (as such was transferred to it by the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement) to the Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner free and clear of any and all liens, pledges, charges, security interests and other encumbrances created by or through the Depositor.

 

(b)       If the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator or the Operating Advisor (solely in its capacity as operating advisor) discovers (without implying any duty of such person to make, or to attempt to make, such a discovery) or receives notice alleging (A) that any document constituting a part of a Mortgage File has not been properly executed, is missing, contains information that does not conform in any material respect with the corresponding information set forth in the Mortgage Loan Schedule, or does not appear to be regular on its face (each, a “Document Defect”) or (B) a breach of any representation or warranty of the Mortgage Loan Seller made pursuant to

 

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Section 6(d) of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement with respect to any Mortgage Loan (a “Breach”), then such Person shall give prompt written notice thereof to the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Directing Holder (prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Consultation Termination Event), the other parties hereto, any related Companion Holder (if applicable) and, subject toSection 13.10 of this Agreement, each of the Rating Agencies (to the extent notice has not previously been delivered to such Persons pursuant to this sentence). If any such Document Defect or Breach materially and adversely affects, or any such Document Defect is deemed in accordance withSection 2.03(c) of this Agreement to materially and adversely affect, the value of the related Mortgage Loan (or any related REO Property) or the interests of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner therein or causes any Mortgage Loan to fail to be a Qualified Mortgage, then such Document Defect shall constitute a “Material Document Defect” or such Breach shall constitute a “Material Breach”; and a Material Breach and/or a Material Document Defect, as the case may be, shall constitute a “Material Defect”) as the case may be. The Master Servicer (with respect to Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) or the Special Servicer (with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) shall determine, with respect to any affected Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, whether a Document Defect or a Breach is a Material Defect. The Master Servicer or the Special Servicer may (but will not be obligated to) consult with the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer regarding any determination of a Material Defect for a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. If such Document Defect or Breach has been determined to be a Material Defect then the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer that made such determination shall give prompt written notice thereof to the Mortgage Loan Seller, the other parties hereto and (for so long as no Consultation Termination Event is continuing) the Directing Holder. Promptly upon becoming aware of any Material Defect (including through a written notice given by any party to this Agreement), the Master Servicer (if the related Mortgage Loan is a Performing Loan) or Special Servicer (if the related Mortgage Loan is a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan), as applicable, shall require the Mortgage Loan Seller, not later than 90 days from the earlier of (a) the earlier of the Mortgage Loan Seller’s discovery or receipt of notice of, and receipt of a demand to take action with respect to, such Material Defect, or (b) in the case of a Material Defect relating to a Mortgage Loan not being a Qualified Mortgage, any party’s discovery of such Material Defect (such 90-day period, the “Initial Cure Period”), to (i) cure such Material Defect in all material respects (which cure shall include payment of losses and any Additional Trust Fund Expenses associated therewith, including the amount of any fees and reimbursable expenses of the Asset Representations Reviewer attributable to the Asset Review of such Mortgage Loan) (ii) repurchase the affected Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (or the Trust’s interest therein with respect to any Mortgage Loan that is part of a Whole Loan) at the applicable Purchase Price by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Collection Account or (iii) substitute a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan (other than with respect to the related Whole Loans, for which no substitution shall be permitted) for such affected Mortgage Loan (provided that in no event shall any such substitution occur later than the second anniversary of the Closing Date) and pay the Master Servicer for deposit into the Collection Account, any Substitution Shortfall Amount in connection therewith, all in conformity with the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement and this Agreement;provided,however, that if (i) such Material Defect is capable of being cured but not within such Initial Cure Period, (ii) such Material Defect is not related to any Mortgage Loan’s not being a Qualified Mortgage and (iii) the Mortgage Loan Seller has commenced and is diligently proceeding with the cure of such Material Defect within such Initial Cure Period, then the

 

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Mortgage Loan Seller shall have an additional 90 days (such additional 90-day period, the “Extended Cure Period”) to complete such cure or, in the event of a failure to so cure, to complete such repurchase or substitution (it being understood and agreed that, in connection with the Mortgage Loan Seller’s receiving such Extended Cure Period, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall deliver an Officer’s Certificate to the Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Certificate Administrator setting forth the reasons such Material Defect was not cured within the Initial Cure Period and what actions the Mortgage Loan Seller is pursuing in connection with the cure of such Material Defect and stating that the Mortgage Loan Seller anticipates that such Material Defect will be cured within such Extended Cure Period); andprovided,further, that, if any such Material Defect is still not cured after the Initial Cure Period and any such Extended Cure Period solely due to the failure of the Mortgage Loan Seller to have received the recorded document, then the Mortgage Loan Seller shall be entitled to continue to defer its cure, repurchase or substitution obligations in respect of such Document Defect so long as the Mortgage Loan Seller certifies to the Trustee, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Operating Advisor and the Certificate Administrator every 30 days thereafter that the Document Defect is still in effect solely because of its failure to have received the recorded document and that the Mortgage Loan Seller is diligently pursuing the cure of such defect (specifying the actions being taken), except that no such deferral of cure, repurchase or substitution may continue beyond the date that is 18 months following the Closing Date. If the affected Mortgage Loan is to be repurchased, the Master Servicer shall designate the Collection Account as the account to which funds in the amount of the Purchase Price are to be wired. If the affected Mortgage Loan is to be substituted for, the Master Servicer shall designate the Collection Account as the account to which funds in the amount of the Substitution Shortfall Amount are to be wired. Any such repurchase or substitution of a Mortgage Loan shall be on a whole loan, servicing released basis. Periodic Payments due with respect to each Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan (if any) after the related Due Date in the month of substitution, and Periodic Payments due with respect to each Mortgage Loan being repurchased or replaced, and received by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trust, after the related Cut-off Date through, but not including, the related date of repurchase or substitution, shall be part of the Trust Fund. Periodic Payments due with respect to each Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan (if any) on or prior to the related Due Date in the month of substitution, and Periodic Payments due with respect to each Mortgage Loan being repurchased or replaced and received by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trust after the related date of repurchase or substitution, shall not be part of the Trust Fund and are to be remitted by the Master Servicer to the Mortgage Loan Seller effecting the related repurchase or substitution within two Business Days following receipt of properly identified and available funds constituting such Periodic Payment. From and after the date of substitution, each Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, if any, that has been substituted shall be deemed to constitute a “Mortgage Loan” hereunder for all purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Mortgage Loan is not secured by a Mortgaged Property that is, in whole or in part, a hotel, restaurant (operated by a Mortgagor), healthcare facility, nursing home, assisted living facility, theatre or fitness center (operated by a Mortgagor), then the failure to deliver to the Custodian copies of the UCC Financing Statements with respect to such Mortgage Loan shall not be a Material Defect.

 

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behalf of the Trust (and, with respect to any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan, with the consent of the Directing Holder if no Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing) (each such payment, a “Loss of Value Payment”) with respect to such Mortgage Loan, the amount of such Loss of Value Payment shall be deposited into the Loss of Value Reserve Fund to be applied in accordance withSection 3.05(f) of this Agreement. The Special Servicer shall determine the amount of any applicable Loss of Value Payment (with the consent of the Directing Holder in respect of any Mortgage Loan that is not an applicable Excluded Loan and for so long as no Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing) and, in the case of any Repurchase Request with respect to Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans prior to the occurrence of a Resolution Failure, shall communicate such amount to the Master Servicer for its enforcement action with the Mortgage Loan Seller. In connection with any such determination with respect to any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Master Servicer shall promptly provide the Special Servicer but in any event within the time frame and in the manner provided inSection 3.19, with the Servicing File and all information, documents and records (including records stored electronically on computer tapes, magnetic discs and the like) relating to such Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Loan, either in the Master Servicer’s possession or otherwise reasonably available to the Master Servicer without undue burden or expense, and reasonably requested by the Special Servicer to the extent set forth inSection 3.19 in order to permit the Special Servicer to calculate the Loss of Value Payment as set forth in thisSection 2.03(b). The Loss of Value Payment shall include the portion of any Liquidation Fees payable to the Special Servicer in respect of such Loss of Value Payment and the portion of fees and reimbursable expenses of the Asset Representations Reviewer attributable to the Asset Review of such Mortgage Loan. If such Loss of Value Payment is made, the Loss of Value Payment shall serve as the sole remedy available to the Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and the Trustee on their behalf regarding any such Material Defect in lieu of any obligation of the Mortgage Loan Seller to otherwise cure such Material Defect or repurchase or substitute for the affected Mortgage Loan based on such Material Defect under any circumstances. This paragraph is intended to apply only to a mutual agreement or settlement between the Mortgage Loan Seller and the Master Servicer (in the case of Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) or the Special Servicer (in the case of Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) on behalf of the Trust,provided, that (i) prior to any such agreement or settlement nothing in this paragraph shall preclude the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, from exercising any of its rights related to a Material Defect in the manner and timing set forth in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement or thisSection 2.03 (excluding this paragraph) (including any right to cure, repurchase or substitute for such Mortgage Loan), (ii) such Loss of Value Payment shall not be greater than the Purchase Price of the affected Mortgage Loan; and (iii) a Material Defect as a result of a Mortgage Loan not constituting a Qualified Mortgage may not be cured by a Loss of Value Payment.

 

The cure, repurchase and substitution obligations or the obligation to pay the Loss of Value Payment described herein will constitute the sole remedy available to the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner in connection with a material breach of any representation or warranty or a material document defect with respect to any Mortgage Loan. None of the Depositor, the Underwriters, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator or any other person will be obligated to repurchase or replace any affected Mortgage Loan or make a Loss of Value Payment in connection with a breach of any of

 

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the representations and warranties or a document defect if the Mortgage Loan Seller defaults on its obligations to do so.

 

If the Special Servicer or the Depositor receives (i) a Repurchase Communication of a request or demand for repurchase or replacement of any Mortgage Loan alleging a Document Defect or Breach (any such request or demand, a “15Ga-1 Repurchase Request”) or (ii) a Repurchase Communication of a withdrawal of a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request of which notice has been previously received or given and which withdrawal is by the Person making such Repurchase Request (a “Repurchase Request Withdrawal”), such party shall give written notice of such Repurchase Request Withdrawal to the Mortgage Loan Seller, the other parties hereto, the Directing Holder (prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Consultation Termination Event), any Companion Holder (if applicable) and, subject toSection 13.10 of this Agreement, each of the Rating Agencies (to the extent notice has not previously been delivered to such Persons pursuant to this sentence). If the Special Servicer receives a Repurchase Communication that any Mortgage Loan that was subject of a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request has been repurchased or replaced (a “Repurchase”), or that such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request has been rejected (a “Repurchase Request Rejection”), then the Special Servicer shall (in accordance with the following paragraph) give written notice of such Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection to the Depositor, the Mortgage Loan Seller unless it is the entity that has repurchased or replaced the subject Mortgage Loan or rejected such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, and unless it is the party that notified the Special Servicer thereof, the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee.

 

Each notice of a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection required to be given by a party pursuant to thisSection 2.03(b) (each, a “15Ga-1 Notice”) shall be given no later than ten (10) Business Days after receipt of a Repurchase Communication of such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection, as applicable, and shall include (i) the identity of the related Mortgage Loan, (ii) the date that the Repurchase Communication regarding the 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection was received, as applicable, (iii) if known, the basis for the 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request (as asserted in the 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request) and (iv) in the case of 15Ga-1 Notices provided by the Special Servicer with respect to a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, a statement as to whether the Special Servicer currently plans to pursue such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request.

 

If the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer or the Custodian receives a Repurchase Communication of a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, a Repurchase Request Withdrawal, a Repurchase or a Repurchase Request Rejection, then such party shall promptly forward such Repurchase Communication of such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection to the Special Servicer (with respect to any Mortgage Loan or REO Loan) and, prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Consultation Termination Event, the Directing Holder, and include the following statement in the related correspondence: “This is a Repurchase Communication regarding [a “15Ga-1 Repurchase Request”] [a “Repurchase Request Withdrawal”] [a “Repurchase”] [a “Repurchase Request Rejection”] under Section 2.03(b) of the Pooling and Servicing Agreement relating to the GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2017-GS6 Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,

 

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Series 2017-GS6, requiring action by you as the recipient of such [15Ga-1 Repurchase Request] [Repurchase Request Withdrawal] [Repurchase] [Repurchase Request Rejection] thereunder”. Upon receipt of any Repurchase Communication of a 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection by the Special Servicer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the Special Servicer shall be deemed to be the recipient of such Repurchase Communication of such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection, and the Special Servicer shall comply with the notice procedures set forth in the preceding paragraphs of thisSection 2.03(b) with respect to such Repurchase Communication of such 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request, Repurchase Request Withdrawal, Repurchase or Repurchase Request Rejection.

 

No Person that is required to provide a 15Ga-1 Notice pursuant to thisSection 2.03(b) (a “15Ga-1 Notice Provider”) shall be required to provide any information in a 15Ga-1 Notice protected by the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product doctrines. The Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement will provide that (i) any 15Ga-1 Notice provided pursuant to thisSection 2.03(b) is so provided only to assist the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Depositor and their respective Affiliates to comply with Rule 15Ga-1, Items 1104 and 1121 of Regulation AB and any other requirement of law or regulation and (ii)(A) no action taken by, or inaction of, a 15Ga-1 Notice Provider and (B) no information provided pursuant to thisSection 2.03(b) by a 15Ga-1 Notice Provider in a 15Ga-1 Notice shall be deemed to constitute a waiver or defense to the exercise of any legal right the 15Ga-1 Notice Provider may have with respect to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, including with respect to any 15Ga-1 Repurchase Request that is the subject of a 15Ga-1 Notice.

 

On or before the Closing Date, the Depositor shall deliver to the Master Servicer a copy of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, which the Master Servicer shall provide to each Sub-Servicer.

 

Contemporaneously with its execution of this Agreement, the Depositor shall cause the Mortgage Loan Seller to deliver a power of attorney substantially in the form ofExhibit F to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement to the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, that permits such parties to take such other action as is necessary to effect the delivery, assignment and/or recordation of any documents and/or instruments relating to any Mortgage Loan which have not been delivered, assigned or recorded at the time required for enforcement by the Trust Fund. Pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, the Mortgage Loan Seller will be required to effect (at the expense of the Mortgage Loan Seller) the assignment and recordation of its respective Mortgage Loan documents until the assignment and recordation of all such Mortgage Loan documents has been completed.

 

With respect to each Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the parties to this Agreement agree that if a “material document defect” exists with respect to a Non-Serviced Companion Loan under the Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the Mortgage Loan Seller (or other responsible repurchasing entity) repurchases the related Companion Loan pursuant to the Other Pooling and Servicing Agreement, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall also repurchase such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan;provided,however, that such repurchase obligation does not apply to any “material document defect” related solely to the promissory note for such Companion Loan.

 

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(c)       Subject to the Mortgage Loan Seller’s right to cure as contemplated in thisSection 2.03, and further subject toSection 2.01(b) andSection 2.01(c) of this Agreement, failure of the Mortgage Loan Seller to deliver the documents referred to inclauses (1),(2),(7),(8),(18) and(19) in the definition of “Mortgage File” in accordance with this Agreement and the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement for any Mortgage Loan shall be deemed a Material Document Defect;provided,however, that no Document Defect (except a deemed Material Document Defect described above) shall be considered to be a Material Document Defect unless the document with respect to which the Document Defect exists is required in connection with an imminent enforcement of the lender’s rights or remedies under the related Mortgage Loan, defending any claim asserted by any Mortgagor or third party with respect to the Mortgage Loan, establishing the validity or priority of any lien on any collateral securing the Mortgage or for any immediate significant servicing obligation.

 

(d)       In connection with any repurchase of, or substitution of a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan for, a Mortgage Loan pursuant to thisSection 2.03, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Custodian, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall each tender to the Mortgage Loan Seller, upon delivery to each of them of a receipt executed by the Mortgage Loan Seller evidencing such repurchase or substitution, all portions of the Mortgage File and other documents (including, without limitation, the Servicing File), and all escrows and reserve funds, pertaining to such Mortgage Loan possessed by it, and each document that constitutes a part of the Mortgage File shall be endorsed or assigned to the extent necessary or appropriate to the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee in the same manner, but only if the respective documents have been previously assigned or endorsed to the Trustee, and pursuant to appropriate forms of assignment, substantially similar to the manner and forms pursuant to which such documents were previously assigned to the Trustee on behalf of the Trust or as otherwise reasonably requested to effect the retransfer and reconveyance of the Mortgage Loan and the security thereof to the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee;provided that such tender by the Trustee and the Custodian shall be conditioned upon its receipt (and such receipt shall be deemed to be the Master Servicer’s direction to the Trustee and the Custodian to) from the Master Servicer of a Request for Release and an Officer’s Certificate to the effect that the requirements for repurchase or substitution have been satisfied. The Master Servicer shall, and is hereby authorized and empowered by the Trustee to, prepare, execute and deliver in its own name, on behalf of the Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and the Trustee or any of them, the endorsements and assignments contemplated by thisSection 2.03(d), and such other instruments as may be necessary or appropriate to transfer title to an REO Property (including with respect to the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) in connection with the repurchase of, or substitution for, an REO Loan and the Trustee shall execute and deliver any powers of attorney necessary to permit the Master Servicer to do so;provided,however, that the Trustee shall not be held liable for any misuse of any such power of attorney by the Master Servicer or any of its agents or subcontractors. The parties to this Agreement acknowledge that the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement provides that in the event a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan is substituted for a Mortgage Loan by the related Mortgage Loan Seller as contemplated by thisSection 2.03, the Mortgage Loan Seller will be required to deliver to the Custodian the Mortgage File and to the Master Servicer all Escrow Payments and reserve funds pertaining to such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan possessed by it and a certification to the effect that such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan satisfies all of the requirements of the definition of “Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan” in this Agreement.

 

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(e)       The Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement provides the sole remedies available to the Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner, or the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee on behalf of the Certificateholders, respecting any Document Defect or Breach with respect to any Mortgage Loan.

 

(f)        If (i) any Crossed Underlying Loan is required to be repurchased or substituted for in the manner described in thisSection 2.03 and (ii) the applicable Material Defect does not constitute a Material Defect, as to any other Crossed Underlying Loan in the related Crossed Mortgage Loan Group (without regard to this paragraph), then the applicable Material Defect will be deemed to constitute a Material Defect or Breach as to any other Crossed Underlying Loan in the related Crossed Mortgage Loan Group for purposes of this paragraph, and the Mortgage Loan Seller will be required to repurchase or substitute for such other Crossed Underlying Loan(s) in the related Crossed Mortgage Loan Group as provided inSection 2.03(b) unless such other Crossed Underlying Loans satisfy the Crossed Underlying Loan Repurchase Criteria. In the event that the remaining Crossed Underlying Loans in such Crossed Mortgage Loan Group satisfy the aforementioned criteria, the Mortgage Loan Seller may elect either to repurchase or substitute for only the affected Crossed Underlying Loan(s) as to which the related Material Defect exists or to repurchase or substitute for all of the Crossed Underlying Loans in the related Crossed Mortgage Loan Group. Any reserve or other cash collateral or letters of credit securing the Crossed Underlying Loans shall be allocated among the related Crossed Underlying Loans in accordance with the related Mortgage Loan documents or otherwise on apro rata basis based upon their outstanding Stated Principal Balances. Except as provided in thisSection 2.03(f) andSection 2.03(g), all other terms of the related Mortgage Loans shall remain in full force and effect without any modification thereof.

 

(g)       Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the related Mortgage provides for the partial release of one or more of the Crossed Underlying Loans, the Depositor may cause the Mortgage Loan Seller to repurchase only that Crossed Underlying Loan required to be repurchased pursuant to thisSection 2.03, pursuant to the partial release provisions of the related Mortgage;provided,however, that (i) the remaining related Crossed Underlying Loan(s) fully comply with the terms and conditions of the related Mortgage, this Agreement and the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, including the Crossed Underlying Loan Repurchase Criteria, (ii) in connection with such partial release, the Mortgage Loan Seller obtains an Opinion of Counsel (at the Mortgage Loan Seller’s expense) to the effect that the contemplated action will not cause an Adverse REMIC Event and (iii) in connection with such partial release, the Mortgage Loan Seller delivers or causes to be delivered to the Custodian original modifications to the Mortgage prepared and executed in connection with such partial release.

 

(h)       With respect to any Crossed Underlying Loan, to the extent that the Mortgage Loan Seller is required to repurchase or substitute for such Crossed Underlying Loan in the manner prescribed inSection 2.03(b) while the Trustee continues to hold any other Crossed Underlying Loans in the related Crossed Mortgage Loan Group, the Mortgage Loan Seller and the Master Servicer or, with respect to a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer, on behalf of the Trustee, as assignee of the Depositor, will, as set forth in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, forbear from enforcing any remedies against the other’s Primary Collateral but each will be permitted to exercise remedies against the Primary Collateral securing its respective related Mortgage Loans, including with respect to the Trustee, the

 

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Primary Collateral securing the Mortgage Loans still held by the Trustee, so long as such exercise does not materially impair the ability of the other party to exercise its remedies against its Primary Collateral. If the exercise of the remedies by one party would materially impair the ability of the other party to exercise its remedies with respect to the Primary Collateral securing the Crossed Underlying Loans held by such party, then both parties have agreed in the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement to forbear from exercising such remedies until the Mortgage Loan documents evidencing and securing the relevant Mortgage Loan can be modified in a manner that complies with the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement to remove the threat of material impairment as a result of the exercise of remedies.

 

(i)        (i) In the event an Initial Requesting Holder delivers a written request to the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Certificate Registrar, the Operating Advisor (solely in its capacity as the Operating Advisor) or the Custodian that a Mortgage Loan be repurchased by the Mortgage Loan Seller alleging the existence of a Material Defect with respect to such Mortgage Loan and setting forth the basis for such allegation (an “Owner Repurchase Request”), such party shall promptly forward that Owner Repurchase Request to the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, and the Enforcing Servicer, shall promptly forward that Owner Repurchase Request to the Mortgage Loan Seller and each other party to this Agreement and take the actions required underSection 2.03(j). Subject toSection 2.03(j), the Enforcing Servicer shall be the Enforcing Party with respect to the Owner Repurchase Request. If a Resolution Failure occurs with respect to the Owner Repurchase Request, the provisions described inSection 2.03(j)(i) shall apply.

 

(ii)       In the event that the Depositor, the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator or the Operating Advisor (solely in its capacity as Operating Advisor) has knowledge of a Material Defect with respect to a Mortgage Loan, that party shall deliver prompt written notice of such Material Defect to each other party to this Agreement, identifying the applicable Mortgage Loan and setting forth the basis for such allegation (a “PSA Party Repurchase Request”, and each of an Owner Repurchase Request or a PSA Party Repurchase Request, a “Repurchase Request”), and the Enforcing Servicer shall promptly forward such PSA Party Repurchase Request to the Mortgage Loan Seller. Subject toSection 2.03(j), the Enforcing Servicer shall be the Enforcing Party with respect to the PSA Party Repurchase Request. If a Resolution Failure occurs with respect to the PSA Party Repurchase Request, the provisions described below underSection 2.03(j) shall apply.

 

(iii)      In the event the Repurchase Request is not Resolved within 180 days after the Mortgage Loan Seller receives the Repurchase Request (a “Resolution Failure”) shall be deemed to have occurred.Receipt of the Repurchase Request shall be deemed to occur two (2) Business Days after the Repurchase Request is sent to the Mortgage Loan Seller.

 

(iv)      Within two (2) Business Days after a Resolution Failure occurs with respect to a Repurchase Request made by any Person other than the Special Servicer, the Controlling Class Representative or a Controlling Class Certificateholder relating to a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Master Servicer shall send a written notice (a “Master Servicer Proposed Course of Action Notice”) to the Special Servicer, indicating the Master Servicer’s analysis and recommended course of action with respect

 

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to such Repurchase Request, along with the Servicing File and all information, documents and records (including records stored electronically on computer tapes, magnetic discs and the like) relating to such Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Loan, either in the Master Servicer’s possession or otherwise reasonably available to the Master Servicer without undue burden or expense, and reasonably requested by the Special Servicer to enable it to assume its duties hereunder to the extent set forth in this Agreement for such Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. Upon receipt of such Master Servicer Proposed Course of Action Notice and such Servicing File, the Special Servicer shall become the Enforcing Servicer with respect to such Repurchase Request.

 

(j)        (i) After a Resolution Failure occurs with respect to a Repurchase Request regarding a Mortgage Loan (whether the Repurchase Request was initiated by an Initial Requesting Holder or by a party to this Agreement), the Enforcing Servicer will be required to send a notice (a “Proposed Course of Action Notice”) to the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, at the address specified in the Initial Requesting Holder’s Repurchase Request, and to the Certificate Administrator, who shall make such notice available to all other Certificateholders, Certificate Owners and the Retained Interest Owner (by posting such notice on the Certificate Administrator’s Website) indicating the Enforcing Servicer’s intended course of action with respect to the Repurchase Request (the “Proposed Course of Action”). If the Master Servicer is the Enforcing Servicer, the Master Servicer may (but shall not be obligated to) consult with the Special Servicer and (for so long as no Consultation Termination Event has occurred) the Directing Holder regarding any Proposed Course of Action. Such notice shall include (a) a request to the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner to indicate their agreement with or dissent from such Proposed Course of Action by clearly marking “agree” or “disagree” to the Proposed Course of Action on such notice within 30 days of the date of such notice and a disclaimer that responses received after such 30-day period will not be taken into consideration, (b) a statement that in the event any Certificateholder or the Retained Interest Owner disagrees with the Proposed Course of Action, the Enforcing Servicer (either as the Enforcing Party or as the Enforcing Servicer in circumstances where a Certificateholder or the Retained Interest Owner is acting as the Enforcing Party) shall be compelled to follow (either as the Enforcing Party or as the Enforcing Servicer in circumstances where a Certificateholder is acting as the Enforcing Party) the course of action agreed to and/or proposed by the majority, by Certificate Principal Balance and Retained Interest Balance, of the responding Certificateholders and, if applicable, the Retained Interest Owner that involves referring the matter to mediation or arbitration, as the case may be, (c) a statement that responding Certificateholders and, if applicable, the Retained Interest Owner will be required to certify their holdings in connection with such response, (d) a statement that only responses clearly marked “agree” or “disagree” with such Proposed Course of Action will be taken into consideration and (e) instructions for responding Certificateholders and, if applicable, the Retained Interest Owner to send their responses to the Enforcing Servicer and the Certificate Administrator. The Certificate Administrator shall, within three (3) Business Days after the expiration of the 30-day response period, tabulate the responses received from the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and share the results with the Enforcing Servicer. The Certificate Administrator shall only count responses timely received that clearly indicate agreement or dissent with the related Proposed Course of Action and additional verbiage or qualifying language shall not be taken into consideration for purposes of determining whether the applicable Certificateholder or the Retained Interest Owner agrees or disagrees with the

 

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Proposed Course of Action. The Certificate Administrator shall be under no obligation to answer any questions from Certificateholders or the Retained Interest Owner regarding such Proposed Course of Action. For the avoidance of doubt, the Certificate Administrator’s obligations in connection with thisSection 2.03(j) shall be limited solely to tabulating Certificateholder and Retained Interest Owner responses of “agree” or “disagree” to the Proposed Course of Action, and such obligation shall not be construed to impose any enforcement obligation on the Certificate Administrator. The Enforcing Servicer may conclusively rely (without investigation) on the Certificate Administrator’s tabulation of the majority, by Certificate Principal Balance and Retained Interest Balance, of the responding Certificateholders and Retained Interest Owner. If (a) the Enforcing Servicer’s intended course of action with respect to the Repurchase Request does not involve pursuing further action to exercise rights against the Mortgage Loan Seller with respect to the Repurchase Request and the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, or any other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner wishes to exercise its right to refer the matter to mediation (including nonbinding arbitration) or arbitration, or (b) the Enforcing Servicer’s intended course of action is to pursue further action to exercise rights against the Mortgage Loan Seller with respect to the Repurchase Request but the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, or any other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner does not agree with the dispute resolution method selected by the Enforcing Servicer, then the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, or such other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner may deliver to the Enforcing Servicer a written notice (a “Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notice”) within 30 days from the date the Proposed Course of Action Notice is posted on the Certificate Administrator’s Website (the “Dispute Resolution Cut-off Date”) indicating its intent to exercise its right to refer the matter to either mediation or arbitration. In the event any Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner delivers a Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notice, and the Enforcing Servicer has also received responses from other Certificateholders, Certificate Owners or the Retained Interest Owner supporting the Enforcing Servicer’s initial Proposed Course of Action indicating a recommendation to undertake mediation or arbitration, such responses shall be considered Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notices supporting the Proposed Course of Action for purposes of determining the course of action proposed by the majority, by Certificate Principal Balance and Retained Interest Balance, of Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner.

 

(ii)       If neither the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, nor any other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner delivers a Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notice prior to the Dispute Resolution Cut-off Date, no Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner shall have the right to refer the Repurchase Request to mediation or arbitration, and the Enforcing Servicer, as the Enforcing Party, shall be the sole party obligated and entitled to determine a course of action, including but not limited to, enforcing the Trust’s rights against the Mortgage Loan Seller, subject to any consent or consultation rights of the Directing Holder pursuant toSection 6.08.

 

(iii)      Promptly and in any event within 10 Business Days following receipt of a Preliminary Dispute Resolution Election Notice from (a) the Initial Requesting Holder, if any, or (b) any other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner (each ofclauses (a) or(b), a “Requesting Holder”), the Enforcing Servicer will be

 

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required to consult with each Requesting Holder regarding such Requesting Holder’s intention to elect either mediation (including nonbinding arbitration) or arbitration as the dispute resolution method with respect to the Repurchase Request (the “Dispute Resolution Consultation”) so that such Requesting Holder may consider the views of the Enforcing Servicer as to the claims underlying the Repurchase Request and possible dispute resolution methods, such discussions to occur and be completed no later than 10 Business Days following the Dispute Resolution Cut-off Date. The Enforcing Servicer shall be entitled to establish procedures the Enforcing Servicer deems in good faith to be in accordance with the Servicing Standard relating to the timing and extent of such consultations. No later than 5 Business Days after completion of the Dispute Resolution Consultation, a Requesting Holder may provide a final notice to the Enforcing Servicer indicating its decision to exercise its right to refer the matter to either mediation or arbitration (“Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice”).

 

(iv)      If, following the Dispute Resolution Consultation, no Requesting Holder timely delivers a Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice to the Enforcing Servicer, then the Enforcing Servicer will continue to act as the Enforcing Party and remain obligated under this Agreement to determine a course of action, including but not limited to, enforcing the rights of the Trust with respect to the Repurchase Request and no Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner shall have any further right to elect to refer the matter to mediation or arbitration.

 

(v)       If a Requesting Holder timely delivers a Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice to the Enforcing Servicer, then such Requesting Holder shall become the Enforcing Party and must promptly submit the matter to mediation (including nonbinding arbitration) or arbitration. If there is more than one Requesting Holder that timely delivers a Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice, then such Requesting Holders will collectively become the Enforcing Party, and the holder or holders of a majority of the Voting Rights among such Requesting Holders will be entitled to make all decisions relating to such mediation or arbitration. If, however, no Requesting Holder commences arbitration or mediation pursuant to the terms of this Agreement within 30 days after delivery of its Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice to the Enforcing Servicer, then (i) the rights of a Requesting Holder to act as the Enforcing Party shall terminate and no Certificateholder, Certificate Owner or the Retained Interest Owner shall have any further right to elect to refer the matter to mediation or arbitration, (ii) if the Proposed Course of Action Notice indicated that the Enforcing Servicer shall take no further action with respect to the Repurchase Request, then the related Material Defect shall be deemed waived for all purposes under this Agreement and the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement;provided,however, that such Material Defect shall not be deemed waived with respect a Requesting Holder, any other Certificateholder, Certificate Owner, the Retained Interest Owner or the Enforcing Servicer to the extent there is a material change in the facts and circumstances known to such party at the time when the Proposed Course of Action Notice is posted on the Certificate Administrator’s Website and (iii) if the Proposed Course of Action Notice had indicated a course of action other than the course of action underclause (ii), then the Enforcing Servicer shall again become the Enforcing Party and, as such, shall be the sole party obligated and entitled to determine a course of

 

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action including, but not limited to, enforcing the Trust’s rights against the Mortgage Loan Seller.

 

(vi)      Notwithstanding the foregoing, the dispute resolution provisions described above under thisSection 2.03(j) will not apply, and the Enforcing Servicer shall remain the Enforcing Party, if the Enforcing Servicer has commenced litigation with respect to the Repurchase Request, or determines in accordance with the Servicing Standard that it is in the best interest of Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner to commence litigation with respect to the Repurchase Request to avoid the running of any applicable statute of limitations.

 

(vii)     In the event a Requesting Holder becomes the Enforcing Party, the Enforcing Servicer, on behalf of the Trust, shall remain a party to any proceedings against the Mortgage Loan Seller;provided that the degree and extent to which the Enforcing Servicer actively prepares for and participates in such proceeding shall be determined by such Enforcing Servicer in consultation with the Directing Holder,provided that a Consultation Termination Event has not occurred and is continuing and an applicable Excluded Loan is not involved, and in accordance with the Servicing Standard. For the avoidance of doubt, the Depositor, the Mortgage Loan Seller and any of their respective Affiliates shall not be entitled to be an Initial Requesting Holder or a Requesting Holder.

 

(k)       If the Enforcing Party selects mediation (including nonbinding arbitration), the following provisions shall apply:

 

(i)        The mediation shall be administered by a nationally recognized mediation services provider selected by the Mortgage Loan Seller (such provider, the “Mediation Services Provider”) in accordance with published mediation procedures promulgated by the Mediation Services Provider.

 

(ii)       The mediator shall be impartial, an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York and have at least 15 years of experience in commercial litigation, and either, commercial real estate finance or commercial mortgage-backed securitization matters or other complex commercial transactions and who will be appointed from a list of neutrals maintained by the Mediation Services Provider. Upon being supplied a list of at least ten potential mediators by the Mediation Services Provider each party will have the right to exercise two peremptory challenges within 14 days and to rank the remaining potential mediators in order of preference. The Mediation Services Provider shall select the mediator from the remaining attorneys on the list respecting the preference choices of the parties to the extent possible.

 

(iii)      The parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to conduct an organizational conference to begin the mediation within 10 Business Days of the selection of the mediator and to conclude the mediation within 60 days thereafter.

 

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(iv)      The expenses of any mediation shall be allocated among the parties to the mediation including, if applicable, between the Enforcing Party and the Enforcing Servicer, as mutually agreed by the parties as part of the mediation.

 

(l)        If the Enforcing Party selects third-party arbitration, the following provisions will apply:

 

(i)        The arbitration shall be administered by a nationally recognized arbitration services provider selected by the Mortgage Loan Seller (such provider, the “Arbitration Services Provider”) in accordance with published arbitration procedures promulgated by the Arbitration Services Provider.

 

(ii)       The arbitrator shall be impartial, an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York and have at least 15 years of experience in commercial litigation, and either commercial real estate finance or commercial mortgage-backed securitization matters or other complex commercial transactions and who will be appointed from a list of neutrals maintained by the Arbitration Services Provider. Upon being supplied a list of at least ten potential arbitrators by the Arbitration Services Provider each party will have the right to exercise two peremptory challenges within 14 days and to rank the remaining potential arbitrators in order of preference. The Arbitration Services Provider will select the arbitrator from the remaining attorneys on the list respecting the preference choices of the parties to the extent possible.

 

(iii)      Prior to accepting an appointment, the arbitrator must promptly disclose any circumstances likely to create a reasonable inference of bias or conflict of interest or likely to preclude completion of the hearings within the prescribed time schedule.

 

(iv)      After consulting with the parties at an organizational conference held not later than 10 Business Days after its appointment, the arbitrator shall devise procedures and deadlines for the arbitration, to the extent not already agreed to by the parties, with the goal of expediting the proceeding and completing the arbitration within 120 days. The arbitrator shall have the authority to schedule, hear, and determine any and all motions, including dispositive and discovery motions, in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for non-jury matters (the “Rules”) (including summary judgment and other prehearing and post hearing motions), and will do so by reasoned decision on the motion of any party to the arbitration.

 

(v)       Notwithstanding whatever other discovery may be available under the Rules, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, each party to the arbitration will be presumptively limited to the following discovery in the arbitration: (A) the parties shall reasonably and in good faith voluntarily produce to all other parties all documents upon which they intend to rely and all documents they reasonably and in good faith believe to be relevant to the claims or defenses asserted by any of the parties, (B) party witness depositions (excluding Rule 30b-6 witnesses), and (C) expert witness depositions,provided, that the arbitrator shall have the ability to grant the parties, or either of them, additional discovery to the extent that the arbitrator determines good cause is shown that such additional discovery is reasonable and necessary.

 

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(vi)      The arbitrator shall make its final determination no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the hearings and submission of any post-hearing submissions. The arbitrator shall resolve the dispute in accordance with the terms of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement and this Agreement, and may not modify or change those agreements in any way or award remedies not consistent with those agreements. The arbitrator will not have the power to award punitive damages or consequential damages in any arbitration conducted by them. Interest on any monetary award shall bear interest from the date of the Final Dispute Resolution Election Notice at the Prime Rate. In its final determination, the arbitrator shall determine and award the costs of the arbitration (including the fees of the arbitrator, cost of any record or transcript of the arbitration, and administrative fees) and shall award reasonable attorneys’ fees to the parties to the arbitration as determined by the arbitrator in its reasonable discretion. The determination of the arbitrator shall be by a reasoned decision in writing and counterpart copies will be promptly delivered to the parties. The final determination of the arbitrator shall be final and non-appealable, except for actions to confirm or vacate the determination permitted under federal or state law, and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.

 

(vii)     By selecting arbitration, the Enforcing Party is waiving its right to sue in court, including the right to a trial by jury.

 

(viii)    No person may bring a putative or certified class action to arbitration.

 

(m)      The following provisions will apply to both mediation and third-party arbitration:

 

(i)        Any mediation or arbitration will be held in New York, New York unless another location is agreed by all parties;

 

(ii)       If the dispute involves a matter that cannot effectively be remedied by the payment of damages, or if there be any dispute relating to arbitration or the arbitrators that cannot be resolved promptly by the arbitrators or the Arbitration Services Provider, then any party in such instance may during the pendency of the arbitration proceedings seek temporary equitable remedies, pending the final decision of the arbitration panel, solely by application in the Southern District if such court shall have subject matter jurisdiction, or if the Southern District has no jurisdiction, then the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York. The arbitration proceedings shall not be stayed unless so ordered by the court.

 

(iii)      The details and/or existence of any Repurchase Request, any informal meetings, mediations or arbitration proceedings conducted under thisSection 2.03, including all offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the parties’ attempt to informally resolve any Repurchase Request, will be confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in any mediation, arbitration or litigation, or other proceeding (including any proceeding under thisSection 2.03). Such information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed or shared with any third party (other than a party’s attorneys, experts, accountants and other agents and representatives, as reasonably required in connection

 

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with any resolution procedure under thisSection 2.03), except as otherwise required by law, regulatory requirement or court order. If any party to a resolution procedure receives a subpoena or other request for information from a third party (other than a governmental regulatory body) for such confidential information, the recipient will promptly notify the other party to the resolution procedure and will provide the other party with a reasonable opportunity to object to the production of its confidential information.

 

(iv)      In the event a Requesting Holder is the Enforcing Party, the agreement with the arbitrator or mediator, as the case may be, shall be required to contain an acknowledgment that the Trust, or the Enforcing Servicer on its behalf, shall be a party to any arbitration or mediation proceedings solely for the purpose of being the beneficiary of any award in favor of the Enforcing Party;provided that the degree and extent to which the Enforcing Servicer actively prepares for and participates in such proceeding will be determined by such Enforcing Servicer in consultation with the Directing Holder,provided that a Consultation Termination Event has not occurred and is continuing and an applicable Excluded Loan is not involved, and in accordance with the Servicing Standard. All amounts recovered by the Enforcing Party shall be paid to the Trust, or the Enforcing Servicer on its behalf, and deposited in the Collection Account. The agreement with the arbitrator or mediator, as the case may be, will provide that in the event a Requesting Holder is allocated any related costs and expenses pursuant to the terms of the arbitrator’s decision or the agreement reached in mediation, neither the Trust nor the Enforcing Servicer acting on its behalf shall be responsible for any such costs and expenses allocated to the Requesting Holder.

 

(v)       In the event a Requesting Holder is the Enforcing Party, the Requesting Holder to pay any expenses allocated to the Enforcing Party in the arbitration proceedings or any expenses that the Enforcing Party agrees to bear in the mediation proceedings.

 

(vi)      The Trust (or the Trustee or the Enforcing Servicer, acting on its behalf), the Depositor or the Mortgage Loan Seller shall be permitted to redact any personally identifiable customer information included in any information provided for purposes of any mediation or arbitration. Each party to the proceedings shall be required to agree to keep confidential the details related to the Repurchase Request and the dispute resolution identified in connection with such procedures;provided,however, that Certificateholders, Certificate Owners and the Retained Interest Owner shall be permitted to communicate prior to the commencement of any such proceedings to the extent provided inSection 5.06.

 

(vii)     For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall the exercise of any right of a Requesting Holder to refer a Repurchase Request to mediation or arbitration or participation in such mediation or arbitration affect in any manner the ability of the Enforcing Servicer to perform its obligations with respect to a Mortgage Loan or the exercise of any rights of a Directing Holder.

 

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(viii)    Any out-of-pocket expenses required to be borne by or allocated to the Enforcing Servicer in a mediation or arbitration shall be reimbursable as Trust Fund expenses.

 

Section 2.04 Execution of Certificates; Issuance of Lower-Tier Regular Interests. The Trustee hereby acknowledges the assignment to it of the Mortgage Loans and, subject toSection 2.01 and2.02, the delivery to the Custodian of the Mortgage Files and a fully executed original counterpart of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, together with the assignment to it of all of the other assets included in the Lower-Tier REMIC. Concurrently with such assignment and delivery, and in exchange for the Mortgage Loans and the other assets comprising the Lower-Tier REMIC, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Trustee (i) acknowledges the issuance of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests and the Class LR Interest to the Depositor in exchange for the Mortgage Loans; (ii) acknowledges the contribution by the Depositor of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests to the Upper-Tier REMIC; and (iii) immediately thereafter, in exchange for the Lower-Tier Regular Interests, the Trustee acknowledges that it has caused the Certificate Administrator to issue the Class UR Interest and the Retained Interest and has caused the Certificate Registrar to execute and caused the Authenticating Agent to authenticate and to deliver to or upon the order of the Depositor, the Regular Certificates and the Class R Certificates, and the Depositor hereby acknowledges the receipt by it or its designees, of such Certificates in authorized Denominations and the Retained Interest evidencing the entire beneficial ownership of the Upper-Tier REMIC (and in the case of the Class R Certificates, the Class LR Interest and the Class UR Interest).

 

Article III

ADMINISTRATION AND
SERVICING OF THE TRUST FUND

 

Section 3.01 The Master Servicer to Act as Master Servicer; Special Servicer to Act as Special Servicer; Administration of the Mortgage Loans, the Serviced Companion Loans and REO Properties. (a) Each of the Master Servicer and Special Servicer shall diligently service and administer the applicable Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), any related Serviced Companion Loans and the applicable REO Properties (other than any REO Property related to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) it is obligated to service in accordance with applicable law, this Agreement, the Mortgage Loan documents and the related Co-Lender Agreements on behalf of the Trust and in the best interests of and for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and, in the case of the Serviced Companion Loans, the Companion Holders and the Trustee (as holder of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests), as a collective whole, taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of such Companion Loans (as determined by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, in its reasonable judgment), in accordance with applicable law, the terms of this Agreement (and, with respect to each Serviced Whole Loan or any Mortgage Loan with related mezzanine debt, the related Co-Lender Agreement) and the terms of the respective Mortgage Loans and, if applicable, the related Companion Loan, taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of the Companion Loan. With respect to each Serviced Whole Loan, in the event of a conflict between this Agreement and the related Co-Lender Agreement, the related Co-Lender

 

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Agreement shall control;provided that in no event shall the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, take any action or omit to take any action in accordance with the terms of any Co-Lender Agreement that would cause the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, to violate the Servicing Standard or the REMIC Provisions. The Special Servicer shall be the Special Servicer with respect to all the Mortgage Loans, any Serviced Companion Loan and other related assets in the Trust and, as such, shall service and administer such Mortgage Loans, any Serviced Companion Loan and such other assets as shall be required of the Special Servicer hereunder and under any related Co-Lender Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement and any references to the duties and obligations of the Special Servicer, any references to Mortgage Loans in the context of such duties and/or obligations shall be deemed to refer solely to the Mortgage Loans serviced by the Special Servicer and no other Mortgage Loan, Serviced Companion Loan or other related asset in the Trust serviced hereunder, unless specifically indicated otherwise. To the extent consistent with the foregoing, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall service the Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and the Serviced Companion Loans in accordance with the higher of the following standards of care: (1) in the same manner in which, and with the same care, skill, prudence and diligence with which the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, services and administers similar mortgage loans for other third party portfolios and (2) the same care, skill, prudence and diligence with which the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, services and administers similar mortgage loans owned by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, with a view to the (A) the timely recovery of all payments or principal and interest under the Mortgage Loans or Serviced Whole Loans or (B) in the case of a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or an REO Property, maximization of timely recovery of principal and interest on a net present value basis on such Mortgage Loans and any related Serviced Companion Loans, and the best interests of the Trust and the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner (as a collective whole as if such Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner constituted a single lender) (and in the case of any Whole Loan, the best interests of the Trust, the Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and any related Companion Holder (as a collective whole as if such Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and the holder or holders of the related Companion Loan constituted a single lender), taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of the related Companion Loan), as determined by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, in its reasonable judgment, in either case giving due consideration to the customary and usual standards of practice of prudent, institutional commercial, multifamily and manufactured housing community mortgage loan servicers, but without regard to any conflict of interest arising from: (i) any relationship that the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, as the case may be, or any Affiliate of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, may have with any Mortgagor or any Affiliate of such Mortgagor, the Mortgage Loan Seller, the originators or any other parties to this Agreement or any Affiliate of the foregoing; (ii) the ownership of any Certificate (or any interest in any Companion Loan, mezzanine loan, or subordinate debt relating to a Mortgage Loan) by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or any Affiliate of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable; (iii) the obligation, if any, of the Master Servicer to make Advances; (iv) the right of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, or any of its Affiliates to receive compensation for its services and reimbursement for its costs hereunder or with respect to any particular transaction; (v) the ownership, servicing or management for others of (a) the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and any related Non-Serviced

 

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Companion Loan or (b) any other mortgage loans, subordinate debt, mezzanine loans or properties not covered by this Agreement or held by the Trust by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, or any of its Affiliates; (vi) any debt that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, or any of its Affiliates, has extended to any Mortgagor or an Affiliate of any Mortgagor (including, without limitation, any mezzanine financing); (vii) any option to purchase any Mortgage Loan or any related Companion Loan the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, or any of its Affiliates, may have; and (viii) any obligation of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, or any of their respective Affiliates, to repurchase or substitute for a Mortgage Loan as a mortgage loan seller (if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer or any of their respective Affiliates is a mortgage loan seller) (the foregoing, collectively referred to as the “Servicing Standard”).

 

The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall act in accordance with the Servicing Standard with respect to any action required to be taken regarding the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans pursuant to their obligations under this Agreement.

 

Without limiting the foregoing, subject toSection 3.19, the Special Servicer shall be obligated to service and administer (i) any Mortgage Loans (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) and any related Serviced Companion Loans as to which a Servicing Transfer Event has occurred and is continuing (each, a “Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan”) or as otherwise provided herein with respect to Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans in connection with any Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision and (ii) any REO Properties (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgaged Properties);provided that the Master Servicer shall continue to receive payments and make all calculations, and prepare, or cause to be prepared, all reports, required hereunder with respect to the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, except for the reports specified herein as prepared by the Special Servicer, as if no Servicing Transfer Event had occurred and with respect to the REO Properties (and the related REO Loans) as if no REO Acquisition had occurred, and to render such services with respect to such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans and REO Properties as are specifically provided for herein;provided,further,however, that the Master Servicer shall not be liable for failure to comply with such duties insofar as such failure results from a failure of the Special Servicer to provide sufficient information to the Master Servicer to comply with such duties or failure by the Special Servicer to otherwise comply with its obligations hereunder. The Master Servicer, in its capacity as Master Servicer, will not have any responsibility for the performance by the Special Servicer, in its capacity as a Special Servicer, of its duties under this Agreement. The Special Servicer, in its capacity as a Special Servicer, will not have any responsibility for the performance by the Master Servicer, in its capacity as Master Servicer, of its duties under this Agreement. Each Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced Companion Loan that becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan shall continue as such until satisfaction of the conditions specified inSection 3.19(a). Without limiting the foregoing, subject to (i) the processing of any Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision by the Special Servicer in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii)Section 3.19, the Master Servicer shall be obligated to service and administer any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced Companion Loan. The Special Servicer shall make the property inspections, use its reasonable efforts to collect the financial statements, budgets, operating statements and rent rolls and forward to the Master Servicer the reports in respect of the related Mortgaged Properties with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans in accordance withSection 3.12. After

 

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notification to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer may contact the Mortgagor of any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan if efforts by the Master Servicer to collect required financial information have been unsuccessful or any other issues remain unresolved. Such contact shall be coordinated through and with the cooperation of the Master Servicer. No provision herein contained shall be construed as an express or implied guarantee by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer of the collectability or recoverability of payments on the Mortgage Loans or any related Serviced Companion Loan or shall be construed to impair or adversely affect any rights or benefits provided by this Agreement to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer (including with respect to Servicing Fees, Special Servicing Fees or the right to be reimbursed for Advances and interest accrued thereon). Any provision in this Agreement for any Advance by the Master Servicer or the Trustee is intended solely to provide liquidity for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and not as credit support or otherwise to impose on any such Person the risk of loss with respect to one or more of the Mortgage Loans, any related Serviced Companion Loans. No provision hereof shall be construed to impose liability on the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer for the reason that any recovery to the Certificateholders or the Retained Interest Owner in respect of a Mortgage Loan at any time after a determination of present value recovery is less than the amount reflected in such determination.

 

(b)       Subject only to the Servicing Standard and the terms of this Agreement (including, without limitation,Section 6.08) and of the respective Mortgage Loans, any related Serviced Companion Loans and any related Co-Lender Agreement, if applicable, and applicable law, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer each shall have full power and authority, acting alone or, in the case of the Master Servicer, subject toSection 3.20, through one or more Sub-Servicers, to do or cause to be done any and all things in connection with such servicing and administration for which it is responsible which it may deem necessary or desirable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, in its own name (or in the name of the Trustee and, if applicable, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder), is hereby authorized and empowered by the Trustee to execute and deliver, on behalf of the Certificateholders (and, with respect to a Serviced Companion Loan, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder), the Retained Interest Owner and the Trustee or any of them, with respect to each Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced Companion Loan, it is obligated to service under this Agreement: (i) any and all financing statements, continuation statements and other documents or instruments necessary to maintain the lien created by the related Mortgage or other security document in the related Mortgage File on the related Mortgaged Property and related collateral, and shall, from time to time, execute and/or deliver such financing statements, continuation statements and other documents or instruments as necessary to maintain the lien created by the related Mortgage or other security document in the related Mortgage File on the related Mortgaged Property and related collateral; (ii) subject toSections 3.08,3.18 and6.08, any and all modifications, waivers, amendments or consents to, under or with respect to any documents contained in the related Mortgage File; (iii) any and all instruments of satisfaction or cancellation, pledge agreements and other documents in connection with a defeasance, or of partial or full release or discharge, and all other comparable instruments; and (iv) any or all complaints or other pleadings to initiate and/or to terminate any action, suit or proceeding on behalf of the Trust (in their representative capacities (except as set forth below in this paragraph). The Master Servicer (with respect to Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) and the Special Servicer (with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) shall provide to the Mortgagor

 

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related to such Mortgage Loans that it is servicing any reports required to be provided to them pursuant to the related Mortgage Loan documents. Subject toSection 3.10, the Trustee shall (i) on the Closing Date, furnish to the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer original powers of attorney in the form ofExhibit R attached hereto (or such other form as mutually agreed to by the Trustee and the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable) and (ii) upon request, furnish, or cause to be furnished, to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer any powers of attorney substantially in the form ofExhibit R attached hereto (or such other form as mutually agreed to by the Trustee and the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable) and other documents necessary or appropriate to enable the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, to carry out its servicing and administrative duties hereunder;provided,however, that the Trustee shall not be held responsible or liable for any acts of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, or for any negligence with respect to, or misuse of, any such power of attorney by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer as the case may be, shall not, without the Trustee’s written consent: (i) initiate any action, suit or proceeding solely under the Trustee’s name without indicating the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s, as the case may be, representative capacity (unless prohibited by any requirement of the applicable jurisdiction in which any such action, suit or proceeding is brought and if so prohibited, in the manner required by such jurisdiction (provided that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall then provide five (5) Business Days’ written notice to the Trustee of the initiation of such action, suit or proceeding (or such shorter time period as is reasonably required in the judgment of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, made in accordance with the Servicing Standard) prior to filing such action, suit or proceeding), and shall not be required to obtain the Trustee’s consent or indicate the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s, as applicable, representative capacity)) or (ii) take any action with the intent to cause, and that actually causes, the Trustee to be required to be registered to do business in any state.

 

(c)       To the extent the Master Servicer is permitted pursuant to the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents or Companion Loan documents (including any related Co-Lender Agreement) to exercise its discretion with respect to any action which requires Rating Agency Confirmation from each Rating Agency and a confirmation of any applicable rating agencies that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if any) (provided that such rating agency confirmation may be considered satisfied in the same manner as any Rating Agency Confirmation may be considered satisfied with respect to the Certificates pursuant toSection 3.25), the Master Servicer shall require the costs of such Rating Agency Confirmation to be borne by the related Mortgagor. To the extent the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents or Companion Loan documents (including any related Co-Lender Agreement) require the Mortgagor to bear the costs of any Rating Agency Confirmation or confirmation of any applicable rating agencies that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if any) (provided that such rating agency confirmation may be considered satisfied in the same manner as any Rating Agency Confirmation may be considered satisfied with respect to the Certificates pursuant toSection 3.25), the Master Servicer shall not waive the requirement that such costs and expenses be borne by the related Mortgagor. To the extent that the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents or Companion Loan documents (including any related Co-Lender Agreement) are silent as to who bears the costs of any Rating Agency Confirmation or

 

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confirmation of any applicable rating agencies that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if any) (provided that such rating agency confirmation may be considered satisfied in the same manner as any Rating Agency Confirmation may be considered satisfied with respect to the Certificates pursuant toSection 3.25), the Master Servicer shall use reasonable efforts to have the Mortgagor bear such costs and expenses. The Master Servicer shall not be responsible for the payment of such costs and expenses out of pocket other than as a Property Protection Advance.

 

(d)       The relationship of each of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer to the Trustee under this Agreement is intended by the parties to be that of an independent contractor and not that of a joint venturer, partner or agent.

 

(e)       The Master Servicer shall, to the extent permitted by the related Mortgage Loan documents or any related Companion Loan documents, and consistent with the Servicing Standard, permit Escrow Payments to be invested only in Permitted Investments.

 

(f)       Within sixty (60) days (or such shorter time period as is required by the terms of the applicable Mortgage Loan documents) after the later of (i) the receipt thereof by the Master Servicer and (ii) the Closing Date, (x) the Mortgage Loan Seller pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement shall notify each provider of a letter of credit for each Mortgage Loan identified as having a letter of credit on the Mortgage Loan Schedule, that the Master Servicer (in care of the Trustee, as titled inSection 2.01(b)) for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and any related Companion Holders shall be the beneficiary under each such letter of credit and (y) the Master Servicer shall notify each lessor under a Ground Lease for each Mortgage Loan identified as subject to a leasehold interest on the Mortgage Loan Schedule, that the Trust is the leasehold mortgagee, that any notices of default under such Ground Lease required to be delivered to the leasehold mortgagee pursuant to the terms of such Ground Lease shall be delivered to the Master Servicer and that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall service the related Mortgage Loan for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner. If a letter of credit is required to be drawn upon earlier than the date the Mortgage Loan Seller has notified the provider of such letter of credit pursuant toclause (x) of the immediately preceding sentence, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall cooperate with the reasonable requests of the Master Servicer or Special Servicer in connection with making a draw under such letter of credit. If the Mortgage Loan documents do not require the related Mortgagor to pay any costs and expenses relating to any modifications to or assignment of the related letter of credit, then the Mortgage Loan Seller shall pay such costs and expenses as and to the extent required under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement. If the Mortgage Loan documents require the related Mortgagor to pay any costs and expenses relating to any modifications to the related letter of credit, and such Mortgagor fails to pay such costs and expenses after the Master Servicer has exercised reasonable efforts to collect such costs and expenses from such Mortgagor, then the Master Servicer shall give the Mortgage Loan Seller notice of such failure and the amount of costs and expenses, and the Mortgage Loan Seller shall pay such costs and expenses as and to the extent required under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement. The costs and expenses of any modifications to Ground Leases shall be paid by the related Mortgagor. Neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall have any liability for the failure of the Mortgage Loan Seller to perform its obligations under the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement.

 

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(g)       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall the Master Servicer (or the Trustee, as applicable) make an Advance with respect to any Companion Loan to the extent the related Serviced Mortgage Loan has been paid in full or is no longer included in the Trust Fund.

 

(h)       Servicing and administration of each Serviced Companion Loan shall continue hereunder and in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement for so long as the corresponding Serviced Mortgage Loan or any related REO Property is part of the Trust Fund or for such longer period as any amounts payable by the related Companion Holder, to or for the benefit of the Trust or any party hereto in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement remain due and owing.

 

(i)       The Special Servicer agrees that upon the occurrence of a Servicing Transfer Event with respect to any Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, that is subject to or becomes subject to a Co-Lender Agreement in the future, it shall, subject toSection 3.19, use commercially reasonable efforts to enforce, on behalf of the Trust, subject to the Servicing Standard and to the extent the Special Servicer determines such action is in the best interests of the Trust, all rights conveyed to the Trustee pursuant to any such Co-Lender Agreement. The costs and expenses incurred by the Special Servicer in connection with such enforcement shall be paid as a Trust Fund expense or, subject to the terms of the applicable Co-Lender Agreement, (i) with respect to any Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, by the Trust and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, in accordance with the respective Stated Principal Balances of the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, or (ii) with respect to any Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, by the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan andthen, by the Trust.

 

(j)       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, to the extent required under the related Co-Lender Agreement, the servicing and administration of a Serviced Whole Loan shall continue hereunder (but not with respect to making Advances) even if the related Serviced Mortgage Loan is no longer part of the Trust Fund, until such time as a separate servicing agreement is entered into in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement (it being acknowledged that neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall be obligated under a separate agreement to which it is not a party);provided that, other than pursuant toSection 6.04 (and, with respect toSection 6.04, solely with respect to claims, losses, penalties, fines, forfeitures, reasonable legal fees and related costs, judgments, and any other costs, liabilities, fees and expenses incurred in connection with a legal claim or action resulting from an action or inaction taken or not taken while the related Serviced Mortgage Loan was part of the Trust Fund), no costs, expenses, losses or fees accruing with respect to such Serviced Whole Loan on and after the date the related Serviced Mortgage Loan is no longer part of the Trust Fund shall be payable out of the Trust Fund and the Master Servicer shall have no obligation to make any Advance on or after the date such Serviced Mortgage Loan ceases to be part of the Trust Fund;provided,however, that if, in the case of any Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan, the related Serviced Companion Loan continues to be included in an Other Securitization, then for so long as a separate servicing agreement (pursuant to the related Co-Lender Agreement) has not been entered into, the Master Servicer shall inform the related Other Servicer of any need to make Property Protection Advances with respect to a Serviced Whole Loan within three (3) Business Days of determining that such an Advance is necessary or being

 

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notified that such an Advance is necessary, or in the case of a Property Protection Advance that needs to be made on an emergency or urgent basis, within one (1) Business Day. With respect to Property Protection Advances made by any Other Servicer as contemplated in the proviso to the preceding sentence, the Master Servicer shall, from collections on the related Serviced Whole Loan (but never out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties) received by the Master Servicer, reimburse the Other Servicer for such Property Protection Advances in the same manner and on the same level of priority as if such Property Protection Advances had been made by the Master Servicer hereunder.

 

(k)       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s obligations and responsibilities hereunder and the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s authority with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan are limited by and subject to the terms of the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and the rights of the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer and Non-Serviced Special Servicer with respect thereto under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement. The Master Servicer (or, with respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer) shall use reasonable efforts consistent with the Servicing Standards to enforce the rights of the Trustee (as holder of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) under the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

(l)       The parties hereto acknowledge that each Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan is subject to the terms and conditions of the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and further acknowledge that, pursuant to the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement, (i) the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan is to be serviced and administered by the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer and Non-Serviced Special Servicer in accordance with the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, and (ii) in the event that (A) the related Non-Serviced Companion Loan is no longer part of the Trust Fund created by the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement and (B) the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan is included in the Trust Fund, then, as set forth in the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement, the related Non-Serviced Whole Loan shall continue to be serviced in accordance with the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, until such time as a new servicing agreement has been agreed to by the parties to the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement in accordance with the provisions of such agreement and confirmation has been obtained from the Rating Agencies that such new servicing agreement would not result in a downgrade, qualification or withdrawal of the then current ratings of any Class of Certificates then outstanding.

 

(m)       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s obligations and responsibilities hereunder and the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s authority with respect to a Serviced Whole Loan are limited by, and subject to, the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement. The Master Servicer (or, if a Serviced Whole Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer) shall use reasonable efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to obtain the benefits of the rights of the Trust (as holder of the related Serviced Mortgage Loan) under the related Co-Lender Agreement. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and the related Co-Lender Agreement, the provisions of the related Co-Lender Agreement shall control.

 

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(n)       In connection with the securitization of any Serviced Companion Loan, while it is a Serviced Companion Loan, upon the request of (and at the expense of) the related Serviced Companion Noteholder (or its designee), each of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer (if such Serviced Companion Loan is a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan) and the Trustee, as applicable, shall use reasonable efforts to cooperate with such Serviced Companion Noteholder in attempting to cause the related Mortgagor to provide information relating to such Whole Loan and the related notes, and that such holder reasonably determines to be necessary or appropriate, for inclusion in any disclosure document(s) relating to such Other Securitization.

 

(o)       To the extent required under the any Mortgage Loan documents, the Master Servicer shall, on behalf of the related lender, maintain a Note register for the related Mortgage Loan or Whole Loan, as applicable, in accordance with such Mortgage Loan documents.

 

Section 3.02 Collection of Mortgage Loan Payments. (a) Each of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall make reasonable efforts to collect all payments called for under the terms and provisions of the Mortgage Loans and the Companion Loans it is obligated to service hereunder, and shall follow such collection procedures as are consistent with this Agreement (including, without limitation, the Servicing Standard);provided, that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, may take action to enforce the Trust’s right to apply excess cash flow to principal in accordance with the terms of the Mortgage Loan documents. The Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, may in its discretion waive any Penalty Charge in connection with any delinquent payment on a Mortgage Loan and Companion Loan that it is obligated to service hereunder three (3) times during any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months with respect to any Mortgage Loan and Serviced Companion Loan;provided that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, may in its discretion waive any Penalty Charge in connection with any delinquent payment on a Mortgage Loan and Companion Loan one additional time in such 24-month period so long as with respect to any of the foregoing waivers, no Advance or additional expense of the Trust has been incurred and remains unreimbursed to the Trust with respect to such Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan. Any additional waivers during such 24-month period with respect to such Mortgage Loan may be made, subject to the Servicing Standard, only after the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, has, prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, given notice of a proposed waiver to the Directing Holder and, prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event, the Directing Holder has consented to such additional waiver (provided that if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, fails to receive a response to such notice from the Directing Holder in writing within five (5) days of giving such notice, then the Directing Holder shall be deemed to have consented to such proposed waiver);provided,further, that after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Control Termination Event, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, may waive any Penalty Charge in accordance with the Servicing Standard without the consent of the Directing Holder;provided,further, that the Directing Holder shall have no consent rights with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan with respect to the foregoing waivers.

 

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provisions of the Mortgage Loan documents;provided,however, that absent express provisions in the related Mortgage Loan documents (including any related Co-Lender Agreement), other than with respect to the application of Liquidation Proceeds, all amounts collected by or on behalf of the Trust in respect of a Mortgage Loan in the form of payments from the related Mortgagor or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds under the Mortgage Loan or any proceeds (other than Liquidation Proceeds) with respect to any REO Loan (exclusive of amounts payable to any applicable Companion Loan pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement) will be applied in the following order of priority:

 

first, as a recovery of any unreimbursed Advances (including any Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount) with respect to the related Mortgage Loan and unpaid interest at the Reimbursement Rate on such Advances and, if applicable, unreimbursed and unpaid expenses of the Trust;

 

second, as a recovery of Nonrecoverable Advances and any interest on those Nonrecoverable Advances at the Reimbursement Rate, to the extent previously paid or reimbursed from principal collections on the Mortgage Loans (as described in the first proviso in the definition of Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount);

 

third, to the extent not previously allocated pursuant toclausefirst, as a recovery of accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan (exclusive of default interest) to the extent of the excess of (i) accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan at the related Mortgage Rate in effect from time to time through and including the end of the applicable Mortgage Loan interest accrual period in which such collections are received by or on behalf of the issuing entity, over (ii) the sum of (a) the cumulative amount of the reductions (if any) in the amount of related P&I Advances for such Mortgage Loan that have occurred in connection with related Appraisal Reduction Amounts (to the extent collections have not been allocated as recovery of accrued and unpaid interest pursuant toclausefifth below on earlier dates) and (b) Accrued AB Loan Interest;

 

fourth, to the extent not previously allocated pursuant toclausefirst, as a recovery of principal of such Mortgage Loan then due and owing, including by reason of acceleration of such Mortgage Loan following a default thereunder (or, if the Mortgage Loan has been liquidated, as a recovery of principal to the extent of its entire remaining unpaid principal balance);

 

fifth, as a recovery of (i) accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan to the extent of the cumulative amount of the reductions (if any) in the amount of related P&I Advances for such Mortgage Loan that have occurred in connection with related Appraisal Reduction Amounts and (ii) Accrued AB Loan Interest (in each ofclause (i) and(ii), to the extent collections have not been allocated as recovery of accrued and unpaid interest pursuant to thisclausefifth on earlier dates);

 

sixth, as a recovery of amounts to be currently allocated to the payment of, or escrowed for the future payment of, real estate taxes, assessments and insurance premiums and similar items relating to such Mortgage Loan;

 

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seventh, as a recovery of any other reserves to the extent then required to be held in escrow with respect to such Mortgage Loan;

 

eighth, as a recovery of any yield maintenance charge or prepayment premium then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan;

 

ninth, as a recovery of any late payment charges and default interest then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan;

 

tenth, as a recovery of any assumption fees and Modification Fees then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan;

 

eleventh, as a recovery of any other amounts then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan other than remaining unpaid principal (if both consent fees and Operating Advisor Consulting Fees are due and owing, first, allocated to consent fees and then, allocated to Operating Advisor Consulting Fees); and

 

twelfth, as a recovery of any remaining principal of such Mortgage Loan to the extent of its entire remaining unpaid principal balance;

 

provided that to the extent required under the REMIC provisions of the Code, payments or proceeds received (or receivable by exercise of the lender’s rights under the related Mortgage Loan documents) with respect to any partial release of a Mortgaged Property (including in connection with a condemnation) at a time when the loan to value ratio of the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, exceeds 125%, or would exceed 125% following any partial release (based solely on the value of real property and excluding personal property and going concern value, if any) must be collected and allocated to reduce the principal balance of the Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan) in the manner permitted by such REMIC provisions;provided,further, that if a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and any related Non-Serviced Companion Loan comprising a Non-Serviced Whole Loan become REO Loans, the treatment of the foregoing amounts with respect to such Non-Serviced Whole Loan shall be subject to the terms of the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, in that order;provided,further, that with respect to each Mortgage Loan related to a Serviced Whole Loan, amounts collected with respect to the related Serviced Whole Loan, shall be allocated first pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement and then, any amounts allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan shall be subject to application as described above.

 

(ii)       Liquidation Proceeds in respect of each Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (in the case of an REO Loan, exclusive of amounts payable to any applicable Companion Loan pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement) shall be applied in the following order of priority:

 

first, as a recovery of any unreimbursed Advances (including any Workout- Delayed Reimbursement Amount) with respect to the related Mortgage Loan and interest at the Reimbursement Rate on all Advances and, if applicable, unreimbursed and unpaid expenses of the Trust with respect to the related Mortgage Loan;

 

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second, as a recovery of Nonrecoverable Advances and any interest on those Nonrecoverable Advances at the Reimbursement Rate, to the extent previously paid or reimbursed from principal collections on the Mortgage Loans (as described in the first proviso in the definition of Aggregate Principal Distribution Amount);

 

third, to the extent not previously allocated pursuant toclausefirst, as a recovery of accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan (exclusive of default interest) to the extent of the excess of (i) accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan at the applicable Mortgage Rate in effect from time to time through and including the end of the applicable Mortgage Loan interest accrual period in which such collections are received by or on behalf of the issuing entity, over (ii) the sum of (a) the cumulative amount of the reductions (if any) in the amount of related P&I Advances for such Mortgage Loan that have occurred in connection with related Appraisal Reduction Amounts (to the extent collections have not been allocated as a recovery of accrued and unpaid interest pursuant toclausefifth below orclausefifth of the prior waterfall above on earlier dates) and (b) Accrued AB Loan Interest;

 

fourth, to the extent not previously allocated pursuant toclausefirst, as a recovery of principal of such Mortgage Loan to the extent of its entire unpaid principal balance;

 

fifth, as a recovery of (i) accrued and unpaid interest on such Mortgage Loan to the extent of the cumulative amount of the reductions (if any) in the amount of related P&I Advances for such Mortgage Loan that have occurred in connection with related Appraisal Reduction Amounts and (ii) Accrued AB Loan Interest (in each ofclause (i) and(ii), to the extent collections have not been allocated as recovery of accrued and unpaid interest pursuant to thisclausefifth orclausefifth of the prior waterfall above on earlier dates);

 

sixth, as a recovery of any yield maintenance charge or prepayment premium then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan;

 

seventh, as a recovery of any late payment charges and default interest then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan;

 

eighth, as a recovery of any assumption fees and Modification Fees then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan; and

 

ninth, as a recovery of any other amounts then due and owing under such Mortgage Loan other than remaining unpaid principal (if both consent fees and Operating Advisor Consulting Fees are due and owing,first, allocated to consent fees andthen, allocated to Operating Advisor Consulting Fees);

 

provided that if a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and any related Non-Serviced Companion Loan comprising a Non-Serviced Whole Loan becomes an REO Loan, the treatment of the foregoing amounts with respect to such Non-Serviced Whole Loan shall be subject to the terms of the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, in that order;provided,further, that with respect to each Mortgage Loan related to a Serviced Whole Loan, amounts collected with respect to the related Serviced Whole Loan, shall be allocated first pursuant to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement and then, any amounts allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan, shall be subject to application as described above.

 

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(iii)       Notwithstandingclauses (i) and(ii) above, such provisions shall not be deemed to affect the priority of distributions of payments pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement. To the extent that such amounts are paid by a party other than a Mortgagor, such amounts shall be deemed to have been paid in respect of a purchase of all or part of the Mortgaged Property (in the case of Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds or Liquidation Proceeds) and then paid by the Mortgagor under the Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, as applicable, or in accordance withSection 3.02(b)(ii) above.

 

(c)       To the extent consistent with the terms of the Mortgage Loans (and, with respect to each Serviced Whole Loan, the related Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, and the related Co-Lender Agreement) and applicable law, the Master Servicer shall apply all Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds it receives on a day other than the Due Date to amounts due and owing under the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan as if such Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds were received on the Due Date immediately succeeding the month in which Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds were received and otherwise in accordance withSection 3.02(b)(ii) above.

 

(d)       With respect to any Mortgage Loan in connection with which the Mortgagor was required to escrow funds or to post a letter of credit related to obtaining certain performance objectives described in the applicable Mortgage Loan documents, the Master Servicer shall, to the extent consistent with the Servicing Standard, hold such escrows, letters of credit and proceeds thereof as additional collateral and not apply such items to reduce the principal balance of such Mortgage Loan, Serviced Companion Loan, unless otherwise required to do so pursuant to the applicable Mortgage Loan documents, applicable law or court order.

 

(e)       (A) Promptly following the Closing Date, in the case of any Non-Serviced Whole Loan, the Certificate Administrator shall send written notice (in the form attached hereto asExhibit T) to the related Non-Serviced Master Servicer (with a copy to any other applicable party set forth on the schedule of addresses toExhibit T) stating that, as of such date, the Trustee is the holder of the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and directing such Non-Serviced Master Servicer to remit to the Master Servicer all amounts payable to, and to forward, deliver or otherwise make available, as the case may be, to the Master Servicer all reports, statements, documents, communications and other information that are to be forwarded, delivered or otherwise made available to, the holder of such Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan under the related Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement and (B) notice of any subsequent change in the identity of the Master Servicer or the party designated to exercise the rights of the “Non-Controlling Note Holder” under each Co-Lender Agreement (together with the relevant contact information (to the extent the Certificate Administrator has received notice of such event and the relevant contact information)). The Master Servicer shall, within two (2) Business Days of receipt of properly identified and available funds, deposit into the Collection Account all amounts received with respect to the related Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property or any related REO Property.

 

Section 3.03 Collection of Taxes, Assessments and Similar Items; Servicing Accounts. (a) The Master Servicer shall establish and maintain one or more accounts (the “Servicing Accounts”), into which all Escrow Payments shall be deposited and retained, and shall administer such Servicing Accounts in accordance with the Mortgage Loan documents and,

 

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if applicable, the Companion Loan documents, as the case may be. Any Servicing Account related to a Serviced Whole Loan, shall be held for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and the related Serviced Companion Noteholder collectively, but this shall not be construed to modify respective interests of either noteholder therein as set forth in the related Co-Lender Agreement. Amounts on deposit in Servicing Accounts may only be invested in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents and Companion Loan documents, as applicable, or in Permitted Investments in accordance with the provisions ofSection 3.06. Servicing Accounts shall be Eligible Accounts to the extent permitted by the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents. Withdrawals of amounts so deposited from a Servicing Account may be made only to: (i) effect payment of items for which Escrow Payments were collected and comparable items; (ii) reimburse the Trustee and then the Master Servicer, if applicable, for any Property Protection Advances; (iii) refund to Mortgagors any sums as may be determined to be overages; (iv) pay interest to Mortgagors on balances in the Servicing Account, if required by applicable law or the terms of the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan and as described below or, if not so required, to the Master Servicer; (v) after the occurrence of an event of default under the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan, apply amounts to the indebtedness under the applicable Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan; (vi) withdraw amounts deposited in error; (vii) pay Penalty Charges to the extent permitted by the related Mortgage Loan documents; or (viii) clear and terminate the Servicing Account at the termination of this Agreement in accordance withSection 9.01. As part of its servicing duties, the Master Servicer shall pay or cause to be paid to the Mortgagors interest on funds in Servicing Accounts, to the extent required by law or the terms of the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan;provided,however, that in no event shall the Master Servicer be required to remit to any Mortgagor any amounts in excess of actual net investment income or funds in the related Servicing Account. If allowed by the related Mortgage Loan documents and applicable law, the Master Servicer may charge the related Mortgagor an administrative fee for maintenance of the Servicing Accounts.

 

(b)       The Special Servicer, in the case of REO Loans (other than any REO Loan succeeding a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), and the Master Servicer, in the case of all other Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and each Serviced Companion Loan, shall maintain accurate records with respect to each related Mortgaged Property reflecting the status of real estate taxes, assessments and other similar items that are or may become a lien thereon and the status of insurance premiums and any ground rents payable in respect thereof. The Special Servicer, in the case of REO Loans (other than any REO Loan succeeding a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), and the Master Servicer, in the case of all other Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and each Serviced Companion Loan, shall use reasonable efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to obtain, from time to time, all bills for the payment of such items (including renewal premiums) and shall effect payment thereof from the applicable REO Account or by the Master Servicer as Property Protection Advances prior to the applicable penalty or termination date and, in any event, prior to the institution of foreclosure or similar proceedings with respect to the related Mortgaged Property for nonpayment of such items, employing for such purpose Escrow Payments (which shall be so applied by the Master Servicer at the written direction of the Special Servicer in the case of REO Loans) as allowed under the terms of the related Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and Companion Loan. Other than with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the Master Servicer shall service and administer any reserve accounts (including monitoring, maintaining or changing the amounts of required escrows) in accordance with the terms of such Mortgage Loan

 

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and the related Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, and the Servicing Standard. To the extent that a Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Companion Loan, as applicable, does not require a Mortgagor to escrow for the payment of real estate taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, ground rents (if applicable) and similar items, the Special Servicer, in the case of REO Loans, and the Master Servicer, in the case of all other Mortgage Loans, Companion Loan that it is responsible for servicing hereunder, shall use reasonable efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to cause the Mortgagor to comply with its obligation to make payments in respect of such items at the time they first become due and, in any event, prior to the institution of foreclosure or similar proceedings with respect to the related Mortgaged Property for nonpayment of such items.

 

(c)       In accordance with the Servicing Standard and for each Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) and each Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, the Master Servicer shall advance all such funds as are necessary for the purpose of effecting the payment of (i) real estate taxes, assessments and other similar items that are or may become a lien thereon, (ii) ground rents (if applicable) and (iii) premiums on Insurance Policies, in each instance if and to the extent Escrow Payments collected from the related Mortgagor (or related REO Revenues, if applicable) are insufficient to pay such item when due and the related Mortgagor has failed to pay such item on a timely basis, andprovided,however, that the particular advance would not, if made, constitute a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance andprovided,further,however, that with respect to the payment of taxes and assessments, the Master Servicer shall not be required to make such advance until the later of five (5) Business Days after the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee, as the case may be, has received confirmation that such item has not been paid or the date prior to the date after which any penalty or interest would accrue in respect of such taxes or assessments. The Special Servicer shall give the Master Servicer and the Trustee no less than five (5) Business Days’ written (facsimile or electronic) notice before the date on which the Master Servicer is requested to make any Property Protection Advance with respect to a given Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Property;provided,however, that only two (2) Business Days’ written (facsimile or electronic) notice shall be required in respect of Property Protection Advances required to be made on an emergency or urgent basisprovided,further, that the Special Servicer shall not be entitled to make such a request (other than for Property Protection Advances required to be made on an urgent or emergency basis) more frequently than once per calendar month (although such request may relate to more than one Property Protection Advance). The Master Servicer may pay the aggregate amount of such Property Protection Advances listed on a monthly request to the Special Servicer, in which case the Special Servicer shall remit such Property Protection Advances to the ultimate payees. The Special Servicer shall have no obligation to make any Property Protection Advances;provided, that in an urgent or emergency situation requiring the making of a Property Protection Advance, the Special Servicer may make a Property Protection Advance. Within five (5) Business Days of making such a Property Protection Advance, the Special Servicer shall deliver to the Master Servicer request for reimbursement for such Property Protection Advance, along with all information and documentation in the Special Servicer’s possession regarding the subject Property Protection Advance as the Master Servicer may reasonably request, and the Master Servicer shall be obligated, out of such Master Servicer’s own funds, to reimburse the Special Servicer for any unreimbursed Property Protection Advances (other than Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances which shall be reimbursed from the Collection Account) made by the Special Servicer

 

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pursuant to the terms hereof), together with interest thereon at the Reimbursement Rate from the date made to, but not including, the date of reimbursement. Such reimbursement and any accompanying payment of interest shall be made within five (5) Business Days of the written request therefor pursuant to the preceding sentence by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated in writing by the Special Servicer. Upon the Master Servicer’s reimbursement to the Special Servicer of any Property Protection Advance and payment to the Special Servicer of interest thereon, all in accordance with thisSection 3.03, the Master Servicer shall for all purposes of this Agreement be deemed to have made such Property Protection Advance at the same time as the Special Servicer actually made such Property Protection Advance, and accordingly, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to be reimbursed for such Property Protection Advance, together with interest thereon at the Reimbursement Rate, at the same time, in the same manner and to the same extent as the Master Servicer would otherwise have been entitled if it had actually made such Property Protection Advance at the time the Special Servicer did.

 

Any request by the Special Servicer that the Master Servicer make a Property Protection Advance shall be deemed to be a determination by the Special Servicer that such requested Property Protection Advance is not a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, and the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on such determination,provided that the determination shall not be binding on the Master Servicer or Trustee. On the first Business Day after the Determination Date for the related Distribution Date, the Special Servicer shall report to the Master Servicer if the Special Servicer determines any Property Protection Advance previously made by the Master Servicer with respect to a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance. The Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on such a determination, but such determination shall be binding upon the Master Servicer, and shall in no way limit the ability of the Master Servicer in the absence of such determination to make its own determination that any Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance. If the Special Servicer makes a determination that only a portion of, and not all of, any previously made or proposed Property Protection Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance, the Master Servicer shall have the right to make its own subsequent determination that any remaining portion of any such previously made or proposed Property Protection Advance is a Nonrecoverable Advance. All such Advances shall be reimbursable in the first instance from related collections from the Mortgagors and further as provided inSection 3.05(a). No costs incurred by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer in effecting the payment of real estate taxes, assessments and, if applicable, ground rents on or in respect of the Mortgaged Properties shall, for purposes hereof, including, without limitation, the Certificate Administrator’s calculation of monthly distributions to Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, be added to the unpaid principal balances of the related Mortgage Loans, any related Serviced Companion Loan, notwithstanding that the terms of such Mortgage Loans or related Serviced Companion Loan, so permit. If the Master Servicer fails to make any required Property Protection Advance as and when due (including any applicable cure periods), to the extent the Trustee has actual knowledge of such failure, the Trustee shall make such Property Protection Advance pursuant toSection 7.05. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Property Protection Advance shall be required hereunder if such Property Protection Advance would, if made, constitute a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance. In addition, the Master Servicer shall consider Unliquidated Advances in respect of prior Property Protection

 

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Advances for purposes of nonrecoverability determinations. The Special Servicer shall have no obligation to make any Property Protection Advances under this Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of thisSection 3.03(c), the Master Servicer shall not be required to reimburse the Special Servicer out of its own funds for, or to make at the direction of the Special Servicer, any Property Protection Advance if the Master Servicer determines in its reasonable judgment that such Property Protection Advance, although not characterized by the Special Servicer as a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance, is in fact a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance. The Master Servicer shall notify the Special Servicer in writing of such determination and, if applicable, such Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance shall be reimbursed to the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.05(a).

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in thisSection 3.03(c), the Master Servicer may in its good faith judgment elect (but shall not be required unless directed by the Special Servicer with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans and REO Loans) to make a payment from amounts on deposit in the Collection Account (or any Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account maintained as a subaccount thereof by a Companion Paying Agent, if applicable) (which shall be deemedfirst made from amounts distributable as principal andthen from all other amounts comprising general collections) to pay for certain expenses set forth below notwithstanding that the Master Servicer (or the Special Servicer, as applicable) has determined that a Property Protection Advance with respect to such expenditure would be a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance (unless, with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans or REO Loans, the Special Servicer has notified the Master Servicer to not make such expenditure), where making such expenditure would prevent (i) the related Mortgaged Property from being uninsured or being sold at a tax sale or (ii) any event that would cause a loss of the priority of the lien of the related Mortgage, or the loss of any security for the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan;provided that in each instance, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, determines in accordance with the Servicing Standard (as evidenced by an Officer’s Certificate delivered to the Trustee) that making such expenditure is in the best interest of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, all as a collective whole (taking into account the subordinate orpari passu nature of any Companion Loans). The Master Servicer or Trustee may elect to obtain reimbursement of Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances from the Trust pursuant to the terms ofSection 3.17(c). The parties acknowledge that pursuant to the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, the applicable Non-Serviced Master Servicer is obligated to make property protection advances with respect to the related Non-Serviced Whole Loan. The applicable Non-Serviced Master Servicer shall be entitled to reimbursement for Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances with respect to such Non-Serviced Whole Loan (with, in each case, any accrued and unpaid interest thereon provided for under the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement) in the manner set forth in the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement and the applicable Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement.

 

(d)       In connection with its recovery of any Property Protection Advance out of the Collection Account (or any Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account maintained as a subaccount thereof by the Companion Paying Agent, if applicable) pursuant toSection 3.05(a), the Trustee, the Special Servicer and then the Master Servicer, as the case may be and in that order, shall be entitled to receive, out of any amounts then on deposit in the Collection Account

 

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interest at the Reimbursement Rate in effect from time to time, accrued on the amount of such Property Protection Advance from the date made to, but not including, the date of reimbursement. Subject toSection 3.17(c), the Master Servicer shall reimburse itself, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, as the case may be, for any outstanding Property Protection Advance as soon as practically possible after funds available for such purpose are deposited in the Collection Account (or any Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account maintained as a subaccount thereof by the Companion Paying Agent, if applicable) subject to the Master Servicer’s or the Trustee’s options and rights to defer recovery of such amounts as provided herein;provided,however, that such Master Servicer’s or Trustee’s options and rights to defer recovery of such amounts shall not alter the Master Servicer’s obligation to reimburse the Special Servicer for any outstanding Property Protection Advance as provided for in this sentence. To the extent amounts on deposit in the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account with respect to the related Companion Loan are insufficient for any such reimbursement, the Master Servicer shall use efforts in accordance with the Servicing Standard to enforce the rights of the holder of the related Mortgage Loan under the related Co-Lender Agreement to obtain any reimbursement available from the holder of the related Companion Loan.

 

(e)       To the extent an operations and maintenance plan is required to be established and executed pursuant to the terms of a Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), the Master Servicer shall request from the Mortgagor written confirmation thereof within a reasonable time after the later of the Closing Date and the date as of which plan is required to be established or completed. To the extent any repairs, capital improvements, actions or remediations are required to have been taken or completed pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), the Master Servicer shall request from the Mortgagor written confirmation of such actions and remediations within a reasonable time after the later of the Closing Date and the date as of which action or remediations are required to be or to have been taken or completed. To the extent a Mortgagor shall fail to promptly respond to any inquiry described in thisSection 3.03(e), the Master Servicer shall report any such failure to the Special Servicer within a reasonable time after the date as of which actions or remediations are required to be or to have been taken or completed.

 

Section 3.04 The Collection Account, the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, the Interest Reserve Account, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account. (a) The Master Servicer shall establish and maintain, or cause to be established and maintained, a Collection Account in which the Master Servicer shall deposit or cause to be deposited and in no event later than the second Business Day following receipt of properly identified and available funds (in the case of payments by Mortgagors or other collections on the Mortgage Loans or Companion Loans), except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the following payments and collections received or made by or on behalf of it subsequent to the Cut-off Date (other than in respect of principal and interest on the Mortgage Loans or Companion Loans due and payable on or before the Cut-off Date, which payments shall be delivered promptly to the Mortgage Loan Seller or its designee and other than any amounts received from Mortgagors which are received in connection with the purchase of defeasance collateral), or payments (other than Principal Prepayments) received by it on or prior to the Cut-off Date but allocable to a period subsequent thereto:

 

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(i)        all payments on account of principal, including Principal Prepayments on the Mortgage Loans or principal prepayments on Serviced Companion Loans;

 

(ii)       all payments on account of interest on the Mortgage Loans or the Serviced Companion Loans, including Yield Maintenance Charges and Default Interest;

 

(iii)      late payment charges and other Penalty Charges to the extent required to offset interest on Advances and additional expenses of the Trust (other than Special Servicing Fees, Workout Fees or Liquidation Fees) as required bySection 3.11(d);

 

(iv)      all Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds and Liquidation Proceeds (other than Gain-on-Sale Proceeds or Non-Serviced Gain-on-Sale Proceeds) received in respect of any Mortgage Loan, Serviced Companion Loan or REO Property (other than (A) Liquidation Proceeds that are received in connection with the purchase by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer the Holders of the majority of the Controlling Class, or the Holders of the Class R Certificates of all the Mortgage Loans and any REO Properties in the Trust Fund and that are to be deposited in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account pursuant toSection 9.01 and (B) any proceeds that are received in connection with the purchase, if any, of a Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan from a securitization by the Mortgage Loan Seller, which shall be paid directly to the servicer of such securitization) together with any recovery of Unliquidated Advances in respect of the related Mortgage Loans;

 

(v)       any amounts required to be transferred from the applicable REO Account pursuant toSection 3.14(c);

 

(vi)      any amounts required to be deposited by the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.06 in connection with losses incurred with respect to Permitted Investments of funds held in the Collection Account; and

 

(vii)     any amounts required to be deposited by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.07(b) in connection with losses resulting from a deductible clause in a blanket hazard or master single interest policy.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing requirements, the Master Servicer need not deposit into the Collection Account any amount that the Master Servicer would be authorized to withdraw immediately from such account in accordance with the terms ofSection 3.05 and shall be entitled to instead immediately pay such amount directly to the Person(s) entitled thereto;provided that such amounts shall be applied in accordance with the terms hereof and shall be reported as if deposited in such Collection Account and then withdrawn.

 

The foregoing requirements for deposit in the Collection Account shall be exclusive, it being understood and agreed that, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, actual payments from Mortgagors in the nature of Escrow Payments, charges for beneficiary statements or demands, assumption fees, modification fees, extension fees, defeasance fees, amounts collected for Mortgagor checks returned for insufficient funds or other amounts the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer would be entitled to retain as additional servicing compensation need not be deposited by the Master Servicer in the Collection Account. If the

 

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Master Servicer shall deposit in the Collection Account any amount not required to be deposited therein, it may at any time withdraw such amount from the Collection Account, any provision herein to the contrary notwithstanding. Assumption, extension and modification fees actually received from Mortgagors on Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans shall be promptly delivered to the Special Servicer as additional servicing compensation.

 

Upon receipt of any of the foregoing amounts inclauses (i) through(iv) above with respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, the Special Servicer shall remit within one (1) Business Day such amounts to the Master Servicer for deposit into the Collection Account, in accordance with thisSection 3.04(a). Any such amounts received by the Special Servicer with respect to an REO Property shall be deposited by the Special Servicer into its REO Account and remitted to the Master Servicer for deposit into the Collection Account, pursuant toSection 3.14(c). With respect to any such amounts paid by check to the order of the Special Servicer, the Special Servicer shall endorse without recourse or warranty such check to the order of the Master Servicer and shall promptly deliver any such check to the Master Servicer by overnight courier. Funds in the Collection Account may only be invested in Permitted Investments in accordance with the provisions ofSection 3.06. As of the Closing Date, the Collection Account for the Master Servicer shall be located at the offices of Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association. The Master Servicer shall give notice to the Trustee, the Special Servicer the Certificate Administrator and the Depositor of the new location of the Collection Account prior to any change thereof.

 

(b)       The Certificate Administrator, on behalf of the Trustee, shall establish and maintain (i) the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Interest Reserve Account and the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account (if established) in trust for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, (ii) the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account for the benefit of the Certificateholders and (iii) the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account (if established) in trust for the benefit of the Retained Interest Owner. The Master Servicer shall deliver to the Certificate Administrator each month on or before the Master Servicer Remittance Date therein, for deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, that portion of the Available Funds attributable to the Mortgage Loans (in each case, calculated without regard toclauses (a)(iii)(B),(a)(iv), and(c) of the definition of Available Funds) for the related Distribution Date.

 

With respect to each Companion Loan (excluding any Non-Serviced Companion Loan), the Companion Paying Agent shall establish and maintain the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, which may be a subaccount of the Collection Account, for distributions to each Companion Holder, to be held for the benefit of the related Companion Holder and shall, within 2 Business Days following receipt of available and properly identified funds, deposit in the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account any and all amounts received by the Companion Paying Agent that are required by the terms of this Agreement or the applicable Co-Lender Agreement to be deposited therein;provided,however, that the Companion Paying Agent shall separately track for each Serviced Companion Loan all amounts deposited with respect to such Serviced Companion Loan. The Master Servicer shall deliver to the Companion Paying Agent each month, on or before the Master Servicer Remittance Date therein, for deposit in the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, an aggregate amount of immediately available funds, to the extent received with respect to the related Serviced Whole Loan, to the extent of available

 

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funds, equal to the amount to be distributed to the related Companion Holder pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the related Co-Lender Agreement. Notwithstanding the preceding, the following provisions shall apply to remittances relating to the Serviced Companion Loans that have been deposited into an Other Securitization: (1) on each Serviced Whole Loan Remittance Date, the Master Servicer shall withdraw from the Collection Account (or applicable portion thereof) an aggregate amount equal to all payments and/or collections actually received on, and payable to, such Serviced Companion Loans prior to such dates;provided,however, that in no event shall the Master Servicer be required to transfer to the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account any portion thereof that is payable or reimbursable to or at the direction of any party to this Agreement under the other provisions of this Agreement and/or the related Co-Lender Agreement; (2) on each Serviced Whole Loan Remittance Date, the Companion Paying Agent shall make the payments and remittance described inSection 4.01(l), which payments and remittance shall be made, in each case, on the Serviced Whole Loan Remittance Date.

 

The Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Interest Reserve Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, and, if established, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account and the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, may be subaccounts of a single Eligible Account, which shall be maintained as a segregated account separate from other accounts.

 

In addition to the amounts required to be deposited in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account pursuant to thisSection 3.04, the Master Servicer shall, as and when required hereunder, deliver to the Certificate Administrator for deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account or the REMIC Distribution Account, as applicable:

 

(i)        any amounts required to be deposited by the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.17(a) as Compensating Interest Payments (other than the portion of any Compensating Interest Payment allocated to a Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan) in connection with Prepayment Interest Shortfalls;

 

(ii)       any P&I Advances required to be made by the Master Servicer in accordance withSection 4.03;

 

(iii)      any Liquidation Proceeds paid by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer the Holders of the Controlling Class or the Holders of the Class R Certificates in connection with the purchase of all of the Mortgage Loans and any REO Properties in the Trust Fund pursuant toSection 9.01 (exclusive of that portion thereof required to be deposited in the Collection Account pursuant toSection 9.01);

 

(iv)      any Yield Maintenance Charges with respect to the Mortgage Loans, actually collected; and

 

(v)       any other amounts required to be so delivered for deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account pursuant to any provision of this Agreement.

 

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deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the amounts required to be deposited therein pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement (including any P&I Advance with respect to the Mortgage Loans, pursuant toSection 4.03(a) hereof), the Master Servicer shall pay the Certificate Administrator interest on such late payment at the Prime Rate from and including the date such payment was required to be made (without regard to any Grace Period set forth inSection 7.01(a)(i)) until (but not including) the date such late payment is received by the Certificate Administrator.

 

The Certificate Administrator shall, upon receipt, deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account any and all amounts received by the Certificate Administrator that are required by the terms of this Agreement to be deposited therein.

 

Promptly on each Distribution Date, the Certificate Administrator shall be deemed to withdraw from the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and deposit in the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account an aggregate amount of immediately available funds equal to the Lower-Tier Distribution Amount and the amount of any Yield Maintenance Charges for such Distribution Date allocated in payment of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests as specified inSection 4.01(c) andSection 4.01(f), respectively.

 

Funds on deposit in the Interest Reserve Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account or, if established, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account or the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, shall not be invested for so long as Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the Certificate Administrator;provided,however, that if, at any time, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is no longer the Certificate Administrator, such funds may be invested and, if invested, shall be invested by, and at the risk of, the Certificate Administrator in Permitted Investments selected by the Certificate Administrator which shall mature, unless payable on demand, not later than such time on the Distribution Date which will allow the Certificate Administrator to make withdrawals from the Distribution Account, and any such Permitted Investment shall not be sold or disposed of prior to its maturity unless payable on demand. All such Permitted Investments shall be made in the name of “[name of successor certificate administrator], as Certificate Administrator, for the benefit of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6 as their interests may appear”, or in the name of any successor trustee, as Trustee for the Holders of the GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2017-GS6 as their interests may appear. None of the Trust, the Depositor, the Mortgagors, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall be liable for any loss incurred on such Permitted Investments.

 

An amount equal to all income and gain realized from any such investment shall be paid to the Certificate Administrator as additional compensation and shall be subject to its withdrawal at any time from time to time. The amount of any losses incurred in respect of any such investments shall be for the account of the Certificate Administrator which shall deposit the amount of such loss (to the extent not offset by income from other investments) in the Distribution Accounts, as the case may be, out of its own funds immediately as realized. If the Certificate Administrator deposits in or transfers to the Distribution Accounts, as the case may be, any amount not required to be deposited therein or transferred thereto, it may at any time

 

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withdraw such amount or retransfer such amount from the Distribution Accounts, as the case may be, any provision herein to the contrary notwithstanding.

 

As of the Closing Date, the Interest Reserve Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account shall be located at the offices of the Certificate Administrator. The Certificate Administrator shall give notice to the Trustee, the Master Servicer and the Depositor of the proposed location of the Interest Reserve Account, the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and, if established, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account and the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, prior to any change thereof.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the Collection Account (other than the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, if it is a sub-account of the Collection Account), the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account, any Servicing Account, the REO Accounts, and the Interest Reserve Account (including interest, if any, earned on the investment of funds in such accounts) will be owned by the Lower-Tier REMIC; the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account (including interest, if any, earned on the investment of funds in such account) will be owned by the Companion Holders, as applicable; the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account (including interest, if any, earned on the investment of funds in such account) will be owned by the Upper-Tier REMIC, each for federal income tax purposes.

 

(c)       [Reserved].

 

(d)       [Reserved].

 

(e)       The Certificate Administrator shall establish (upon notice from the Special Servicer of an event occurring that generates Gain-on-Sale Proceeds) and maintain (i) the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account for the benefit of the Certificateholders and (ii) the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account for the benefit of the Retained Interest Owner. Each of the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account and the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account shall be maintained as an Eligible Account (or as a subaccount of an Eligible Account), separate and apart from trust funds for mortgage pass-through certificates of other series administered by the Certificate Administrator.

 

Upon the disposition of any REO Property, in accordance withSection 3.09 orSection 3.16, the Special Servicer will calculate the Gain-on-Sale Proceeds, if any, realized that are allocable to the Mortgage Loan, in connection with such sale and remit (i) the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of such Gain-on-Sale Proceeds to the Certificate Administrator for deposit into the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account and (ii) the Retained Interest Percentage of such Gain-on-Sale Proceeds to the Certificate Administrator for deposit into the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account. Any gain on such disposition that is allocable to any related Companion Loan in accordance with the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement shall be remitted to the Companion Paying Agent for deposit into the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account.

 

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remitted to the Certificate Administrator as follows: (i) the Non-Retained Interest Percentage of such Non-Serviced Gain-on-Sale Proceeds for deposit into the Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account and (ii) the Retained Interest Percentage of such Non-Serviced Gain-on-Sale Proceeds for deposit into the Retained Interest Gain-on-Sale Reserve Account.

 

(g)       If any Loss of Value Payments are received in connection with a Material Defect pursuant to or as contemplated bySection 3.05(f) of this Agreement, the Special Servicer shall establish and maintain one or more non-interest bearing accounts (collectively, the “Loss of Value Reserve Fund”) to be held for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, for purposes of holding such Loss of Value Payments. Each account that constitutes the Loss of Value Reserve Fund shall be an Eligible Account or a sub-account of an Eligible Account. The Special Servicer shall, upon receipt, deposit in the Loss of Value Reserve Fund all Loss of Value Payments received by it. The Certificate Administrator shall, based upon information obtained from the CREFC®reports delivered by the Master Servicer pursuant to the terms hereof, account for the Loss of Value Reserve Fund as an outside reserve fund within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.860G-2(h) and not an asset of any Trust REMIC. Furthermore, for all federal tax purposes, the Certificate Administrator shall (i) treat amounts paid out of the Loss of Value Reserve Fund through the Collection Account to the Certificateholders as contributed to and distributed by the Trust REMICs and (ii) treat any amounts paid out of the Loss of Value Reserve Fund through the Collection Account to a Mortgage Loan Seller as distributions by the Trust to the Mortgage Loan Seller as beneficial owner of the Loss of Value Reserve Fund. The Mortgage Loan Seller will be the beneficial owner of the Loss of Value Reserve Fund for all federal income tax purposes, and shall be taxable on all income earned thereon.

 

Section 3.05 Permitted Withdrawals from the Collection Account, the Distribution Accounts and the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account. (a) The Master Servicer may, from time to time, make withdrawals from the Collection Account (or the applicable subaccount of the Collection Account exclusive of the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account that may be a subaccount of the Collection Account) for any of the following purposes (the following not being an order of priority and without duplication of the same payment or reimbursement):

 

(i)        (A) no later than 4:00 p.m., New York City time, on each Master Servicer Remittance Date, to remit to the Certificate Administrator for deposit in the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account and the amounts required to be remitted pursuant to thefirst paragraph ofSection 3.04(b) or that may be applied to make P&I Advances pursuant toSection 4.03(a); and (B) pursuant to the second paragraph ofSection 3.04(b), to remit to the Companion Paying Agent for deposit in the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account the amounts required to be so deposited with respect to the Companion Loans;

 

(ii)       (A) to pay itself (or, with respect to any Transferable Servicing Interest, to pay Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association if Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association is no longer the Master Servicer, any such interest pursuant toSection 3.11(a)) unpaid Servicing Fees in respect of each Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, and REO Loan, as applicable, the Master Servicer’s rights to payment of Servicing Fees pursuant

 

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to thisclause (ii)(A) with respect to any Mortgage Loan, related Serviced Companion Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, as applicable, being limited to amounts received on or in respect of such Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan (whether in the form of payments, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds) or such REO Loan (whether in the form of REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds), that are allocable as recovery of interest thereon, (B) to pay the Special Servicer any unpaid Special Servicing Fees, Liquidation Fees and Workout Fees in respect of each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan or Corrected Loan, as applicable, and any expense incurred by the Special Servicer in connection with performing any inspections pursuant toSection 3.12(a), remaining unpaidfirst, out of related REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds and collections in respect of the related Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan (provided that, in the case of such payment relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such payment shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances, or (ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from the AB Mortgage Loan (and any related Pari Passu Companion Loans on apro rata basis) andthen out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties, (C) to pay the Operating Advisor any unpaid Operating Advisor Fees or Operating Advisor Consulting Fees in respect of each Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (other than any related Companion Loan), as applicable, the Operating Advisor’s right to payment of the Operating Advisor Fee or Operating Advisor Consulting Fee (but only to the extent actually received from the related Mortgagor) pursuant to thisclause (ii)(C) with respect to any Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, or REO Loan (other than any related Companion Loan), as applicable, being limited to amounts received on or in respect of such Mortgage Loan, (whether in the form of payments, P&I Advances (solely with respect to the Operating Advisor Fee), Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds), such REO Loan (whether in the form of REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds), that are allocable as recovery of interest thereon, and (D) to pay the Asset Representations Reviewer (1) any unpaid Asset Representations Reviewer Fee in respect of each Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (in each case, other than any related Companion Loan), as applicable, the Asset Representations Reviewer’s right to payment of the Asset Representations Reviewer Fee pursuant to thisclause (ii)(D)(1) with respect to any Mortgage Loan, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (in each case, other than any related Companion Loan), as applicable, being limited to amounts received on or in respect of such Mortgage Loan (whether in the form of payments, P&I Advances, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds), Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan (whether in the form of REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds), that are allocable as recovery of interest thereon, or (2) (to the extent such fee is payable as a Trust Fund expense) any unpaid Asset Representations Reviewer Asset Review Fee payable in connection with any Asset Review that was performed as a result of an Affirmative Asset Review Vote;

 

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(iii)      to reimburse the Trustee and itself, as applicable (in that order), for unreimbursed P&I Advances, the Master Servicer’s or the Trustee’s right to reimbursement pursuant to thisclause (iii) being limited to amounts received which represent Late Collections of interest (net of the related Servicing Fee) on and principal of the particular Mortgage Loans and REO Loans with respect to which P&I Advances were made;provided that with respect to each Serviced Whole Loan, reimbursement of P&I Advances shall be made only from amounts collected with respect to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and not from any amounts collected with respect to any related Serviced Companion Loan (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan) prior to reimbursement from other funds unrelated to such Serviced Whole Loan on deposit in the Collection Account;provided,further, that if such P&I Advance with respect to a Mortgage Loan becomes a Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount, then the maker of such P&I Advance shall additionally, but without duplication, thereafter be entitled to reimbursement for such P&I Advance from the portion of general collections and recoveries on or in respect of the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties on deposit in the Collection Account from time to time that represent collections or recoveries of principal to the extent provided inclause (v) below; andprovided,further, that if such Advance becomes a Nonrecoverable Advance, then such Advance shall be reimbursable pursuant toclause (v) below;

 

(iv)      to reimburse the Trustee, the Special Servicer and itself, as applicable (in that order), for unreimbursed Property Protection Advances, the Master Servicer’s, the Special Servicer’s or the Trustee’s respective rights to receive payment pursuant to thisclause (iv) with respect to any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or any related Companion Loan or any REO Property being limited to, as applicable, related payments, Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds and REO Revenues (provided that, in the case of such reimbursement relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such reimbursements shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances, or (ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first,pro rata,from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from any related AB Mortgage Loan (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan)), prior to reimbursement from other funds unrelated to such Serviced Whole Loan on deposit in the Collection Account related to any Mortgage Loan);provided,however, that if such Property Protection Advance becomes a Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount, then the maker of such Property Protection Advance shall additionally, but without duplication, thereafter be entitled to reimbursement for such Property Protection Advance from the portion of general collections and recoveries on or in respect of the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties on deposit in the Collection Account from time to time that

 

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represent collections or recoveries of principal to the extent provided inclause (v) below;provided,further, that if such Advance becomes a Nonrecoverable Advance, then such Advance shall be reimbursable pursuant toclause (v) below;

 

(v)       to reimburse the Trustee, the Special Servicer and itself, as applicable (in that order) (1) for Nonrecoverable Advancesfirst, out of REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds and Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, if any, received on the related Mortgage Loan and any related Companion Loan (with respect to such Companion Loan, only for Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances made with respect thereto),then, out of the principal portion of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties,then, to the extent the principal portion of general collections is insufficient and with respect to such excess only, subject to any exercise of the sole option to defer reimbursement thereof pursuant toSection 3.17(c), out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties, (2) for Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amounts, out of the principal portion of the general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties net of such amounts being reimbursed pursuant to(1) above; (provided that, in case of such reimbursement of a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance relating to a Serviced Whole Loan related thereto, such reimbursement shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances, or (ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, and then from the AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) andprovided,further, that, in case of such reimbursement with respect to Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such reimbursement shall be made as described above in thisclause (v)(1) and(v)(2), prior to reimbursement from other funds unrelated to such Serviced Whole Loan on deposit in the Collection Account;provided,further, that with respect to a Serviced Mortgage Loan, reimbursement of Nonrecoverable P&I Advances from funds collected from the related Serviced Whole Loan shall be made only from amounts collected with respect to such Serviced Mortgage Loan (and not from any amounts collected with respect to the related Serviced Companion Loan), in accordance with the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (provided that, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, the foregoing with respect to Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advances and Nonrecoverable P&I Advances shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan, are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan), prior to reimbursement from other funds unrelated to such Serviced Whole Loan on deposit in the Collection Account related to any Mortgage Loan) or (3) to pay itself, with respect to any Mortgage Loan, any related Companion Loan, if applicable, or REO Property any related earned Servicing Fee that remained unpaid in accordance withclause (ii) above following a Final Recovery Determination made with respect to such Mortgage Loan or REO Property and the deposit into the Collection Account of all amounts received in connection therewith;

 

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(vi)      at such time as it reimburses the Trustee and itself, a applicable (in that s order) or any Other Trustee or Other Servicer for a related securitization trust in respect of any Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan for (a) any unreimbursed P&I Advance (including any such P&I Advance that constitutes a Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount) pursuant toclause (iii) orclause (v) above, to pay itself and/or the Trustee or such other servicing party, as applicable, any interest accrued and payable thereon in accordance withSections 4.03(d) and3.11(d), (b) any unreimbursed Property Protection Advances (including any such Property Protection Advance that constitutes a Workout-Delayed Reimbursement Amount) pursuant toclause (iv) orclause (v) above, to pay itself, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, or Other Trustee or Other Servicer as the case may be, any interest accrued and payable thereon in accordance withSection 3.03(d) and3.11(d) or (c) any Nonrecoverable Advances pursuant toclause (v) above, to pay itself, the Special Servicer or the Trustee, or Other Trustee or Other Servicer as the case may be, any interest accrued and payable thereon;provided that in all events, subject to the related Co-Lender Agreement, interest on P&I Advances on any Serviced Mortgage Loan shall not be paid from funds actually distributable to any related Serviced Companion Loan, and interest on Servicing Advances on any Serviced Whole Loan shall be paid (1) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan, pro rata and pari passu, out of collections on the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan(s) in accordance with their respective outstanding principal balances, or (ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan, first,pro rata,out of collections on the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan and then,pro rata andpari passu, out of collections on the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and the related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan(s) (if any), in accordance with the respective Stated Principal Balances of the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari passu Companion Loan(s) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan);

 

(vii)     to reimburse itself, the Special Servicer, Asset Representations Reviewer or the Trustee, as the case may be, for any unreimbursed expenses reasonably incurred by such Person in respect of any Material Defect giving rise to a repurchase or substitution obligation of the Mortgage Loan Seller or any other obligation of the Mortgage Loan Seller under Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, including, without limitation, any expenses arising out of the enforcement of the repurchase or substitution obligation or any other obligation of the Mortgage Loan Seller, each such Person’s right to reimbursement pursuant to thisclause (vii) with respect to any Mortgage Loan, being limited to that portion of the Purchase Price, the Loss of Value Payment or Substitution Shortfall Amount paid with respect to such Mortgage Loan, that represents such expense in accordance withclause (iv) of the definition of Purchase Price;

 

(viii)    to reimburse itself or the Special Servicer, as the case may be,first, out of Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, if any, with respect to the related Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, andthen out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties, for any unreimbursed expense reasonably incurred by such Person in connection with the enforcement of the Mortgage Loan Seller’s obligations

 

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under Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, but only to the extent that such expenses are not reimbursable pursuant toclause (vii) above or otherwise;provided that, in case of such reimbursement out of Liquidation Proceeds, and Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds described above relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such reimbursement shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balancesor (ii)with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from any related AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan), in each case, prior to being payable out of general collections with respect to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(ix)       to pay for costs and expenses incurred by the Trust pursuant toSection 3.09(c)first, out of REO Revenues, Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds with respect to the related Mortgage Loan, Serviced Companion Loan or REO Loan andthen out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties;provided that, in case of such reimbursement relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, as applicable, such reimbursement shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances or(ii)with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from any related AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan), in each case, prior to being payable out of general collections with respect to the Mortgage Loan;

 

(x)       to pay itself, as additional servicing compensation in accordance withSection 3.11(a), (a) (1) interest and investment income earned in respect of amounts relating to the Trust Fund held in the Collection Account and the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account as provided inSection 3.06(b) (but only to the extent of the Net Investment Earnings with respect to the Collection Account and the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account for the period from and including the prior Distribution Date to and including the Master Servicer Remittance Date related to such Distribution Date), (2) Penalty Charges (other than Penalty Charges collected while the related Mortgage Loan and any related Serviced Companion Loan is a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan), but only to the extent collected from the related Mortgagor and to the extent that all amounts then due and payable with respect to the related Mortgage Loan and any related Serviced Companion Loan have been paid and such Penalty Charges are not needed to

 

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pay interest on Advances or costs and expenses incurred by the Trust (other than Special Servicing Fees, Liquidation Fees and Workout Fees) in accordance withSection 3.11(d) and (3) the difference, if positive, between Prepayment Interest Excess and Prepayment Interest Shortfalls collected on the Mortgage Loans (other than the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans) and any Serviced Companion Loan, during the related Collection Period to the extent not required to be paid as Compensating Interest Payments; and (b) to pay the Special Servicer, as additional servicing compensation in accordance withSection 3.11(c), Penalty Charges collected on Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (but only to the extent collected from the related Mortgagor and to the extent that all amounts then due and payable with respect to the related Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan have been paid and such Penalty Charges are not needed to pay interest on Advances or costs and expenses incurred by the Trust (other than Special Servicing Fees, Liquidation Fees and Workout Fees) in accordance withSection 3.11(d));

 

(xi)       to recoup any amounts deposited in the Collection Account in error;

 

(xii)      (A) to pay itself, the Special Servicer, the Depositor, the Operating Advisor, the Asset Representations Reviewer or any of their respective directors, officers, members, managers, employees and agents, or CREFC®, as the case may be, out of general collections, any amounts payable to any such Person pursuant toSection 3.11(g),Section 6.04(a) orSection 6.04(b);provided that, in case of such reimbursement (other than a reimbursement of any amounts payable to CREFC®) relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such reimbursement shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances or(ii)with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from any related AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan), in each case, prior to being payable out of general collections with respect to the Mortgage Loans and (B) to reimburse or pay any party to this Agreement any unpaid expenses specifically reimbursable from the Collection Account under this Agreement;

 

(xiii)    to pay for (a) the cost of the Opinions of Counsel contemplated bySections 3.09(b),3.14(a),3.15(b),3.18(b),3.18(d),3.18(i) and10.01(f) to the extent payable out of the Trust Fund, (b) the cost of any Opinion of Counsel contemplated bySections 13.01(a) orSection 13.01(c) in connection with an amendment to this Agreement requested by the Trustee or the Master Servicer, which amendment is in furtherance of the rights and interests of Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and (c) the cost of obtaining the REO Extension contemplated bySection 3.14(a);provided that, in case of such reimbursement relating to a Serviced Whole Loan, such reimbursement shall be made, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to the related Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu,

 

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from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances or(ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan, andthen, from any related AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan and AB Subordinate Companion Loan), in each case, prior to being payable out of general collections with respect to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(xiv)    to pay out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and the REO Properties any and all federal, state and local taxes imposed on any Trust REMIC, or any of their assets or transactions, together with all incidental costs and expenses, to the extent that none of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee is liable therefor pursuant toSection 10.01(g);

 

(xv)     to pay the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee;

 

(xvi)    to reimburse the Certificate Administrator out of general collections on the Mortgage Loans and REO Properties for expenses incurred by and reimbursable to it by the Trust pursuant toSection 10.01(c);

 

(xvii)   to pay the Mortgage Loan Seller or any other Person, with respect to each Mortgage Loan, if any, previously purchased by such Person pursuant to this Agreement, all amounts received thereon subsequent to the date of purchase relating to periods after the date of purchase; or, in the case of the substitution for a Mortgage Loan by a Mortgage Loan Seller as contemplated bySection 2.03(b), to pay the Mortgage Loan Seller with respect to the replaced Mortgage Loan all amounts received thereon subsequent to the date of substitution, and with respect to the related Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan(s), all Periodic Payments due thereon during or prior to the month of substitution, in accordance with Section 2.03(b);

 

(xviii)  to remit to the Certificate Administrator for deposit in the Interest Reserve Account the amounts required to be deposited in the Interest Reserve Account pursuant toSection 3.21;

 

(xix)     to reimburse the Operating Advisor for any Operating Advisor Expenses incurred by and reimbursable to it by the Trust pursuant toSection 3.26(h);

 

(xx)      to reimburse the Asset Representations Reviewer for any fees and expenses reimbursable to it by the Trust pursuant to this Agreement;

 

(xxi)     to remit to the Companion Paying Agent for deposit into the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account the amounts required to be deposited pursuant toSection 3.04(b) without duplication of amounts remitted to the Companion Paying Agent pursuant toclause (i) above;

 

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(xxii)    to clear and terminate the Collection Account at the termination of this Agreement pursuant toSection 9.01; and

 

(xxiii)   to pay for any expenditures to be borne by the Trust pursuant to the third paragraph ofSection 3.03(c).

 

The Master Servicer shall also be entitled to make withdrawals from time to time, from the Collection Account of amounts necessary for the payments or reimbursement of amounts required to be paid to the applicable Non-Serviced Master Servicer, the applicable Non-Serviced Special Servicer, the applicable Non-Serviced Trustee, the applicable Non-Serviced Paying Agent or any other applicable party to the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement by the holder of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan pursuant to the applicable Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement.

 

The Master Servicer shall keep and maintain separate accounting records, on a loan-by-loan and property by property basis when appropriate, for the purpose of justifying any withdrawal from the Collection Account.

 

The Master Servicer shall pay to the Special Servicer, the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator from the Collection Account amounts permitted to be paid to it therefrom monthly upon receipt of a certificate of a Servicing Officer of the Special Servicer or a Responsible Officer of the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator describing the item and amount to which the Special Servicer, the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator is entitled. The Master Servicer may rely conclusively on any such certificate and shall have no duty to re-calculate the amounts stated therein. The Special Servicer shall keep and maintain separate accounting for each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and REO Loan, on a loan-by-loan and property-by-property basis, for the purpose of justifying any request for withdrawal from the Collection Account. Notwithstanding the above, no written certificate is required for a payment of Special Servicing Fees and/or Workout Fees arising from collections other than the initial collection on a Corrected Loan.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in thisSection 3.05 or elsewhere in this Agreement, no amounts payable or reimbursable to the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator or the Operating Advisor out of general collections that do not specifically relate to a Serviced Whole Loan may be reimbursable from amounts that would otherwise be payable to the related Companion Loan.

 

With respect to any Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan, any Late Collections received by the Master Servicer from the Mortgagor that are allocable to any Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan or reimbursable to an Other Master Servicer or an Other Trustee shall be remitted by the Master Servicer to such Other Master Servicer within one (1) Business Day of receipt of properly identified and available funds;provided,however, that to the extent any such amounts are received after 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on any given Business Day, the Master Servicer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to remit such late collections to the Other Master Servicer within one (1) Business Day of receipt of properly identified and available funds but, in any event, the Master Servicer shall remit such amounts within two (2) Business Days of receipt of properly identified and available funds.

 

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(b)       The Certificate Administrator may, from time to time, make withdrawals from the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account for any of the following purposes (the following not being an order of priority):

 

(i)        to be deemed to make deposits of the Lower-Tier Distribution Amount pursuant toSection 4.01(d) and the amount of any Yield Maintenance Charges distributable pursuant toSection 4.01(f) in the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account, and to make distributions to Certificateholders holding the Class R Certificates in respect of the Class LR Interest pursuant toSection 4.01(d) orSection 9.01, as applicable;

 

(ii)       to pay to the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator or any of their directors, officers, employees and agents, as the case may be, any amounts payable or reimbursable to any such Person with respect to the Mortgage Loans pursuant toSection 8.05(b);

 

(iii)      to pay the Certificate Administrator and the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee, as applicable, as contemplated bySection 8.05(a) hereof with respect to the Mortgage Loans;

 

(iv)      to pay for the cost (without duplication) of the Opinions of Counsel sought by (A) the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator as provided inclause (vi) of the definition of “Disqualified Organization,” (B) the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer as contemplated bySection 3.18(d), (C) the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator as contemplated bySection 5.08(c) orSection 8.02(ii) to the extent payable out of the Trust Fund, (D) the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer as contemplated bySection 10.01(f) orSection 10.01(l) to the extent payable out of the Trust Fund, or (E) the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer as contemplated bySection 13.01(a) orSection 13.01(c) in connection with any amendment to this Agreement requested by the Trustee or the Certificate Administrator, which amendment is in furtherance of the rights and interests of Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, in each case, to the extent not paid pursuant toSection 13.01(g);

 

(v)       to pay any and all federal, state and local taxes imposed on the Lower-Tier REMIC or the Upper-Tier REMIC or on the assets or transactions of any such REMIC, together with all incidental costs and expenses, to the extent none of the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the REMIC Administrator, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer is liable therefor pursuant toSection 10.01(g);

 

(vi)      to pay the REMIC Administrator any amounts reimbursable to it pursuant toSection 10.01(c) with respect to the Lower-Tier REMIC or the Upper-Tier REMIC;

 

(vii)     to pay to the Master Servicer any amounts deposited by the Master Servicer in the Distribution Accounts not required to be deposited therein; and

 

(viii)    to clear and terminate the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account at the termination of this Agreement pursuant toSection 9.01.

 

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(c)       [Reserved].

 

(d)       The Certificate Administrator shall make, or be deemed to make, withdrawals from the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account for any of the following purposes:

 

(i)        to make distributions to Certificateholders holding Regular Certificates and Class R Certificates (in respect of the Class UR Interest), the Retained Interest Owner in respect of the Retained Interest on each Distribution Date pursuant toSection 4.01 orSection 9.01, as applicable, subject to the third-to-last paragraph ofSection 3.04(b); and

 

(ii)       to clear and terminate the Upper-Tier REMIC Distribution Account at the termination of this Agreement pursuant toSection 9.01.

 

(e)       Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to any Mortgage Loan, (i) if amounts on deposit in the Collection Account and the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account are not sufficient to pay the full amount of the Servicing Fee listed inSection 3.05(a)(ii), the Operating Advisor Fee listed inSection 3.05(a)(ii) and the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee listed inSection 3.05(b)(ii) and(b)(iii), then the Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee shall be paid in full prior to the payment of any Servicing Fees payable underSection 3.05(a)(ii) and then, after payment of Servicing Fees, the Operating Advisor Fees payable underSection 3.05(a)(ii) and in the event that amounts on deposit in the Collection Account and the Lower-Tier REMIC Distribution Account are not sufficient to pay the full amount of such Certificate Administrator/Trustee Fee, the Certificate Administrator shall be paid based on the amount of such fees and (ii) if amounts on deposit in the Collection Account are not sufficient to reimburse the full amount of Advances and interest thereon listed inSections 3.05(a)(iii),(a)(iv),(a)(v) and(a)(vi), then reimbursements shall be paidfirst to the Certificate Administrator and to the Trustee,pro rata,second to the Special Servicer,third to the Master Servicer andthen to the Operating Advisor.

 

(f)        If any Loss of Value Payments are deposited into the Loss of Value Reserve Fund with respect to any Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced REO Property, then the Special Servicer shall promptly (provided that, (1) with respect toclause (iv) below, the Special Servicer shall have provided notice to the Master Servicer of the occurrence of such Liquidation Event and (2) with respect toclause (v) below, the Certificate Administrator shall have provided the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer with five Business Days’ prior notice of such final Distribution Date), transfer such Loss of Value Payments (up to the remaining portion thereof) from the Loss of Value Reserve Fund to the Master Servicer for deposit into the Collection Account for the following purposes:

 

(i)        to reimburse the Master Servicer or the Trustee, in accordance withSection 3.05(a) of this Agreement, for any Nonrecoverable Advance made by such party with respect to such Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced REO Property (together with any interest on such Advances);

 

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(ii)        to pay, in accordance withSection 3.05(a) of this Agreement, or to reimburse the Trust for the prior payment of, any expense or Liquidation Fee relating to such Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced REO Property that constitutes or, if not paid out of such Loss of Value Payments, would constitute an additional expense of the Trust;

 

(iii)       to offset any portion of Realized Losses or Retained Interest Realized Losses, as applicable, that are attributable to such Mortgage Loan or related REO Property, as the case may be (as calculated without regard to the application of such Loss of Value Payments), incurred with respect to such Mortgage Loan or any related successor REO Loan;

 

(iv)       following the occurrence of a Liquidation Event with respect to such Mortgage Loan or any related Serviced REO Property and any related transfers from the Loss of Value Reserve Fund with respect to the items contemplated by the immediately precedingclauses (i)-(iii) as to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced REO Loan, to cover the items contemplated by the immediately precedingclauses (i)-(iii) in respect of any other Mortgage Loan or Serviced REO Loan; and

 

(v)       On the final Distribution Date after all distributions have been made as set forth inclause (i) through(iv) above, to the Mortgage Loan Seller, itspro rata share, based on the amount that it contributed, net of any amount contributed by the Mortgage Loan Seller that was used pursuant toclauses (i)-(iii) to offset any portion of Realized Losses or Retained Interest Realized Losses, as applicable, that are attributable to such Mortgage Loan or related REO Property, as the case may be, additional trust fund expenses or any Nonrecoverable Advances incurred with respect to the Mortgage Loan related to such contribution.

 

(g)       Any Loss of Value Payments transferred to the Collection Account pursuant toclauses (f)(i)-(f)(iii) of the prior paragraph shall be treated as Liquidation Proceeds received by the Trust in respect of the related Mortgage Loan, or any successor REO Loan with respect thereto for which such Loss of Value Payments were received; and any Loss of Value Payments transferred to the Collection Account pursuant toclause (f)(iv) of the prior paragraph shall be treated as Liquidation Proceeds received by the Trust in respect of the related Mortgage Loan or REO Loan for which such Loss of Value Payments are being transferred to the Collection Account to cover an item contemplated byclauses (f)(i)-(f)(iv) of the prior paragraph.

 

(h)       The Companion Paying Agent may, from time to time, make withdrawals from the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account to make distributions pursuant toSection 4.01(l).

 

Section 3.06       Investment of Funds in the Collection Account and the REO Accounts. (a) The Master Servicer may direct any depository institution maintaining the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, or any Servicing Account (for purposes of thisSection 3.06, an “Investment Account”), the Special Servicer may direct any depository institution maintaining the applicable REO Account or Loss of Value Reserve Fund (also for purposes of thisSection 3.06, an “Investment Account”) to invest or if it is such depository institution, may itself invest, the funds held therein, only in one or more Permitted

 

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Investments bearing interest or sold at a discount, and maturing, unless payable on demand, (i) no later than the Business Day immediately preceding the next succeeding date on which funds are required to be withdrawn from such account pursuant to this Agreement, if a Person other than the depository institution maintaining such account is the obligor thereon and (ii) no later than the date on which funds are required to be withdrawn from such account pursuant to this Agreement, if the depository institution maintaining such account is the obligor thereon. All such Permitted Investments shall be held to maturity, unless payable on demand. Any funds held in an Investment Account shall be held in the name of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, on behalf of the Trustee (in its capacity as such) for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner. The Master Servicer (in the case of the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Master Servicer), the Special Servicer (in the case of the applicable REO Account, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Special Servicer) on behalf of the Trustee, shall maintain continuous physical possession of any Permitted Investment of amounts in the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, the Servicing Accounts, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or such REO Account, as applicable, that is either (i) a “certificated security,” as such term is defined in the UCC (such that the Trustee shall have control pursuant to Section 8-106 of the UCC) or (ii) other property in which a secured party may perfect its security interest by physical possession under the UCC or any other applicable law. In the case of any Permitted Investment held in the form of a “security entitlement” (within the meaning of Section 8-102(a)(17) of the UCC), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall take or cause to be taken such action as the Trustee deems reasonably necessary to cause the Trustee to have control over such security entitlement. In the event amounts on deposit in an Investment Account are at any time invested in a Permitted Investment payable on demand, the Master Servicer (in the case of the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Master Servicer) or the Special Servicer (in the case of the applicable REO Account, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Special Servicer) shall:

 

(i)        consistent with any notice required to be given thereunder, demand that payment thereon be made on the last day such Permitted Investment may otherwise mature hereunder in an amount equal to the lesser of (a) all amounts then payable thereunder and (b) the amount required to be withdrawn on such date; and

 

(ii)       demand payment of all amounts due thereunder promptly upon determination by the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer, the Certificate Administrator or the Trustee, as the case may be, that such Permitted Investment would not constitute a Permitted Investment in respect of funds thereafter on deposit in the Investment Account.

 

(b)       Interest and investment income realized on funds deposited in the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Master Servicer to the extent of the Net Investment Earnings, if any, with respect to such account for the period from and including the prior Distribution Date to and including the Master Servicer Remittance Date related to the current Distribution Date, shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Master Servicer to the extent (with respect to Servicing Accounts) not required to be paid to the related Mortgagor and shall be subject to its withdrawal, or withdrawal at its direction, in accordance withSection 3.03 orSection 3.05(a), as the case

 

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may be. Interest and investment income realized on funds deposited in the applicable REO Account, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Special Servicer, to the extent of the Net Investment Earnings, if any, with respect to such account for each period from and including any Distribution Date to and including the immediately succeeding Master Servicer Remittance Date, shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Special Servicer and shall be subject to its withdrawal in accordance withSection 3.14(c). In the event that any loss shall be incurred in respect of any Permitted Investment (as to which the Master Servicer or Special Servicer, as applicable, would have been entitled to any Net Investment Earnings hereunder) directed to be made by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, and on deposit in any of the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account, the Servicing Account, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or the applicable REO Account, the Master Servicer (in the case of the Collection Account, the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Master Servicer), the Special Servicer (in the case of the applicable REO Account, Loss of Value Reserve Fund or any Servicing Account maintained by or for the Special Servicer) shall deposit therein, no later than the Master Servicer Remittance Date, without right of reimbursement, the amount of Net Investment Loss, if any, with respect to such account for the period from and including the prior Distribution Date to and including the Master Servicer Remittance Date related to the current Distribution Date;provided that neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall be required to deposit any loss on an investment of funds in an Investment Account if such loss is incurred solely as a result of the insolvency of the federal or state chartered depository institution or trust company that holds such Investment Account, so long as such depository institution or trust company satisfied the qualifications set forth in the definition of Eligible Account at the time such investment was made (and, with respect to the Master Servicer, such federal or state chartered depository institution or trust company is not an Affiliate of the Master Servicer unless such depository institution or trust company satisfied the qualification set forth in the definition of Eligible Account both (x) at the time the investment was made and (y) thirty (30) days prior to such insolvency).

 

(c)       Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, if any default occurs in the making of a payment due under any Permitted Investment, or if a default occurs in any other performance required under any Permitted Investment, the Master Servicer may and, upon the request of holders of Voting Rights representing at least 25% of the Voting Rights shall, take such action as may be appropriate to enforce such payment or performance, including the institution and prosecution of appropriate proceedings.

 

Section 3.07      Maintenance of Insurance Policies; Errors and Omissions and Fidelity Coverage. (a) The Master Servicer (with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan) shall use its efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to cause the Mortgagor to maintain (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), and the Special Servicer (with respect to REO Properties other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Properties) shall maintain, to the extent required by the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents, all insurance coverage as is required under the related Mortgage Loan documents except to the extent that the failure of the related Mortgagor to do so is an Acceptable Insurance Default (and except as provided in the next sentence with respect to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable). If the Mortgagor does not so maintain such insurance coverage, subject to its recoverability

 

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determination with respect to any required Property Protection Advance, the Master Servicer (with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan) or the Special Servicer (with respect to REO Properties other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) shall maintain all insurance coverage as is required under the related Mortgage, but only in the event the Trustee has an insurable interest therein and such insurance is available to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer and, if available, can be obtained at commercially reasonable rates, as determined ((i) prior to the occurrence and continuance of any Control Termination Event and (ii) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan, any determination that such insurance coverage is not available or not available at commercially reasonable rates to be made with the consent of the Directing Holder) by the Master Servicer (with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan) or the Special Servicer (with respect to REO Properties other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) except to the extent that the failure of the related Mortgagor to do so is an Acceptable Insurance Default as determined by the Master Servicer;provided,however, that if any Mortgage permits the holder thereof to dictate to the Mortgagor the insurance coverage to be maintained on such Mortgaged Property, the Master Servicer or, with respect to REO Property, the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall impose or maintain, as applicable, such insurance requirements as are consistent with the Servicing Standard taking into account the insurance in place at the closing of the Mortgage Loan,provided that, with respect to the immediately preceding proviso, the Master Servicer will be obligated to use efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to cause the Mortgagor to maintain (or to itself maintain) insurance against property damage resulting from terrorist or similar acts unless the Mortgagor’s failure is an Acceptable Insurance Default as determined by the Master Servicer (i) with (in respect of any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan and unless a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing) the consent of the Directing Holder and (ii) (other than an applicable Excluded Loan) after consultation by the Master Servicer with the Risk Retention Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a) and only in the event the Trustee has an insurable interest therein and such insurance is available to the Master Servicer and, if available, can be obtained at commercially reasonable rates. The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall be entitled to rely on insurance consultants (at the applicable servicer’s expense) in determining whether any insurance is available at commercially reasonable rates. Subject toSection 3.15(a) and the costs of such insurance being reimbursed or paid to the Special Servicer as provided in the third-to-last sentence of this paragraph, the Special Servicer shall maintain for each REO Property (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) no less insurance coverage than was previously required of the Mortgagor under the related Mortgage Loan documents unless the Special Servicer determines ((i) unless a Control Termination Event has occurred and is continuing and after consultation by the Special Servicer with the Risk Retention Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a) and (ii) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan, with the consent of the Directing Holder) that such insurance is not available at commercially reasonable rates or that the Trustee does not have an insurable interest, in which case the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely on the Special Servicer’s determination. All Insurance Policies maintained by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall (i) contain a “standard” mortgagee clause, with loss payable to the Master Servicer on behalf of the Trustee (in the case of insurance maintained in respect of Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), including any related Serviced Companion Loan, other than REO Properties) or to the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trustee (in the case

 

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of insurance maintained in respect of REO Properties), (ii) be in the name of the Trustee (in the case of insurance maintained in respect of REO Properties), (iii) include coverage in an amount not less than the lesser of (x) the full replacement cost of the improvements securing the Mortgaged Property or REO Property, as applicable, and (y) the outstanding principal balance owing on the related Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, as applicable, and in any event, the amount necessary to avoid the operation of any co-insurance provisions, (iv) include a replacement cost endorsement providing no deduction for depreciation (unless such endorsement is not permitted under the related Mortgage Loan documents), (v) be noncancelable without thirty (30) days prior written notice to the insured party (except in the case of nonpayment, in which case such policy shall not be cancelled without ten (10) days prior notice) and (vi) subject to the first proviso in the second sentence of thisSection 3.07(a), be issued by a Qualified Insurer authorized under applicable law to issue such Insurance Policies. Any amounts collected by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer under any such Insurance Policies (other than amounts to be applied to the restoration or repair of the related Mortgaged Property or REO Property or amounts to be released to the related Mortgagor, in each case in accordance with the Servicing Standard and the provisions of the related Mortgage Loan documents) shall be deposited in the Collection Account, subject to withdrawal pursuant toSection 3.05(a). Any costs incurred by the Master Servicer in maintaining any such Insurance Policies in respect of Mortgage Loans (including any related Serviced Companion Loan) (other than REO Properties and other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) (i) if the Mortgagor defaults on its obligation to do so, shall be advanced by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance (so long as such Advance would not be a Nonrecoverable Advance and if such Advance would be a Nonrecoverable Advance then such cost shall instead be paid out of the Collection Account) and will be charged to the related Mortgagor and (ii) shall not, for purposes of calculating monthly distributions to Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, be added to the unpaid principal balance of the related Mortgage Loan and Serviced Companion Loan (if any), notwithstanding that the terms of such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan so permit. Any cost incurred by a the Special Servicer in maintaining any such Insurance Policies with respect to REO Properties shall be an expense of the Trust payable out of the related REO Account pursuant toSection 3.14(c) or, if the amount on deposit therein is insufficient therefor, advanced by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance (so long as such Advance would not be a Nonrecoverable Advance and if such Advance would be a Nonrecoverable Advance then such cost shall instead be paid out of the Collection Account). The foregoing provisions of thisSection 3.07 shall apply to any Serviced Whole Loan as if it were a single “Mortgage Loan”. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the Master Servicer will not be required to maintain, and will not be in default for failing to obtain, any earthquake or environmental insurance on any Mortgaged Property unless such insurance was required at the time of origination of the related Mortgage Loan and is currently available at commercially reasonable rates.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to the Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan that either (x) require the Mortgagor to maintain “all risk” property insurance (and do not expressly permit an exclusion for terrorism) or (y) contain provisions generally requiring the applicable Mortgagor to maintain insurance in types and against such risks as the holder of such Mortgage Loan (including any related Serviced Companion Loan) reasonably requires from time to time in order to protect its interests, the Master Servicer will be required to, consistent with the Servicing Standard, (A) monitor in accordance with the Servicing Standard whether the insurance policies

 

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for the related Mortgaged Property contain Additional Exclusions, (B) request the Mortgagor to either purchase insurance against the risks specified in the Additional Exclusions or provide an explanation as to its reasons for failing to purchase such insurance and (C) notify the Special Servicer if it has knowledge that any insurance policy contains Additional Exclusions or if it has knowledge (such knowledge to be based upon the Master Servicer’s compliance with the immediately precedingclauses (A) and(B) above) that any Mortgagor fails to purchase the insurance requested to be purchased by the Master Servicer pursuant toclause (B) above. If the Master Servicer determines in accordance with the Servicing Standard that such failure is not an Acceptable Insurance Default, the Master Servicer shall notify the Special Servicer and the Master Servicer shall use efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to cause such insurance to be maintained. The Special Servicer (at the expense of the Trust) shall be entitled to rely on insurance consultants in making such determinations. The Master Servicer shall be entitled to rely on insurance consultants (at the expense of such Master Servicer) in determining whether Additional Exclusions exist. Furthermore, the Special Servicer shall promptly deliver such conclusions in writing to the 17g-5 Information Provider for posting to the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website for those Mortgage Loans that (i) have one of the ten (10) highest outstanding Stated Principal Balances of all of the Mortgage Loans then included in the Trust or (ii) comprise more than 5% of the outstanding Stated Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans then included in the Trust. During the period that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer is evaluating the availability of such insurance or waiting for a response from the Directing Holder or to consult with the Risk Retention Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a), neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer will be liable for any loss related to its failure to require the Mortgagor to maintain such insurance and will not be in default of its obligations as a result of such failure unless the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer is required to take any immediate action pursuant to the Servicing Standard or other servicing requirements of this Agreement and the Master Servicer will not itself maintain such insurance or cause such insurance to be maintained.

 

(b)       (i) If the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall obtain and maintain a blanket Insurance Policy with a Qualified Insurer insuring against fire and hazard losses on all of the Mortgage Loans (including any related Serviced Companion Loan, but excluding any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or REO Properties (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), as the case may be, required to be serviced and administered hereunder, then, to the extent such Insurance Policy provides protection equivalent to the individual policies otherwise required, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall conclusively be deemed to have satisfied its obligation to cause fire and hazard insurance to be maintained on the related Mortgaged Properties or REO Properties. Such Insurance Policy may contain a deductible clause, in which case the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall, if there shall not have been maintained on the related Mortgaged Property or REO Property a fire and hazard Insurance Policy complying with the requirements ofSection 3.07(a), and there shall have been one or more losses which would have been covered by such Insurance Policy, promptly deposit into the Collection Account from its own funds the amount of such loss or losses that would have been covered under the individual policy but are not covered under the blanket Insurance Policy because of such deductible clause to the extent that any such deductible exceeds the deductible limitation that pertained to the related Mortgage Loan (including any related Serviced Companion Loan), or in the absence of such deductible limitation, the deductible limitation that is consistent with the Servicing Standard. In connection with its activities as administrator and

 

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Master Servicer of the Mortgage Loans or any Serviced Companion Loans, the Master Servicer agrees to prepare and present, on behalf of itself, the Trustee, the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, claims under any such blanket Insurance Policy in a timely fashion in accordance with the terms of such policy. The Special Servicer, to the extent consistent with the Servicing Standard, may maintain, earthquake insurance on REO Properties (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property),provided coverage is available at commercially reasonable rates, the cost of which shall be a Property Protection Advance.

 

(ii)       If the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall cause any Mortgaged Property or REO Property to be covered by a master single interest or force-placed insurance policy with a Qualified Insurer naming the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer on behalf of the Trustee as the loss payee, then to the extent such Insurance Policy provides protection equivalent to the individual policies otherwise required, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall conclusively be deemed to have satisfied its obligation to cause such insurance to be maintained on the related Mortgaged Properties and REO Properties. In the event the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall cause any Mortgaged Property or REO Property to be covered by such master single interest or force-placed insurance policy, the incremental costs of such insurance applicable to such Mortgaged Property or REO Property (i.e., other than any minimum or standby premium payable for such policy whether or not any Mortgaged Property or REO Property is covered thereby) shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance. Such master single interest or force-placed policy may contain a deductible clause, in which case the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall, in the event that there shall not have been maintained on the related Mortgaged Property or REO Property a policy otherwise complying with the provisions ofSection 3.07(a), and there shall have been one or more losses which would have been covered by such policy had it been maintained, deposit into the Collection Account from its own funds the amount not otherwise payable under the master single or force-placed interest policy because of such deductible clause, to the extent that any such deductible exceeds the deductible limitation that pertained to the related Mortgage Loan, including any related Serviced Companion Loan, or, in the absence of any such deductible limitation, the deductible limitation that is consistent with the Servicing Standard.

 

(c)       Each of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall obtain and maintain at its own expense and keep in full force and effect throughout the term of this Agreement a blanket fidelity bond and an errors and omissions Insurance Policy with a Qualified Insurer covering the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s, as applicable, officers and employees acting on behalf of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer in connection with its activities under this Agreement. Such amount of coverage shall be in such form and amount as are consistent with the Servicing Standard. Coverage of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer under a policy or bond obtained by an Affiliate of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer and providing the coverage required by thisSection 3.07(c) shall satisfy the requirements of thisSection 3.07(c). The Special Servicer and the Master Servicer will promptly report in writing to the Trustee any material changes that may occur in their respective fidelity bonds, if any, and/or their respective errors and omissions Insurance Policies, as the case may be, and will furnish to the Trustee copies of all binders and policies or certificates evidencing that such bonds, if any, and insurance policies are in full force and effect.

 

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(d)       At the time the Master Servicer determines in accordance with the Servicing Standard that any Mortgaged Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) is in a federally designated special flood hazard area (and such flood insurance has been made available), the Master Servicer will use efforts consistent with the Servicing Standard to cause the related Mortgagor (in accordance with applicable law and the terms of the Mortgage Loan and related Serviced Companion Loan documents) to maintain, and, if the related Mortgagor shall default in its obligation to so maintain, shall itself maintain to the extent available at commercially reasonable rates (as determined by the Master Servicer in accordance with the Servicing Standard and to the extent the Trustee, as mortgagee, has an insurable interest therein), flood insurance in respect thereof, but only to the extent the related Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or related Serviced Companion Loan permits the mortgagee to require such coverage and the maintenance of such coverage is consistent with the Servicing Standard. Such flood insurance shall be in an amount equal to the lesser of (i) the unpaid principal balance of the related Mortgage Loan (and any related Serviced Companion Loan, if applicable), and (ii) the maximum amount of insurance that is available under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, plus such additional excess flood coverage with respect to the Mortgaged Property, if any, in an amount consistent with the Servicing Standard. If the cost of any insurance described above is not borne by the Mortgagor, the Master Servicer shall promptly make a Property Protection Advance for such costs.

 

(e)       During all such times as any REO Property (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) shall be located in a federally designated special flood hazard area, the Special Servicer will cause to be maintained, to the extent available at commercially reasonable rates (as determined by the Special Servicer (with the consent of the Directing Holder (prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event and other than in respect of any applicable Excluded Loan) and in consultation with the Risk Retention Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a) (other than with respect of any applicable Excluded Loan) in accordance with the Servicing Standard), a flood insurance policy meeting the requirements of the current guidelines of the Federal Insurance Administration in an amount representing coverage not less than the maximum amount of insurance that is available under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended. The cost of any such flood insurance with respect to an REO Property shall be an expense of the Trust payable out of the related REO Account pursuant toSection 3.14(c) or, if the amount on deposit therein is insufficient therefor, paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance.

 

(f)       Notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as the long-term debt or the deposit obligations or deposit accounts or claims-paying ability of the Master Servicer (or its immediate or remote parent) or the Special Servicer (or its immediate or remote parent), as applicable, is rated no lower than “A-” as rated by Fitch or “A3” as rated by Moody’s, the Master Servicer (or its public parent) or the Special Servicer (or its public parent), as applicable, shall be allowed to provide self-insurance with respect to any of its obligations under thisSection 3.07.

 

(g)       The Operating Advisor shall obtain and maintain at its own expense and keep in full force and effect throughout the term of this Agreement an “errors and omissions” insurance policy, the issuer of which is rated no lower than the applicable Qualified Insurer ratings, covering losses that may be sustained as a result of an officer’s or employee’s errors or omissions.

 

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Section 3.08       Enforcement of Due-on-Sale Clauses; Assumption Agreements. (a) As to each Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan that contains a provision in the nature of a “due-on-sale” clause, which by its terms:

 

(i)        provides that such Mortgage Loan and any related Companion Loan shall (or may at the mortgagee’s option) become due and payable upon the sale or other transfer of an interest in the related Mortgaged Property or equity interests in the Mortgagor or principals of the Mortgagor; or

 

(ii)       provides that such Mortgage Loan and any related Companion Loan may not be assumed without the consent of the mortgagee in connection with any such sale or other transfer,

 

then, for so long as such Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan is being serviced under this Agreement, (A) the Special Servicer shall determine (with respect to any (1) Specially Serviced Loan or, (2) to the extent such action is a Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”), any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan), and (B) the Master Servicer shall determine (with respect to any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, to the extent such action is not a Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”, which items the Master Servicer shall determine)), in each case, in a manner consistent with the Servicing Standard, on behalf of the Trustee as the mortgagee of record, whether to (a) exercise any right it may have with respect to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan (x) to accelerate the payments thereon or (y) to grant or withhold its consent to any sale or transfer, consistent with the Servicing Standard or (b) waive any right to exercise such rights,provided that, (i) with respect to such consent or waiver of rights that is a Major Decision, prior to itself taking such an action, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall obtain prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event, the prior written consent (or deemed consent) of the Directing Holder (or (A)(1) after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Control Termination Event, but prior to a Consultation Termination Event and (2) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan, upon consultation with the Directing Holder pursuant toSection 6.08(a) hereof and (B) after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Operating Advisor Consultation Event, upon consultation with the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 6.08 hereof), which consent shall be deemed given ten (10) Business Days after receipt (unless earlier objected to by the Directing Holder) of the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s written analysis and recommendation with respect to such waiver together with such other information reasonably required by the Directing Holder, and (ii) with respect to any Mortgage Loan that (A) represents at least 5.0% of the aggregate Stated Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans then outstanding and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, (B) represents one of the 10 largest Mortgage Loans (considering any other Mortgage Loans with which it is cross-collateralized or cross-defaulted as a single Mortgage Loan) based on Stated Principal Balance and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, (C) has a Stated Principal Balance that is more than $35,000,000, or (D) is a Mortgage Loan as to which the related Serviced Companion Loan

 

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represents one of the 10 largest mortgage loans in the related other securitization (provided that the master servicer or special servicer, as applicable, will be entitled to reasonably rely upon the written notification provided by the master servicer, special servicer, trustee or certificate administrator of such other securitization as to whether such Serviced Companion Loan is one of the 10 largest mortgage loans in such other securitization, or if no timely response is received, permitted to rely upon the most recent CREFC® Reports from such other securitization), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, prior to consenting to any action, shall obtain, a Rating Agency Confirmation from each Rating Agency and a confirmation of any applicable rating agency that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if any). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan relating to the Controlling Class Representative (regardless of whether an Operating Advisor Consultation Event has occurred and is continuing), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall consult with the Operating Advisor, on a non-binding basis, in connection with the related transactions involving proposed Major Decisions that it is processing and consider alternative actions recommended by the Operating Advisor, in respect thereof, in accordance with the procedures set forth inSection 6.08 for consulting with the Operating Advisor.

 

In connection with any request for a Rating Agency Confirmation from a Rating Agency (or, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan Securities, the related rating agencies) pursuant to thisSection 3.08(a), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer that is processing the related action, as the case may be, shall (if not already provided in accordance withSection 3.25 of this Agreement) deliver a Review Package to the 17g-5 Information Provider (or, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan Securities, the related 17g-5 information provider) in accordance withSection 3.25 of this Agreement.

 

If any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or related Serviced Companion Loan provides that such Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan may be assumed or transferred without the consent of the mortgagee;provided that certain conditions are satisfied, then for so long as such Mortgage Loan or related Serviced Companion Loan is being serviced under this Agreement, the Special Servicer, with respect to all Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), related Serviced Companion Loans, on behalf of the Trustee as the mortgagee of record, shall determine in accordance with the Servicing Standard whether such conditions have been satisfied, or, with respect to any Mortgage Loan which does not allow the mortgagee discretion in approving a transfer or assumption or does not allow for discretion in determining whether conditions to a transfer or assumption have been satisfied, the Master Servicer, on behalf of the Trustee as mortgagee of record, shall make such determination with respect to whether such conditions have been satisfied.

 

Upon receiving a request for any matter described in thisSection 3.08(a) that constitutes a Special Servicer Major Decision or a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”), the Master Servicer shall forward such request to the Special Servicer and, unless the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer mutually agree that the Master Servicer shall process such request in accordance with the terms and conditions reasonably agreed to by the Master

 

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Servicer and Special Servicer, including the Special Servicer’s consent, the Special Servicer will be required to process such request and the Master Servicer shall have no further obligation with respect to such request or the related Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision. If such action with respect to a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan is not a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision or a Major Decision, the Master Servicer shall process the related request and shall have no obligation to obtain the consent of or consult with the Special Servicer, Directing Holder or Operating Advisor.

 

(b)       As to each Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loan that contains a provision in the nature of a “due-on-encumbrance” clause that by its terms:

 

(i)        provides that such Mortgage Loan and any related Companion Loan shall (or may at the mortgagee’s option) become due and payable upon the creation of any additional lien or other encumbrance on the related Mortgaged Property or equity interests in the Mortgagor or principals of the Mortgagor; or

 

(ii)       requires the consent of the mortgagee to the creation of any such additional lien or other encumbrance on the related Mortgaged Property or equity interests in the Mortgagor or principals of the Mortgagor;

 

then, (A) the Special Servicer shall determine (with respect to (1) a Specially Serviced Loan or, (2) to the extent such action is a Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”), any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and related Companion Loan, if applicable, is serviced under this Agreement), and (B) the Master Servicer shall determine (with respect to any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, to the extent such action is not a Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”, which items the Master Servicer shall determine)), in each case, in a manner consistent with the Servicing Standard, on behalf of the Trustee as the mortgagee of record, whether to (a) exercise any right it may have with respect to such Mortgage Loan or Serviced Companion Loan (x) to accelerate the payments thereon or (y) to withhold its consent to the creation of any additional lien or other encumbrance, consistent with the Servicing Standard or (b) grant or waive its right to exercise such rights,provided that (i) with respect to such consent or waiver of rights that is a Major Decision, prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event and other than with respect to an applicable Excluded Loan, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, has obtained the prior written consent (or deemed consent) of the Directing Holder (or (A)(1) after the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event, but prior to a Consultation Termination Event and (2) other than with respect to an applicable Excluded Loan, upon consultation with the Directing Holder pursuant toSection 6.08(a) and (B) after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Operating Advisor Consultation Event, upon consultation with the Operating Advisor pursuant toSection 6.08 hereof), which consent shall be deemed given ten (10) Business Days after receipt by the Directing Holder of the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s written analysis and recommendation with respect to such waiver or exercise of such rights together with such other information reasonably required by the Directing Holder and (ii) with respect to any Mortgage Loan that (A) represents at least 2.0% of

 

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the aggregate Stated Principal Balance of the Mortgage Loans then outstanding and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, (B) represents one of the 10 largest Mortgage Loans (considering any other Mortgage Loans with which it is cross-collateralized or cross-defaulted as a single Mortgage Loan) based on Stated Principal Balance and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, (C) has a Stated Principal Balance that is more than $20,000,000, (D) has a loan-to-value ratio that is equal to or greater than 85% (including any existing and proposed debt) and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, (E) has a debt service coverage ratio that is less than 1.20x (in each case, determined based upon the aggregate of the principal balance of the Mortgage Loan (or Serviced Whole Loan, if applicable) and the principal amount of the proposed additional lien) and has a Stated Principal Balance of at least $10,000,000, or (F) is a Mortgage Loan as to which the related Serviced Companion Loan represents one of the 10 largest mortgage loans in the related other securitization (provided that the master servicer or special servicer, as applicable, will be entitled to reasonably rely upon the written notification provided by the master servicer, special servicer, trustee or certificate administrator of such other securitization as to whether such Serviced Companion Loan is one of the 10 largest mortgage loans in such other securitization, or if no timely response is received, permitted to rely upon the most recent CREFC® Reports from such other securitization), a Rating Agency Confirmation is received by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, from each Rating Agency and a confirmation of any applicable rating agency that such action will not result in the downgrade, withdrawal or qualification of its then-current ratings of any class of Serviced Companion Loan Securities (if any). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan related to the Controlling Class Representative (regardless of whether a an Operating Advisor Consultation Event has occurred and is continuing), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall consult with the Operating Advisor, on a non-binding basis, in connection with the related transactions involving proposed Major Decisions that it is processing and consider alternative actions recommended by the Operating Advisor, in respect thereof, in accordance with the procedures set forth inSection 6.08 for consulting with the Operating Advisor.

 

In connection with any request for a Rating Agency Confirmation from a Rating Agency (or, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan Securities, the related rating agencies) pursuant to thisSection 3.08(b), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer that is processing the related action, as applicable, shall (if not already provided in accordance withSection 3.25 of this Agreement) deliver a Review Package to the 17g-5 Information Provider (or, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan Securities, the related 17g-5 information provider) in accordance withSection 3.25 of this Agreement.

 

To the extent permitted by the related Mortgage Loan documents, the Rating Agency Confirmation described in the immediately preceding paragraph or inSection 3.08(a) shall be an expense of the related Mortgagor;provided that if the Mortgage Loan documents are silent as to who bears the costs of obtaining any such Rating Agency Confirmation, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer that is processing the related action, as applicable, shall use reasonable efforts to make the related Mortgagor bear such costs and expenses. Unless determined to be a Nonrecoverable Advance such costs not collected from the related Mortgagor shall be advanced as a Property Protection Advance.

 

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If any Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan provides that such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan may be further encumbered without the consent of the mortgageeprovided that certain conditions are satisfied and there is no lender discretion with respect to the satisfaction of such conditions, then for so long as such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan is being serviced under this Agreement, the Special Servicer, on behalf of the Trustee as the mortgagee of record, with respect to all Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), shall determine whether conditions to further encumbrance have been satisfied (provided that there is no lender discretion with respect to the satisfaction of such conditions), or (2) the Master Servicer, on behalf of the Trustee as the mortgagee of record, with respect to all Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans for which there is no mortgagee discretion in determining whether conditions are satisfied, shall make such determination with respect to whether such conditions have been satisfied.

 

Upon receiving a request for any matter described in thisSection 3.08(b) that constitutes a Special Servicer Major Decision or a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (other than items listed under clauses(a),(b)(i) (b)(ii) and(d) of “Special Servicer Non-Major Decision”), the Master Servicer shall forward such request to the Special Servicer and, unless the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer mutually agree that the Master Servicer will process such request in accordance with the terms and conditions reasonably agreed to by the Master Servicer and Special Servicer, including the Special Servicer’s consent, the Special Servicer will be required to process such request and the Master Servicer will have no further obligation with respect to such request or the related Special Servicer Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision. If such action with respect to a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan is not a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision or a Major Decision, the Master Servicer shall process the related request and shall have no obligation to obtain the consent of or consult with the Special Servicer, Directing Holder or Operating Advisor.

 

(c)       Nothing in thisSection 3.08 shall constitute a waiver of the Trustee’s right, as the mortgagee of record, to receive notice of any assumption of a Mortgage Loan, any sale or other transfer of the related Mortgaged Property or the creation of any additional lien or other encumbrance with respect to such Mortgaged Property.

 

(d)       Except as otherwise permitted bySection 3.08(a) and(b) and/orSection 3.18, neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall agree to modify, waive or amend any term of any Mortgage Loan and related Serviced Companion Loan, as applicable, in connection with the taking of, or the failure to take, any action pursuant to thisSection 3.08. The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall provide copies of any final waivers (except with respect to provision of any such waivers to the 17g-5 Information Provider, exclusive of any Privileged Information) it effects pursuant toSection 3.08(a) or(b) to each other and to the 17g-5 Information Provider with respect to each Mortgage Loan, and shall notify the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, each other and, subject to the terms of this Agreement, the 17g-5 Information Provider (for posting to the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website in accordance withSection 3.25) and, with respect to a Whole Loan, the related Serviced Companion Noteholder, of any assumption or substitution agreement executed pursuant toSection 3.08(a) or(b) and shall forward thereto a copy of such agreement.

 

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(e)       Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Master Servicer may not waive its rights or grant its consent under any “due-on-sale” or “due-on-encumbrance” clause relating to any Mortgage Loan without the consent of the Special Servicer and the Special Servicer may not waive its rights or grant its consent under any “due-on-sale” or “due-on-encumbrance” clause relating to any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage or relating to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan without ((i) prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event and (ii) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan) the consent of the Directing Holder (or (i) after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Control Termination Event and (ii) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), but prior to a Consultation Termination Event, upon consultation with the Directing Holder pursuant toSection 6.08 hereof). The Directing Holder shall have ten (10) Business Days after receipt of notice along with the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s recommendation and analysis with respect to such proposed waiver or proposed granting of consent and any additional information the Directing Holder may reasonably request from the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer that is in the possession of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, of a proposed waiver or consent under any “due on sale” or “due-on-encumbrance” clause in which to grant or withhold its consent (provided that if the Special Servicer fails to receive a response to such notice from the Directing Holder in writing within such period, then the Directing Holder shall be deemed to have consented to such proposed waiver or consent).

 

(f)       Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of thisSection 3.08, if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, makes a determination underSections 3.08(a) or3.08(b) hereof that the applicable conditions in the related Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan documents, as applicable, with respect to assumptions or encumbrances permitted without the consent of the mortgagee have been satisfied, the applicable assumptions and transfers may be subject to an assumption or other fee, unless such fees are otherwise prohibited pursuant to the Mortgage Loan documents;provided that any such fee not provided for in the Mortgage Loan documents does not constitute a “significant” change in yield pursuant to Treasury Regulations Section 1.1001-3(e)(2).

 

Section 3.09      Realization Upon Defaulted Mortgage Loans and Companion Loans. (a) Upon an event of default under the Mortgage Loan documents related to a Serviced Whole Loan or a Mortgage Loan with mezzanine debt, the Master Servicer shall promptly provide written notice to the related Companion Holder or mezzanine lender, as applicable, with a copy of such notice to the Special Servicer. The Special Servicer shall, subject tosubsections (b) through(d) of thisSection 3.09,Section 3.24, subject to the Directing Holders’ and the Risk Retention Consultation Party’s respective rights pursuant toSection 6.08, and any Companion Holder or mezzanine lender’s rights under the related Co-Lender Agreement (in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, on behalf of the holders of the beneficial interest of the related Companion Loan) or this Agreement, exercise reasonable efforts, consistent with the Servicing Standard, to foreclose upon or otherwise comparably convert (which may include an REO Acquisition) the ownership of property securing any such Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and related Companion Loan, if any, as come into and continue in default as to which no satisfactory arrangements (including by way of a discounted pay-off) can be made for collection of delinquent payments, and which are not released from the Trust Fund pursuant to any other provision hereof. The foregoing is subject to the provision that, in any case

 

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in which a Mortgaged Property shall have suffered damage from an Uninsured Cause, the Master Servicer or Special Servicer the applicable shall not be required to make a Property Protection Advance and expend funds toward the restoration of such property unless the Special Servicer has determined in its reasonable discretion that such restoration will increase the net proceeds of liquidation of such Mortgaged Property to Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner after reimbursement to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, for such Property Protection Advance, and the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer has not determined that such Property Protection Advance together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon would constitute a Nonrecoverable Advance. The costs and expenses incurred by the Special Servicer in any such proceedings shall be advanced by the Master Servicer;provided that, in each case, such cost or expense would not, if incurred, constitute a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance. Nothing contained in thisSection 3.09 shall be construed so as to require the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, on behalf of the Trust, to make an offer on any Mortgaged Property at a foreclosure sale or similar proceeding that is in excess of the fair market value of such property, as determined by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer in its reasonable judgment taking into account the factors described inSection 3.16(b) and the results of any Appraisal obtained pursuant to the following sentence, all such offers to be made in a manner consistent with the Servicing Standard. If and when the Special Servicer or the Master Servicer deems it necessary and prudent for purposes of establishing the fair market value of any Mortgaged Property securing a Defaulted Mortgage Loan or any related defaulted Companion Loan, whether for purposes of making an offer at foreclosure or otherwise, the Special Servicer or the Master Servicer, as the case may be, is authorized to have an Appraisal performed with respect to such property by an Independent MAI-designated appraiser the cost of which shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance.

 

(b)       The Special Servicer shall not acquire any personal property pursuant to thisSection 3.09 unless either:

 

(i)        such personal property is incidental to real property (within the meaning of Section 856(e)(1) of the Code) so acquired by the Special Servicer; or

 

(ii)       the Special Servicer shall have obtained an Opinion of Counsel (the cost of which shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance) to the effect that the holding of such personal property by the Trust (to the extent not allocable to the related Companion Loan) will not cause an Adverse REMIC Event to occur.

 

(c)       Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of thisSection 3.09 andSection 3.24, neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall, on behalf of the Trustee, obtain title to a Mortgaged Property in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise, or take any other action with respect to any Mortgaged Property, if, as a result of any such action, the Trustee, on behalf of the Certificateholders), the Retained Interest Owner and/or any related Companion Holder, would be considered to hold title to, to be a “mortgagee-in-possession” of, or to be an “owner” or “operator” of such Mortgaged Property within the meaning of CERCLA or any comparable law, unless (as evidenced by an Officer’s Certificate to such effect delivered to the Trustee) the Special Servicer has previously determined in accordance with the Servicing Standard, based on an Environmental Assessment of such Mortgaged Property performed by an Independent Person

 

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who regularly conducts Environmental Assessments and performed within six (6) months prior to any such acquisition of title or other action, that:

 

(i)        such Mortgaged Property is in compliance with applicable environmental laws or, if not, after consultation with an environmental consultant, that it would be in the best economic interest of the Certificateholders (and with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, the related Companion Holders) and the Retained Interest Owner, as a collective whole as if such Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, Companion Holders constituted a single lender, taking into account thepari passu or subordinate nature of any related Companion Loan, to take such actions as are necessary to bring such Mortgaged Property in compliance with such laws, and

 

(ii)       there are no circumstances present at such Mortgaged Property relating to the use, management or disposal of any hazardous materials for which investigation, testing, monitoring, containment, clean-up or remediation could be required under any currently effective federal, state or local law or regulation, or that, if any such hazardous materials are present for which such action could be required, after consultation with an environmental consultant, it would be in the best economic interest of the Certificateholders (and with respect to any Serviced Whole Loan, the Companion Holders) and the Retained Interest Owner, as a collective whole as if such Certificateholders, the Retained Interest Owner and, if applicable, Companion Holders constituted a single lender, taking into account thepari passu or subordinate nature of any related Companion Loan, to take such actions with respect to the affected Mortgaged Property.

 

The cost of any such Environmental Assessment shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance and the cost of any remedial, corrective or other further action contemplated byclause (i) and/orclause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall be paid by the Master Servicer as a Property Protection Advance, unless it is a Nonrecoverable Property Protection Advance (in which case it shall be an expense of the Trust and, in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, shall be withdrawn in accordance with the related Co-Lender Agreement by the Master Servicer from the Collection Account, including from the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account (such withdrawal to be made from amounts on deposit therein that are otherwise payable on or allocable to such Serviced Whole Loan)); and if any such Environmental Assessment so warrants, the Special Servicer shall, except with respect to any Companion Loan and any Environmental Assessment ordered after such Mortgage Loan has been paid in full, perform such additional environmental testing at the expense of the Trust as it deems necessary and prudent to determine whether the conditions described inclauses (i) and(ii) of the preceding sentence have been satisfied. With respect to Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, the Master Servicer and, with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, the Special Servicer (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) shall review and be familiar with the terms and conditions relating to enforcing claims and shall monitor the dates by which any claim or action must be taken (including delivering any notices to the insurer and using reasonable efforts to perform any actions required under such policy) under each environmental insurance policy in effect and obtained on behalf of the mortgagee to receive the maximum proceeds available under such policy for the benefit of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner and the Trustee (as holder of the Lower-Tier Regular Interests).

 

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(d)       If (i) the environmental testing contemplated bysubsection (c) above establishes that either of the conditions set forth inclauses (i) and(ii) ofsubsection (c) above of the first sentence thereof has not been satisfied with respect to any Mortgaged Property securing a Defaulted Mortgage Loan and, in the case of a Serviced Mortgage Loan, any related Companion Loan, and (ii) there has been no breach of any of the representations and warranties set forth in or required to be made pursuant to Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement for which the Mortgage Loan Seller could be required to repurchase such Defaulted Mortgage Loan pursuant to Section 6 of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, then the Special Servicer shall take such action as it deems to be in the best economic interest of the Trust (other than proceeding to acquire title to the Mortgaged Property) and is hereby authorized, with the consent of the Directing Holder and after consultation with the Risk Retention Consultation Party pursuant toSection 6.08(a) (prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event and other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), with the consent of the Directing Holder at such time as it deems appropriate to release such Mortgaged Property from the lien of the related Mortgage,provided that, if such Mortgage Loan has a then outstanding principal balance of greater than $1,000,000, then prior to the release of the related Mortgaged Property from the lien of the related Mortgage, (i) the Special Servicer shall have notified the Rating Agencies, the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Master Servicer and ((A) prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event and (B) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan) the Directing Holder or the Risk Retention Consultation Party, in writing of its intention to so release such Mortgaged Property and the bases for such intention, (ii) the Certificate Administrator shall have posted such notice of the Special Servicer’s intention to so release such Mortgaged Property to the Certificate Administrator’s Website pursuant toSection 3.13(b) and (iii) in addition to the prior written consent of the Directing Holder as required above, the Holders of Voting Rights evidencing at least 25% of the Voting Rights shall have consented or have been deemed to have consented to such release within thirty (30) days of the Certificate Administrator’s posting such notice to the Certificate Administrator’s Website (failure to respond by the end of such 30-day period being deemed consent of the Holders of the Certificates or the Retained Interest Owner). To the extent any fee charged by any Rating Agency in connection with rendering such written confirmation is not paid by the related Mortgagor, such fee is to be an expense of the Trust;provided that the Special Servicer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to collect such fee from the Mortgagor to the extent permitted under the related Mortgage Loan documents.

 

(e)       The Special Servicer shall provide written reports and a copy of any Environmental Assessments in electronic format to the Directing Holder and the Risk Retention Consultation Party (other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), the Master Servicer, the Certificate Administrator and the 17g-5 Information Provider monthly regarding any actions taken by the Special Servicer with respect to any Mortgaged Property securing a Defaulted Mortgage Loan, or defaulted Companion Loan as to which the environmental testing contemplated insubsection (c) above has revealed that either of the conditions set forth inclauses (i) and(ii) of the first sentence thereof has not been satisfied, in each case until the earlier to occur of satisfaction of both such conditions, repurchase of the related Mortgage Loan by the Mortgage Loan Seller or release of the lien of the related Mortgage on such Mortgaged Property.

 

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provide the Master Servicer with all information regarding forgiveness of indebtedness and required to be reported with respect to any Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan that is abandoned or foreclosed and the Master Servicer shall report to the Internal Revenue Service and the related Mortgagor, in the manner required by applicable law, such information and the Master Servicer shall report, via Form 1099A or Form 1099C (or any successor form), all forgiveness of indebtedness and abandonment and foreclosure to the extent such information has been provided to the Master Servicer by the Special Servicer. Upon request, the Master Servicer shall deliver a copy of any such report to the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator.

 

(g)       The Special Servicer shall have the right to determine, in accordance with the Servicing Standard, the advisability of the maintenance of an action to obtain a deficiency judgment if the state in which the Mortgaged Property is located and the terms of the Mortgage Loan (and if applicable, the related Companion Loan) permit such an action.

 

(h)       The Special Servicer shall maintain accurate records, prepared by one of its Servicing Officers, of each Final Recovery Determination in respect of a Defaulted Mortgage Loan (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or defaulted Companion Loan or any REO Property (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) and the basis thereof. Each Final Recovery Determination shall be evidenced by an Officer’s Certificate promptly delivered to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Directing Holder and the Risk Retention Consultation Party (other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan) and the Master Servicer and in no event later than the next succeeding P&I Advance Determination Date.

 

Section 3.10       Trustee and Custodian to Cooperate; Release of Mortgage Files. (a) Upon the payment in full of any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan), or the receipt by the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, of a notification that payment in full shall be escrowed in a manner customary for such purposes, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, will promptly notify the Trustee and the Custodian and request delivery of the related Mortgage File. Any such notice and request shall be in the form of a Request for Release substantially in the form ofExhibit E signed by a Servicing Officer and shall include a statement to the effect that all amounts received or to be received in connection with such payment which are required to be deposited in the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.04(a) or remitted to the Master Servicer to enable such deposit, have been or will be so deposited. Within seven (7) Business Days (or within such shorter period as release can reasonably be accomplished if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer notifies the Custodian of an exigency) of receipt of such notice and request, the Custodian shall release the related Mortgage File to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be;provided that in the case of the payment in full of a Serviced Companion Loan or its related Mortgage Loan, the related Mortgage File shall not be released by the Custodian unless the related Serviced Whole Loan, is paid in full. No expenses incurred in connection with any instrument of satisfaction or deed of reconveyance shall be chargeable to the Collection Account.

 

(b)       From time to time as is appropriate for servicing or foreclosure of any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) (and any related Companion Loan), the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer shall deliver to the Custodian a Request for Release substantially in the form ofExhibit E signed by a Servicing Officer. Upon receipt of the

 

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foregoing, the Custodian shall deliver the Mortgage File or any document therein to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer (or a designee), as the case may be. Upon return of such Mortgage File or such document to the Custodian, or the delivery to the Trustee and the Custodian of a certificate of a Servicing Officer of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, stating that such Mortgage Loan (and, in the case of a Serviced Whole Loan, the related Companion Loan), was liquidated and that all amounts received or to be received in connection with such liquidation which are required to be deposited into the Collection Account (including amounts related to the related Companion Loan) pursuant toSection 3.04(a) have been or will be so deposited, or that such Mortgage Loan has become an REO Property, a copy of the Request for Release shall be released by the Custodian to the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer (or a designee), as the case may be, with the original being released upon termination of the Trust.

 

(c)       Within seven (7) Business Days (or within such shorter period as delivery can reasonably be accomplished if the Special Servicer notifies the Trustee of an exigency) of receipt thereof, the Trustee shall execute and deliver to the Special Servicer any court pleadings, requests for trustee’s sale or other documents necessary to the foreclosure or trustee’s sale in respect of a Mortgaged Property or to any legal action brought to obtain judgment against any Mortgagor on the Mortgage Note (including any note evidencing a related Companion Loan) or Mortgage or to obtain a deficiency judgment, or to enforce any other remedies or rights provided by the Mortgage Note or Mortgage or otherwise available at law or in equity. The Special Servicer shall be responsible for the preparation of all such documents and pleadings. When submitted to the Trustee for signature, such documents or pleadings shall be accompanied by a certificate of a Servicing Officer requesting that such pleadings or documents be executed by the Trustee and certifying as to the reason such documents or pleadings are required and that the execution and delivery thereof by the Trustee will not invalidate or otherwise affect the lien of the Mortgage, except for the termination of such a lien upon completion of the foreclosure or trustee’s sale. The Trustee shall not be required to review such documents for their sufficiency or enforceability.

 

(d)       If, from time to time, pursuant to the terms of the applicable Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement and the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, and as appropriate for enforcing the terms of a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the applicable Non-Serviced Master Servicer requests delivery to it of the original Mortgage Note for a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, then the Custodian shall release or cause the release of such original Mortgage Note to such Non-Serviced Master Servicer or its designee.

 

Section 3.11      Servicing Compensation. (a) As compensation for its activities hereunder, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to receive the Servicing Fee with respect to each Mortgage Loan, Serviced Companion Loan and REO Loan (other than the portion of any REO Loan related to any Non-Serviced Companion Loan) (including Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans and any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan constituting a “specially serviced mortgage loan” under any related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement). As to each Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan and REO Loan, the Servicing Fee shall accrue from time to time at the Servicing Fee Rate and shall be computed on the basis of the Stated Principal Balance of such Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan or REO Loan, as the case may be, and in the same manner as interest is calculated on such Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan or REO Loan, as the case may be, and, in

 

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connection with any partial month interest payment, for the same period respecting which any related interest payment due on such Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan or deemed to be due on such REO Loan is computed. The Servicing Fee with respect to any Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan or REO Loan shall cease to accrue if a Liquidation Event occurs with respect to the related Mortgage Loan, except that if such Mortgage Loan is part of a Serviced Whole Loan and such Serviced Whole Loan continues to be serviced and administered under this Agreement notwithstanding such Liquidation Event, then the applicable Servicing Fee shall continue to accrue and be payable as if such Liquidation Event did not occur. The Servicing Fee shall be payable monthly, on a loan-by-loan basis, from payments of interest on each Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan and REO Revenues allocable as interest on each REO Loan, and as otherwise provided bySection 3.05(a). The Master Servicer shall be entitled to recover unpaid Servicing Fees in respect of any Mortgage Loan, Companion Loan or REO Loan out of that portion of related payments, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds, Liquidation Proceeds and REO Revenues (in the case of an REO Loan) allocable as recoveries of interest, to the extent permitted bySection 3.05(a). Except as set forth in the next two sentences, the third paragraph of thisSection 3.11(a),Section 6.03,Section 6.05 andSection 7.01(c), the right to receive the Servicing Fee may not be transferred in whole or in part (except in connection with a transfer of all of the Master Servicer’s duties and obligations hereunder to a successor servicer in accordance with the terms hereof). With respect to each Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, the Servicing Fee shall be payable to the Master Servicer from amounts payable in respect of such Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement.

 

The Master Servicer shall be entitled to retain, and shall not be required to deposit in the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.04(a), additional servicing compensation (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) in the form of the following amounts to the extent collected from the related Mortgagor: (i) 100% of Excess Modification Fees related to any modifications, waivers, extensions or amendments of any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) including any related Serviced Companion Loans that are not Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement and that are not Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans that do not involve a Major Decision or a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision and 50% of Excess Modification Fees related to any modifications, waivers, extensions or amendments of any Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Serviced Companion Loans that are not Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement and that involve one or more Major Decisions or Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions (whether or not processed by the Special Servicer); (ii) 100% of all assumption application fees received on any Mortgage Loans, only for which the Master Servicer is processing the underlying assumption related transaction (including any related Serviced Companion Loan, to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement) (whether or not the consent of the Special Servicer is required) and 100% of all defeasance fees (provided that for the avoidance of doubt, any such defeasance fees shall not include any Modification Fees or waiver fees in connection with a defeasance that the Special Servicer is entitled to under this Agreement); (iii) 100% of assumption, waiver, consent and earnout fees, review fees and similar fees pursuant toSection 3.08 andSection 3.18 or other actions performed in connection with this Agreement on the Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (including any related Serviced Companion Loan to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement) which do not involve a Major Decision or a Special Servicer Non-Major Decision; (iv) 50% of all assumption,

 

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waiver, consent and earnout fees, review fees and similar fees (other than assumption application and defeasance fees), pursuant toSection 3.08 andSection 3.18 on any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan (including any related Serviced Companion Loan to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement) which involve a Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision (whether or not processed by the Special Servicer) and only to the extent that all amounts then due and payable with respect to the related Mortgage Loan have been paid and (v) 50% of all fees (other than assumption application fees) related to Major Decisions and Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions with respect to the Mortgage Loans and Serviced Companion Loans that are Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (and, solely with respect toclause (xiv) of the definition of “Major Decision”, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) regardless of whether the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer processes such Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision. In addition, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to retain as additional servicing compensation (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) any charges for processing Mortgagor requests, beneficiary statements or demands related to the accounts held by the Master Servicer pursuant to this Agreement or the Mortgage Loan documents, fees in connection with defeasance, if any, and other customary charges, and amounts collected for checks returned for insufficient funds, in each case only to the extent actually paid by the related Mortgagor and shall not be required to deposit such amounts in the Collection Account or the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account pursuant toSection 3.04(a) orSection 3.04(b), respectively. In addition, the Master Servicer shall also be entitled to retain as additional servicing compensation (other than with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) reasonable review fees in connection with any Mortgagor request to the extent such review fees are not prohibited under the related Mortgage Loan documents, and only to the extent actually paid by the related Mortgagor. Subject toSection 3.11(d), the Master Servicer shall also be entitled to additional servicing compensation in the form of: (i) Penalty Charges to the extent provided inSection 3.11(d), (ii) interest or other income earned on deposits relating to the Trust Fund in the Collection Account or the Serviced Whole Loan Custodial Account in accordance withSection 3.06(b) (but only to the extent of the Net Investment Earnings, if any, with respect to such account for the period from and including the prior Distribution Date to and including the Master Servicer Remittance Date related to the current Distribution Date), (iii) interest or other income earned on deposits in the Servicing Account which are not required by applicable law or the related Mortgage Loan to be paid to the Mortgagor, and (iv) the difference, if positive, between Prepayment Interest Excess and Prepayment Interest Shortfalls collected on the Mortgage Loans and any Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, during the related Collection Period to the extent not required to be paid as Compensating Interest Payments. The Master Servicer shall be required to pay out of its own funds all expenses incurred by it in connection with its servicing activities hereunder (including, without limitation, payment of any amounts due and owing to any of its Sub-Servicers and the premiums for any blanket Insurance Policy insuring against hazard losses pursuant toSection 3.07), if and to the extent such expenses are not payable directly out of the Collection Account and the Master Servicer shall not be entitled to reimbursement therefor except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

 

With respect to any of the preceding fees as to which both the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer are entitled to receive a portion thereof, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall each have the right, but not any obligation, to reduce or elect not to charge its respective portion of such fee;provided that (A) neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall have the right to reduce or elect not to charge the portion of any such fee due to the

 

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other and (B) to the extent either the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer exercises its right to reduce or elect not to charge its respective portion in any such fee, the party that reduced or elected not to charge its respective portion of such fee shall not have any right to share in any part of the other party’s portion of such fee. If the Master Servicer decides not to charge any fee, the Special Servicer shall nevertheless be entitled to charge its portion of the related fee to which the Special Servicer would have been entitled if the Master Servicer had charged a fee and the Master Servicer shall not be entitled to any of such fee charged by the Special Servicer.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Master Servicer may, at its option, assign or pledge to any third party or retain for itself the Transferable Servicing Interest;provided,however, that in the event of any resignation or termination of such Master Servicer, all or any portion of the Transferable Servicing Interest may be reduced by the Trustee to the extent reasonably necessary (in the sole discretion of the Trustee) for the Trustee to obtain a qualified successor master servicer that meets the requirements ofSection 6.05 and who requires market-rate servicing compensation that accrues at aper annum rate in excess of the Servicing Retained Fee Rate, and any such assignment of the Transferable Servicing Interest shall, by its terms be expressly subject to the terms of this Agreement and such reduction. The Master Servicer shall pay the Transferable Servicing Interest to the holder of the Transferable Servicing Interest at such time and to the extent the Master Servicer is entitled to receive payment of its Servicing Fees hereunder, notwithstanding any resignation or termination of the Master Servicer hereunder (subject to reduction pursuant to the preceding sentence).

 

(b)       As compensation for its activities hereunder, the Special Servicer shall be entitled to receive the Special Servicing Fee with respect to each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and REO Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan and any REO Loan relating to a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property). As to each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and REO Loan, the Special Servicing Fee shall accrue from time to time at the Special Servicing Fee Rate and shall be computed on the basis of the Stated Principal Balance of such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan, as the case may be, and in the same manner as interest is calculated on the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans or REO Loans, as the case may be, and, in connection with any partial month interest payment, for the same period respecting which any related interest payment due on such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or deemed to be due on such REO Loan is computed. The Special Servicing Fee with respect to any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan shall cease to accrue if a Liquidation Event occurs with respect to the related Mortgage Loan. The Special Servicing Fee shall be payable monthly, on a loan-by-loan basis, in accordance with the provisions ofSection 3.05(a). The right to receive the Special Servicing Fee may not be transferred in whole or in part except in connection with the transfer of all of the Special Servicer’s responsibilities and obligations under this Agreement. The Special Servicer shall not be entitled to any Special Servicing Fees with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan.

 

(c)       Additional servicing compensation in the form of (i) 100% of all Excess Modification Fees related to modifications, waivers, extensions or amendments of any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, (ii) 100% of all assumption application fees received on any Mortgage Loans and any related Serviced Companion Loan (to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement), only for which the Special Servicer is processing the underlying assumption related transaction, (iii) 100% of all assumption fees and other related fees received

 

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on any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, (iv) 100% of waiver, consent and earnout fees and similar fees, pursuant toSection 3.08 andSection 3.18 or other actions performed in connection with this Agreement on the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans or certain other similar fees paid by the related Mortgagor, (v) 50% of all Excess Modification Fees and assumption, and consent fees pursuant toSection 3.08 orSection 3.18 and 50% of all earnout fees, review fees and similar fees received with respect to all Mortgage Loans (including any related Serviced Companion Loan to the extent not prohibited by the related Co-Lender Agreement) (excluding any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) that are not Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans that involve one or more Major Decisions or Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions and (vi) (A) 50% of all fees (other than assumption application fees) related to Major Decisions and Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions with respect to the Mortgage Loans and Serviced Companion Loans that are Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (and, solely with respect toclause (xiv) of the definition of “Major Decision”, Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans) regardless of whether the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer processes such Major Decision or Special Servicer Non-Major Decision and (B) 100% of all fees related to Major Decisions and Special Servicer Non-Major Decisions with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, except only 50% of such fees solely with respect toclause (xiv) of the definition of “Major Decision”, shall be promptly paid to the Special Servicer by the Master Servicer (or directly from the related Mortgagor) to the extent such fees are paid by the Mortgagor and shall not be required to be deposited in the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.04(a). Subject toSection 3.11(d), the Special Servicer shall also be entitled to additional servicing compensation in the form of: (i) Penalty Charges to the extent provided inSection 3.11(d); (ii) beneficiary statement charges and demand fees relating to the accounts held by the Special Servicer pursuant to this Agreement and/or the Mortgage Loan documents; and (iii) interest or other income earned on deposits relating to the Trust Fund in the applicable REO Account and Loss of Value Reserve Fund in accordance withSection 3.06(b) (but only to the extent of the Net Investment Earnings, if any, with respect to such account for the period from and including the prior Distribution Date to and including the Master Servicer Remittance Date related to such Distribution Date). In addition, each Specific Servicer shall also be entitled to retain as additional servicing compensation (other than with respect to any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) reasonable review fees in connection with any Mortgagor request to the extent such review fees are not prohibited under the related Mortgage Loan documents, and only to the extent actually paid by the related Mortgagor. The Special Servicer shall also be entitled to additional servicing compensation in the form of a Workout Fee with respect to each Corrected Loan at the Workout Fee Rate on such Corrected Loan for so long as it remains a Corrected Loan;provided,however, that after receipt by the Special Servicer of Workout Fees with respect to such Corrected Loan in an amount equal to $25,000, any Workout Fees in excess of such amount shall be reduced by the Excess Modification Fee Amount;provided, further,however, that in the event the Workout Fee collected over the course of such workout calculated at the Workout Fee Rate is less than $25,000, then the Special Servicer shall be entitled to an amount from the final payment on the related Corrected Loan (including any related Serviced Companion Loan) that would result in the total Workout Fees payable to the Special Servicer in respect of that Corrected Loan (including any related Serviced Companion Loan) to be $25,000. The Workout Fee shall be reduced (but not below zero) pursuant to the preceding sentence with respect to each collection on such Corrected Loan from which fee would otherwise be payable until an amount equal to such Excess Modification Fee Amount has been deducted in full. The Workout Fee with respect to any Corrected Loan will cease to be payable if

 

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such loan again becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan;provided that a new Workout Fee will become payable if and when such Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan again becomes a Corrected Loan. The Special Servicer shall not be entitled to any Workout Fee with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan. If the Special Servicer is terminated (other than for cause) or resigns, it shall retain the right to receive any and all Workout Fees payable in respect of Mortgage Loans or any related Companion Loan that became Corrected Loans prior to the time of that termination or resignation except the Workout Fees will no longer be payable if the Corrected Loan subsequently becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. If a Special Servicer resigns or is terminated (other than for cause), it will receive any Workout Fees payable on Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans for which the resigning or terminated Special Servicer had determined to grant a forbearance or cured the event of default through a modification, restructuring or workout negotiated by the Special Servicer and evidenced by a signed writing, but which had not as of the time the Special Servicer resigned or was terminated become a Corrected Loan solely because the Mortgagor had not had sufficient time to make three consecutive timely Periodic Payments and which subsequently becomes a Corrected Loan as a result of the Mortgagor making such three consecutive timely Periodic Payments. The successor special servicer will not be entitled to any portion of such Workout Fees. The Special Servicer will not be entitled to receive any Workout Fees after termination for cause. A Liquidation Fee will be payable with respect to each Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) or REO Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) as to which the Special Servicer receives any Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds subject to the exceptions set forth in the definition of Liquidation Fee (such Liquidation Fee to be paid out of such Liquidation Proceeds, Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds). If, however, Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds are received with respect to any Corrected Loan and the Special Servicer is properly entitled to a Workout Fee, such Workout Fee will be payable based on and out of the portion of such Liquidation Proceeds and Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds that constitute principal and/or interest on such Mortgage Loan. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Special Servicer shall only be entitled to receive a Liquidation Fee or a Workout Fee, but not both, with respect to proceeds on any Mortgage Loan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Companion Loan, the Liquidation Fee, Workout Fee and Special Servicing Fees, if any, will be computed as provided in the related Co-Lender Agreement or to the extent such Co-Lender Agreement is silent or refers to this Agreement or indicates such fees are paid in accordance with this Agreement, as provided herein as though such Companion Loan were a Mortgage Loan. Subject toSection 3.11(d), the Special Servicer will also be entitled to additional fees in the form of Penalty Charges. The Special Servicer shall be required to pay out of its own funds all expenses incurred by it in connection with its servicing activities hereunder (including, without limitation, payment of any amounts, other than management fees in respect of REO Properties, due and owing to any of its Sub-Servicers and the premiums for any blanket Insurance Policy obtained by it insuring against hazard losses pursuant toSection 3.07), if and to the extent such expenses are not expressly payable directly out of the Collection Account or the applicable REO Account, and the Special Servicer shall not be entitled to reimbursement therefor except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

 

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reduce or elect not to charge its respective portion of such fee; provided that (A) neither the Master Servicer nor the Special Servicer shall have the right to reduce or elect not to charge the portion of any such fee due to the other and (B) to the extent either the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer exercises its right to reduce or elect not to charge its respective portion in any such fee, the party that is reduced or elected not to charge its respective portion of such fee shall not have any right to share in any part of the other party’s portion of such fee. If the Master Servicer decides not to charge any fee, the Special Servicer shall nevertheless be entitled to charge its portion of the related fee to which the Special Servicer would have been entitled if the Master Servicer had charged a fee and the Master Servicer shall not be entitled to any of such fee charged by the Special Servicer.

 

(d)       In determining the compensation of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, with respect to Penalty Charges, on any Distribution Date, the aggregate Penalty Charges collected on any Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and any related Companion Loan since the prior Distribution Date shall be applied (in such order) to reimburse (i) the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Trustee for interest on Advances on such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, if applicable (and, in connection with a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the applicable Non-Serviced Master Servicer, the applicable Non-Serviced Special Servicer or the applicable Non-Serviced Trustee for interest on the Property Protection Advances made by any such party with respect to a Non-Serviced Whole Loan pursuant to the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, to the extent not prohibited by the applicable Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement) due on such Distribution Date, (ii) the Trust for all interest on Advances previously paid to the Master Servicer or the Trustee pursuant toSection 3.05(a)(vi) hereof (and, in connection with a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, the related trust for all interest on Property Protection Advances reimbursed by such trust to any party under the applicable Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement, which resulted in an additional expense for the Trust, to the extent not prohibited by the applicable Non-Serviced Co-Lender Agreement) with respect to such Mortgage Loan or related Companion Loan, if applicable and (iii) the Trust for all additional expenses of the Trust (other than Special Servicing Fees, Workout Fees and Liquidation Fees), including without limitation, inspections by the Special Servicer and all unpaid Advances incurred since the Closing Date with respect to such Mortgage Loan. Penalty Charges (other than with respect to a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan, which shall be payable as additional servicing compensation under the related Non-Serviced Pooling Agreement) remaining thereafter shall be distributed to the Master Servicer, if and to the extent accrued while such Mortgage Loan and any related Companion Loan was a Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, and to the Special Servicer, if and to the extent accrued on such Mortgage Loan during the period such Mortgage Loan was a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan or REO Loan. Any Penalty Charges paid or payable as additional servicing compensation to the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall be distributed between the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer, on apro rata basis, based on the Master Servicer’s and the Special Servicer’s respective entitlements to such compensation described in the previous sentence. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Penalty Charges with respect to any Companion Loan will be allocated pursuant to the applicable Co-Lender Agreement after payment of all related Advances and interest thereon and additional expenses of the Trust in accordance with thisSection 3.11(d).

 

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Determination Date, and the Master Servicer shall deliver, to the extent it has received, to the Certificate Administrator, without charge and on the same day as the Master Servicer is required to deliver the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package for such Distribution Date, an electronic report (which may include HTML, word or excel compatible format, clean and searchable PDF format or such other format as mutually agreeable between the Certificate Administrator and the Special Servicer) that discloses and contains an itemized listing of any Disclosable Special Servicer Fees received by the Special Servicer or any of its Affiliates, if any, with respect to such Distribution Date;provided that no such report shall be due in any month during which no Disclosable Special Servicer Fees were received.

 

(f)       The Special Servicer and its Affiliates shall be prohibited from receiving or retaining any compensation or any other remuneration (including, without limitation, in the form of commissions, brokerage fees, rebates, or as a result of any other fee-sharing arrangement) from any Person (including, without limitation, the Trust, any Mortgagor, any property manager, any guarantor or indemnitor in respect of a Mortgage Loan and any purchaser of any Mortgage Loan or REO Property) in connection with the disposition, workout or foreclosure of any Mortgage Loan, the management or disposition of any REO Property, or the performance of any other special servicing duties under this Agreement, other than as expressly provided in thisSection 3.11;provided that such prohibition shall not apply to Permitted Special Servicer/Affiliate Fees.

 

(g)       Pursuant to the CREFC® License Agreement, CREFC® shall be paid (according to the payment instructions set forth onExhibit JJ hereto or such other payment instructions as CREFC®may provide to the Master Servicer in writing at least two Business Days prior to the Master Servicer Remittance Date) the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee on a monthly basis. The Master Servicer shall withdraw from the Collection Account and, to the extent sufficient funds are on deposit therein, pay the CREFC® Intellectual Property Royalty License Fee to CREFC®in accordance withSection 3.05(a)(xv) on a monthly basis, from funds on deposit in the Collection Account.

 

Section 3.12 Inspections; Collection of Financial Statements. (a) The Master Servicer shall perform (at its own expense), or shall cause to be performed (at its own expense), a physical inspection of each Mortgaged Property relating to a Mortgage Loan (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan or a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan) with a Stated Principal Balance of (i) $2,000,000 or more at least once every twelve (12) months and (ii) less than $2,000,000 at least once every twenty-four (24) months, in each case, commencing in the calendar year 2018 (and each Mortgaged Property shall be inspected on or prior to December 31, 2018);provided,however, that if a physical inspection has been performed by the Special Servicer in the previous twelve (12) months and the Master Servicer has no knowledge of a material change in the Mortgaged Property since such physical inspection, the Master Servicer will not be required to perform or cause to be performed, such physical inspection;provided,further, that if any scheduled payment becomes more than sixty (60) days delinquent on the related Mortgage Loan, the Special Servicer shall inspect or cause to be inspected the related Mortgaged Property as soon as practicable after such Mortgage Loan becomes a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan and annually thereafter for so long as such Mortgage Loan remains a Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan. The cost of such inspection by the Special Servicer pursuant to the second proviso of the immediately preceding sentence shall be an expense of the Trust,

 

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and, to the extent not paid by the related Mortgagor, reimbursedfirst from Penalty Charges actually received from the related Mortgagor and then from the Collection Account pursuant toSection 3.05(a)(ii),provided that, with respect to a Serviced Whole Loan, such cost shall be payable, subject to the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement (i) with respect to a Serviced Pari Passu Whole Loan,pro rata andpari passu, from the related Serviced Pari Passu Mortgage Loan and Serviced Pari Passu Companion Loan, in accordance with their respective Stated Principal Balances, or (ii) with respect to a Serviced AB Whole Loan,first, from the related AB Subordinate Companion Loan andthen, from the AB Mortgage Loan (and any Pari Passu Companion Loans, on apro rata basis) (provided that, with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the foregoing shall not limit or otherwise modify the terms of the related Co-Lender Agreement pursuant to which any amounts collected with respect to the related Whole Loan are allocated to the related Serviced Mortgage Loan, any related Pari Passu Companion Loan and the AB Subordinate Companion Loan), in each case, prior to being payable out of general collections. The Special Servicer or the Master Servicer, as applicable, shall prepare or cause to be prepared a written report of each such inspection detailing the condition of and any damage to the Mortgaged Property to the extent evident from the inspection and specifying the existence of (i) any vacancy in the Mortgaged Property that the preparer of such report has knowledge of and deems material, (ii) any sale, transfer or abandonment of the Mortgaged Property of which the preparer of such report has knowledge or that is evident from the inspection, (iii) any adverse change in the condition of the Mortgaged Property of which the preparer of such report has knowledge or that is evident from the inspection, and that the preparer of such report deems material, (iv) any visible material waste committed on the Mortgaged Property of which the preparer of such report has knowledge or that is evident from the inspection and (v) photographs of each inspected Mortgaged Property. The Special Servicer and the Master Servicer shall deliver or, if applicable, make available on its website a copy (in electronic format) of each such report prepared by the Special Servicer and the Master Servicer, respectively, to the other party, to the Directing Holder ((i) prior to the occurrence and continuance of a Control Termination Event and (ii) other than with respect to any applicable Excluded Loan), any related Serviced Pari Passu Companion Noteholder, the Certificate Administrator and to the Trustee within five (5) Business Days after completion of such report. Within five (5) Business Days after request for copies of such reports by the Rating Agencies, the Special Servicer or the Master Servicer, as applicable, shall deliver or make available a copy (in electronic format) of each such report prepared by the Special Servicer and the Master Servicer, as applicable, to the 17g-5 Information Provider for posting to the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website for review by Privileged Persons. In respect of any Mortgage Loan other than an applicable Excluded Loan and prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, the Master Servicer shall deliver a copy of each such report to the Directing Holder and upon request to each Controlling Class Certificateholder (which request may state that such items may be delivered until further notice).

 

(b)       The Special Servicer, in the case of any Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan, and the Master Servicer, in the case of any Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loan shall make reasonable efforts to collect promptly and review from each related Mortgagor quarterly and annual operating statements, financial statements, budgets and rent rolls of the related Mortgaged Property, and the quarterly and annual financial statements of such Mortgagor, whether or not delivery of such items is required pursuant to the terms of the related Mortgage Loan documents and any other reports or documents required to be delivered under the terms of

 

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the Mortgage Loans (and each Serviced Companion Loan), if delivery of such items is required pursuant to the terms of the related Mortgage Loan (and each Serviced Companion Loan) documents. The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall not be required to request such operating statements or rent rolls more than once if the related Mortgagor is not required to deliver such statements pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage Loan documents. In addition, the Special Servicer shall cause quarterly and annual operating statements, budgets and rent rolls to be regularly prepared in respect of each REO Property and shall collect all such items promptly following their preparation. The Special Servicer shall deliver all such items to the Master Servicer within five (5) Business Days of receipt, and the Master Servicer shall make available on its website copies of all the foregoing items so collected to the Trustee, the Certificate Administrator, the Directing Holder and the Depositor, in electronic format, in each case within thirty (30) days of its receipt thereof, but in no event, in the case of annual statements, later than June 30 of each year commencing June 30, 2017. Upon the request of any Privileged Person (other than the NRSROs) to receive copies of such items, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall deliver electronic copies of such items to the Certificate Administrator to be posted on the Certificate Administrator’s Website. The Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall deliver, upon request of any Rating Agency, copies of all the foregoing items so collected thereby to the 17g-5 Information Provider pursuant toSection 3.13(c);provided,however, that upon the request of any NRSRO to receive copies of any portion of such items, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as applicable, shall deliver additional copies of the requested items so collected thereby to the 17g-5 Information Provider pursuant toSection 3.13(c).

 

Within thirty (30) days after receipt by the Master Servicer, with respect to all Non-Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans, or the Special Servicer with respect to Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans and REO Properties (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), of any annual operating statements or rent rolls beginning with the quarter ending September 30, 2017 and the calendar year ending December 31, 2017 with respect to any Mortgaged Property or REO Property, or if such date would be after June 30 of any year, then within thirty (30) days after receipt, such Master Servicer or Special Servicer, as applicable, shall, based upon such operating statements or rent rolls received, prepare (or, if previously prepared, update) the analysis of operations and the CREFC® NOI Adjustment Worksheet and the CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Report;provided that any such CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Report and/or CREFC® NOI Adjustment Worksheet shall not be required to be prepared or updated with respect to year-end or the first calendar quarter of each year to the extent provided by the then current CREFC® Investor Reporting Package. Upon the occurrence and continuation of a Servicing Transfer Event, the Master Servicer shall provide the Special Servicer with all prior CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Reports and CREFC® NOI Adjustment Worksheets for the related Mortgage Loan or Serviced Whole Loan (including underwritten figures), and the Special Servicer’s obligations hereunder shall be subject to its having received all such reports. The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall forward, upon request, to the other and (prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event) the Directing Holder electronically monthly all operating statements and rent rolls received from any Mortgagor from the prior month.

 

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Mortgaged Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) and REO Property (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), and the Master Servicer shall forward copies thereof (in electronic format and promptly following the initial preparation and each material revision thereof) (i) upon request of any of the following parties, to the Certificate Administrator, the Directing Holder, the Special Servicer and, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, the related Companion Holder, as applicable, and (ii) upon request of any Rating Agency, to the 17g-5 Information Provider, and the 17g-5 Information Provider shall post all such items to the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website. The Master Servicer shall forward copies of the related operating statements or rent rolls (promptly following the initial preparation and each material revision thereof) (i) upon request of any of the following parties, to the Certificate Administrator, the Directing Holder, the Special Servicer and, with respect to any Serviced Companion Loan, the related Companion Holder, as applicable and (ii) upon request of any Rating Agency, to the 17g-5 Information Provider, and the 17g-5 Information Provider shall post all such items to the 17g-5 Information Provider’s Website. The Master Servicer shall maintain a CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Report and a CREFC® NOI Adjustment Worksheet with respect to each Mortgaged Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property) or REO Property (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property).

 

(c)       At or before 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on each Determination Date, the Special Servicer shall prepare and deliver or cause to be delivered to the Master Servicer and, prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, the Controlling Class Representative, the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File and any applicable CREFC® Loan Liquidation Reports, CREFC® Loan Modification Reports and CREFC® REO Liquidation Reports with respect to the Specially Serviced Mortgage Loans (excluding, for the Directing Holder, any applicable Excluded Loans) and any REO Properties (other than a Non-Serviced Mortgaged Property), providing the information required of the Special Servicer in an electronic format, reasonably acceptable to the Master Servicer as of the Business Day preceding such Determination Date, which CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File shall include data, to enable the Master Servicer to produce the following supplemental CREFC® reports: (i) a CREFC® Delinquent Mortgage Loan Status Report, (ii) a CREFC® Historical Loan Modification/Forbearance and Corrected Mortgage Loan Report, (iii) a CREFC® REO Status Report, (iv) a CREFC® Comparative Financial Status Report and (v) a CREFC® NOI Adjustment Worksheet and a CREFC® Operating Statement Analysis Report, in each case with the supporting financial statements, budgets, operating statements and rent rolls submitted by the Mortgagor.

 

(d)       Not later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Master Servicer Remittance Date beginning June 2017, the Master Servicer shall prepare (if and to the extent necessary) and deliver or cause to be delivered in electronic format to the Certificate Administrator the following reports and data files: (A) to the extent the Master Servicer has received the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File at the time required, the most recent CREFC® Delinquent Mortgage Loan Status Report, CREFC® Historical Loan Modification/Forbearance and Corrected Mortgage Loan Report and the CREFC® REO Status Report, (B) CREFC® Loan Setup File (with respect to the first Distribution Date), (C) the most recent CREFC® Property File, and CREFC® Comparative Financial Status Report (in each case incorporating the data required to be included in the CREFC® Special Servicer Loan File pursuant toSection 3.12(c) by the Special Servicer and Master Servicer), (D) a CREFC® Servicer Watch List with information

 

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that is current as of such Determination Date, (E) CREFC® Financial File, (F) CREFC® Loan Level Reserve/LOC Report, (G) the CREFC® Advance Recovery Report, (H) CREFC® Total Loan Report and (I) the report on Disclosable Special Servicer Fees delivered pursuant toSection 3.11(e) to the extent received from the Special Servicer, if any. Additionally, not later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Master Servicer Remittance Date beginning June 2017, the Master Servicer shall deliver or cause to be delivered in electronic format to the Certificate Administrator any applicable CREFC® Loan Liquidation Reports, CREFC® Loan Modification Reports and CREFC® REO Liquidation Reports received from the Special Servicer. Not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) two (2) Business Days prior to the Distribution Date beginning June 2017, the Master Servicer shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Certificate Administrator via electronic format the CREFC® Loan Periodic Update File and the CREFC® Appraisal Reduction Amount Template if provided for such Distribution Date. In no event shall any report described in this subsection be required to reflect information that has not been collected by or delivered to the Master Servicer, or any payments or collections not received by the Master Servicer, as of the close of business on the Business Day prior to the Business Day on which the report is due. The Master Servicer, by (i) prior to the securitization of the related Companion Loan, the Distribution Date or (ii) following the securitization of the related Companion Loan, no later than the time(s) that it or any portion thereof is made available to the Certificate Administrator, shall make available to each Serviced Companion Loan Noteholder with respect to the related Whole Loan or, if such Serviced Companion Loan is securitized, the respective Other Servicer, the CREFC® Investor Reporting Package (CREFC®IRP) (excluding any templates) pursuant to the terms of this Agreement on a monthly basis.

 

Not later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) two (2) Business Days following each Distribution Date beginning June 2017, the Master Servicer shall deliver to the Certificate Administrator the CREFC® Schedule AL File in EDGAR-Compatible Format; provided, that the Master Servicer shall have no obligation to prepare or deliver any such CREFC® Schedule AL File unless the Depositor has delivered the items required by Section 2.01(i). If the CREFC® Schedule AL File is not provided by the date specified in the immediately preceding sentence, the Certificate Administrator shall request such CREFC® Schedule AL File from the Master Servicer via email at NoticeAdmin@midlandls.com, with a copy to the Depositor at gs-refgsecuritization@gs.com. In preparing the CREFC® Schedule AL File and any Schedule AL Additional File for any given Distribution Date, and without any due diligence, investigation or verification, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely, absent manifest error, on the content, completeness, accuracy and compliance with any applicable requirements of Items 1111(h) and 1125 of Regulation AB and Item 601(b) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act as in effect on the Closing Date of the Initial Schedule AL File, Initial Schedule AL Additional File and the Annex A-1 to the Prospectus. The Master Servicer may concurrently with the delivery of the related CREFC® Schedule AL File, deliver any related Schedule AL Additional File in EDGAR-Compatible Format to the Certificate Administrator. The CREFC® Schedule AL File and the Schedule AL Additional File shall each be a single file. Neither the Certificate Administrator nor the Master Servicer shall be required to combine multiple CREFC® Schedule AL Files or Schedule AL Additional Files, unless, solely with respect to the Master Servicer, multiple Sub-Servicers prepare and submit such CREFC® Schedule AL Files or Schedule AL Additional Files to the Master Servicer. The Certificate Administrator shall not be required to review, redact, reconcile, edit or verify the content, completeness or accuracy of the information contained in any CREFC® Schedule AL File or any Schedule AL Additional File.

 

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In the absence of manifest error, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to conclusively rely upon, without investigation or inquiry, any information and reports delivered to it by any third party, and the Certificate Administrator shall be entitled to conclusively rely upon the Master Servicer’s reports and the Special Servicer’s reports and any information provided by the Trustee, without any duty or obligation to recompute, verify or recalculate any of the amounts and other information stated therein.

 

(e)       The Special Servicer shall deliver to the Master Servicer the reports and information required of the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.12(b) andSection 3.12(c), and the Master Servicer shall deliver to the Certificate Administrator the reports and data files set forth inSection 3.12(d). The Master Servicer may, absent manifest error, conclusively rely on the reports and/or data to be provided by the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.12(b) andSection 3.12(c). The Certificate Administrator may, absent manifest error, conclusively rely on the reports and/or data to be provided by the Master Servicer pursuant toSection 3.12(d). In the case of information or reports to be furnished by the Master Servicer to the Certificate Administrator pursuant toSection 3.12(d), to the extent that such information or reports are, in turn, based on information or reports to be provided by the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.12(b) orSection 3.12(c) and to the extent that such reports are to be prepared and delivered by the Special Servicer pursuant toSection 3.12(b) orSection 3.12(c), the Master Servicer shall have no obligation to provide such information or reports to the Certificate Administrator until it has received the requisite information or reports from the Special Servicer, and the Master Servicer shall not be in default hereunder due to a delay in providing the reports required bySection 3.12(d) caused by the Special Servicer’s failure to timely provide any information or report required underSection 3.12(b) orSection 3.12(c) of this Agreement.

 

(f)       Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, the failure of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer to disclose any information otherwise required to be disclosed by thisSection 3.12 shall not constitute a breach of thisSection 3.12 to the extent the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer so fails because such disclosure, in the reasonable belief of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, would violate any applicable law or any provision of a Mortgage Loan document prohibiting disclosure of information with respect to the Mortgage Loans or Mortgaged Properties. The Master Servicer and the Special Servicer may disclose any such information or any additional information to any Person so long as such disclosure is consistent with applicable law and the Servicing Standard. The Master Servicer or the Special Servicer may affix to any information provided by it any disclaimer it deems appropriate in its reasonable discretion (without suggesting liability on the part of any other party hereto).

 

(g)       Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, if the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer is required to deliver any statement, report or information under any provisions of this Agreement, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, may satisfy such obligation by (x) physically delivering a paper copy of such statement, report or information, (y) delivering such statement, report or information in a commonly used electronic format or (z) except with respect to information to be provided to the Certificate Administrator or any Companion Holder and, prior to the occurrence of a Consultation Termination Event, the Directing Holder, making such statement, report or information available on the Master

 

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Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s Internet website, unless this Agreement expressly specifies a particular method of delivery.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall deliver any required statements, reports or other information to the Certificate Administrator in an electronic format mutually agreeable to the Certificate Administrator and the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be. The Master Servicer or the Special Servicer may physically deliver a paper copy of any such statement, report or information as a temporary measure due to system problems, however, copies in electronic format shall follow upon the correction of such system problems.

 

Section 3.13      Access to Certain Information. (a) Each of the Master Servicer and the Special Servicer shall provide or cause to be provided to the Certificate Administrator, and the Certificate Administrator shall afford access to the Mortgage Loan Seller and to any Certificateholder or the Retained Interest Owner that is a federally insured financial institution, the OCC, the FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America and the supervisory agents and examiners of such boards and such corporations, and any other federal or state banking or insurance regulatory authority that may exercise authority over any such Certificateholder, and the Retained Interest Owner and to each Holder of a Non-Registered Certificate, access to any documentation or information regarding the Mortgage Loans (other than any Non-Serviced Mortgage Loan) and, in the case of a Mortgage Loan that is a portion of a Serviced Whole Loan, the related Companion Loan, and the Trust within its control which may be required by applicable law. At the election of the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Certificate Administrator, such access may be afforded to such Person identified above by the delivery of copies of information as requested by such Person and the Master Servicer, the Special Servicer or the Certificate Administrator shall be permitted to require payment (other than from the Directing Holder and the Trustee and the Certificate Administrator on its own behalf or on behalf of the Certificateholders and the Retained Interest Owner, as applicable) of a sum sufficient to cover the reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred by it in making such copies. Such access shall (except as described in the preceding sentence) be afforded without charge but only upon reasonable prior written request and during normal business hours at the offices of the Certificate Administrator or the Custodian.

 

The failure of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer to provide access as provided in thisSection 3.13 as a result of a confidentiality obligation shall not constitute a breach of thisSection 3.13. In connection with providing information pursuant to thisSection 3.13, the Master Servicer and Special Servicer may each (i) affix a reasonable disclaimer to any information provided by it for which it is not the original source (without suggesting liability on the part of any other party hereto); (ii) affix to any information provided by it a reasonable statement regarding securities law restrictions on such information and/or condition access to information on (x) the execution of a confidentiality agreement substantially in the form ofExhibit X, or (y) execution of a “click-through” confidentiality agreement if such information is being provided through the Master Servicer’s or the Special Servicer’s website; (iii) withhold access to confidential information or any intellectual property; and/or (iv) withhold access to items of information contained in the Servicing File for any Mortgage Loan if the disclosure of such items is prohibited by applicable law or the provisions of any related Mortgage Loan documents or would constitute a waiver of the attorney-client privilege. Notwithstanding any

 

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provision of this Agreement to the contrary, the failure of the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer to disclose any information otherwise required to be disclosed by it pursuant to this Agreement shall not constitute a breach of this Agreement to the extent that the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer, as the case may be, determines, in its reasonable good faith judgment consistent with the applicable Servicing Standard, that such disclosure would violate applicable law or any provision of a Mortgage Loan or Companion Loan document prohibiting disclosure of information with respect to the Mortgage Loans or Companion Loans or the Mortgaged Properties, constitute a waiver of the attorney-client privilege on behalf of the Trust or the Trust or otherwise materially harm the Trust or the Trust. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Master Servicer or the Special Servicer may refrain from disclosing information that it reasonably determines would prejudice the interest of the Certificateholders with respect to a workout or exercise of remedies as to any particular Mortgage Loan.

 

Upon the reasonable request of any Certificateholder or the Retained Interest Owner (or with respect to any AB Subordinate Companion Loan, the holder of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan) that is a Privileged Person identified to the Master Servicer’s reasonable satisfaction, the Master Servicer may provide (or forward electronically) at the expense of such Certificateholder, the Retained Interest Owner or holder of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan, as applicable, copies of any appraisals, operating statements, rent rolls and financial statements (in each case, solely relating to the related Serviced AB Whole Loan, if requested by the holder of an AB Subordinate Companion Loan) obtained by the Master Servicer;provided that, in connection with such request, the Master Servicer may require a written confirmation executed by the requesting Person substantially in such form as may be reasonably acceptable to the Master Servicer, generally to the effect that such Person will keep such information confidential and shall use such information only for the purpose of analyzing asset performance and evaluating any continuing rights the Certificateholder, the Retained Interest Owner or holder of such AB Subordinate Companion Loan, as applicable, may have under the Trust.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, unless required by applicable law or court order, no Certificateholder or beneficial owner shall be given access to, or be provided copies of, the Mortgage Files or Diligence Files.

 

(b)       The Certificate Administrator shall make available to Privileged Persons (provided that the Prospectus, Distribution Date Statements, the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, this Agreement and the Commission EDGAR filings referred to below will be available to the general public) via the Certificate Administrator’s Website, the following items, in each case, to the extent such items were prepared by or delivered to the Certificate Administrator in electronic format:

 

(i)         The following documents, which will initially be made available under a tab or heading designated “deal documents”:

 

(A)       the Prospectus and any other disclosure document relating to the Offered Certificates, in the form most recently provided to the Certificate Administrator by the Depositor or by any Person designated by the Depositor;

 

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(B)       this Agreement and any amendments and exhibits hereto;

 

(C)       the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement and any amendments and exhibits thereto; and

 

(D)       the CREFC® Loan Setup File provided by the Master Servicer to the Certificate Administrator;

 

(ii)        the following documents, which will initially be made available under a tab or heading designated “SEC EDGAR filings”;

 

(A)       any reports on Forms 10-D, 10-K, 8-K and ABS-EE that have been filed by the Certificate Administrator with respect to the Trust through the EDGAR system;

 

(iii)       The following documents, which will initially be made available under a tab or heading designated “periodic reports”:

 

(A)       all Distribution Date Statements prepared by the Certificate Administrator pursuant toSection 4.02;

 

(B)       the CREFC® Loan Periodic Update File, the CREFC® Bond Level File, the CREFC® Collateral Summary File, the CREFC® Property File, each of the “surveillance reports” identified as such in the definition o