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Morgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2021-L7

Filed: 6 Dec 21, 5:03pm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

________________

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2021

 

Central Index Key Number of the issuing entity: 0001883246

Morgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2021-L7

(Exact name of Issuing Entity)

 

Central Index Key Number of the depositor: 0001547361

Morgan Stanley Capital I Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001089877

KeyBank National Association

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001548405

Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0000927971

Bank of Montreal

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001624053

Argentic Real Estate Finance LLC

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001541557

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC

(Exact Names of the Sponsors as Specified in their Charters)

 

Delaware333-227446-1713-3291626
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1585 Broadway, New York, New York10036
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(ZIP Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 761-4000

 

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On October 13, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), Morgan Stanley Capital I Inc. (the “Registrant”) caused the issuance of the Morgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2021-L7, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2021-L7 (the “Certificates”), pursuant to a Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2021 (the “Pooling and Servicing Agreement”), between the Registrant, as depositor, KeyBank National Association, as master servicer and special servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as certificate administrator and trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and as asset representations reviewer. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Pooling and Servicing Agreement.

One mortgage loan, secured by the mortgaged property identified as “Helios Plaza” on Exhibit B to the Pooling and Servicing Agreement (the “Helios Plaza Mortgage Loan”), is an asset of the Issuing Entity and part of a whole loan (the “Helios Plaza Whole Loan”) that includes the Helios Plaza Mortgage Loan and one or more pari passu notes and/or subordinate promissory notes (“Companion Loans”) that are not assets of the Issuing Entity. The Pooling and Servicing Agreement provides that the Helios Plaza Whole Loan will be serviced and administered (i) prior to the securitization of the related lead servicing Companion Loan (represented by promissory note A-4), under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement, and (ii) from and after the securitization of the related lead servicing Companion Loan, under the pooling and servicing agreement entered into in connection with that securitization.

The lead servicing Companion Loan related to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan was securitized on November 30, 2021 in connection with the issuance of a series of mortgage pass-through certificates entitled BBCMS Mortgage Trust 2021-C12, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2021-C12. Consequently, the Helios Plaza Mortgage Loan is being serviced and administered under the pooling and servicing agreement entered into in connection with such securitization, dated as of November 1, 2021 (the “BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement”), between Barclays Commercial Mortgage Securities LLC, as depositor, KeyBank National Association, as master servicer (in such capacity, the “Non-Serviced Master Servicer”), LNR Partners, LLC, as special servicer (the “Non-Serviced Special Servicer”), Computershare Trust Company, National Association, as certificate administrator, Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and as asset representations reviewer. The BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.3.

The servicing terms of the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement applicable to the servicing of the Helios Plaza Mortgage Loan will be substantially similar to the servicing terms of the Pooling and Servicing Agreement applicable to the Serviced Mortgage Loans; however, the servicing arrangements under such agreements will differ in certain respects, including the items set forth under “Description of the Mortgage Pool—The Whole Loans” and “Pooling and Servicing Agreement—Servicing of the Non-Serviced Mortgage Loans—General” in the prospectus relating to the Certificates, dated October 1, 2021 (the “Prospectus”), and the following:

·The related Non-Serviced Master Servicer earns a servicing fee with respect to the Helios Plaza Mortgage Loan, that is to be calculated at 0.00250% per annum.
·The special servicing fee payable to the related Non-Serviced Special Servicer with respect to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan if it is a specially serviced loan under the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement will accrue at a rate equal to the greater of (i) 0.25000% per annum; and (ii) if such rate would result in a special servicing fee that would be less than $3,500 in any given month, such higher per annum rate as would result in a special servicing fee equal to $3,500 for such month with respect to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan.

 

·The workout fee payable to the related Non-Serviced Special Servicer with respect to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan if it is a corrected loan thereunder will accrue at a rate equal to 1.00%; provided, further, that if such rate would result in a workout fee less than $25,000, then the Non-Serviced Special Servicer will be entitled to an amount from the final payment on the corrected Woodbridge Corporate Plaza Leased Fee Whole Loan that would result in the total workout fees payable to the Non-Serviced Special Servicer in respect of the Woodbridge Corporate Plaza Leased Fee Whole Loan being equal to $25,000.
·The liquidation fee payable to the related Non-Serviced Special Servicer with respect to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan will accrue at a rate equal to the lesser of (i) 1.00%; provided that if such rate would result in an aggregate liquidation fee of less than $25,000, then such higher rate as would result in an aggregate liquidation fee equal to $25,000, and (ii) such lower rate that would result in a liquidation fee of $1,000,000.

Item 6.02. Change of Servicer or Trustee.

LNR Partners, LLC (“LNR Partners”), a Florida limited liability company and a subsidiary of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (“STWD”), a Maryland corporation, is the Non-Serviced Special Servicer with respect to the Helios Plaza Whole Loan under the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement (the “BBCMS 2021-C12 Special Servicer”). See above under “Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” for the material terms of the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement. LNR Partners is an affiliate of Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC, a mortgage loan seller, originator and sponsor. The principal executive offices of LNR Partners are located at 1601 Washington Avenue, Suite 700, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 and its telephone number is (305) 695-5600.

STWD through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, is involved in the real estate finance, management and development business and engages in, among other activities:

·acquiring, developing, repositioning, managing and selling commercial and multifamily residential real estate properties,
·investing in high-yielding real estate-related debt and equity, and
·investing in, and managing as special servicer, unrated, below investment grade rated and investment grade rated commercial mortgage backed securities.

LNR Partners and its affiliates have substantial experience in working out loans and in performing the other obligations of the special servicer as more particularly described in the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement, including, but not limited to, processing borrower requests for lender consent to assumptions, leases, easements, partial releases and expansion and/or redevelopment of the mortgaged properties. LNR Partners and its affiliates have been engaged in the special servicing of commercial real estate assets for over 22 years. The number of commercial mortgage backed securitization pools specially serviced by LNR Partners and its affiliates has increased from 46 in December 1998 to 170 as of September 30, 2021. More specifically, LNR Partners (and its predecessors in interest) acted as special servicer with respect to:

·84 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2001, with a then current face value in excess of $53 billion;
·101 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2002, with a then current face value in excess of $67 billion;

 

·113 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2003, with a then current face value in excess of $79 billion;
·134 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2004, with a then current face value in excess of $111 billion;
·142 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2005, with a then current face value in excess of $148 billion;
·143 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2006, with a then current face value in excess of $201 billion;
·143 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2007 with a then current face value in excess of $228 billion;
·138 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2008 with a then current face value in excess of $210 billion;
·136 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2009 with a then current face value in excess of $191 billion;
·144 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2010 with a then current face value in excess of $201 billion;
·140 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2011 with a then current face value in excess of $176 billion;
·131 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2012 with a then current face value in excess of $136 billion;
·141 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2013 with a then current face value in excess of $133 billion;
·152 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2014 with a then current face value in excess of $135 billion;
·159 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2015 with a then current face value in excess of $111 billion;
·153 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2016 with a then current face value in excess of $87 billion;
·160 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2017 with a then current face value in excess of $68.9 billion;
·175 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2018 with a then current face value in excess of $78.6 billion;
·185 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2019 with a then current face value in excess of $93.9 billion;
·162 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of December 31, 2020 with a then current face value in excess of $82.2 billion; and

 

·170 domestic commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as of September 30, 2021 with a then current face value in excess of $94.0 billion.

As of September 30, 2021, LNR Partners has resolved approximately $84.2 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily loans over the past 23 years, including approximately $1.1 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2001, $1.9 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2002, $1.5 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2003, $2.1 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2004, $2.4 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2005, $0.9 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2006, $1.4 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2007, $1.0 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2008, $1.2 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2009, $7.7 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2010, $10.9 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2011, $11.7 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2012, $6.5 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2013, $6.3 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2014, approximately $6 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2015, approximately $3.9 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2016, approximately $4.5 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2017, approximately $3.8 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2018, approximately $2.6 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2019, approximately $2.9 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans during 2020, and approximately $4.4 billion of U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage loans through September 30, 2021.

STWD or one of its affiliates generally seeks CMBS investments where it has the right to appoint LNR Partners as the special servicer. LNR Partners and its affiliates have regional offices located across the country in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, California, New York and North Carolina. As of September 30, 2021, LNR Partners and its affiliates specially service a portfolio, which included approximately 4,976 assets across the United States with a then current face value of approximately $94.0 billion, all of which are commercial real estate assets. Those commercial real estate assets include mortgage loans secured by the same types of income producing properties as secure the Mortgage Loans. Accordingly, the assets of LNR Partners and its affiliates may, depending upon the particular circumstances, including the nature and location of such assets, compete with the mortgaged real properties securing the Mortgage Loans for tenants, purchasers, financing and so forth. LNR Partners does not service any assets other than commercial real estate assets.

LNR Partners maintains internal and external watch lists, corresponds with master servicers on a monthly basis and conducts overall deal surveillance and shadow servicing. LNR Partners has developed distinct strategies and procedures for working with borrowers on problem loans (caused by delinquencies, bankruptcies or other breaches of the loan documents) designed to maximize value from the assets for the benefit of the certificateholders. These strategies and procedures vary on a case by case basis, and include, but are not limited to, liquidation of the underlying collateral, note sales, discounted payoffs, and borrower negotiation or workout in accordance with the applicable servicing standard. Generally, four basic factors are considered by LNR Partners as part of its analysis and determination of what strategies and procedures to utilize in connection with problem loans. They are (i) the condition and type of mortgaged property, (ii) the borrower, (iii) the jurisdiction in which the mortgaged property is located and (iv) the actual terms, conditions and provisions of the underlying loan documents. After each of these items is evaluated and considered, LNR Partners’ strategy is guided by the servicing standard and all relevant provisions of the applicable pooling and servicing agreement pertaining to specially serviced and REO mortgage loans.

LNR Partners has the highest ratings afforded to special servicers by S&P and is rated “CSS1-” by Fitch.

There have not been, during the past three years, any material changes to the policies or procedures of LNR Partners in the servicing function it will perform under the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement for assets of the same type included in the BBCMS 2021-C12 securitization transaction. LNR Partners has not engaged, and currently does not have any plans to engage, any sub-servicers to perform on its behalf any of its duties with respect to the BBCMS 2021-C12 securitization transaction. LNR Partners does not believe that its financial condition will have any adverse effect on the performance of its duties under the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement and, accordingly, will not have any material impact on the Mortgage Pool performance or the performance of the Certificates. Generally, LNR Partners’ servicing

 

 

functions under pooling and servicing agreements do not include collection on the pool assets, however LNR Partners does maintain certain operating accounts with respect to REO mortgage loans in accordance with the terms of the applicable pooling and servicing agreements and consistent with the servicing standard set forth in each of such pooling and servicing agreements. LNR Partners does not have any material advancing obligations with respect to the commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as to which it acts as special servicer. Generally, LNR Partners has the right, but not the obligation, to make property related servicing advances in emergency situations with respect to commercial mortgage backed securitization pools as to which it acts as special servicer.

LNR Partners will not have primary responsibility for custody services of original documents evidencing the BBCMS 2021-C12 mortgage loans. On occasion, LNR Partners may have custody of certain of such documents as necessary for enforcement actions involving particular mortgage loans or otherwise. To the extent that LNR Partners has custody of any such documents, such documents will be maintained in a manner consistent with the Servicing Standard.

No securitization transaction involving commercial or multifamily mortgage loans in which LNR Partners was acting as special servicer has experienced an event of default as a result of any action or inaction by LNR Partners as special servicer. LNR Partners has not been terminated as servicer in a commercial mortgage loan securitization, either due to a servicing default or to application of a servicing performance test or trigger. In addition, there has been no previous disclosure of material noncompliance with servicing criteria by LNR Partners with respect to any other securitization transaction involving commercial or multifamily mortgage loans in which LNR Partners was acting as special servicer.

There are, to the actual current knowledge of LNR Partners, no special or unique factors of a material nature involved in special servicing the particular types of assets included in the BBCMS 2021-C12 securitization, as compared to the types of assets specially serviced by LNR Partners in other commercial mortgage backed securitization pools generally, for which LNR Partners has developed processes and procedures which materially differ from the processes and procedures employed by LNR Partners in connection with its special servicing of commercial mortgaged backed securitization pools generally.

There are currently no legal proceedings pending, and no legal proceedings known to be contemplated, by governmental authorities, against LNR Partners or of which any of its property is the subject, that are material to the Certificateholders.

LNR Partners is not an affiliate of the depositor, the underwriters, the issuing entity, the master servicer, the trustee, the certificate administrator, the operating advisor, the asset representations reviewer, any sponsor (other than Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC), any originator (other than Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC) or any significant obligor. LNR Partners, however, is an affiliate of Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC, one of the sponsors, an originator and mortgage loan seller.

Except for (i) LNR Partners acting as special servicer for the BBCMS 2021-C12 securitization transaction and (ii) Starwood Mortgage Capital LLC being one of the sponsors, and an originator of some of the Mortgage Loans, there are no specific relationships that are material involving or relating to this securitization transaction or the securitized mortgage loans between LNR Partners or any of its affiliates, on the one hand, and the issuing entity, the sponsors, the trustee, the certificate administrator, any originator, any significant obligor, the master servicer, the operating advisor or the asset representations reviewer, on the other hand, that currently exist or that existed during the past two years. In addition, there are no business relationships, agreements, arrangements, transactions or understandings that have been entered into outside the ordinary course of business or on terms other than would be obtained in an arm’s length transaction with an unrelated third party – apart from the BBCMS 2021-C12 securitization transaction – between LNR Partners or any of its affiliates, on the one hand, and the issuing entity, the sponsors, the trustee, the certificate administrator, any originator, any significant obligor, the master servicer, the operating advisor or the asset representations reviewer, on the other hand, that currently exist or that existed during the past two years and that are material to an investor’s understanding of the certificates.

In the commercial mortgage backed securitizations in which LNR Partners acts as special servicer, LNR Partners may enter into one or more arrangements with any party entitled to appoint or remove and replace the special servicer to provide for a discount and/or revenue sharing with respect to certain of the special servicer compensation in consideration of, among other things, LNR Partners’ appointment as special

 

servicer under the applicable servicing agreement and limitations on such person’s right to replace LNR Partners as the special servicer.

Neither LNR Partners nor any of its affiliates currently hold any certificates issued by the issuing entity or any other economic interest in this securitization (although for the avoidance of doubt, LNR Partners will be entitled special servicing fees and certain other fees and compensation as provided in the BBCMS 2021-C12 Pooling and Servicing Agreement). However, LNR Partners or its affiliates may, from time to time after the initial sale of the Certificates to investors on the Closing Date, acquire additional Certificates pursuant to secondary market transactions. Any such party will have the right to dispose of such Certificates at any time.

The foregoing information regarding LNR Partners has been provided by LNR Partners.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits: 
 4.3Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of November 1, 2021, Barclays Commercial Mortgage Securities LLC, as depositor, KeyBank National Association, as master servicer, LNR Partners, LLC, as special servicer, Computershare Trust Company, National Association, as certificate administrator, Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee, and Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as operating advisor and as asset representations reviewer.

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL I INC.
  
  
  By:  /s/ Jane Lam
  Name: Jane Lam 
  Title:   President 
    

 

 

Dated: December 6, 2021

 

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