NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRING) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 38 classes of end-to-end mortgage certificates GS Mortgage-Backed Securities Trust 2021-GR1 (GSMBS 2021-GR1). The deal is backed by mortgage loans for the investment purposes of the main agency. The pool includes 1,447 fixed rate residential mortgages secured by first collateral with an aggregate principal balance of $ 406.9 million as of June 1, 2021. The pool is characterized by a significant share of the borrower in each pledged property, as evidenced by the original LTV WA of 62.3% and the original CLTV WA of 62.4%. The initial weighted average credit rating is 771, which is within the main range of mortgages.
KBRA’s rating approach included loan-level mortgage pool analysis using the KBRA RMBS credit model, analysis of the results of due diligence of the loan file by a third party, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction payment structure, reviews of the main parties to the transaction, and an assessment of the legal structure of the transaction and documentation. This analysis is further described in our US RMBS ranking methodology.
Additional information on the key aspects of creditworthiness, a sensitivity analysis that examines what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they can lead to an upgrade or downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver of credit rating or rating forecast changes) can be found in the full rating report mentioned above.
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