Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Finalizes Provisional Ratings of Benchmark 2022-B36 Mortgage Trust

August 23, 2022

DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) finalized its provisional ratings on the following classes of notes to be issued by Benchmark 2022-B36 Mortgage Trust (BMARK 2022-B36):

-- Class A-1 at AAA (sf)
-- Class A-2 at AAA (sf)
-- Class A-4 at AAA (sf)
-- Class A-5 at AAA (sf)
-- Class A-SB at AAA (sf)
-- Class A-S at AAA (sf)
-- Class X-A at AAA (sf)
-- Class B at AA (high) (sf)
-- Class X-B at AA (low) (sf)
-- Class C at A (high) (sf)
-- Class D at BBB (high) (sf)
-- Class X-D at BBB (sf)
-- Class E at BBB (low) (sf)
-- Class X-F at BBB (low) (sf)
-- Class F at BB (high) (sf)
-- Class X-G at BB (high) (sf)
-- Class G at BB (sf)
-- Class X-H at BB (low) (sf)
-- Class H at B (high) (sf)
-- Class X-J at B (sf)
-- Class J at B (low) (sf)

All trends are Stable.

Classes X-D, X-F, X-G, X-H, X-J, X-K, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K will be privately placed.

Classes X-A, X-B, X-D, X-F, X-G, X-H, and X-J are interest-only (IO) certificates that reference a single rated tranche or multiple rated tranches. The IO rating mirrors the lowest-rated applicable reference obligation tranche adjusted upward by one notch if senior in the waterfall.

The collateral consists of 31 fixed-rate loans secured by 69 commercial and multifamily properties with an aggregate cut-off date balance of $753.8 million. One loan (Yorkshire & Lexington Towers), representing 8.8% of the pool, is shadow-rated investment grade by DBRS Morningstar. The conduit pool was analyzed to determine the provisional ratings, reflecting the long-term probability of loan default within the term and its liquidity at maturity. When the cut-off balances were measured against the DBRS Morningstar net cash flow and their respective actual constants, the initial DBRS Morningstar weighted-average (WA) debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) of the pool was 1.71 times (x). The WA DBRS Morningstar Issuance loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of the pool was 52.7%, and the pool is scheduled to amortize to a WA DBRS Morningstar Balloon LTV of 52.5% at maturity. These credit metrics are based on the A-note balances. Excluding the shadow-rated loans, the deal still exhibits a favorable WA DBRS Morningstar Issuance LTV of 54.6% and WA DBRS Morningstar Balloon LTV of 54.4%. In addition, the pool features only one loan, representing 1.1% of the allocated pool balance, that exhibits a DBRS Morningstar Issuance LTV in excess of 67.1%, a threshold generally indicative of above-average default frequency. The transaction has a sequential-pay pass-through structure.

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at
All ratings are subject to surveillance, which could result in ratings being upgraded, downgraded, placed under review, confirmed, or discontinued by DBRS Morningstar.

For supporting data and more information on this transaction, please log into DBRS Morningstar provides analysis and in-depth commentary in the DBRS Viewpoint platform.

DBRS Morningstar provides updated analysis and in-depth commentary in the DBRS Viewpoint platform for the following loans in the transaction:
-- Prospectus ID#1 – 79 Fifth Avenue (9.4% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#2 – Yorkshire & Lexington Towers (8.8% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#3 – 39 Broadway (8.6% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#4 – 935 & 953 Sycamore (8.0% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#5 – JANAF Shopping Yard (8.0% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#6 – One Campus Martius (6.6% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#7 – Gateway Plaza (5.3% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#8 – The Lion Building (4.6% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#9 – NMC Industrial Portfolio I (4.3% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#10 – Keylock Storage Portfolio II (4.2% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#11 – NMC Industrial Portfolio II (4.% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#12 – Lincoln Place (3.7% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#15 – NC Self Storage Portfolio (2.2% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#19 – Embassy Suites Orlando North (1.4% of the pool)
-- Prospectus ID#20 – The Reef (1.3% of the pool)

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All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

With regard to due diligence services, DBRS Morningstar was provided with the Form ABS Due Diligence-15E (Form-15E), which contains a description of the information that a third party reviewed in conducting the due diligence services and a summary of the findings and conclusions. While due diligence services outlined in Form-15E do not constitute part of DBRS Morningstar’s methodology, DBRS Morningstar used the data file outlined in the independent accountant’s report in its analysis to determine the ratings referenced herein.

The principal methodology is North American CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology (March 26, 2021), which can be found on under Methodologies & Criteria. For a list of the structured-finance-related methodologies that may be used during the rating process, please see the DBRS Morningstar Global Structured Finance Related Methodologies document, which can be found on in the Commentary tab under Regulatory Affairs. Please note that not every related methodology listed under a principal structured finance asset class methodology may be used to rate or monitor an individual structured finance or debt obligation.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report:

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the rating process for this rating action. DBRS Morningstar had access to the accounts and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this rating action.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the rating process. Please note a sensitivity analysis is not performed for CMBS bonds rated CCC or lower. The DBRS Morningstar long-term rating scale definition indicates that ratings of CCC or lower are assigned when the bond is highly likely to default or default is imminent, thereby prevailing over a sensitivity analysis.

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