Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Assigns Provisional Credit Ratings to GS Mortgage-Backed Securities Trust 2023-PJ6

November 10, 2023

DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) assigned the following provisional credit ratings to Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2023-PJ6 (the Notes) to be issued by GS Mortgage-Backed Securities Trust 2023-PJ6 (GSMBS 2023-PJ6):

-- $295.3 million Class A-1 at AAA (sf)
-- $295.3 million Class A-1-X at AAA (sf)
-- $295.3 million Class A-2 at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-3 at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-3A at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-3L at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-3-X at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-4 at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-4A at AAA (sf)
-- $272.7 million Class A-4L at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-5 at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-5-X at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-6 at AAA (sf)
-- $163.6 million Class A-7 at AAA (sf)
-- $163.6 million Class A-7-X at AAA (sf)
-- $163.6 million Class A-8 at AAA (sf)
-- $27.3 million Class A-9 at AAA (sf)
-- $27.3 million Class A-9-X at AAA (sf)
-- $27.3 million Class A-10 at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-11 at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-11-X at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-12 at AAA (sf)
-- $40.9 million Class A-13 at AAA (sf)
-- $40.9 million Class A-13-X at AAA (sf)
-- $40.9 million Class A-14 at AAA (sf)
-- $204.5 million Class A-15 at AAA (sf)
-- $204.5 million Class A-15-X at AAA (sf)
-- $204.5 million Class A-16 at AAA (sf)
-- $204.5 million Class A-16L at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-17 at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-17-X at AAA (sf)
-- $136.4 million Class A-18 at AAA (sf)
-- $109.1 million Class A-19 at AAA (sf)
-- $109.1 million Class A-19-X at AAA (sf)
-- $109.1 million Class A-20 at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-21 at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-21-X at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-22 at AAA (sf)
-- $68.2 million Class A-22L at AAA (sf)
-- $22.6 million Class A-23 at AAA (sf)
-- $22.6 million Class A-23-X at AAA (sf)
-- $22.6 million Class A-24 at AAA (sf)
-- $295.3 million Class A-X at AAA (sf)
-- $7.7 million Class B-1 at AA (sf)
-- $6.9 million Class B-2 at A (sf)
-- $4.8 million Class B-3 at BBB (sf)
-- $2.6 million Class B-4 at BB (high) (sf)
-- $1.4 million Class B-5 at B (high) (sf)

Classes A-1-X, A-3-X, A-5-X, A-7-X, A-9-X, A-11-X, A-13-X, A-15-X, A-17-X, A-19-X, A-21-X, A-23-X, and A-X are interest-only (IO) notes. The class balances represent notional amounts.

Classes A-1, A-1-X, A-2, A-3, A-3A, A-3-X, A-4, A-4A, A-6, A-7, A-7-X, A-8, A-10, A-10, A-11, A-11-X, A-12, A-14, A-15, A-15-X, A-16, A-17, A-17-X, A-18, A-19, A-19-X, A-20, and A-24 are exchangeable notes. These classes can be exchanged for combinations of exchange notes as specified in the offering documents.

Classes A-3L, A-4L, A-16L, and A-22L are Loans that may be funded at the Closing Date as specified in the offering documents.

Classes A-3, A-3A, A-4, A-4A, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, A-10, A-11, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, A-17, A-18, A-19, A-20, A-21, and A-22 are super senior notes. These classes benefit from additional protection from the senior support notes (Classes A-23 and A-24) with respect to loss allocation.

The AAA (sf) credit ratings on the Notes reflect 7.95% of credit enhancement provided by subordinated notes. The AA (sf), A (sf), BBB (sf), BB (high) (sf), and B (high) (sf) credit ratings reflect 5.55%, 3.40%, 1.90%, 1.10%, and 0.65% credit enhancement, respectively.

Other than the specified classes above, DBRS Morningstar does not rate any other classes in this transaction.

This transaction is a securitization of a portfolio of first-lien fixed-rate prime residential mortgages funded by the issuance of the Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2023-PJ6 (the Notes). The Notes are backed by 269 loans with a total principal balance of $320,851,860 as of the Cut-Off Date (November 1, 2023).

The pool consists of first-lien, fully amortizing fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) with original terms to maturity of up to 30 years. The weighted-average (WA) original combined LTV (CLTV) for the portfolio is 72.7%, and a minority of the pool (10.9%) comprises loans with DBRS Morningstar calculated current CLTV ratios greater than 80.0%, but not higher than 90%. In addition, all of the loans in the pool were originated in accordance with the new general Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule.

The originators for the aggregate mortgage pool are United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC (UWM) (67.2%), Cross Country Mortgage, LLC (7.7%), Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. (5.6%), and various other originators, each comprising less than 5.0% of the pool.

The mortgage loans will be serviced by Newrez, LLC doing business as (d/b/a) Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (SMS) (99.0%) and UWM (1.0%). Cenlar FSB will act as subservicer for UWM-serviced loans.

Computershare Trust Company, N.A. will act as the Master Servicer, Paying Agent, Loan Agent, Note Registrar, Rule 17g-5 Information Provider and Custodian. U.S. Bank Trust Company National Association (U.S. Bank; rated AA (high) with a Negative trend by DBRS Morningstar) will act as Delaware Trustee. Pentalpha Surveillance LLC (Pentalpha) will serve as the File Reviewer.

The transaction employs a senior-subordinate, shifting-interest cash flow structure that is enhanced from a precrisis structure.

This transaction allows for the issuance of Classes A-3L, A-4L, A-16L, and A-22L loans, which are the equivalent of ownership of Classes A-3, A-4, A-16, and A-22 Notes, respectively. These classes are issued in the form of a loan are made by the investor instead of a note purchased by the investor. If these loans are funded at closing, the holder may convert such class into an equal aggregate debt amount of the corresponding Notes. There is no change to the structure if these Classes are elected.

The credit ratings reflect transactional strengths that include the following:
-- High-quality credit attributes.
-- Well-qualified borrowers.
-- Satisfactory third-party due-diligence review.
-- Structural enhancements.
-- 100% current loans.

The transaction also includes the following challenges:
-- R&W framework.
-- Servicers’ financial capabilities.

The full description of the strengths, challenges, and mitigating factors is detailed in the related presale report.

DBRS Morningstar’s credit ratings on the Notes address the credit risk associated with the identified financial obligations in accordance with the relevant transaction documents. The associated financial obligations for each of the rated notes are the related Interest Payment Amounts, the related Interest Shortfalls, and the Principal Payment Amounts (for non-IO Certificates).

DBRS Morningstar’s long-term credit ratings provide opinions on risk of default. DBRS Morningstar considers risk of default to be the risk that an issuer will fail to satisfy the financial obligations in accordance with the terms under which a long-term obligation has been issued.

There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

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 (July 4, 2023).

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

The principal methodology applicable to the credit ratings is RMBS Insight 1.3: U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Model and Rating Methodology (August 31, 2023;

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release.

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 credit rating was initiated at the request of the rated entity.

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the credit rating process for this credit rating action.

DBRS Morningstar had access to the accounts, management, and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this credit rating action.

This is a solicited credit rating.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the credit rating process.

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The credit rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at:

-- Assessing U.S. RMBS Pools Under the Ability-to-Repay Rules (April 28, 2023),

-- Interest Rate Stresses for U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (June 9, 2023),

-- Third-Party Due-Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions (September 8, 2023),

-- Representations and Warranties Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions (May 16, 2023),

-- Legal Criteria for U.S. Structured Finance (December 7, 2022),

-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Originators (August 31, 2023),

-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Servicers (August 31, 2023),

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