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EX-35 - 35.3 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS CERTIFICATE ADMINISTRATOR - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e353_usbacagsms2014gc26.htm
EX-35 - 35.2 LNR PARTNERS, LLC, AS GENERAL SPECIAL SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e352_lnrgssgsms2014gc26.htm
EX-35 - 35.1 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS MASTER SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e351_welfmsgsms2014gc26.htm
EX-34 - 34.16 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS CUSTODIAN OF THE BANK OF AMERIC - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e3416_welfcus2.htm
EX-34 - 34.6 NATIONAL TAX SEARCH, LLC, AS SERVICING FUNCTION PARTICIPANT - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e346_ntssfp.htm
EX-34 - 34.5 CORELOGIC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC., AS SERVICING FUNCTION PART - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e345_corlsfp.htm
EX-34 - 34.4 PENTALPHA SURVEILLANCE LLC, AS OPERATING ADVISOR - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e344_pentoa.htm
EX-34 - 34.3 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, CERTIFICATE ADMINISTRATOR AND C - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e343_usbatcac.htm
EX-34 - 34.2 LNR PARTNERS, LLC, AS GENERAL SPECIAL SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e342_lnrgss.htm
EX-34 - 34.1 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS MASTER SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e341_welfms.htm
EX-33 - 33.16 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS CUSTODIAN OF THE BANK OF AMERIC - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e3316_welfcus2.htm
EX-33 - 33.6 NATIONAL TAX SEARCH, LLC, AS SERVICING FUNCTION PARTICIPANT - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e336_ntssfp.htm
EX-33 - 33.5 CORELOGIC COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC., AS SERVICING FUNCTION PART - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e335_corlsfp.htm
EX-33 - 33.4 PENTALPHA SURVEILLANCE LLC, AS OPERATING ADVISOR - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e334_pentoa.htm
EX-33 - 33.3 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, CERTIFICATE ADMINISTRATOR AND C - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e333_usbatcac.htm
EX-33 - 33.2 LNR PARTNERS, LLC, AS GENERAL SPECIAL SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e332_lnrgss.htm
EX-33 - 33.1 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS MASTER SERVICER - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e331_welfms.htm
EX-31 - 31 RULE 13A-14(D)/15D-14(D) CERTIFICATIONS - GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26e311_gsms2014gc26.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

(Mark One)

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

For the transition period from _____ to _____

Commission file number of the issuing entity: 333-191331-06
Central Index Key Number of the issuing entity: 0001622765 

GS Mortgage Securities Trust 2014-GC26 

(exact name of the issuing entity as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the depositor: 0001004158 

GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II 

(exact name of the depositor as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001541502 

Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company 

(exact name of the sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001541001 

Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. 

(exact name of the sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001558761 

Cantor Commercial Real Estate Lending, L.P. 

(exact name of the sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001682511 

Starwood Mortgage Funding I LLC 

(exact name of the sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

Central Index Key Number of the sponsor: 0001576832 

MC-Five Mile Commercial Mortgage Finance LLC 

(exact name of the sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

New York
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization of

the issuing entity)

38-3951634
38-3951635
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Numbers)

 

c/o U.S. Bank National Association
as Certificate Administrator
190 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL
(Address of principal executive offices of the issuing entity)

 

 

 

60603
(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(212) 902-1000

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

 

None

 

 

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. ☐ Yes☒  No

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.☐ Yes☒  No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. ☒ Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

Not applicable.

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (Section 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.

 

Not applicable.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

       

Non-accelerated filer

  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

       

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). ☐ Yes ☒  No

 

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.

 

Not applicable.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. ☐ Yes ☐  No

 

Not applicable.

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Not applicable.

 

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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

List hereunder the following documents if incorporated by reference and the Part of the Form 10-K (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.) into which the document is incorporated: (1) Any annual report to security holders; (2) Any proxy or information statement; and (3) Any prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) or (c) under the Securities Act of 1933. The listed documents should be clearly described for identification purposes (e.g., annual report to security holders for fiscal year ended December 24, 1980).

 

Not applicable.

 

 

 

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EXPLANATORY NOTES

 

The Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan, which constituted approximately 5.2% of the asset pool of the issuing entity as of its cut-off date, is an asset of the issuing entity and is part of a loan combination that includes the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan which is an asset of the issuing entity and one other pari passu loan, which is not an asset of the issuing entity. This loan combination, including the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan, is being serviced and administered pursuant to the Pooling and Servicing Agreement, which is incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.1 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The Exhibit Index describes exhibits provided by certain parties (in their capacities indicated on the Exhibit Index) with respect to the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan, which constituted approximately 1.9% of the asset pool of the issuing entity as of its cut-off date. The Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan is an asset of the issuing entity and is part of a loan combination that includes the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan and three other pari passu loans, which are not assets of the issuing entity. A pari passu portion of the loan combination was securitized in the WFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2014-C22 transaction, Commission File Number 333-195164-01 (the “WFRBS 2014-C22 Transaction”). This loan combination, including the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan, is being serviced and administered pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the WFRBS 2014-C22 Transaction, which is incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.2 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The Exhibit Index describes exhibits provided by certain parties (in their capacities indicated on the Exhibit Index) with respect to the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, which constituted approximately 3.7% of the asset pool of the issuing entity as of its cut-off date. The Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan is an asset of the issuing entity and is part of a loan combination that includes the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and one other pari passu loan, which is not an asset of the issuing entity. The other pari passu portion of the loan combination was securitized in the Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust 2014-GC25 transaction, Commission File Number 333-189017-06 (the “CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction”). This loan combination, including the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, is being serviced and administered pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction, which is incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.3 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The master servicer of a pooling and servicing agreement or trust and servicing agreement also functions as the primary servicer of the related mortgage loans serviced and administered pursuant to such agreement unless a separate primary servicer is identified herein. If this report does not identify a separate primary servicer, the servicer compliance statement provided by the master servicer under any such agreement also encompasses its responsibilities as primary servicer of the related mortgage loan or mortgage loans.

 

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the master servicer of the mortgage loans serviced under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the primary servicer the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan. As a result, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is a “servicer” as defined in Item 1108(a)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB, in the capacities described above, because it is servicing mortgage loans that constituted 10% or more of the assets of the issuing entity as of its cut-off date. The assessments of compliance with applicable servicing criteria, accountants’ attestation reports and servicer compliance statements delivered by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in the capacities described above are listed in the Exhibit Index.

 

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the custodian of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan, which when combined with its other capacities described in the preceding paragraph, means that Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is a servicing function participant with respect to 5% or more of the assets of the issuing entity as of its cut off date. The assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria and accountants’ attestation report delivered by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in such capacity is listed in the Exhibit Index.

 

Pentalpha Surveillance LLC is the operating advisor of the mortgage loans serviced under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan. As a result, Pentalpha Surveillance LLC is a servicing function participant in the capacities described above, because it is servicing mortgage loans that constituted 5% or more of the assets of the issuing entity as of its cut-off date. The assessments of compliance with applicable servicing criteria and accountants’ attestation reports delivered by Pentalpha Surveillance LLC in the capacities described above are listed in the Exhibit Index.

 

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas acts as trustee of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan. Pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction, the trustee is required to provide an assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria solely with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB (regarding advances of funds or guarantees regarding collections, cash flows or distributions, and any interest or other fees charged for such advances, are made, reviewed and approved as specified in the transaction agreements). However, during the reporting period, the trustee did not perform any servicing function with respect to the servicing criteria specified in Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB. The master servicer or the special servicer, to the extent required, performed the servicing function identified with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB, and each such party included Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB in the assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria and accountant’s attestation report for the subject transaction. As a result, this Annual Report on Form 10-K does not include an assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria of the trustee. One or more other servicers of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan have delivered one or more assessments of compliance with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB.

 

Wilmington Trust, National Association, acts as trustee of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan. Pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the WFRBS 2014-C22 transaction, the trustee is required to provide an assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria solely with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB (regarding advances of funds or guarantees regarding collections, cash flows or distributions, and any interest or other fees charged for such advances, are made, reviewed and approved as specified in the transaction agreements). However, during the reporting period, the trustee did not perform any servicing function with respect to the servicing criteria specified in Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB. The master servicer or the special servicer, to the extent required, performed the servicing function identified with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB, and each such party included Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB in the assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria and accountant’s attestation report for the Subject Transaction. As a result, this Annual Report on Form 10-K does not include an assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria of the trustee. One or more other servicers of the mortgage loans serviced under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement have delivered one or more assessments of compliance with respect to Item 1122(d)(2)(iii) of Regulation AB.

 

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This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes assessments of compliance with applicable servicing criteria and accountants’ attestation reports from CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. and National Tax Search, LLC. These entities were engaged by the master servicer under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement and the primary servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan and the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan to remit tax payments received from the escrow accounts of borrowers to local taxing authorities, to report tax amounts due, to verify tax parcel information, and to verify non-escrow tax payments. These servicing functions are included within the servicing criteria set forth in Items 1122(d)(4)(xi) and 1122(d)(4)(xii) of Regulation AB. Therefore, under the principles-based definition of “servicer” set forth in Item 1101(j) of Regulation AB that looks to the functions that an entity performs, these vendors are “servicers” for the purposes of Item 1122 of Regulation AB. See Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations, Section 301.01 (Item 1101(j)).

 

The assessments of compliance with applicable servicing criteria, accountants’ attestation reports and servicer compliance statements of the certificate administrator of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan and the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan listed on the Exhibit Index are omitted from this Annual Report on Form 10-K as the certificate administrator pursuant to the related pooling and servicing agreement or trust and servicing agreement does not perform any activities that address servicing criteria with respect to the issuing entity and because they are each not a “servicer” that meets the criteria in Item 1108(a)(2)(i) through (iii) of Regulation AB.

 

With respect to the pari passu loan combinations that include the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan and the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, (i) the reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria and attestation reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria of CWCapital Asset Management LLC as special servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association as special servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as trustee and custodian of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan and Park Bridge Lender Services LLC as operating advisor of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, listed on the Exhibit Index are omitted from this Annual Report on Form 10-K as they are not required to be included on this Annual Report on Form 10-K per Instruction 3 to Item 1122 of Regulation AB because they are parties performing activities that address servicing criteria relating to 5% or less of the assets of the issuing entity; and (ii) the servicer compliance statements of CWCapital Asset Management LLC as special servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan and Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association as special servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, listed on the Exhibit Index are omitted from this Annual Report on Form 10-K as they are not required by Item 1123 of Regulation AB to be included on this Annual Report on Form 10-K because they are each an unaffiliated party that is not a “servicer” that meets the criteria in Item 1108(a)(2)(i) through (iii) of Regulation AB.

 

PART I

 

Item 1. Business.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

 

None.

 

Item 2. Properties.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

 

Omitted.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 9B. Other Information.

 

None.

 

PART III

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

 

Omitted.

 

Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services.

 

Omitted.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE ITEMS FOR REGULATION AB

 

Item 1112(b) of Regulation AB, Significant Obligor Financial Information.

 

No single obligor represents 10% or more of the pool assets held by the issuing entity.

 

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Item 1114(b)(2) of Regulation AB, Significant Enhancement Provider Financial Information.

 

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any external credit enhancement or other support for the certificates within this transaction as described under Item 1114(a) of Regulation AB.

 

Item 1115(b) of Regulation AB, Certain Derivatives Instruments (Financial Information).

 

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any derivative instruments or other support for the certificates within this transaction as described under Item 1115 of Regulation AB.

 

Item 1117 of Regulation AB, Legal Proceedings.

 

The registrant knows of no material pending legal proceeding involving the trust or any party related to the trust, other than routine litigation incidental to the duties of those respective parties, and the following, with respect to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as custodian and as trustee, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as custodian.

 

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (“DBTCA”) and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (“DBNTC”) have been sued by investors in civil litigation concerning their role as trustees of certain RMBS trusts.

 

On June 18, 2014, a group of investors, including funds managed by Blackrock Advisors, LLC, PIMCO-Advisors, L.P., and others, filed an action against DBNTC and DBTCA in New York State Supreme Court alleging that DBNTC and DBTCA failed to perform purported duties, as trustees for 544 private-label RMBS trusts, to enforce breaches of representations and warranties as to mortgage loans held by the trusts and to enforce breaches by servicers of their mortgage loan servicing obligations for the trusts. During the course of the litigation, plaintiffs dismissed the case from New York State Supreme Court and refiled two separate cases, one in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “BlackRock SDNY Case”) and the other in the Superior Court of California, Orange County (the “BlackRock California Case”). Pursuant to a settlement among the parties, the BlackRock SDNY Case was dismissed on December 6, 2018 and the BlackRock California Case was dismissed on January 11, 2019.

 

On September 27, 2017, DBTCA was added as a defendant to a case brought by certain special purpose entities including Phoenix Light SF Limited in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which the plaintiffs previously alleged incorrectly that DBNTC served as trustee for all 43 of the trusts at issue. On September 27, 2017, plaintiffs filed a third amended complaint that names DBTCA as a defendant in addition to DBNTC. DBTCA serves as trustee for one of the 43 trusts at issue. DBNTC serves as trustee for the other 42 trusts at issue. Plaintiffs’ third amended complaint brings claims for violation of the U.S. Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (“TIA”); breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; negligence and gross negligence; violation of New York’s Streit Act; and breach of the covenant of good faith. However, in the third amended complaint, plaintiffs acknowledge that, before DBTCA was added to the case, the court dismissed plaintiffs’ TIA Act claims, negligence and gross negligence claims, Streit Act claims, claims for breach of the covenant of good faith, and certain theories of plaintiffs’ breach of contract claims, and plaintiffs only include these claims to preserve any rights on appeal. Plaintiffs allege damages of “hundreds of millions of dollars.” On November 13, 2017, DBNTC and DBTCA filed an answer to the third amended complaint. On December 7, 2018, DBNTC and DBTCA filed a motion for summary judgment. Also on December 7, 2018, plaintiffs, jointly with Commerzbank AG (see description of Commerzbank case below), filed a motion for partial summary judgment. As of March 1, 2020, both motions for summary judgment have been briefed and are awaiting decision by the court.

 

On November 30, 2017, DBTCA was added as a defendant to a case brought by Commerzbank AG (“Commerzbank”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which Commerzbank previously alleged incorrectly that DBNTC served as trustee for all 50 of the trusts at issue. On November 30, 2017, Commerzbank filed a second amended complaint that names DBTCA as a defendant in addition to DBNTC. DBTCA serves as trustee for 1 of the 50 trusts at issue. DBNTC serves as trustee for the other 49 trusts at issue. Commerzbank’s second amended complaint brings claims for violation of the TIA; breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; negligence; violation of the Streit Act; and breach of the covenant of good faith. However, in the second amended complaint, Commerzbank acknowledges that, before DBTCA was added to the case, the court dismissed Commerzbank’s TIA claims for the trusts governed by pooling and servicing agreements, as well as its Streit Act claims and claims for breach of the covenant of good faith, and Commerzbank only includes these claims to preserve any rights on appeal. The second amended complaint alleges that DBNTC and DBTCA caused Commerzbank to suffer “hundreds of millions of dollars in losses,” but the complaint does not include a demand for money damages in a sum certain. On January 29, 2018, DBNTC and DBTCA filed an answer to the second amended complaint. On December 7, 2018, DBNTC and DBTCA filed a motion for summary judgment. Also on December 7, 2018, Commerzbank, jointly with the Phoenix Light plaintiffs, filed a motion for partial summary judgment. As of March 1, 2020, both motions for summary judgment have been briefed and are awaiting decision by the court.

 

On December 30, 2015, IKB International, S.A. in Liquidation and IKB Deutsche Industriebank A.G. (collectively, “IKB”), as an investor in 37 RMBS trusts, filed a summons with notice in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, against DBNTC and DBTCA as trustees of the trusts. On May 27, 2016, IKB served its complaint asserting claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty to avoid conflicts of interest, violation of the Streit Act, violation of the TIA, violation of Regulation AB, and violation of Section 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. IKB alleges that DBNTC and DBTCA are liable for over U.S. $268 million in damages. On October 5, 2016, DBNTC and DBTCA, together with several other trustees defending lawsuits by IKB, filed a joint motion to dismiss. On January 6, 2017 and June 20, 2017, IKB voluntarily dismissed with prejudice all claims as to seven trusts. As of March 1, 2020, DBNTC and DBTCA’s motion to dismiss has been briefed and is awaiting decision by the court.

 

It is DBTCA’s belief that it has no pending legal proceedings (including, based on DBTCA’s present evaluation, the litigation disclosed in the foregoing paragraphs) that would materially affect its ability to perform its duties under the related servicing agreement for this transaction.

 

Beginning on June 18, 2014, a group of institutional investors filed civil complaints in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, and later the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., (“Wells Fargo Bank”) in its capacity as trustee for certain residential mortgage backed securities (“RMBS”) trusts. The complaints against Wells Fargo Bank alleged that the trustee caused losses to investors and asserted causes of action based upon, among other things, the trustee's alleged failure to: (i) notify and enforce repurchase obligations of mortgage loan sellers for purported breaches of representations and warranties, (ii) notify investors of alleged events of default, and (iii) abide by appropriate standards of care following alleged events of default. Relief sought included money damages in an unspecified amount, reimbursement of expenses, and equitable relief. In November 2018, Wells Fargo Bank reached an agreement, in which it denied any wrongdoing, to resolve such claims on a classwide basis for the 271 RMBS trusts at issue. On May 6, 2019, the court entered an order approving the settlement agreement. Separate lawsuits against Wells Fargo Bank making similar allegations filed by certain other institutional investors concerning several RMBS trusts in New York federal and state court are not covered by the agreement. With respect to such litigations, Wells Fargo Bank believes plaintiffs' claims are without merit and intends to contest the claims vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to the outcome of the litigations or the possible impact of the litigations on Wells Fargo Bank or the RMBS trusts.

 

Item 1119 of Regulation AB, Affiliations and Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

 

The information regarding this Item has been previously provided in a prospectus supplement of the Registrant relating to the issuing entity filed on December 8, 2014 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5).

 

Item 1122 of Regulation AB, Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria.

 

The reports on assessments of compliance with the servicing criteria for asset-backed securities and related attestation reports on such assessments of compliance with respect to the mortgage loans are attached hereto under Item 15 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Attached as Exhibit O to the Pooling and Servicing Agreement incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.1 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K is a chart identifying the entities participating in a servicing function for the transaction responsible for each applicable servicing criteria set forth in Item 1122(d).

 

The reports on assessments of compliance with the servicing criteria for asset-backed securities and related attestation reports on such assessments of compliance with respect to the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan, which is being serviced and administered pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the WFRBS 2014-C22 Transaction, are attached hereto under Item 15 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Attached as Schedule III to the pooling and servicing agreement for the WFRBS 2014-C22 Transaction incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.2 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K is a chart identifying the entities participating in a servicing function for the WFRBS 2014-C22 Transaction responsible for each applicable servicing criteria set forth in Item 1122(d).

 

The reports on assessments of compliance with the servicing criteria for asset-backed securities and related attestation reports on such assessments of compliance with respect to the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan, which is being serviced and administered pursuant to the pooling and servicing agreement for the CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction, are attached hereto under Item 15 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Attached as Exhibit O to the pooling and servicing agreement for the CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction incorporated by reference as Exhibit 4.3 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K is a chart identifying the entities participating in a servicing function for the CGCMT 2014-GC25 Transaction responsible for each applicable servicing criteria set forth in Item 1122(d).

 

The report on assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria furnished pursuant to Item 1122 of Regulation AB by Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank National Association (“Midland”) discloses that a material instance of noncompliance occurred, as described below:

 

Material Instance of Noncompliance

 

 

In certain instances, the Schedule AL Files (Item 1125 of Regulation AB) were not reported in accordance with the terms specified in the transaction agreements, in conflict with Item 1122(d)(3)(i): “Reports to investors, including those to be filed with the Commission, are maintained in accordance with the transaction agreements and applicable Commission requirements. Specifically, such reports: (A) Are prepared in accordance with timeframes and other terms set forth in the transaction agreements”. The noncompliance consisted of omitted or inaccurately reported fields as described in (1) and (2) below. (1) In connection with other enhancements Midland made to its manual Schedule AL process, starting in April 2019, Midland developed and implemented new Schedule AL reporting templates for each applicable CMBS transaction that closed prior to April 2019 and for each applicable CMBS transaction going forward. Related to this, Midland made certain template setup errors, along with related and other manual inputting of information errors, and the errors were not identified prior to submission of the applicable Schedule AL Files in certain cases due to breakdowns in quality control. (2) In one applicable transaction, the related Schedule AL File for a given month was not saved properly resulting in the prior month's Schedule AL File being submitted for the given month instead of the correct Schedule AL File.

 

 

The identified instances did not involve the servicing of assets included in this securitization.

 

Steps Taken to Remedy the Material Instance of Noncompliance

 

 

Midland’s Schedule AL reporting process was enhanced in April of 2019, however, the process remained manual throughout the 2019 calendar year. Errors relating to certain Schedule AL Files during 2019 were identified during the related audit. Following identification, Midland made staffing changes and additional enhancements and improvements to its processes and procedures to support its Schedule AL reporting obligations and expects to move to an automated solution for this process.

 

 

Midland is currently remediating the Schedule AL reporting for certain of the CMBS transactions found to be incorrect.

 

Report on Assessment of Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria Not Included

 

 

For the reasons discussed in the Explanatory Notes above, Midland is not a party performing activities that address servicing criteria relating to 5% or more of the assets of the issuing entity. Therefore, the report of assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria for Midland has not been included as an exhibit to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Item 1123 of Regulation AB, Servicer Compliance Statement.

 

The servicer compliance statements are attached as Exhibits to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)

The following is a list of documents filed as part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K:

 

(1)

Not applicable

 

(2)

Not applicable

 

(3)See below

 

4.1Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, by and among GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, as Depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer, LNR Partners, LLC, as General Special Servicer, CWCapital Asset Management LLC as Cypresswood Court Shopping Center Special Servicer, Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor, U.S. Bank National Association, as Certificate Administrator and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein).

 

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4.2Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2014, by and among Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Securities, Inc., as Depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer, CWCapital Asset Management LLC, as General Special Servicer, NCB, FSB as NCB Master Servicer, NCB, FSB, as NCB Special Servicer, Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Trust Advisor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Certificate Administrator, as Tax Administrator and as Custodian and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.2 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein).

 

4.3Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2014, by and among Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Securities Inc., as Depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer, Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer, Park Bridge Lender Services LLC, as Operating Advisor, Citibank, N.A., as Certificate Administrator, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee (filed as Exhibit 4.3 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein).

 

10.1Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, between GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II and Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein)

 

10.2Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, between GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II and Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. (filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein)

 

10.3Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, between GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II and Cantor Commercial Real Estate Lending, L.P. (filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein)

 

10.4Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, between GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II and Starwood Mortgage Funding I LLC (filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein)

 

10.5Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2014, between GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II and MC-Five Mile Commercial Mortgage Finance LLC (filed as Exhibit 10.5 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 8, 2014 under Commission File No. 333-191331-06 and incorporated by reference herein)

 

31 Rule 13a-14(d)/15d-14(d) Certifications.
   
33 Reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities.
   
33.1 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer
   
33.2 LNR Partners, LLC, as General Special Servicer
   
33.3 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Certificate Administrator and Custodian
   
33.4 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor
   
33.5 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant
   
33.6 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant
   
33.7 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.1)
   
33.8 LNR Partners, LLC, as Special Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.2)
   
33.9 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee and Custodian of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.3)
   
33.10 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.4)
   
33.11 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.5)
   
33.12 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.6)
   
33.13 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 33.1)
   
33.14 CWCapital Asset Management LLC, as Special Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
33.15 Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
33.16 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Custodian of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan

 

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33.17 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Trust Advisor of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.4)
   
33.18 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.5)
   
33.19 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.6)
   
33.20 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 33.1)
   
33.21 Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
33.22 Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee and Custodian of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
33.23 Park Bridge Lender Services LLC, as Operating Advisor of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
33.24 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 33.5)
   
33.25 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 33.6)
   
34 Attestation reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities.
   
34.1 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer
   
34.2 LNR Partners, LLC, as General Special Servicer
   
34.3 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Certificate Administrator and Custodian
   
34.4 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor
   
34.5 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant
   
34.6 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant
   
34.7 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.1)
   
34.8 LNR Partners, LLC, as Special Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.2)
   
34.9 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee and Custodian of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.3)
   
34.10 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Operating Advisor of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.4)
   
34.11 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.5)
   
34.12 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.6)
   
34.13 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 34.1)
   
34.14 CWCapital Asset Management LLC, as Special Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
34.15 Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
34.16 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Custodian of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan
   
34.17 Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as Trust Advisor of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.4)
   
34.18 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.5)
   
34.19 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.6)
   
34.20 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 34.1)
   
34.21 Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)

 

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34.22 Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee and Custodian of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
34.23 Park Bridge Lender Services LLC, as Operating Advisor of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
34.24 CoreLogic Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., as Servicing Function Participant of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 34.5)
   
34.25 National Tax Search, LLC, as Servicing Function Participant of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (See Exhibit 34.6)
   
35 Servicer compliance statements.
   
35.1 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Master Servicer
   
35.2 LNR Partners, LLC, as General Special Servicer
   
35.3 U.S. Bank National Association, as Certificate Administrator
   
35.4 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 35.1)
   
35.5 LNR Partners, LLC, as Special Servicer of the Twin Cities Premium Outlets Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 35.2)
   
35.7 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 35.1)
   
35.8 CWCapital Asset Management LLC, as Special Servicer of the Bank of America Plaza Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)
   
35.9 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Primary Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (see Exhibit 35.1)
   
35.10 Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as Special Servicer of the Fenley Office Portfolio Mortgage Loan (Omitted. See Explanatory Notes.)

 

(b)The exhibits required to be filed by the Registrant pursuant to Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed above.

 

(c)Not Applicable.

  

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II

 

(Depositor)

 

 

 

/s/ Leah Nivison

 

Leah Nivison, Chief Executive Officer

 

(senior officer in charge of securitization of the depositor)

 

 

 

Date: March [●], 2020

 

 

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