Ben Patton joined Hermes Investment Management as associate director in its real estate debt team, a spokeswoman said.
The position is new, and Mr. Patton is based in London. He reports to Vincent Nobel, head of Hermes real estate debt.
Mr. Patton is responsible for the origination and execution of commercial real estate debt transactions for the £28.6 billion ($42.8 billion) money manager.
Mr. Patton was previously vice president within Barclays Bank’s real estate, corporate banking team, a Hermes news release said.