Ben Patton has been appointed associate director to the Real Estate Debt team of Hermes Investment Management.
Based in London, Patton will be responsible for the origination and execution of commercial real estate debt transactions. He will report directly to Vincent Nobel, head of Hermes Real Estate Debt.
Patton previously worked as vice president in the Barclays Real Estate, Corporate Banking team at Barclays Bank.
The Hermes Real Estate Debt Fund, launched in 2013, invests in UK commercial property loans and was seeded with a £400m cornerstone investment.