""Jefferies Group, Inc."":http://www.jefferies.com, a global securities and investment firm, announced the appointment of Richard Ford as its new managing director in the company's Real Estate Investment Banking Group on Wednesday.[IMAGE]
""The addition of Rich Ford├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ªis part of a significant expansion of our real estate investment banking and capital markets presence across the United States and Europe,"" said Benjamin Lorello, head of investment banking and capital markets at Jefferies.[COLUMN_BREAK]
Ford joins Jefferies with nearly 15 years' experience in real estate investment banking. He was previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as managing director of the firm's real estate investment banking group.
Prior to his role at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he managed the real estate investment and banking divisions for Lehman Brothers and the Royal Bank of Canada. Ford holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and degrees from the London School of Economics and University of Victoria in British Columbia.
Lorello added that Ford joins six other managing directors, whom the firm brought on to accelerate its expansion into debt origination services and the commercial real estate markets.
""We are very pleased to welcome Rich to our real estate investment banking team. Jefferies will benefit immensely from Rich's strong relationships with both public and private real estate clients across the western United States,"" said John Ockerbloom, Jefferies' head of real estate investment banking.
Jefferies Group, Inc. has served companies and investors for almost 50 years.