Goldman reshuffles REPIA team

Jim Garman will become European head of Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area, in a reshuffle following Richard Powers’ retirement as co-head of REPIA in the Americas at the end of March. Edward Siskind, global head of REPIA, will move to the US, where he will continue to manage the business. Alan Kava, fellow co-head of REPIA in the Americas alongside Powers, will become sole head.

Matrix appoints analyst Patel

Dipen Patel has joined the property division  of Matrix Group as  a credit analyst. He specialises in commercial mortgage lending and will report to Rick Gambetta, manager of the new Matrix Commercial Mortgage Fund. Patel joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he helped manage and restructure more than £50m of commercial property loans.

JLL research chief joins Hermes

Jones Lang LaSalle chairman of EMEA research Nigel Roberts has left to join Hermes. His replacement at JLL is head of EMEA research Grant Fitzner.

Ball covers the north for Barclays

Barclays Corporate has hired Ian Ball as relationship director in its northern property team. He will be responsible for corporate clients with a £5m-plus turnover. Ball previously worked at RBS.

Helical Bar recruits Rippier

Oliver Rippier has joined Helical Bar as a property analyst and development executive. He was previously an associate director in Lloyds Banking Group’s corporate real estate business support unit.