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LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired Struan Robertson as chairman of its real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, an internal memo said.
Robertson, who will be based in London, will start in July, the U.S. bank said in the memo, which was confirmed by a BAML spokeswoman on Thursday.
Robertson joins Bank of America Merrill Lynch from Global Student Accommodation Group. He previously had a three-year spell at Host Hotels & Resorts and spent more than two decades at Morgan Stanley, where he was co-head of global real estate advisory, the memo said. (Reporting by Ben Martin Editing by Alexander Smith)