Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., the securities brokerage, trust and asset management arm of Regions Financial Corp., has announced the hiring of John P. Ockerbloom as a managing director and head of its real estate and lodging investment banking group.

He was a managing director in the real estate investment banking group at Wachovia Securities, a unit of the former Wachovia Corp. Before that he was a counsel in the real estate capital markets division at Banc of America Securities, a unit of Bank of America Corp.

The hiring was announced Monday.

Morgan Keegan, which is based in Memphis, is a full-service brokerage and investment banking company. It has offices in Memphis, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Francisco.

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