Mercedes Kerr

Welltower Inc.
Newport Beach, CA

Mercedes Kerr is Executive Vice President of Welltower Inc. and leads the company’s domestic and international deal origination and relationship management, Outpatient Medical portfolio management and Asset Management. She is responsible for identifying, building and managing relationships with health systems, seniors housing operators, real estate developers and financial institutions to grow the company’s health care real estate portfolio.

A well-recognized health care real estate professional, Ms. Kerr has established strong and enduring partnerships across the industry and is working to advance the company’s strategy to promote innovative care delivery models designed to improve wellness. In addition to her leadership of Welltower’s business development team, Ms. Kerr also directs many of Welltower’s strategic business relationships.

Prior to joining Welltower in 2008, Ms. Kerr served as Vice President, Acquisitions at HCP, Inc. and before that was a member of the consulting division of Ernst & Young LLP, previously known as E&Y Kenneth Leventhal.

She began her career in real estate development in her native Mexico. Ms. Kerr graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and obtained a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California.