As executive vice president, business development, for healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), Mercedes Kerr leads business relationships in order to help the company grow its healthcare property portfolio, as the healthcare sector should remain robust even during times of volatility.

Kerr, who joined Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. in 2008, was promoted to her current role from senior vice president, business development, in 2016. Before joining Welltower, Kerr was vice president, acquisitions at HCP Inc. Kerr began her real estate development career in her native Mexico.

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