The Blogger

My name is Jerry Doctrow. I turned 65 and retired in 2015.   I am married with one son.   Both my parents lived well into their 80’s and spent time in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities before their deaths.   I lost my older brother to illness in 2015, when he was only 68 year’s old, and that was a major influence on my decision to retire.

I have a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Science from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s of Public Administration from The George Washington University.

My working career spanned 42 years. Over the last 20 years of my career, I worked as a market analyst, stock analyst and investment banker specializing in senior housing and care and healthcare real estate. I was recognized seven times as a Wall Street Journal Allstar while working as an equity research analyst.  As a finance professional specializing in seniors housing and care and financing healthcare real estate in the U.S., Canada and Europe, I had the opportunity to study and work closely with many of the leading companies in the industry.  Working in the industry and informally advising family and friends on seniors housing and care and retirement options, I also became a keen observer of retirement decisions made by others.

In 2013 I was part of an industry task force that prepared the presentation on Skilled Nursing Investment Opportunities and Risks under the auspices of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) ( In 2014, I co-chaired a committee for the NIC that prepared the NIC Investment Guide: Investing in Seniors Housing & Care Properties, Third Edition, the definitive introductory document to the industry for institutional investors.

I continue to speak at industry conferences, including those of the American Seniors Housing Association, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC), Senior Living 100 and my former employer Stifel Nicolaus.   I also undertake select consulting assignments and in November, 2016 I joined the Board of Directors of Quality Care Properties (QCP).