You could say Joe Jedlowski’s (image left) career as a successful senior housing developer and operator really began when he was a 15-year-old working in the kitchen of a skilled nursing facility. Raised by his paternal grandmother in New Jersey, he grew up watching her work at senior housing properties and eventually followed in her footsteps trying his hand at various industry positions.
This article is the first in NIC’s Industry Thought Leaders Series, bringing insights from leaders in the field to NIC Notes readers. When I walk the halls of the NIC Conference, I see ghosts. Memories of big personalities of past large company operators are still clear in my mind. Most of those fast growth companies are gone now, but do we have clarity about the lessons they provide?