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Mission Statement

SCP is a team of executive search professionals committed to:

  • Identifying solutions to clients’ staffing needs.
  • Creating an atmosphere within the firm that encourages creative thinking and professional growth and which recognizes each individual for his and her contribution.
  • Conducting all of its relationships and activities with honesty, integrity, confidentiality and fairness.

Lynne Walsh, CPC
Senior Vice President

A founding member of Southcoast Partners in February of 1993, Lynne has provided executive recruitment services exclusively for the real estate industry since 1990. Her clients range from small local developers and management companies to the country's largest owners and operators of real estate. The majority of her searches are performed for repeat customers and firms with whom she has developed long term relationships.

Lynne completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. Following a career in airline management, she was vice president of a Houston based executive search firm, where she developed an extensive network of real estate executives. These relationships, as well as others developed since founding Southcoast Partners, have enabled her to become one of the nation’s premier real estate executive recruiters.

Lynne has been active in speaking before academic groups on the topics of individual career development and trends in various real estate professions. She has received the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation from the National Association of Personnel Consultants.

David R. Bowles, CPC
Senior Vice President

David is a founding member of Southcoast Partners, Inc., and since 1980, he has worked with multi-family and commercial developers, property, and asset management companies throughout the nation to help them acquire experienced real estate professionals in a variety of real estate disciplines.

David is a graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in finance and holds the Basic and Standard Certificates from the American Institute of Banking. Following a career in commercial banking, where he financed real estate developers and energy related companies for a major New York bank and then an independent Houston bank, David entered the search business in 1979. In 1980 he joined a Houston executive search firm where he specialized in real estate recruiting and served as vice president/division manager for four years and senior vice president for six before leaving to establish Southcoast Partners.

Active in numerous industry trade associations, David’s conducted national surveys on the issue of equity compensation within the real estate industry and been published in several industry publications. He is a sought after speaker for both industry and public forums on such issues as compensation and industry trends. He was a member of the board of trustees for a leading private school in Houston for seven years, serving as chairman for six, and was the founding president of the school’s endowment foundation.

David has been an active member of the Houston Apartment Association and an instructor in their CAPS program. He received the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation from the National Association of Personnel Consultants, and was recognized as CPC of the Year for the state of Texas in 2003. In 1995 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants, serving in various capacities for nine years, including President for 2002-2003 and was Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants.

Debra S. Purrazzella, CPC
Senior Vice President

Since Debbie joined the Southcoast Partners team, she has successfully placed top commercial and multifamily real estate talent in operations management, development and construction, and finance with clients from Seattle to Miami. She came to Southcoast Partners from a recruitment position with Administaff, Inc., a leading Professional Employer Organization, where her searches ran the gamut from entry level sales positions to top management spots for start-up internet companies.

After completing undergraduate studies in Journalism at Oklahoma State University, Debbie spent the early years of her career as a Public Information Officer and writer/editor for the federal government, working for the Departments of Defense, Labor and Energy in Washington, DC.

She then moved into the private sector as assistant Director of Communications for the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, before joining the public relations staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston as News Media Coordinator and feature writer. Her award-winning articles have covered a wide range of topics, from real estate investment and small business development, to oil exploration and cancer research.

Debbie has been a member of the American Business Women’s Association, the Public Relations Society of America and Women in Communications, and she is currently a member of the Greater Houston Homebuilders Association. She earned her Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation through the National Association of Personnel Services.

Paula Brown, CPC
Senior Vice President - Director of Operations

Paula’s diverse background makes her well suited to recruit within the real estate industry. Her searches include multifamily property management, construction, development, asset management, marketing, leasing and commercial. Her engaging demeanor immediately puts people at ease as she helps them change their lives for the better.

Paula is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Business, having put herself through college working in the construction industry. She spent her early career doing market feasibility studies in the real estate and senior living industries and then moved on to management positions within several diverse industries throughout the United States in order to round out her management and financial skills.

Paula came to Southcoast Partners following over ten years in the Assisted Living and senior housing industry. She was involved in Assisted Living in Arizona, Kentucky and Texas. Additionally, she served as an auditor in senior housing traveling to more than 50 communities in almost 20 states.

In her spare time, Paula is a devoted gardener, reader and cook. She remains active in the senior industry.

David Lorenzen
Senior Associate

As a Senior Associate, David excels in finding the perfect candidate for the hard-to-fill positions, earning him the respect of his clients and coworkers alike. He specializes in commercial real estate, with a focus on multi-family construction and property management, senior living and military housing.

After Graduating with a Finance degree from the University of Houston, David had not planned on going into executive search, but due to the scarcity of jobs during the recession, he took the advice of a friend and tried his hand at recruiting and has never looked back. He particularly enjoys the challenge of the hunt to find the best fit in an employee for each client, and the satisfaction of helping cadidates further their careers.

In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially his nieces and nephews, as well as sports, hunting and serving the community.

Denise Watson
Administrative Manager

In her role as Administrative Manager, Denise is responsible for preparing invoices and maintaining accounting spreadsheets. She is also responsible for preparing resumes, initiating education, license and certification verifications, and updating information in the firm’s database.

Denise’s educational background includes studies in Business Administration at San Jacinto Junior College. She is experienced in the international freight forwarding business and has spent the last 14 years in education. She began her career in education in the classroom with children before she became the Registrar and later the Principal’s Secretary.

Denise has been a member of the Texas Educational Secretaries Association, the National Association of Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, the Huffman Lions Club and co-chair of the local town festival.

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