Lynne Walsh, CPC

Advisor and Founder

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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.

Jason Paul

President, Principal

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Prior to Jason joining Southcoast Partners, he spent 20 years working in the finance industry and has worked at major banks, including J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and The Bank of Bermuda.  He last worked at Structured Portfolio Management LLC in Stamford, CT, a hedge fund that specialized in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities.  As a principal of the firm, he ran the financing operations and was the Head of Repo Trading.

Jason became interested in other facets of the real estate market after his employment at SPM.  He joined the firm to help facilitate the development of new business, and become involved with the daily operations.

He graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland.  In his spare time Jason enjoys spending time with his family, coaching lacrosse, skiing, and golfing.  He has served on the board of his children’s school, and is active in the community.

David Bowles, CPC

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Principal

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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.

He received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and had an early 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. He entered the search business in 1979, and in 1980 joined a search firm where he specialized in real estate recruiting, serving as SVP and division manager before leaving to co-found Southcoast Partners.

David has conducted national surveys on the issue of equity compensation within the real estate industry and been published in several industry publications. He has spoken at both industry and public forums on such issues as compensation and industry trends. He was chairman of the board of trustees for a leading private school in Houston for six years and was the founding president of the school’s endowment foundation.

David 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 a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants.

David Lorenzen, CPC

Senior Vice President

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As a Senior Vice President, 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 development, property management, and single-family rental.

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 candidates 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.

Debbie Purrazzella, CPC

Senior Vice President

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Since Debbie joined the Southcoast Partners team, she has successfully placed top multifamily real estate talent in operations, development and construction, and finance with clients across the United States. She came to Southcoast Partners from Insperity, previously known as Administaff, a leading professional employer organization.

After completing undergraduate studies 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.

Debbie earned the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation through the National Association of Personnel Services in 2003.

Daniel Durham

Senior Associate

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Dan joined the Southcoast Partners team as an executive recruiter with a strong focus on Business Development. He comes to us from the small-business world with over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience as the owner/operator of a company specializing in ESL language training services.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, he received his BA from the University of Oregon.

He is passionate about Real Estate and is quickly carving out a niche for himself as a valued recruiter in the Multifamily and Commercial spaces.

When out of the office, he can be found spending time with his wife and 3 children.

Jessica Sisney

Manager of Administration

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In her role as a Manager of Administration, Jessica is the driving force and balance representative for Southcoast Partners. Not only does she instinctively ensure that the office runs smoothly, but she also maintains our different databases, oversees verification of licenses and education credentials, oversees accounting functions, and is usually the first contact when someone reaches out to Southcoast Partners.

Her background includes over 10 years of Office Management, sales, and accounting. She will also be running our marketing and social media platforms.

When she is not at work you can find Jessica with her family, cooking, or camping in the great outdoors. She is also a PTO member at her children’s school.