David Bowles, CPC

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Principal

281-358-3199 EXT 107

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.