Walter Bowen is CEO and owner of BPM Real Estate Group and its subsidiaries. Walter is an innovator and entrepreneur who leads and develops real estate properties that infuse energy and creativity in how people live and work, and how communities can move forward to grow and prosper. Known nationally since 1986 for his development, ownership and management of senior living communities, Bowen is an industry pioneer in the creation and operation of senior living communities. Believing that seniors should life to the fullest, he has developed vibrant senior living communities in Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Texas that allows residents to remain independent, while providing innovative options for aging in place, including a specialized area for memory care.
His innovations for senior living are the cornerstones for how each BPM Senior Living Property is managed. Bowen employs a strong, centralized management style that encourages independent decision-making by community managers and his home office team. This forward-thinking philosophy allows the BPM staff to respond quickly to resident needs and industry regulation. Bowen attended the University of Oregon and is a graduate of Portland State University. He has served on numerous local, regional and national boards of directors, including for the Assisted Living Federation of America (now Argentum) and on the Advisory Board for the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care (NIC). He is also a Trustee for Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation in Portland.
Dennis P. Parfitt
Dennis P. Parfitt, CPM, CMCA®, AMS, is President / COO of BPM Real Estate Group and President of Bowen Property Management Company (BPMC), an Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) Mr. Parfitt has over 35 years of experience managing, leasing and operating real estate investment properties. Over the many years, he has been responsible for operating portfolios consisting of conventional and affordable apartment developments; luxury condominiums and single family home developments; senior independent communities, assisted living and memory care communities and commercial office properties.
Mr. Parfitt actively participates in the development and acquisition of new business opportunities, as well as overseeing the property management operations for BPM’s multifamily and commercial assets. Prior to joining BPM Real Estate Group, he was General Manager and Director of Operations for Forest City Management, Inc., West Coast Divisional Operations in Los Angeles. Mr. Parfitt is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles. He is actively involved with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM). He is also actively involved with the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Mr. Parfitt holds a principle broker’s license in the State of Oregon.
Dan Lamey is the President COO of BPM Senior Living Company. BPM Senior Living manages 6 senior living communities in the Western United States, a portfolio that includes independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. Mr. Lamey is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning for the portfolio. Mr. Lamey began his career in the senior living industry with Regent Assisted Living in 1996 as its Acquisitions Manager. He was named the Acquisitions and Development Manager in 1999 and has been involved in the acquisition, development and opening of nearly 40 senior living communities in the Western United States.
In 2003, Mr. Lamey was named the Director of Operations for BPM Senior Living Company and was promoted to Executive Vice President that same year. Mr. Lamey is actively involved with Argentum, formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) and the Alzheimer’s Association. Mr. Lamey currently serves in various advisory and operations leadership committees, has been a contributor in the Assisted Living Executive magazine and a presenter at the national Argentum conference.