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Our Team

John Bowen ~ President / Founder / CEO

John Bowen is president, co-owner, and founding broker of Provident Property Management. A native of San Jose, John is very familiar with Santa Clara County and the greater Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of Leigh High School and has earned degrees at West Valley College (A.A.), the University of California Berkeley (B.A.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

As a real estate broker, property owner, and real estate investor, John understands the concerns of property owners…from the importance of selecting a wise investment property to the proper care required to not only maintain but increase the value of the asset over time.

John is highly accomplished in real estate. He is a broker licensed with the California Department of Real Estate (DRE License #01316775), a Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI), and holder of the esteemed California Certified Residential Manager (CCRM) designation from the California Apartment Association (CAA).

John is an active member of the National Association of Property Managers (NARPM) and serves as the 2011 President of NARPM Santa Clara County Chapter.

Susan Bowen ~ Vice-President / Founder / CFO / Property Manager

Susan Bowen is managing partner and senior property manager, overseeing all management processes and staff. She has direct responsibilities in our Commercial Division.

Born in Los Gatos and raised in San Jose, Susan is a native who is personally familiar with Santa Clara County and the greater Silicon Valley. She is a graduate of Pioneer High School in San Jose and holds a Graphic Design degree from San Jose State University (B.S.)

Susan is a licensed real estate agent (DRE License #01356247). She is an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

Linda Brown ~ Office Administrator / Coach

Linda brings over 30 years of business experience including real estate support service and training. Linda also is a certified coach and business consultant working with small business owners to help them establish systems and procedures within their businesses. Linda is a licensed real estate agent (DRE License # 01394355). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and an accounting certificate from Universal Accounting Service.

Brigitte Avigdor ~ Senior Property Manager

With nearly thirty years experience in property management, Brigitte brings a wealth of experience and insight to her work. Brigitte is a licensed real estate agent (DRE#00585719). Alongside her career in property management, Brigitte has worked in both residential and commercial real estate sales. Prior to joining Provident Property Management, Brigitte worked with Red Carpet, Century 21 SCVA and LAD Property Management.

Brigitte is fluent in French and English.

Lauren Schenck

Lauren was born and raised in the South Bay Area, where, under the guidance of her mother, she learned the fundamental building blocks of the real estate industry. After spending three years out of state for college, she returned home. Lauren is currently studying for her real estate agent’s license and looks forward to actively building her real estate career. Lauren likes to spend her free time hiking, biking, skiing and sailing.

Learn more about our connections with local realtors and property managers in San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley.