Focused on our principals of persistence, innovation and integrity, Thrive has evolved into a vibrant company and industry leader. Our success is a result of leadership dedicated to the nurturing of long-term valued relationships with our tenants, investors and team members.
John is the CEO and Founder of the Thrive Group of Companies. He is responsible for leading Thrive’s overall operations, including strategic planning, investment decisions, capital commitments, and private fundraising. Thrive is an integrated group of companies focused on developing and investing in purpose-built multi-residential properties and master planned communities. He has been instrumental in leading Thrive’s emergence as one of the area’s premier multi-residential development and investment boutiques. John has established Thrive with the goal of democratizing high-quality multi-residential real estate investment opportunities in the Maritimes and creating wealth for our investors. He and his team are building long-term partnerships with their valued investors, proudly providing unique private investment opportunities that are grounded in the stable multi-family real estate sector. John directs and is a major co-investor in all of Thrive’s development projects and investments. Under John’s leadership, Thrive is developing numerous high-quality planned communities, residential, and mixed-use projects throughout the Maritimes. In addition to being an experienced real estate developer, Dr. John McManaman is an Orthodontist. He is the founder and serves as Chief Orthodontic Officer and board member of Canadian Orthodontic Partners, a national orthodontic service organization which owns and operates multiple Docbraces practices across the country. John holds a Master of Science (Orthodontics) degree from the University of Manitoba, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Mount Allison University.john.mcmanaman@
Robert is the COO and a Partner in the Thrive Group of Companies. He is responsible for day-to-day operations and for providing operational leadership to manage Thrive’s portfolio and development projects. Robert oversees our company’s processes with the constant goal of maximizing stakeholder value and satisfaction. Robert joined Thrive as a Partner after serving as the company’s external counsel for many years. He is a Partner and Co-Chair with Bingham Law, a full-service law firm located in Moncton, NB, who practices primarily in the area of corporate law and commercial transactions. Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Juris Doctor of Law from the University of New Brunswick.robert.smith@
As Director of Development, Erik leads Thrive’s real estate development division. He is responsible for implementing Thrive’s strategic goal of growing our real estate portfolio by creating capacity for innovative, efficient and effective development projects. In collaboration with the executive team, Erik identifies and assesses potential development projects, and works closely with our consultants, including design, engineering and construction to produce quality results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Erik coordinates public presentation and open communication of Thrive’s development projects to encourage resident and community engagement, ensuring Thrive maintains informative and collaborative relationships within the communities in which we do business. Erik also oversees tenant relations, working with our team to provide best in class service and constantly focusing upon how Thrive can elevate the experience we provide to our tenants.erik.dejong@
As the Controller, Tracy assists the CFO to ensure comprehensive financial controls and accurate reporting and forecasting for the Group of Thrive Companies. Tracy’s responsibilities include overseeing budget management, financial reporting, construction accounting, and general corporate accounting. Tracy provides property management administration support by managing rents, recoveries, and lease administration. Tracy coordinates administration and reporting relating to rents, recoveries and leases, ensuring all financial reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner.tracy.turner@
As Director of Business Development, John is responsible for identifying and implementing new systems and technologies to continually improve Thrive’s organisational processes, across our portfolio of integrated companies. John works directly with the executive team to develop and execute Thrive’s strategic goals across our operating divisions and is responsible for ensuring day-to-day management decisions are made in line with Thrive’s Purpose and Core Values. Prior to joining Thrive Properties, John worked in sales and general management roles within the J.D. Irving Group of companies. He holds a B. Comm. in Economics from the Sobey School of Business and a Certificate in Chinese Studies from Saint Mary’s University and Beijing Normal University.john.keays@
As Development Manager, Kaitlyn evaluates potential development opportunities, collaborates with consultant teams, manages land development applications for municipal approval, and provides due diligence support on project underwriting and acquisitions. Prior to joining Thrive, Kaitlyn worked as an urban planner for one of Canada’s fastest-growing municipalities. Her deep understanding of the local planning context is instrumental in moving development applications forward and assessing potential new sites. Kaitlyn graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning. She is currently a Candidate Member of the Atlantic Planners Institute (API) and the Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP), working toward full membershipkaitlyn.lacelle@
As Finance Manager, Nicholas oversees the financial planning and analysis functions for the Thrive Group of Companies. He is involved in the investment decision-making process and provides analytical insights that support Thrive's real estate portfolio and capital allocation strategy. Nicholas is responsible for conducting market research, risk management as well as business and financial modeling. Prior to joining Thrive Properties, Nicholas worked for one of Canada's leading financial institutions where he focused on mid-market commercial banking. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Economics from Mount Allison University (with distinction). Nicholas is a Level II candidate in the CFA Program.nicholas.hunt@
To be the most successful and respected multi-residential development and investment company in The Maritimes.
These values are the backbone of our company culture and how we aspire to do business every day — with our residents, stakeholders, communities and each other. Each one tells a multilayered story that motivates us to continually strive for excellence.
Our greatest asset, and the key to our success, is our people. Because satisfying our residents depends on the united efforts of many, we are most impactful when we work together cooperatively. We invest in our people and value their every contribution, creating a sense of collective ownership in everything we do.
The Thrive experience enlivens the senses, instills well-being, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of our residents. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and exceed expectations in everything we do.
We are inspired to create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to the sense of health and wellbeing for our residents, and the sustainable stewardship of our communities. We engage curiosity to challenge design preconceptions, ask the right questions, critically evaluate ideas, and craft better solutions.
As a team, we are willing to put in the extra effort, go the extra mile, and be accountable for our actions in order to see our vision and dreams realized. We aspire to consistently surpass our current achievements by embracing new challenges, working hard and celebrating our milestones. We are proud to do the work and call it ours.
We persevere in our efforts no matter the obstacle, with a high sense of urgency. In fact, in the face of obstacles, we always find or create additional opportunities. When we work hard, stay focused and act in service to others, we believe anything is possible.
We are driven by curiosity and a motivation to learn. We value creativity, in our constant pursuit of finding new and better ways to achieve the best possible experience for our residents. We pursue excellence in everything we do.
We believe in the implementation and continual improvement of systems to attain a consistent and superior resident experience. Anything that is systemized, measured and studied, improves. Establishing systems creates additional time to focus on understanding our residents needs, innovation and overall growth.
Frugality is something we take seriously. We want to be mindful and intentional about expenditures, because controlling our costs means we can pass savings on to our residents, reward our team and continue to grow. If we do more with less, we can do more.
Our future is created by what we accomplish today, not tomorrow. The timely completion of deliverables and projects, coupled with high quality is the currency of our progress and growth.
We believe in initiating and fostering long-term relationships with our residents, stakeholders, colleagues and community-at-large. We seek to deal with others, as we would have them deal with us. We believe meaningful relationships are created by providing service to others.
Maintaining strong relationships and serving our tenants and communities as a whole is the most important aspect of what we do. It is through these relationships that our team continues to strive and lead the industry to new levels of customer service and progress.
Diligent during every phase of the building process, the Thrive team attentively consults with our tenants and communities to individualize and exceed expectations. We understand our tenants place great trust in us, and we take this seriously, ensuring all outcomes achieve their needs, personal styles, and aspirations.
We believe in ethical and sustainable development practices. Before new developments begin, we work closely with expert consultants to ensure proper planning and environmental stewardship is followed. We are dedicated to investing in new forms of technology and driven to exceed environmental legislation.
Thrive is committed to dedicating excess land within our development projects, to be enjoyed as natural green spaces and pedestrian trails for both our tenants and the communities we serve. Thrive is proud to support the following organizations who share our commitment to the environment:
The integrity, experience and foresight of our people are what set us apart. We work hard to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. The entrepreneurial spirit of our business drives prosperity and creates opportunities for team members to build careers with real impact.
Thrive fosters a professional, transparent philosophy that promotes talent and acumen while providing our team with a contemporary, progressive and adaptive working environment. By truly valuing the entrepreneurship of our team members, we have evolved a culture of dedication, collaboration, loyalty and friendship that is unmatched in the industry.
Thrive Realty is always looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. If you think you would be an asset to our team, please reach out.