Thrive Acquisition was founded in 2021 by Kathy DeVries to become the premier business intermediary and commercial real estate brokerage in West Michigan. 

Our mission: Helping Business Owners Thrive in Work and in Life

Our vision is to help owners of privately held companies build value at the acquisition stage, holding stage, and divestiture stage to contribute to a robust, thriving community that values the success of its businesses, people, and culture. 


 Kathy DeVries, Managing Broker

Kathy DeVries is a Certified Business Intermediary and Realtor. With a background in business ownership of a privately-held company, Kathy has first-hand experience in running a business and divesting. Kathy enjoys partnering with clients in helping them excel personally and professionally, and using their business to arrive at their preferred future. 

 Lance Chichester, Business Broker

Lance Chichester is a Business Broker and Realtor. Lance is experienced as a second-generation business owner in a privately-held company and also has experience in real estate transactions. Lance enjoys working with clients who are ready to take that next step in their business. 

Thrive Acquisition is a licensed real estate brokerage in the State of Michigan.