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 (CBI) 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. 

Drew McLean Blue Shirt Photo   Drew McLean, Business Broker

Drew McLean is a Business Broker and REALTOR®. Drew says, "Working with people to solve problems is a passion of mine and helping people achieve their goals drives me." Drew hasbeen blessed with a rich and varied professional life, and it has given him knowledge and insights that are unique to the business brokering profession. More importantly, his work-life experiences bring a rare skill set and understanding to the profession that business owners find valuable.

Michael_Moores.png  Michael Moores, Business Broker

 Michael Moores is a Business Broker and REALTOR®. Michael was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2003 and spent the next fourteen years in various roles, including law enforcement, corporate investigations, private security, and finally, business owner. Once the entrepreneur bug bit, he never looked back!

Michael's initial leap into the real estate sector was In 2017 when he founded Veteran Inspections & Services, a one-stop home inspection company. Soon after, he earned his Michigan Real Estate license to expand his knowledge of the real estate industry to help people buy and sell their homes with the unique perspective of a home inspector.

As a business owner, he quickly grew a deep passion for helping other business owners succeed however he can. Having survived a pandemic and an incredibly competitive real estate market, Ihe knew he could relate with other business owners, so he partnered with Thrive Acquisition, where he's able to put the full spectrum of his experience to use for his clients.

Michael is a Grand Rapids native and a long-time resident of Jenison. When he's not working, he's spending time with his amazing wife and three kids.


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