📢 Help Thrive Congratulate SIX 2019 Emerald Award Winners!

The WMFHA Emerald Awards event is a multifamily property management legend in the Puget Sound region. Once a year, over a thousand industry leaders and partners gather to celebrate achievement and network with peers at an elegant venue in Bellevue, WA. With John Curley as MC, a live band, and the intense energy of a room packed with multifamily professionals dressed to the nines, the evening was an instant success.

Throughout the night, Thrive team members and communities received no less than SIX Emerald Awards detailed below. 👏 Please help us congratulate our teams, clients and peer group on their outstanding achievements that truly move the industry forward. We are so proud! Go #teamthrive! 🍃🥇


Thrive Expands into New Market in Hillsboro Oregon!

On January 30th, Thrive Communities will have expanded our presence into Hillsboro, a neighboring city of Portland, Oregon, providing property management and renovation services for a longtime valued partner at the Landmark at Tanasbourne Apartments - a 285-unit community.

“We combine peerless presentation with an owners-mindset at every community we manage to ensure each asset is operating at its full potential,” said Rose O’Dell, president of Thrive Communities. “We are excited to provide our boutique-at-scale property management services to our existing clients along with new ownership groups active in the Portland Metro Area as we continue to expand into Oregon.”

Thrive was built on the foundation of beautiful and efficient value-add renovation projects with an exceptional team that manages high quality assets., We’re thrilled to enter into a new market on the foundational quality that Thrive Communities is known for! The below images showcase recent Thrive projects in Seattle and Everett - The Eden and Artesia Apartments, respectively.

This new growth leads to an expanded team with new career opportunities. If you are interested in joining the first team of Thrivers in Oregon, visit our careers page HERE.

Thrive Communities Thanks Employees with New Benefits in 2019!

Ranked as one of the best workplaces in the Puget Sound, Thrive Communities is a leader among multifamily employers in the region. Their progressive approach to valuing and appreciating our employees has brought new and exciting changes to the growing team in 2019.

Each year, Thrive Communities sends out an associate survey and asks their team how they could make the employee experience better. From the suggestions, the leadership team determines what improvements they can make for the following year. This year reflects their boldest offerings yet.

Recognizing the great team of Thrivers that is committed to making Thrive Communities the success that it is today, all staff will be rewarded with a doubling employer match for 401k contributions. Thrive also wants to recognize their Home Office staff for the continued commitment to serving site teams by implementing new unlimited vacation and flex time policies. Thrive is dedicated to producing a productive work environment and hope these policies reflect the understanding that differing levels of productivity occur at different times for associates. In addition to new employee benefits, the Thrive team continues to grow with the addition of systems administration, training, and professional development support positions.

With these exciting new changes to the Thrive Communities team, we look forward to a successful year that benefits all employees and that continues to optimize value for our clients. We thank our Thrivers for their commitment to making us a leader in the multifamily industry!

To learn more about job openings, visit our careers page HERE.

Thrive Completes Historic Renovation Project in Magnolia

Overlooking Puget Sound in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Fort Lawton was a United States Army Post now part of picturesque Discovery Park. In what is certainly one of our most unique projects, Thrive Developments has been working to renovate several historic residences and artfully restore them for the next generation of owners.

As the project comes to a close, the two final residences are now completed and on the market. We are so proud to share the amazing work of the Thrive team on such a challenging and historic project.

The iconic residences at Officer’s Row offer an unparalleled opportunity to live in a sanctuary fronting 534 acres of Discovery Park, just 15-minutes from downtown Seattle. To learn more, check out the listings below or the website, https://ownfortlawton.com/

Redfin Link: 4204 Washington Ave.

Redfin Link: 4206 Washington Ave.

One Day, Three Towns, Three New Thrive Communities 🍃

Thrive Communities is on the move again! Our team is so pleased to welcome 3 new communities to our portfolio:

Sutter’s Square Apartments - 94 Homes in Everett, WA

Vista Ridge Apartments - 91 Homes in Issaquah, WA

Westview Village Apartments - 120 Homes in Renton, WA

Thrive transitioned all three properties in one day under the leadership of Sr. Regional Manager Kendehl Rojanasthien and Regional Manager Robert Gorrin, with extensive support from the Operations and Accounting teams. Each community was service, lease and payment ready on day one ensuring residents were minimally impacted. Additionally, Thrive pre-developed 3 beautiful new websites for these communities that were launched as part of the transition - ensuring our tradition of Peerless Presentation is carried over to digital first impressions as well.

As Thrive’s portfolio continues to grow, our transition team, made up of thrivers from multiple departments, has developed a process to ensure that typical post transitional lag is minimized at every opportunity.

Welcome to Thrive, and congratulations to our new team members and those who received promotions as a result of these three transitions!

Multifamily Property Transitions Near Seattle Propel Thrive’s October Growth

This week, Thrive Communities wrapped up its second property transition of October, welcoming Copper Creek Apartments to the Thrive family – a 181 home community located in Milton, WA. Just weeks before, Thrive transitioned Alaire Apartments – a 357 home community in Renton, WA. Both properties add a combined 538 homes to Thrive’s portfolio in under 30 days.

The success and efficiency of these transitions can be attributed to Thrive’s award-winning property management team led by expert Regional Managers, combined with a unique commitment to ensuring property transitions are service, lease, and payment ready within 24 hours of a management transition.

Both properties are candidates for value-add renovations, which will be managed by Thrive’s redevelopment team to deliver exceptional results for both residents and ownership.

A special welcome to the Copper Creek and Alaire staff joining #teamthrive during these transitions!

Thrive Property Transitions in the News:



Alaire Apartments in Renton, WA

Thrive Teams Up with Grosvenor Americas

With Grosvenor Americas’ newest acquisition, Thrive is proud to welcome Union Park Apartments into our portfolio of managed communities. The Registry highlighted the acquisition, stating, “The unbeatable location to Downtown Seattle and owner-managed asset quality of Union Park attracted both local and international buyer groups.” Thrive is a longtime partner of Grosvenor Americas, spanning seven years and resulting in more than 2,573 units managed.

This 6-story community was built in 1990 and includes studios, one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 574 to 914 square feet. Union Park Apartments is a controlled access community, equipped with a fitness center, elevator and parking garage — making life a little more convenient for residents and guests.

Located at 1310 Minor Ave., steps from Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Union Park offers easy access to Pike Place Market, Seattle Symphony Orchestra Hall, Washington State Convention Center, Paramount Theater, I-5 and more. With a Walk Score of 98, it’s time to love where you live.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please visit our website.

One final big shout out to our Thrive Transition Team who made all this possible! And a special congratulations to Grosvenor on their newest asset!

Thrive Ranked 7th Best Workplace in Washington

Thrive had an amazing night celebrating Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces awards and being recognized as the 7th best workplace in Washington! With more than 300 employers nominated, we are thrilled to be recognized for a second year in a row!   

Rose O’Dell, President of Thrive said, “I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who perpetuates the Thrive culture and makes this company so great to work for. I feel very thankful every day to work with such an amazing team of people who: Do the right thing. Do work to be proud of. Be a great place to work. Thrive!”

At Thrive, we have built our culture through a number of initiatives, including a bonus program, bi-annual parties, awards, promoting from within, and by providing an annual education stipend for continuing education. By investing in our people and their careers, we create stronger employees to partner with clients, interface with residents and who perform their jobs with excellence. 

Once again, we thank each of our Thrivers who nominated us as being the best workplace in Washington! 

Boutique Living in Capitol Hill

We are excited to welcome our newest community, Modera Capitol Hill, located in the heart of Pike/Pine Triangle in Capitol Hill. Modera Capitol Hill was purchased by RISE Properties Trust Monday and will be re-branded as part of a Thrive Developments enhancement project in the coming months. 

Built in 2016, this 6-story community includes 135 homes with 3 retail spaces. Ranging from 382 to 1,158 square feet with studios, one, and two-bedroom homes, Modera offers a boutique living experience. Each home includes keyless entry, tile backsplash, vinyl wood planking, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, and quartz counter-tops.

Picture living at Modera with your furry friends and stopping by the leasing office for dog treats before enjoying the sunset in front of the rooftop fireplace. Mix and mingle in the resident lounge or invite guests to enjoy a game on the outdoor TV. With a Walk Score of 99, Modera is surrounded by vibrant culture, live music, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars - our loaner bikes will be put to great use!

For more information or to schedule a tour, please see our website.

We greatly appreciate the dedicated teams at both RISE and Thrive for their hard work on this project! A special congratulations to our Community Manager Sanaz Neissani and Maintenance Supervisor Hernane Carvalho on your new positions!