Our Story

Like many epic stories, ours started with a pretty average guy, down on his luck, just looking to get by and take care of his family. What ended up happening was way more than we ever imagined.

Our Founder, Sean, tells it best…

Before I began my career in Real Estate Investing, I was living in New York running a non-profit with a mission to put an end to human trafficking in the United States (a cause that is now interwoven into the very fabric of our business. Read more here.) Prior to that I owned a very successful mortgage brokerage firm in Orlando, FL.

While my passion was high, my bank account was low. Actually, my bank account was non-existent—I didn’t even have enough money to clear the next month’s rent.

As fate would have it, I came to Baltimore for a conference, and really connected with one of the conference leaders. For whatever reason, I’ll still never know, he offered to cover my rent, and convinced me to move to Baltimore with the promise of a salaried position at a real estate development group.

While I loved the non-profit, I took one look at my children and realized their futures were limited by the lack of financial freedom I was creating for myself and my family. I decided to move to Baltimore and began work the next day in Real Estate Investing.

The plan was for the founder of the real estate group to teach me everything he knew about investing in Real Estate over the course of three months, then after that, I’d move to a full commission position. The problem was, the only day I saw the founder was the day after my 3 months were up and my salary was to disappear.

Here comes the proverbial fork in the road. I had two choices. Given that nothing was taught to me, I could give up and return to New York, or I could learn everything I possibly could about real estate and set out on my own. I started reading, watching, and consuming anything and everything real estate related. I started investing on my own, and developed a core group of highly-vetted contractors to fix up properties.

Before I knew it, others started hearing of our success, and we had a full-fledged book of business. Fast forward to now, and I’m proud to say Thrive one the fastest-growing wholesale real estate investment firms in the nation. We have renovated and sold over 300 homes in the last 4 years. We have sold 1,000’s of Wholesale Investment properties which include fix and flips, single family rentals and multi family properties.

My life motto is simply this. “Work like it depends on you and pray like it depends on God.”


Sean Christopher
President and CEO Thrive Real Estate Investing

Sean is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Thrive Real Estate Investing. As a 20 year veteran in the Real Estate, Mortgage, Marketing and Branding Industry, Sean helps businesses to significantly grow their profits. Period. As CEO of Thrive, Sean helps investors in the U.S. and throughout the world to often double the returns they are currently making on where they choose to invest their money.

He is also extremely passionate about fighting Human Trafficking.

Sean is also the Senior Vice President of Forthought Inc. A Web Development and Marketing Agency based in Vero Beach, FL.

Sean’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, USA Today, AP, Changemakers and many other media outlets throughout the nation.

He is a highly sought after Public Speaker, founder of the Fully Alive Movement, Author, and Biohacker.

Connect with Sean on Linkedin by clicking on the logo below.

Daniel Wrench
Senior Vice President

Daniel Wrench, Senior Vice-President, is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Ky. He resides in Vero Beach, Fl. with his King Charles Cavalier Spaniel “Dutch”. He spent a number of years in Corporate America working in the IT sector before transitioning into the Real Estate Investment business.

He is also the founder and CEO of Forthought, Inc., a company that provides internet based solutions of all types for any size business.

He has over 10 years of experience in Real Estate, Real Estate Development (Commercial and Residential) and a strong background in Business Development. He works closely with Sean, CEO of Thrive to develop investment strategies for key investors in the turn key rental market as well as fix and flip.

Connect with Daniel on Linkedin by clicking on the logo below.

Julie Davidson
Vice President Of Business Development

Julie helps investors earn more money. Period. Every day she works with investors that are not earning what they really want for their hard earned money.

Many investors use standard vehicles such as 401k, IRA, Stocks, Bonds etc.

She teaches investors how to use Real Estate as a tool to virtually double the return they are currently earning on their money.

She has over 10 years experience in Real Estate, Real Estate Development (Commercial and Residential) and a strong background in Business Development. When it comes to Real Estate Investing Julie promises to exceed your expectations.

We are privileged to have Julie as part of the Thrive team and encourage our investors to use her knowledge to their advantage!

Connect with Julie on Linkedin by clicking on the logo below.

It’s bigger than business

At Thrive development, social good is baked into our business model.

For every property we sell, we donate 10% of our profits to organizations working to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.

Human trafficking is an issue that, unfortunately, goes largely unrealized in the United States. It is estimated that 300,000 children are forced into human trafficking in the United States every single year, with the average age of the child being 13-years-old.  Sadly, it is also estimated that there are under 500 beds nationally to provide care for these children.

We are extremely adamant that as our company grows, our success will directly contribute to those young children who don’t enjoy the basic freedoms many of us take for granted. Our goal is to build 100 safe houses to provide a sanctuary for these children.

Rescuing these children and granting them the freedom and opportunities so many of us can take for granted is one of our biggest passions, and it’s one of the driving reasons we started our company.

Our Values

Family First

Thrive Real Estate Investing started because our founder was resolute that he create a better financial future for his family. As our company grows, family remains at the core of our business. We treat our clients and our team members like members of our own family, and always look for ways to contribute to their families. We do this by providing the best financial opportunities we can to our clients. We also pay our employees fair wages and offer extended paid leave so they never have to choose between work and family.

Never stop learning

We are proud to say that we learned and honed our craft in the trenches. Sure, all learning curves can lead to bumps and bruises, but we always pick ourselves back up and use our experiences as ways to refine our skills and our systems. We encourage both our employees and our clients to learn as much as they possibly can about the real estate field and about their own personal mindset. A keen focus on both areas will yield better returns in real estate and in life. Continued education is paramount in our business, and it’s why we employee the best in the business.

Get it done, no matter what

We are unyielding in our promise to create the best opportunities for our clients. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to ensure that the quality of our homes and the rate of return exceeds market standards. Even when it’s hard, even when timing makes it tough, even when others say it’s impossible (especially then), our mantra is simple, “Get it done, no matter what.”


We believe the best way to invest in real estate is to have a firm understanding of the entire process and all the circumstances that impact your investment. We work with clients to be transparent and communicative in everything we do, so you are well aware of how to maximize your money.

Join our team

Email : thriverealestateinvesting@gmail.com to learn more about current opportunities and how to apply.