Thrive Companies remediates unlivable land in Columbus, creating intentional and prospering communities.

About Thrive

For three generations, the Wagenbrenner name has been a cornerstone of real-estate development in Columbus, OH. From building schools and churches in the 1940’s, to the redevelopment of the Grandview Avenue strip in the 1970’s, the Wagenbrenners have historically repurposed forgotten land or large urban infills and turned the sites into flourishing communities.

As the development world transformed to be more experience-focused, the necessity for Wagenbrenner Development to evolve into Thrive Companies became apparent. As Thrive Companies, we push the boundaries of mixed-use urban development, providing our clients with high quality homes in well-planned, stimulating communities within some of Columbus’s most popular neighborhoods.

Thrive plans developments.

Before construction on a new project can begin, Thrive’s development team works to carefully select and transform land. Thrive has worked closely with the EPA to remediate more brownfield and neglected lands than any other developer in Ohio. Using human-centered principles, Thrive is sensitive to the need for organic spaces that bring value to the people who use them. Thrive collaborates with local residents throughout the development process to ensure that neighbors feel connected to the project, all while fostering and maintaining successful working relationships with government entities and investors.

Thrive builds developments.

Our internal Thrive construction team manages the building process for all Thrive communities. Thrive Construction has aligned themselves with the best contractors and vendors in the business to ensure all projects are built with a keen eye for detail and with a disciplined focus on budget and schedule.

    • In 2020, the Thrive Construction team built 959,033 square feet of space.
      In 2021, the Thrive Construction team is working to build 1,359,520 square feet of space.
    • *Combined for-rent and for-sale construction.

Thrive provides a personalized homebuying experience.

Thrive has refined the homebuying process by having a team of devoted Community Experience Managers who are experts of each Thrive property. CEMs serve as the single point-of-contact for the client’s entire homebuying process, anticipating possible obstacles, answering all questions, and providing guidance every step of the way. Having an internal team committed to all clients, both when buying the home and when maintaining it, allows for the Thrive homebuying customer service to be nothing short of exceptional.

Listing by Community

  1. Jeffrey Park

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  2. Grant Park

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  3. Founders

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  4. Quarry Trails

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  • What is a Community Experience Manager?

    Part of the Community Experience Team, your Community Experience Manager is your guide and main point of contact from Purchase Agreement execution through Closing. Our Community Experience Managers are expected to provide exceptional customer service for each Thrive Companies client. Building and purchasing a new home is challenging, complex, and emotional. Your Community Experience Manager is there to anticipate possible obstacles, answer questions, and provide assurance if the process becomes overwhelming. Your Community Experience Manager will strive to get to know you and your family so that they can provide the most tailored experience and help welcome you to your new home and community.

Thrive provides a personalized apartment rental experience.

Thrive has upgraded the apartment rental process by having a team of devoted Community Experience Managers and Associates who are experts of each Thrive property. CEMs and CEAs work alongside Thrive’s internal maintenance team to serve as a wealth of knowledge for the client’s apartment rental experience, from finding the community that’s the best fit to ensuring a high standard of quality for the entire lifecycle.

    • Active Thrive for-rent residents as of 4/1/2021: 1,000+
      Active Thrive for-rent residents by 2025: 6,100+

For-Rent Communities

  1. Jeffrey Park

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  2. Grant Park

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  3. Founders

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  4. Grandview Crossing

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  5. Quarry Trails

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Thrive is devoted to integrating wellness into all developments.

By owning and operating The Athletic, a state-of-the-art hybrid fitness facility that offers discounted rates to all Thrive residents, Thrive is able to maintain a consistent wellness experience for all residents and guests.

    • The first Athletic will be located at Founders, with four other locations being added by 2022.