Meet the Team

A business can only be as strong as the people handling the work. That’s why Thrive FP seeks out and retains only the best team members. At the helm of our ship are two well-seasoned real estate investment pros, JP Newman and Adrian Lufschanowski. There’s an ideal balance achieved by their two distinct personalities, yet the two share an unwavering commitment to ethics, integrity and complete commitment to doing the right thing by clients at all times. They’re supported by a team of like-minded professionals, who believe in doing their best each and every day on behalf of the clients and tenants whom they are privileged to serve.

JP Newman
JP NewmanFounder and CEO
In 2005, JP expanded the presence of Thrive, FP LLC (formerly known as Principals Capital Funding) from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas, as he foresaw the long-term fundamentals of the Texas economy. (…)
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Adrian Lufschanowski
Adrian LufschanowskiPresident
Adrian’s career in raising capital started fourteen years ago with a venture capital firm, Elevation Capital Partners. His focus was start-ups and real estate investments. Adrian’s knowledge and expertise in financial markets and investments has added to his aptitude to identify sound start -ups and real estate ventures (…)
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Our Valuable Team Members

Karen Berns
Karen BernsChief Financial Officer
Karen Berns joined Thrive in 2012 and serves as Thrive’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Karen oversees the financial activities of Thrive and its’ lending funds. This encompasses (…)
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Justin Brogna
Justin BrognaChief Operating Officer — Thrive Lending
Justin Brogna serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Thrive Lending. He is responsible for overseeing the Thrive Lending Fund, which includes sourcing and (…)
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Jeff Greenberg
Jeff GreenbergSenior Vice President of Acquisitions / Operating Partner
Mr. Greenberg has had a successful 33-year career in the commercial real estate investment and brokerage business. He has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over (…)
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Chad Dobbs
Chad DobbsSenior Vice President of Acquisition/Operating Partner
Chad has had a successful 13 year career in the real estate brokerage and real estate equity investment business. He has been involved in the acquisition and disposition (…)
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Joe Romano
Joe RomanoSenior Vice President Acquisitions & Operations
Joe joined the Thrive team in 2016 to oversee the company’s current portfolio of multifamily investments and to actively source new acquisitions (…)
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Manuel Ortiz
Manuel OrtizSenior Vice President of Investor Relations
Manuel Ortiz serves as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Thrive FP. With a career in finance spanning nearly two decades (…)
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Lana Kaminski
Lana KaminskiSenior Accountant
Lana Kaminski joined the Thrive FP team in 2017 and currently serves as Senior Accountant. Lana assists Karen with Thrive’s financial, investor, and accounting activity (…)
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Phil Herring
Phil HerringDirector of Asset Management
Phil is responsible for overseeing asset management on Thrive’s equity investment portfolio throughout the country. He produces investor reporting, performs operational analysis (…)
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Cody Remsing
Cody RemsingOperations Manager
Cody serves as the Operations Manager for Thrive FP and began her career with us in 2012. She is always the one helping (…)
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Johanna Annunziato
Johanna AnnunziatoLending Assistant – Thrive Lending
Johanna is a Lending Assistant at Thrive Lending. As a Lending Assistant she services the loan portfolio which includes (…)
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Scott Snyder
Scott SnyderAsset Manager and Special Projects
Scott Snyder is an asset manager as well as an accounting associate for Thrive.  Scott interacts with our equity partners to ensure (…)
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Janet Newman
Janet NewmanMarketing Communications Consultant
Janet currently oversees the marketing and communications efforts of Thrive FP. From writing corporate updates and organizing company (…)
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Jennifer Fetterman
Jennifer FettermanInvestor Relations Coordinator
Jennifer joined the Thrive team in September, 2019. She is responsible for delivering exceptional customer service and support to Thrive’s investors.(…)
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