ABOUT 5Q PARTNERS

Who is 5Q Partners?


5Q Partners is the authority for technology management in all sectors of commercial real estate (office, industrial, multifamily, retail, etc.). With offices in Atlanta and Dallas, the company’s team of operators and consultants have all established their careers in industry-specific business processes and technology solutions. 5Q Partners understands the intricacies and inner workings of real estate and alternative investment’s legacy technology systems. The company provides a full spectrum of technology solutions, consulting and operational best practices to owners, sponsors, managers, and developers in the real estate industry. 5Q Partners. Real. Tech. Experts.


Our Story & Team


The name 5Q Partners originated from years of “fifth quarter” conversations following college football games when our founding partners spent hours talking about their work as technology professionals. They wanted to make the utilization and adoption of technology better for their employers, their team members, and themselves. They wanted business leaders to look at technology as a key component of their business growth and not just email, phones, and servers, and start to view it as the key to their business growth. And so, 5Q Partners was born. Each of our founding partners brings a unique skill set, and every client gets the benefit of our entire breadth of experience that leverages more than 100 years of combined technology experience as well as decades of industry-specific business processes and technology solutions in real estate and alternative investment. Learn more about each of our partners below.

John Costopoulos

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John heads up all of 5Q’s Consulting Solutions. He has deep expertise in the integration of applications and infrastructure required to enable real estate and alternative investment business processes. The first half of his 22+ year career was delivering accounting and ERP systems to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. The second half has been in industry-specific applications and solutions for real estate and alternative investment companies.

Gregg Dickson

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Gregg co-founded 5Q Partners in 2014, leveraging 30 years of broad IT experience providing technology services to numerous organizations. Gregg’s primary focus is on the architecture, planning and design of technology solutions for commercial real estate organizations, helping them leverage technology to drive maximum business value. Prior to 5Q, Gregg served as Enterprise Architect at Wells Real Estate Funds, delivering transformative technology solutions to Wells and several REIT spin-offs. Gregg’s career started at Clemson University where he lead a team of developers in implementing and supporting business applications. He went on to provide IT consulting, technology strategy, enterprise architecture, infrastructure design, systems engineering, data architecture, software development and systems integration services to many Fortune 500 and startup companies. Gregg enjoys spending time outdoors with his family on their farmland in Braselton, GA. He and his wife Vicki, also enjoy counselling younger couples and families as well as advocating for fostering and adoption of orphans. They, especially enjoy fun activities with their 2 adult daughters, son and 3 grandchildren.

Trey Eiland

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Trey co-founded 5Q Partners in 2014, bringing 20 years of IT and Big 4 Management Consulting experience. Originally, Trey built and oversaw the Managed Services division of 5Q. His current focus is Professional Services, including both project and account management for the company. Prior to 5Q, Trey has spent time on all sides of technology, including Business Intelligence, Application Development and Operations Leadership, often providing those skills to numerous Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant. Most recently, Trey worked with the other co-founders at Wells Real Estate Funds where they developed a passion for the Commercial Real Estate market, thus forming 5Q Partners to give back to the industry. Trey enjoys attending Auburn sporting events, playing guitar with his band on the weekend and for his church on Sundays. In addition, he’s been a part of giving back to Project 82 Kenya for over 15 years and recently embarked on a Father/Daughter weeklong Bible School mission in Puerto Rico. He is married to his lovely wife, Jennifer and has a daughter, Addie, who keeps him busy with volleyball tournaments across the Southeast.

Rob Schmidt

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Rob directs 5Q’s Strategic Leadership Services and serves as the outsourced Chief Information Officer for some of our larger clients. Rob has served most of his 25-year career in positions of IT leadership. The past 15 years have been focused in the areas of project portfolio management, policy and procedure development, vendor and contract management, personnel management, cross organizational leadership, and executive collaboration. His combined experience as both an external consultant and an internal technology leader uniquely positions him to provide business value to our real estate and alternative investment clients.

Wade Hughes

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Wade joined 5Q Partners as CEO in 2015. Channeling 30+ years experience in Big 4 accounting, consultancy and technology entrepreneurialism, Wade has been instrumental in accelerating 5Q’s growth and maturity to become THE authority in IT and Cybersecurity for the commercial real estate industry. Wade’s specific focus with 5Q is identifying client and industry needs, then ensuring 5Q continually evolves to deliver exceptional client service and operational excellence. Wade also strives to leverage the partners’ core belief in “succeeding by serving” by going above and beyond to provide insights and solutions that are outside of 5Q’s service offerings in an effort to foster best practices across the industry. Prior to 5Q Partners, Wade was CEO of The Intersect Group, a Finance/Accounting and IT staffing and consulting company, leading their growth from $2.7 million to $62 million in 7 years. Wade’s career began with Arthur Andersen as a CPA before transitioning to consulting where he led strategy, process, and technology implementation teams for multiple Fortune 100 clients. Wade enjoys spending his free time traveling with his three daughters, coaching travel softball, and watching Alabama football. Wade is also heavily invested in fighting poverty and homelessness with a hand up, not just a hand out, and had been a Board member for several years for Safehouse Outreach Ministries based in Atlanta, and Much Ministries based in Haiti.