Who is 5Q Partners?


5Q Partners is the authority for technology management in real estate and alternative investments. Based in Atlanta, 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 themselves, their team members, and their employers. They wanted business leaders to stop thinking of technology as servers, email and phones 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 oversees all Managed Services operations for 5Q clients. Working with our data center partners, Gregg directs the build-out, scaling and ongoing management of all our clients’ dedicated and shared cloud services. Gregg’s 30+ year career has spanned a multitude of industries focusing primarily on networks and technology infrastructure as well as custom large scale solutions with a special focus on security and compliance. The previous 13 years has been focused on real estate and alternative investment companies.

Trey Eiland

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Trey built and manages 5Q’s end user and network support services. He also specializes in business intelligence and sales force solutions for 5Q clients. The first portion of Trey’s 20+ year career was spent implementing and integrating business intelligence systems for Fortune 500 companies with Big 4 and a software provider. The last 12 years he has focused on real estate and alternative investment companies primarily around technology operations, sales force solutions and data analytics.

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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As CEO, Wade is channeling his 27+ years of experience in Big 4 consulting and technology entrepreneurialism to accelerate 5Q’s growth as THE authority in real estate and alternative investment technology. Wade’s specific focus is listening to clients and the industry needs and ensuring 5Q continually evolves to deliver on those needs through exceptional client service. Wade is also working to leverage the partners’ core belief in “succeeding by serving” to develop technology best practices and benchmarks which will help the overall industry.