Fifth Square Partners’ Greg Belew Named a Rising Star of Real Estate

Co-Founder of Respected New York-Based Development Firm Recognized as a Future Industry Trendsetter by Institutional Investor News
May 15, 2008 - PRLog -- Greg Belew, co-founder and managing partner of New York-based real estate development company Fifth Square Partners, has just been named one of the Top 20 Rising Stars of Real Estate by Institutional Investor News.

This year’s Rising Stars were announced on March 24 in a published supplement that was sent to Institutional Investor News’ subscribers as well as other industry professionals. The Rising Stars were selected based on expertise, dedication and consistency in the commercial real estate industry, demonstrating that they will be the trendsetters of the future and will impact the market for years to come. Belew and additional honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments at Real Estate Finance & Investment’s Third Annual EPIC Awards, being held on June 5 at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for my work with Fifth Square Partners, and we look forward to continuing to develop projects that enhance the vitality of neighborhoods in New York and beyond,” Belew said.

Belew co-founded Fifth Square Partners (, formerly Northstar Property Group, in 2002 with Wharton School of Business classmate David Berger, and together they have undertaken more than $150 million in development projects in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The firm, known for producing outstanding design-oriented adaptive re-use and urban infill developments, has received several additional recent accolades, including the 2006 Home Building Industry (HOBI) Award for “Best Infill Community” in the state of Connecticut for their project Laurel Ridge and the 2006 Baltimore Heritage Preservation Project Award for Rombro Condominiums. This development was also named Maryland’s Top Residential Project of 2006 by “Square Feet,” an annual publication of the Daily Record.

Recent projects include 344 Bowery, a six-story pre-war residential building offering full-floor lofts, situated in Manhattan’s East Village/Noho neighborhood; Friends at BoltonPark, a historic school house condominium conversion located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore; Arch Street Exchange, a high-end condominium in Philadelphia’s renown Loft District; and The Steelworks Lofts (, a condominium conversion located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that will offer 88 studio through three-bedroom loft residences and impressive amenities including a full service attended lobby, a monitored parking garage, a fitness center and a fully equipped rooftop with an outdoor cinema and communal kitchen, fire pits, private cabanas and more.  

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