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Wesley (Wes) Foster Jr.
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Industry Leaders
Chairman and CEO
Long & Foster Companies,

Foster began his real estate career in 1963 as a sales manager for home builder Michew Corp. He joined Nelson Realty as VP in 1966 before launching Long & Foster in 1968 Henry Long. Long handled the commercial side of the business and Foster handled residential business. Foster became sole owner in 1979. Long & Foster is the largest privately held real estate company in the nation, with about 19,000 agents and employees and about 235 sales offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Foster currently serves on the board of directors of Lane Construction Corporation of Meridien, Conn. and the George C. Marshall Foundation. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1991 for real estate in the Greater Washington, D.C. area by Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and was an Army artillery officer, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany.

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