Wesley "Wes" Foster

Chairman and CEO, Long & Foster Real Estate

Overall Rank: 18
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 5

A well-respected businessman and astute entrepreneur, Foster founded Long & Foster in 1968 and has since grown it into one of the nation’s three largest family-owned real estate firms. The firm has more than 11,000 agents in over 220 Mid-Atlantic offices who do over $29 billion in annual sales. His firm also operates a number of affiliated firms including Prosperity Home Mortgage Company LLC, Long & Foster Settlement Services, Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Vacation Rentals and Long & Foster Corporate Real Estate Services.

Foster, a 1956 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and former army artillery officer, is also a founding member of the influential global independent brokerage network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.