Long & Foster is home to thousands of industry-leading sales associates and a highly-skilled executive management team. With a breadth of knowledge that stands apart, Long & Foster has expertise that journalists, researchers and bloggers have come to rely on.
Below are details about a few of our leaders, including our founder P. Wesley Foster, Jr. These executives often work with the media about current trends and news in real estate and financial services, and you can contact our media team if you’re interested in interviewing any of them. If you’d like to learn about all the executives at The Long & Foster Companies, please visit our company website.
P. Wesley Foster, Jr.
Founder & Chairman Emeritus, The Long & Foster Companies
P. Wesley “Wes” Foster, Jr. is founder and chairman emeritus of The Long & Foster Companies, which includes Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Prosperity Home Mortgage Company, Long & Foster Settlement Services, Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc., and Urban Pace. He founded Long & Foster Real Estate in 1968, along with a partner, Henry A. Long. Foster handled the residential real estate arm of the business and Long handled commercial. In July 1979, Foster became sole owner of Long & Foster, and he has grown the company to become the nation’s No. 1 independent real estate brand*. Foster is a founding member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and the Realty Alliance, both of which are trade groups consisting of the nation’s leading brokers. In September 2017, The Long & Foster Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest real estate brokerage and one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. Read Foster’s full company biography on LongandFoster.com.
*By sales volume, according to the REAL Trends 500
Jeffrey S. Detwiler
Chief Executive Officer, The Long & Foster Companies
Jeff Detwiler is chief executive officer of Long & Foster Companies, including the operations of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., and its affiliated businesses of mortgage, title, and insurance. He is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization and overseeing its daily operations. Detwiler, who joined Long & Foster in 2009, has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in the finance industry. His background includes more than 30 years of experience in mortgage banking, investment and insurance and portfolio management. Read Detwiler’s full company biography on LongandFoster.com.
Tim W. Wilson
CEO, Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC; President of affiliated businesses, The Long & Foster Companies
Tim W. Wilson is CEO of Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, and president of the affiliated businesses of The Long & Foster Companies. He is responsible for managing strategic business development, operations and sales for Prosperity Home Mortgage, Long & Foster Settlement Services, and Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. Wilson joined Long & Foster following a 22-year career in various roles at Wachovia and World Savings. His last position at Wachovia was executive vice president and director of wholesale lending, a role he held from 2007 to 2009. Wilson has a long career in banking and lending and has served on a variety of committees and special projects related to mortgages and financing, including his former role as chairman of the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO). Read Wilson’s full company biography on LongandFoster.com.
Gary A. Scott
President, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Gary A. Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, has more than 25 years in the real estate industry, having led several notable real estate organizations after a successful run as a top-performing sales associate. As the head of the largest independent real estate firm in the country, he is charged with ensuring that Long & Foster maintains its position as market leader and continues its reputation as a real estate company committed to its sales associates and their customers. He is also a well-versed proponent of leveraging cutting-edge tools and technology to meet the needs of today’s real estate professionals and clients. Scott’s territories include Delaware, New Jersey, Philadelphia, the Baltimore and Eastern Shore areas of Maryland, and the Richmond, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Roanoke and Southwest areas of Virginia. Read Scott’s full company biography on LongandFoster.com.
Larry “Boomer” A. Foster, Jr.
President, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Boomer Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, has served in a variety of positions with the company. Foster became a top producer within his first year as an agent, was appointed as a branch manager with Long & Foster in 2007, and was tapped as a regional vice president in 2010. In 2011, Foster was appointed senior vice president , heading the company’s Northern Virginia and West Virginia region. Foster brings a competitive edge to everything he does and is committed to providing Long & Foster sales associates with tools and information they need to help them best meet the needs of today’s buyers and sellers. His territories as president include North Carolina, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, the suburban and Montgomery County areas of Maryland, and the Charlottesville and Northern Virginia areas. Read Foster’s full company biography on LongandFoster.com.