Real Estate 2023: JACKIE THIEL
PRESIDENT, LONG & FOSTER REAL ESTATE, FAIRFAX
Thiel was appointed president of Long & Foster Real Estate in March, replacing Larry “Boomer” Foster. She has been with the company since 1998 and was executive vice president of general brokerage operations before her promotion. Thiel oversees the company’s more than 200 offices and 9,000 agents across eight states and Washington, D.C.
During her 25 years with the company, Thiel has held various positions, including vice president and regional manager for the Southwest Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads regions; vice president of regional development; and vice president of career development. She started her career at Bowers Nelms & Fonville, a Richmond real estate company purchased by Long & Foster in 1998.
Long & Foster Real Estate is owned by The Long & Foster Cos., a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. In 2022, Long & Foster Real Estate sold $27 billion in homes.
Thiel has a bachelor’s degree in education from Franciscan University and studied education psychology at the University of Oregon.