Senior Vice President, Regional ManagerForrest Odend’hal serves as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Northern Virginia and West Virginia regions. Odend’hal also currently leads Long & Foster’s Alexandria/Old Town Historic District office as the managing broker.
Odend’hal has nearly 30 years of experience in real estate and sales management. He entered the real estate business in 1990 as a dual career agent. He worked as a sales associate at a local franchise in Manassas, Virginia, and as a police officer until 1999. That year, he opened Cowne, Odend’hal and Plaster, Inc., a boutique residential real estate and property management firm, along with two other real estate professionals—Lonnie Plaster and Patrick Cowne.
In 2004, Odend’hal joined Long & Foster as a sales associate when the company purchased Cowne, Odend’hal and Plaster. After several years in sales, he transitioned into real estate management. Odend’hal became branch manager at Long & Foster’s Gainesville office in 2010 and the company’s Manassas office in 2012. He led both locations until he took over its Old Town office in 2014. Odend’hal focuses on teaching agents essential business development skills, as well as the importance of ethics in real estate sales, and he will share that expertise with our managers and agents in his new role.
Odend’hal served on the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR) Board of Directors and previously chaired VAR’s Realtors Political Action Committee. In addition, he served as president of the Realtor Association of Prince William (PWAR).