Len Forkas

By taylor thornton

Len Forkas, a serial entrepreneur and 20-year veteran of the wireless infrastructure industry,founded Milestone Communications to serve as the bridge between wireless carriers and public landowners.

Len became intrigued with wireless tower development during his career in commercial real estate. He started at Oxford Development Corporation and Winchester Homes, and then joined a major bank where he oversaw a 900-acre, mixed-use community.

Undaunted by the prospect of entering a new industry, Len launched Milestone in 2001, focusing on a handful of projects in Northern Virginia. Under Len’s leadership, Milestone grew into a well-respected developer that today has partnerships with over 50 municipal, school and utility landowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
In 2002, Len founded Hopecam, Inc., a nonprofit that uses video technology to connect homebound children undergoing treatment for cancer to their friends at school. He stays active in Hopecam, serving as the chairman for the charity’s 15-member Board of Directors.

Len, a popular leadership speaker, is the author of What Spins the Wheel, a book that shares team-building lessons he learned while competing solo in Race Across America (a 3,000 mile, coast-to-coast event described as “the toughest bike race in the world”).
An active member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), Len serves as a co-leader of the IDF, the association’s peer group for entrepreneurs in the wireless tower industry. Hereceived an MBA from The American University and graduated from the College of Architecture at Ball State University.