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Director of Land Acquisition

Company: D. R. Horton
Location: Chandler
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Director of Land Acquisition (2300595) Job Description Director of Land Acquisition - 2300595 Description D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder in the U.S., was founded in 1978 and is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. It is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes designed principally for the entry-level and first time move-up markets. The Company also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries. Please visit our website at www.drhorton.com for more information.
D.R. Horton, Inc. is currently looking for an - Director of Land Acquisition. The Division Director of Land Acquisition works with the Division President to establish the land acquisition goals that support the division's annual business plan. Responsible for managing the operation to find, contract, and initiate agency approvals and close on land to meet the division's objectives and goals. Directs the process of land analysis, negotiations, purchase agreements and corporate submittal packages to determine feasibility. - Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform the obligations and signature duties required by the elected office stated in the Corporate Authority resolutions
  • Actively search for land available for purchase
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships and a network of business contacts for avenues of possible acquisitions
  • Negotiate the acquisition of properties with landowners, banks, attorneys or brokers
  • Review operations and performance of the Land Acquisition Department. Works with Division President to take corrective action as deemed necessary to achieve goals
  • Oversee the process of preparing the corporate acquisition submittal package including acquisition and development-related budgets, exhibits and schedules
  • Partner with Director of Forward Planning throughout the entire due diligence process on land acquisition opportunities, observing time sensitive dates
  • Communicate critical dates and information to other department heads
  • Perform market analyses to determine financial viability of potential projects
  • Physically walk the land to determine potential for special development situations, (e.g. demolition, utilities, relocations, special grading issues, abandonment, environmental, etc.)
  • Submit, obtain and review environmental report to identify issues that require federal or state permits, or issues that could prevent or delay acquisition
  • Keep current on area market transactions and industry trends
  • Evaluate workload and establish priorities to staff
  • Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company Supervisory Responsibilities Directly manages -two or more employees in the Operations Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Qualifications Education and/or Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or related field from a four-year college or university -
    • Three to five years land acquisition experience
    • Must have a vehicle and a valid driver's license
    • Ability to meet multiple deadlines concurrently in a high-pressure environment
    • Experience in contract negotiation
    • Proven ability to lead and execute strong oral presentations
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral form or via DRH applications
    • Proficiency with MS Office and email Preferred Qualifications
      • Knowledge in market analyses a plus
      • Experience in the residential homebuilding industry preferred
      • Knowledge of residential land due diligence and entitlements preferred Come join -a winning team with a Fortune 500 company! We are growing fast and are -looking for enthusiastic attitudes and team players to join our success. We offer an excellent benefits package including:
        • Medical, Vision and Dental
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Flex Spending Accounts
        • Life Insurance
        • Vacation, Sick, Personal Time and Company Holidays Build YOUR future with D.R. Horton, America's Builder. #WeBuildPeople2 Follow us on social media @hortoncareers for an inside look at our company and connect with us on LinkedIn for up to date job listings!

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