Land Acquisition Analyst - CA - Fresno / Surrounding Area
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Land Acquisition Analyst
CA - Fresno / Surrounding Area

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

Job Summary:     The Land Analyst position is responsible for conducting research, providing analysis, and will manage land data for the purposes of maximizing the profit of existing and proposed land assets and identifying new land acquisition opportunities that align with Market Strategy and Business Plan goals.

Describe the duty/responsibility

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Assist the Land Acquisition team in the preparation of financial proformas to determine the viability of proposed land acquisitions.  Create reports from Market Research Software (Marketsight, Bholke, Metrostudy,MLS, Land Vision) and other data sources to define competitors. Research and analyze consumer preferences for product.   Post acquisition – maintain financial proformas to assess ways to enhance performance of existing communities and to report actual performance.
LAND COMMITTEE – TRANSACTIONAL SUPPORT
 With the guidance of Land Acquisition leadership, prepare detailed Land Packages with relevant support data for submittal to Corporate Land Committee to seek approval of real estate transactions.   Prepare forms necessary to transact wires for said acquisitions and coordinate and distribute closing documentation.
LAND SEARCH
Utilize Land Vision software, Metrostudy software, Google Earth, and other sources to research and identify potential land acquisition opportunities that align with Market Strategy and Business Plan goals.  Routinely perform residual analyses to determine appropriate offer prices for targeted land opportunities.  Maintain a tracking log and land search map of viable tracts as well as a log of comparable transactions in surrounding areas. 
Assist the Land Acquisition team in preparing the annual Market Strategy report and quarterly updates. 
Conduct site visits of existing and proposed KB communities and competing communities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Business and/or Finance preferred)


Experience:  1-3 years of land acquisition transactional experience in residential or commercial real estate.  Homebuilding experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

• Strong technical and analytical skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Advanced Excel Skills.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (at least intermediate level)
• Strong organizational skills; able to manage multiple deadlines and create functional systems for handling data from multiple sources
• Team oriented individual with the ability to form consensus inclusive of other’s ideas
• Market analysis experience a plus
• Metrostudy software experience a plus



Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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