Land Search Specialist - TX - Houston
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Land Search Specialist
TX - Houston

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 Search Specialist is responsible for assisting the land acquisition department in acquiring raw land or finished lots that support the Division’s market strategy and business plan.  This includes creating and maintaining a land database that will track new land opportunities for the Division, preparing land packages and reports, sourcing land deals, primarily through GIS software, and sending out letters of intent. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Land Search

- Identify new land purchase opportunities using GIS (Geospatial Information Systems), which is an aerial mapping software.

- Integrate the mapping information into excel spreadsheets to track new land opportunities. 

 

Buyers & LOI’s

- Establish relationships with potential sellers (brokers, land owners).

- Under the direction of Land Acq Manager/Director, initiate land deals and start preliminary dicussions for assigned transactions.

- Prepare offers and Letters of Intent (LOI).

 

Analysis

- Assist with preparing land studies which includes risk analysis, due diligence and financial review.

- Assist with preparing land packages (to include proformas) for submittal to Corporate Land Committee.

 

 

Education/Certifications/Licenses

Bachelor’s Degree required.  Preferred major in GIS, Business, Engineering, Planning, Finance within the real estate or homebuilding discipline.

 

 

Experience

·         1+ year of residential or commercial land acquisition experience preferred (open to recent grads) 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

· Strong knowledge of GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) and or “Land-related” databases

· Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (at least intermediate level). Advanced Excel Skills required

· Strong organizational skills; able to handle multiple deadlines and create functional systems for handling data

· Action oriented, with the drive to push deals to successful closure

·Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics

·Strong technical and analytical skills

 



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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