Director of Land Acquisition - FL - Orlando Area
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Director of Land Acquisition
FL - Orlando 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 38 markets in 8 states across the nation.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 38 markets in eight states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as second move-up and active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, our industry leadership in sustainability helps to lower the cost of homeownership for our buyers compared to a typical resale home. We take a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the first national builder to have earned awards under all of the U.S. EPA's homebuilder programs - ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense® and Indoor airPLUS®.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Land Acquisition Director is responsible for finding, acquiring and prioritizing land acquisitions for the division.  The Director will scrutinize all property deals and find land in areas and price ranges consistent with the Division’s land strategy, while optimizing the return on investment and minimizing risk to the company. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

LAND SEARCH

  • Continually search for current and future land purchase deals using a variety of methods, including digitized software
  • Grow land pipeline necessary to meet the division business plan goals
  • Establish strong relationships with external sellers (banks, brokers, builders, owners)
  • Schedule meetings and work directly with the banks and equity partners if a Joint Venture is involved      

 LAND ACQUISITION

  • Oversee proforma financial analysis, negotiations, and purchase agreements
  • Direct the information gathering and data collection for Land Committee Review
  • Develop feasibility package for each deal outlining assumptions made to underwrite the deal            

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications/Licenses     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business is required (Finance/Economics, Engineering, Real Estate, Planning, Government Relations or related field)
  • Master’s Degree preferred

Experience

  • 4+ years of proven land acquisition transaction experience
  • 4+ years of proven management experience of small to medium-sized teams
  • Demonstrated leader within homebuilding industry or related industry

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understands market and industry trends
  • Ability to connect with people, and develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Action oriented, with the drive to push sales to successful closure
  • Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer’s perspective
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented
  • Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively
  • Proven ability to lead and execute effective training sessions or conduct strong oral presentations
  • Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other’s ideas, and a willingness to cooperate
  • Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  

Work Requirements

  • Work 8-hour days with flexibility for additional work hours when necessary
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, trade partners, and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company
  • Travel in Submarket 75% of Time


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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