Land Acquisition Specialist - CA - Orange County
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Land Acquisition Specialist
CA - Orange County

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 Search Function is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a land database that will track new land opportunities for the Division.  The Land Search Function will assist the Land Acquisition team with the analysis of new opportunities and the creation of a Land Search Strategy.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identify new land purchase opportunities using GIS (Geospatial Information Systems), which is an aerial mapping software.  Integrate the mapping information into KB’s customized database to track new land opportunities. 
  • Track competitor locations, product offerings, price points, and acquisition costs.  Provide market information for the creation of the strategic marketing plan, business plan and business plan updates.
  • Assist the Land Acquisition team with the analysis of new opportunities including: CMA’s, financials, and building permit analysis.
  • Create and update CMA’s for existing communities, and identify potential value opportunities or issues. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
   

Education 
Bachelor’s Degree required.  Preferred major in GIS, Business, Finance or Accounting, Construction Management, Engineering, Planning, Government Relations and/or Finance within the real estate or homebuilding discipline. 

Experience 
1 year of residential or commercial land acquisition experience required or Internships in college with a builder or Real Estate Company

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) and or “Land-related” databases 

Work Requirements 
  • Strong organizational skills; able to handle multiple deadlines and create functional systems for handling data
  • Action oriented, with the drive to push projects to successful closure
  • Strong ability to work within a team setting, inclusive of other’s ideas
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate succinctly and accurately
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (at least intermediate level). Advanced Excel Skills required
  • 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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