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Land Acquisition Manager at D.R. HORTON, INC.

Land Acquisition Manager

D.R. HORTON, INC. Visalia, CA Full Time

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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Land Acquisition Manager for more information.


D.R. Horton, Inc. is currently looking for an Land Acquisition Manager. The right candidate will manage the Land Acquisition Department. Find, place under contract, receive governmental approval, and close on new land that meets the division's needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all land acquisition activities
  • Negotiate the acquisition of properties with landowners, attorneys or brokers
  • Identify and qualify potential land acquisitions in alignment with division goals
  • Manage the due diligence process on land acquisition opportunities, including initial master planning work in close coordination with internal design and land development teams
  • Manage, coordinate resources for, and meet all entitlement needs for land acquisitions
  • Monitor development phases and entitlement processes post-closing
  • Maintain responsibility for developing departmental overhead budget and controlling the budget
  • Manage the land/lot purchase contract process with division counsel, outside counsel, and region counsel
  • Collaborate with the Land Development Department on potential development communities
  • Develop business community relationships and scout other avenues for possible acquisitions
  • Prepare land valuation analysis and corporate budgets
  • Prepare memoranda and other documentation and analytics for corporate approval for land buys
  • Conduct 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 Land Acqusition 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Seven to ten years of related experience and/or training
  • Must have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • 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

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative thinking and attention to detail

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
  • 401(K)
  • 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

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