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Land Acquisition Specialist

Land Acquisition Specialist

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Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder. We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for over 85 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteenth largest privately-owned home builder in the country.


Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.


Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.


Drees Homes is seeking candidates for a Land Development Specialist position.


In this position you will gain exposure and competence in all facets of land acquisition through site development. You will assist in site identification, site analysis, preliminary design, project budgeting, re-zoning of properties, public agency approvals and site development.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Search and identify potential land purchases
  • Assist Zoning Administrator in activities associated with planning and zoning boards, public councils, agencies and public officials to obtain approvals
  • Conduct zoning presentations for public meeting and internal approval
  • Solicit bids from consulting engineers for review
  • Coordinate with engineers throughout approval and development process
  • Supervise site development phase to ensure schedules are being maintained
  • Coordinate land development activities with homebuilding activities
  • Review and approve property taxes
  • Assist with preparation of subdivision restrictions and filing them with agencies
  • Prepare detailed estimates and purchase orders for all product in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy
  • Review Homeowner Association documents and work with property management companies on preliminary budgets
  • Additional responsibilities to assist in land development


Desired Knowledge and Skills:


  • College degree in a related field of study preferred
  • Experience in the homebuilding industry specifically in planning and zoning is ideal
  • Experience working with an engineering firm would be helpful
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and Word
  • Experience with JDEdwards a plus
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Familiar with real estate language and activities in the Indianapolis market
  • Must be analytical and detail-minded
  • Team oriented and a good communicator with sharp public speaking skills
  • Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and meet deadlines


The schedule of this position will be Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM plus additional hours as necessary. 


Excellent salary and benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans.


Join a special team that works together to make Drees a successful company and a rewarding place to work!


Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website - www.dreeshomes.com