Drees Homes

  • Land Acquisition Specialist

    Job Location US-VA-Manassas
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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 90 years, is ranked as the thirtieth largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the twelfth 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 Acquisition Specialist position.  The ideal person for this position will be self-motivated and look forward to putting their background or knowledge of market research to use.


    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 acquisitions
    • Track competitor locations, product offerings and other relevant information
    • Conduct land searches, market research, graphs and mapping
    • Prepare analysis of new opportunities
    • Work with Land Acquisition Manager and Land Project Manager in preparing entitlement/zoning documents
    • Conduct presentations before municipal decision-making bodies and government entities as necessary
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of development costs
    • Assist in coordination of engineer's duties on approvals from agencies and ensure utility company approvals
    • Solicit, analyze and meet with contractors for bids
    • Track land development activities to ensure compliance with schedules
    • Coordinate land development activities with homebuilding activities
    • Assist with preparation of subdivision restrictions and filing them with agencies
    • Work with Homeowner Association property management companies for approvals, budget preparation and attend HOA meetings
    • 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
    • 5 years working experience in either researching market data and/or residential homebuilding
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Excel and Word
    • Experience with JDEdwards a plus
    • Strong negotiating skills
    • Familiar with real estate language and activities in the WDC market very helpful
    • Must be analytical and detail-minded
    • Team oriented and a good communicator with sharp public speaking skills
    • Confident in networking and dealing with contractors
    • Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and meet deadlines


    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


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