Drees Homes

  • Land Acquisition Manager

    Job Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    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 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.


    National homebuilder with a superb reputation as a leader and innovator in the industry is seeking a Land Acquisition Manager in the Indianapolis, IN area.


    This position is responsible for land acquisition, including market analysis, site identification, feasibility and financial analysis for the Indianapolis Division of Drees Homes.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Stay abreast of market demographics, market sales data, and other available market information in order to identify area sub-markets that will sustain growth and provide opportunity for future home sales.
    • Conduct detailed land/lot searches in sub-markets, consistent with the findings of market research.
    • Meet with landowner(s)/developers and negotiate favorable purchase terms that satisfy the financial requirements of a successful development.
    • Perform preliminary due diligence to ensure properties have development potential.
    • Prepare a detailed project financial pro forma. Monitor zoning, engineering, permitting, and miscellaneous approval costs to assure that they fall within budgeted amounts.
    • Professionally represent the company before zoning boards, planning commissions, town meetings, inspection agencies, and engineering consultants and assist with obtaining necessary project approvals.
    • Oversee finished lot balances and secured lot inventory to assure that sufficient inventory exists to achieve annual profit plan and to accommodate future growth.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Excellent math and computer skills, particularly proficient in MS Excel
    • Proven success in negotiations
    • High results orientation; good personal and professional judgment; excellent problem solving skills
    • Very high sense of urgency and the ability to successfully multi-task
    • Familiarity with the Indianapolis market preferred
    • Understanding of real estate contract language preferred
    • Knowledge of Land Vision or similar program preferred



    • College degree preferred
    • Land acquisition experience for a homebuilder preferred
    • Land analyst or development experience preferred
    • Strong understanding of land entitlement process preferred
    • Self-starter with a strong work ethic
    • Passionate and driven with high level of integrity


    Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place

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


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