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VP Land Acquisitions

Summary:
The VP Land Acquisitions reports to the Division President and is responsible for certain aspects of lot and land acquisition for History Maker Homes as outlined below. The Position is responsible for sourcing new land and lot positions for the Company to acquire for development and home building operations. This Position will network within the real estate industry to identify growth opportunities and submarket expansion. This individual will have experience in the industry and solid market contacts that will assist in augmenting the company’s lot and land position for anticipated growth.
 
Job ID/Number:
 
Posted Date:
7/30/2019
 
Job Location:
Houston, TX
 
Position Type:
Full-time
 
Division:
Home Building
 
Description:

HistoryMaker Homes was founded in 1949 by the Mitchell family, and our current C.E.O., Nelson Mitchell, is fourth generation. We have three distinct brands – HISTORY MAKER HOMES, RENDITION HOMES, and RENDITION LUXURY. We office in Grapevine, Texas, in a beautiful 28,000 sq. ft. building designed to be enjoyed by our team members and guests. Purpose statement: TO HONOR GOD AND ENRICH THE LIVES OF ALL OUR STAKEHOLDERS AS WE DELIGHT CUSTOMERS ONE HOME AT A TIME.

The VP Land Acquisitions reports to the Division President and is responsible for certain aspects of lot and land acquisition for History Maker Homes as outlined below.  The Position is responsible for sourcing new land and lot positions for the Company to acquire for development and home building operations.  This Position will network within the real estate industry to identify growth opportunities and submarket expansion. This individual will have experience in the industry and solid market contacts that will assist in augmenting the company’s lot and land position for anticipated growth.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, and other duties may be assigned)

  • Assist Division President in forming Acquisition budgets and cost estimates on prospective land parcels during due diligence phases for land packages
  • Manage to the Annual Business Plan schedules for replacement communities to maintain inventory of vacant developed lots and prevent lot gap out between projects
  • Support Division President with Acquisition information required for Division’s Annual Business Plan (pro formas, cash flow, lot delivery schedule, etc.)
  • Manage and create project pro formas to demonstrate viability and performance expectations on real estate acquisitions
  • Work with Land Acquisition Analyst and team to gather, synthesize, process, and present market information on a proposed real estate transaction.  Analysis will include absorption and economic viability of projects against Company’s ROI requirements
  • Work with land acquisition team to develop formal Land Package to present to the Land Team
  • Evaluate Acquisition sites for feasibility and yield
  • Interact with governmental agencies to obtain land use approvals, including zoning, platting, with city staff, planning and zoning commissions, and city councils
  • Network and develop relationships with brokers, peers, land developers, homebuilders, and other industry contacts to develop land and lot pipelines
  • Attend MetroStudy, RSI, and other key real estate briefings to stay current in submarket development
  • Become proficient in MetroStudy database software and other Company tools to assist in sub market analysis and targets for acquisition
  • Drive and audit Acquisition projects on a weekly basis; reporting at weekly Land Meetings
  • Meet and oversee consultants as needed
  • Prepare and present project information in public meetings
  • Represent Company and homebuilding brands at key meetings to develop acquisition pipeline assisting in Company growth

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Business, or related degree path
  • Experience: 5 years’ experience in Land Acquisitions role
  • Language Ability: Highly proficient in spoken and written English;
  • Math Ability: Ability to apply basic concepts of basic geometry and algebra in applied math situations; ability to interpret charts and graphs relaying quantitative data; ability to determine key variables necessary to draw conclusions from data.
  • Reasoning Ability: Strong ability to solve practical and complex problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret and appropriately seek to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Interpersonal: Must be able to work effectively with CEO, President, Sr. Vice President of Land Acquisition, other Land Acquisition Managers, Real Estate Brokers, Land Developers, engineers, and technical professionals.  Handle sensitive and confidential situations.  Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Communication: Extraordinary communication skills, both orally and in written form.
  • Computer Skills/Equipment: Proficient knowledge of word processing (Word), spreadsheet software (Excel), E-mail and Internet.  Knowledge of computer-based GIS, Google Earth, and mapping software desirable.
  • Certifications/Licenses: Real Estate license not required but desirable
  • Knowledge of residential and mixed-use real estate Acquisition process in the greater Houston metro area.
  • Knowledge of local and regional business and political environment

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The physical demands in the Job Responsibilities are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • This position requires attendance at a number of meetings outside of the normal office hours.

Send resume to: web.humanresources@historymaker.com.

 
 
 
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