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DVP of Land Acquisition EAST Valley

D.R. HORTON, INC.

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted October 28, 2021.

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 www.drhorton.com for more information.

D.R. Horton, Inc. is currently looking for a Division Vice President of Land Acquisition. The right candidate will work with the Division President to establish the land acquisition goals that support the division’s annual business plan.  Responsible for managing the operation to find, contract, obtain agency approvals and close on land to meet the division’s objectives and goals.  Directs the process of land analysis, negotiations, purchase agreements and corporate submittal packages to determine feasibility. 

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

• Performs the obligations and signature duties required by the elected office stated in the Corporate Authority resolutions
• Actively search for land available for purchase
• Build and maintain strategic relationships and a network of business contacts for avenues of possible acquisitions
• Negotiates the acquisition of properties with landowners, banks, attorneys or brokers
• Oversees the entire due diligence process on land acquisition opportunities, observing time sensitive dates
• Perform market analyses to determine financial viability of potential projects
• Physically walk the land to determine potential for special development situations, (e.g. demolition, utilities, relocations, special grading issues, abandonment, environmental, etc.)
• Submit, obtain and review environmental report to identify issues that require federal or state permits, or issues that could prevent or delay acquisition
• Attend city staff meetings, public hearings, neighbor hearings and be prepared to speak when necessary
• Obtain necessary zoning for projects by meeting with sellers, municipalities, submitting requests and attending hearings
• Responsible for the tax appeal process and all research, applications and attending tax appeal hearings representing D.R. Horton, Inc.
• Evaluate and verify work done by consultants pertaining to plot plans and subdivision layouts
• Verify and oversee final plat recordation
• Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company
• Solicit bids to hire architects, legal, engineering and other consultants to prepare plans and exhibits for project submittal
• Reviews operations and performance of the Land Acquisition Department.  Works with Division President to take corrective action as deemed necessary to achieve goals
• Oversee the process of preparing the corporate acquisition submittal package including acquisition and development-related budgets, exhibits and schedules
• Responsible for obtaining, completing and submitting city applications with applicable fees
• Keep current on area market transactions and industry trends
• Communicate critical dates and information to other department heads
• Evaluate workload and establish priorities to staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises 2 or more employees

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or related field from a four-year college or university 
  • Seven to ten years land acquisition experience
  • Must have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines concurrently in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • Proven ability to lead and execute strong oral presentations
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • 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
  • Ability to stand and walk for 4 hours straight or up to a full 8-hour day; sit for extended periods; kneel and bend at the waist; walk up and down stairs; walk on unlevel terrain; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision ability required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision
  • Regular exposure to outside weather conditions  
  • The noise level is generally moderate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in market analyses
  • Experience in the residential homebuilding industry
  • Knowledge of residential land due diligence and entitlements

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.

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