Land Acquisition Manager

Brecksville, Ohio

Drees Homes
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Drees Homes is a family-owned home building company with a passion for making custom homes easy. For 95 years, we have taken care of our employees and our customers. It s why we rank as the 18th largest privately-owned builder in the country and have a track record of long-tenured employees. We re proud of being named a 2022 and 2023 U.S. Best Managed Company, a program sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, and we ve been officially certified as a 2023 Great Place to Work. Enrich your career at a company that values integrity, excellence, opportunity, stability and success.

Headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees has operations in ten metropolitan areas: Greater Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington, DC.


National homebuilder with a superb reputation as a leader and innovator in the industry is seeking a Land Acquisition Manager for our Cleveland Division.

In this position you will be responsible for acquisition of land and lots that meet the current needs and planned growth of the Division. Responsibilities include negotiation of contracts, feasibility and market analysis, financial analysis, site analysis, preliminary site design, project entitlement and permitting, development cost estimates and development management.

Some Specific 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.

  • Network with developers, brokers, engineers, planners, review authorities and landowners to search for land/lot opportunities. Work with outside legal counsel on the execution of contracts and various real estate matters. Represent the Company in matters with planning boards, review agencies and other various entities.
  • Strategize, discuss land opportunities and contractual obligations in land/lot acquisition agreements with division and executive management.
  • Assist Corporate Land in the management of all land/lot information in the JD Edwards system.
  • Maintain an ongoing 5-year strategic forecast for lot and land acquisitions.
  • Ensure that Drees Homes meets the requirements of all executed land and lot purchase agreements.
  • Supervise and coordinate land development activity.
  • Prepare pro forma financial analysis at various stages in the project life cycle.
  • Own and manage project development plans to be completed on time and within budget.
  • Professionally represent the company as requested with obtaining necessary project approvals.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • High results orientation; good personal and professional judgment

  • Very high sense of urgency
  • Great negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Highly organized, detail-minded, multi-tasker
  • Understanding of real estate contract language preferred
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, Word and Excel


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Land acquisition or related experience
  • Municipality experience related to land, a plus
  • Development or Real Estate experience, preferred but not required
  • Persistent, energetic team player
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Passionate and driven with high level of integrity

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

Competitive hourly rate, bonus potential, plus a comprehensive benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans.

Date Posted: 01 May 2024
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