Land Acquisition Manager


Highland Homes, a successful Florida home builder, is now hiring a Land Acquisition Manager! The Land Acquisition Manager is a new role on the Land Development team who will assist the Vice President of Land in locating land, conducting research, and providing analysis for potential acquisition opportunities for new residential communities in Central Florida.

This is a salary position with regular hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our corporate offices in Lakeland with occasional travel throughout Central Florida. Candidates must live in Central Florida or be willing to relocate to Central Florida for consideration.


Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Source and identify land suitable for acquisition and development for residential subdivisions by conducting the necessary market research and due diligence
  • Determine land values in the specific market by checking like property sales by means of public records, developers, and other professional affiliates
  • Perform land use and financial analysis to complete feasibility analysis on various parcels of land
  • Collaborate with the planners and civil engineers to complete the full site analysis and costs
  • Identify and qualify potential land acquisitions in alignment with HH’s goals
  • Manage the due diligence process on land acquisition opportunities, including initial master planning work in close coordination with Director of Acquisition
  • Prepare land valuation analysis and development budgets
  • Collect all pertinent data for potential acquisitions
  • Negotiate the acquisition of properties directly with landowners, attorneys, or brokers to secure the best price
  • Manage the land/lot purchase contract process with legal counsel, Director of Acquisition, and VP of Land
  • Coordinate land entitlement and planning activities with various governmental agencies
  • Review and monitor purchase agreements to ensure scope of work is met
  • Project manage all land acquisition activities to ensure a successful outcome
  • Collaborate with the Land Development Project Managers on potential development communities forthcoming
  • Develop business community relationships and scout other avenues for possible acquisitions

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferred in engineering
  • At least 2 years experience required working for a homebuilder in land acquisition; preferred in the Tampa area
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Ability to perform, in a professional manner, multiple detail-oriented tasks with simultaneous deadlines
  • Computer literate with the ability to work with Microsoft Office. Strong Excel and reporting skills are critical
  • Strong technical and analytical skills; attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills


  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Monthly vehicle allowance
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Holidays, vacations, and paid time off
  • Opportunity for advancement
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