Land Acquisition Manager – American Homes 4 Rent (Tampa)

Land Acquisition Manager

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The Manager Land Acquisition is responsible for finding, acquiring and prioritizing lot and land acquisitions to meet Company objectives. The Manager will work directly with company senior leaders to cost analyze all lot and land acquisitions to meet the companies stated goals and will scrutinize all property deals and find land in areas and price ranges consistent with Company needs, while optimizing the return on investment and minimizing risk to the Company. This role will work with local government agencies to verify entitlements and local land developers, brokers and owners to source deals.


  • Aggressively search for land deals to place under contract. Build relationships with local land owners and brokers.
  • Drive Land process to meet operating margin goals
  • Under the direction of senior leaders, negotiate contracts with sellers
  • To support the land acquisition process, will build strong internal relationships with Purchasing, Construction and Property Management.
  • Compile and analyze data for the development of Land Committee packages
  • Participate in Corporate Land Committee discussions when needed
  • Process all applications and permits for approval
  • Ensure ARB approvals with developers, owners and HOAs.
  • Oversee the compilation of data related to specific jurisdiction, HOA obligations and Property taxes.
  • Collect and analyze data to prepare daily reports to upper management with a snapshot of all acquisitions for any given time period
  • Develop feasibility packages
  • Provide lot analyses on all communities
  • Provide relevant information and keep the members of all teams comprised.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Finance/Economics), Engineering, Real Estate, Planning, Government Relations or related field is required
  • Minimum two (2) years proven land experience in acquisition, contract negotiation and relationship building
  • Prior management experience preferred
  • Home building or related construction/real estate industry preferred
  • Understands market and industry trends
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented
  • Ability to connect with people, and develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer’s perspective
  • Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively
  • Proven ability to lead and execute effective training sessions or conduct strong oral presentations
  • Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other’s ideas, and a willingness to cooperate
  • Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, trade partners, and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company


Job Location
Tampa, Florida, United States
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