Director of Land Acquisition & Entitlements

KB Home
Location: LA/Westwood Area, CA
Date Posted: December 16, 2016

Job Description

The Director of Land Acquisition & Entitlements is responsible for finding, acquiring and prioritizing land acquisitions for the division. The Director will work directly with division senior leaders to scrutinize all property deals and find land in areas and price ranges consistent with market survey data, while optimizing the return on investment and minimizing risk to the company. This role will work with local government agencies to complete entitlement processes.


Land Search & Acquisition

  • Aggressively search for sizeable and long-term land deals to place under contract. Build relationships with local land owners and brokers. Schedule meetings and work directly with the banks and equity partners if a Joint Venture is involved
  • Drive Land process to meet VC and operating margin goals
  • Under the direction of senior leaders, negotiate contracts with sellers

Land Committee

  • Compile and analyze data for the development of Land Committee packages
  • Participate in Corporate Land Committee discussions when needed
  • Entitlements (Work with Local, State and Federal agency staff on behalf of KB Home:)
  • Process all Environmental applications and permits for approval
  • Process applications for Planned Development, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Development Agreements Design
  • Review, General Plan Amendments and Variances
  • Attend, participate, and present at City Council, Planning Commission, and Public Outreach Events


  • Develop feasibility packages

Rollout Process

  • Schedule rollout meetings
  • Provide relevant information and keep the members of the Land and Operations teams

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Michael Anderson
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Over the course of his 30-year career, Michael Anderson has worked in the residential development industry in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Southern California. He has acquired residential land in excess of $300M for both land development and homebuilding entities and has overseen the construction of approximately 2500 homes. Currently, in semi-retirement, and based out of Newport Beach, CA, Michael continues to invest in and stay abreast of the land markets.

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