Land Acquisition Manager

K. Hovnanian
Location: Irvine, CA
Date Posted: August 22, 2016

Job Description

As a Land Acquisition Manager at K. Hovnanian, you’ll be responsible for providing an adequate supply of land to fulfill the business unit’s production needs on an ongoing basis. You will identify acquisition opportunities within an assigned sub-market in Southern California through your contacts with brokers, builders, bankers, landowners, engineers, planners, attorneys, municipal officials, and in-house contacts.

You’ll specifically develop a broad understanding of the various municipalities within the territory. You will research and conduct due diligence related to approvals/permits, zoning, engineering, building costs, soils/geology, improvement plans and other relevant factors. The position also entails preparing financial analysis, market analysis and presentation packages for parcels under consideration for purchase.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Position also requires a minimum of 4 years’ related experience in Land Acquisition. While closely collaborating with the Division VP of Land Acquisition, ability to work autonomously, attention to detail and follow through on multiple matters are competencies essential in this role. Strong negotiation skills with the ability to prepare, interpret and present various financial analyses, as well as statistical market analyses required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and excellent communication skills are necessary. Successful candidate must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Candidate must proactively face challenges while being committed to providing customers with excellent services and products. The capacity for directing others while under pressure and maintaining a high level of ethics and integrity in all dealings is a must. Strategic planning abilities, handling multiple tasks with simultaneous deadlines and demonstrating good judgment and decision-making skills are necessities for this position. The candidate must have a proven track record of success in building effective teams and interpersonal relationships while steadfastly pushing self and others for results.

K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC is a well-respected publicly traded company. At K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC, we are committed to our people and provide an environment and programs that help our associates flourish. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, bonus, bi-weekly auto allowance and business expense reimbursement. You can look forward to professional support and extensive benefits—including medical/dental/vision coverage, discounts on mortgages and home appliances, and a 401(k) plan. To learn more about us, visit

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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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