Land Acquisitions Manager — Farmers Branch, Texas

Texas
Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary

AMTEX Multi-Housing, LLC., a rapidly growing developer of diverse real estate projects, is seeking an energetic individual to fill a Land Acquisition position. Primary job responsibilities will be related to sourcing development sites for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) financed and Market Rate multi-family housing projects 200+ units throughout Texas. This position will work out of the Farmers Branch, TX office in a fast-paced work environment.

Candidates for the Land Acquisition position should have a minimum of seven (7) years collective experience in a combination of the following areas: sales, contracts, entitlement processing, planning, law, marketing, or customer service related to the real estate industry, with preference given to recent experience in land acquisition or commercial brokerage as principal or agent. A demonstrated, proven track record of sourcing development sites and understanding of real estate development (single family, or multi-family rental or for-sale) metrics and influences (financing, zoning, construction, etc.) allowing the candidate to perform preliminary due diligence and feasibility analysis is required.

Candidates should be skilled with the MS Office suite; with a focus in Excel, able to run database queries, and recognize that detail-oriented tasks are critical to a business’s long-term success.

Understanding of the scoring criteria for allocations of LIHTC by the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs  (TDHCA) is critical for candidate success, but not a prerequisite for placement.

This is an autonomous position with immediate accountability and responsibility for sourcing development sites. Financing, entitlements, development, and construction management are not primary responsibilities of land acquisition staff.

This position will report to the Vice President of Acquisitions of the Company in the Agoura Hills, California office.

Responsibilities

  • Meet the company’s annual land acquisition goals.
  • Manage title and escrow process from open to close.
  • Maintain contact with landowners, the brokerage community, and City Community Development/Housing Departments to facilitate investment opportunities.
  • Identify and research available land.
  • Identify and research available funding sources for LIHTC projects.
  • Develop and execute Direct Response Marketing methodology to source direct-to-principal opportunities — “off-market” deals.
  • Maintain files and databases and prepare reports related to land acquisition.
  • Understand land use patterns and changes that reveal acquisition opportunities.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret market data.
  • Understand governmental processes necessary to entitle property.
  • Draft, negotiate, and close purchase agreements.
  • Communicate all agreement milestones and performance items to responsible parties.
  • Gather, analyze material from property seller.
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing cordial professional relationships with outside entities and various stakeholders, local brokers, city council and city staff.
  • Assist Project Manager in gathering material for due diligence sign off meeting.

Job Characteristics

Education and Experience:

Applicant should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and work experience and/or graduate level of coursework in a field supporting the job requirements, with cumulative applicable work experience of at least seven (7) years. Commercial real estate brokerage experience a plus. Use of personal vehicle is required (valid driver’s license and insurance required).

Abilities:

  • High degree of independence, motivation and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Sophisticated, tactful, and results-driven negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of land use policies and entitlements.
  • Established network of owner, developer, broker and financier relationships to facilitate sourcing.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the real estate industry and its various property types with a strong emphasis on multi-family.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with time sensitive material.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team.

Job Benefits

  • Salary – DOE.
  • Health/Dental/Chiropractic coverage available for individual after initial three months of employment.  Dependents can be covered at employee’s expense.
  • Life Insurance the first day from 90 days of initial employment.
  • 401K participation.
  • Three weeks leave (vacation, personal, sick) for the first six years.
  • Eight paid holidays.
  • Bonus based on individual performance after FYE.

Applications

  • No phone calls, please.
  • Please email a cover letter and résumé to lux@amcalhousing.com
  • This position will be filled immediately.

AMTEX Multi-Housing, LLC

The AMCAL/AMTEX group of Companies, one of the Nation’s leading housing development companies, is developing quality rental residential properties throughout California, Texas and Washington including Affordable Housing, Luxury Apartment Housing and Student Housing. The Company was founded in 1978. An affiliated company, AMTEX Contractors LLC. builds all of AMTEX’s projects in Texas. For more information, visit our website at www.amcalhousing.com. AMTEX Multi-Housing LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job CategoryLand Acquisitions

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