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Managing Director – Real Estate Investments and Land Development job at RogueSearch, Ankeny

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Bring your expertise in in real estate acquisitions, community development, land sales, forward planning, etc and join our client - the fastest growing publicly traded residential real estate development company in the country!


  • 1000% Growth since 2018: Aided by their partnership with a top 5 National Homebuilder, our client is successfully executing a growth strategy to become the largest public residential land developer in the USA.
  • Not a Massive Corporation: Smaller company feel with a flatter org chat and an involved executive team.
  • Start a New Market: Opportunity to start an expansion office / build a team of development professionals.

What you’ll do as the Director:

  • Lead the efforts related to acquisition and development of real estate projects (land) across a specified market.

Responsibilities of the Director:

  • Plan, direct and coordinate all land acquisition and entitlement activities
  • Develop and maintain critical business community relationships with the private development community, state and local governmental and quasi-governmental authorities and private engineering firms, and scout other avenues for possible acquisitions
  • Prepare memoranda and other documentation and analytics for corporate approval for land buys
  • Oversee due diligence on prospective projects to include review of preliminary budgets and schedules; review of site related reports, development orders and plat requirements; review and provide comments on engineering plans, plats, and landscape plans; interface with local government as needed to determine the viability of a project; and review and provide comments on Investment Committee packages
  • Manage, coordinate resources for and meet all entitlement needs for land acquisitions
  • Monitor development phases and entitlement processes post-closing
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the land development functions to ensure timely completion
  • Execute community development plans including construction of streets, utilities (wet and dry), amenities, common areas, storm water management facilities and entrances
  • Oversite of budgeting and forecasting process and is responsible for execution and financial performance of projects in the designated market
  • Build and maintain relationships with national, regional and local home builders as well as commercial builders
  • Leads or assists where appropriate, with the negotiations for the sale of residential lots to homebuilders as well as commercial tracts to commercial builders

What you’ll need to be the Director:

  • 8+ years of real estate development experience, with experience acquiring and developing land sites for residential product or similar being highly preferred.
  • Experience steering numerous real estate development projects through an entitlement process
  • Previous leadership or supervisor experience would be preferred
  • Professional experience working within a start-up or high-growth environment would be a plus

Job country: United States

City: Ankeny

Category: Construction,Leasing Non-residential Real Estate,Leasing Real Estate

Location: Ankeny, IA, United States

Job posted 2022-05-22

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