Land Acquisitions Manager

The Rio Group

Land Acquisitions Manager

Mount Laurel, NJ


Bring your expertise in in Real Estate acquisition, Land Brokering, community development, etc and join our client, a Fortune 500 Residential Development Company that is top 5 in their industry!



  • Well Capitalized: $1BB+ organic cash on hand for use in short & long term growth and acquisition deals.
  • Motivated Buyer: Corporate approval to buy 1000s of lots / raw developments for future growth in New Jersey.
  • Unique multi-brand strategy: Serving all major customer groups with both large and small-scale developments.


What you’ll do: 

  • Primary responsibility is to find, place under contract, receive governmental approval and close on new land that meets the division’s needs – both raw land and finished lots – across South New Jersey.



  • Coordinate, Secure and Organize Land Acquisition Leads:
  • Receive and provide initial response plan for all new leads from outside sources
  • Title and municipal research and initial “cold call” inquiry for potential land leads
  • Provide initial meeting with seller and/or seller’s representative
  • Provide all pertinent property description information, seller demands, terms, conditions and contact information to management
  • Prepare letters of intent
  • Create and foster relationships with landowners, land brokers, title companies, lenders, municipalities other homebuilders, and lot developers
  • Analyze the financial aspects of each development opportunity
  • Prepare complete financial analysis and pro-forma for properties under consideration for purchase
  • Preparation of Corporate Approval Package
  • Communicate regularly with city officials
  • Negotiate the acquisition of properties with sellers, landowners, attorneys or brokers


What you’ll need:

  • 3+ years of real estate/land acquisition and negotiation/brokering experience, preferably related to residential development.
  • Experience working with landowners, land brokers, title companies, lenders, municipalities, engineers, other homebuilders, and lot developers.
  • Knowledge of market research tools and of GIS mapping applications and Google Earth would be a plus.
  • Working knowledge of zoning and land use practices, development standards, and utility solutions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills in Excel Ability to read and interpret lot plans, plat plans.
  • Ability to create/implement work plans, prepare written materials, articulate goals and action plans for corporate review.


For more information, please email Willa McClain

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