LAND ACQUISITION/FORWARD PLANNING ANALYST 2021-01-14T18:57:11+00:00

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LAND ACQUISITION/FORWARD PLANNING ANALYST

Land Acquisitions/Forward Planning Analyst

CLASSIFICATION: Salaried/Exempt

POSITION TYPE: Full-time

REPORTS TO: EVP-Finance/Controller and VP of Finance

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE: Provide a broad range of financial analysis and research to support the finance team to evaluate potential land acquisitions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct comprehensive underwriting and due diligence procedures on prospective real estate acquisition opportunities.

• Prepare accurate financial models, projections, and analysis on prospective property acquisitions including property operational underwriting and return on investment modeling.

• Utilize or enhance existing Excel acquisition-underwriting templates and maintain other financial and analytical models

• Review, analyze, and comprehend, a variety of real estate documents.

• Assist with the preparation of investment packages.

• Utilize a variety of database and marketing tools and systems to determine land feasibility and development potential.

• Research and analyze off-market land opportunities.

• Research ownership information, prepare all initial analysis, and make all necessary contacts to initialize negotiations to purchase land.

• Scan mapping systems for vacant undeveloped land and research and review land that is underutilized and can potentially be re-zoned for residential use.

• Maintain a database of all land opportunities.

• Update and analyze basic pro-formas, budgets, and market data to determine potential and feasibility.

• Research and analyze basic sub-market demographics and growth trends and new project information.

• Setting up and maintaining any and all necessary land files.

• Visit land sites and sales offices to retrieve sales information on comparable projects.

• Assist Controller with project cost analysis.

• Other accounting duties or supervision of duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 BA/BS in Business, Accounting or Finance or related field required.

 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, required

 Strong understanding of Real Estate markets, trends and products required

 Expert skills in Excel preferred

 Strong real estate financial model and analysis experience

 1 to 3 years of experience with significant accounting responsibilities with real estate underwriting experience preferred

 Experienced in business writing

 Public accounting experience in auditing or tax a plus

 Analytical and problem solving skills

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 Ability to communicate and interact with various levels of staff acting as a liaison with other departments to obtain information and follow up on outstanding issues to ensure tasks is completed timely.

 Ability to handle priorities under pressure

 Must be able to work in a fast pace environment with a strong sense of urgency

 Strong work ethic, team player

A complete job description is available upon request.

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