Real Estate Inv & Dev-VP

Forestar Group - Kirkland, WA

Full-timeEstimated: $64,000 - $95,000 a year
Real Estate Inv & Dev-VP - 1804220


Forestar Group Inc. is a residential and real estate development company with operations in 20 markets and 11 states, where it owns, directly or through joint ventures, interests in residential projects. Forestar is a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States for sixteen consecutive years.

Forestar Group is currently looking for a Real Estate Investment & Development VP. The right candidate will assists the Senior Vice President or Regional President as appropriate with the acquisition and development of specific real estate projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage assets for specific real estate projects
  • Plans, directs and coordinates acquisition and land development activities
  • Oversees preparation of plats and plans, supervises the bid process for construction contractors
  • Secures governmental approvals for development and construction with federal state and local jurisdiction officials
  • Assists with budgeting and forecasting, responsible for execution and financial performance of projects
  • Negotiates the acquisition of properties with landowners, attorneys or brokers
  • Prepare memoranda and other documentation and analytics for corporate approval for land buys
  • Manage due diligence process on land acquisition opportunities, including initial master planning work in close coordination with internal design and land development teams
  • Manage, coordinate resources for and meet all entitlement needs for land acquisitions
  • Monitor development phases and entitlement processes post-closing
  • Responsible for Homeowner’s Associations (HOA) meetings for residential land developments and operates the HOA until residents assume control
  • 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
  • Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Manages day-to-day customer, partner, and/or vendor relationships
  • Work with area municipalities and utility contractors
Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly manages 2 or more employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral from or via DRH applications
Proficiency with MS Office and email
Ability to sit for majority of 8-hour workday; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color vision and peripheral vision
The noise level is generally moderate
Preferred Qualifications

Seven to ten years related experience
Come join a winning team! We are growing fast and are looking for enthusiastic attitudes and team players to join our success. We offer an excellent benefits package:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • 401(K)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal Time and Company Holidays
Job: Land

Primary Location: Washington-Kirkland

Organization: Forestar

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Oct 24, 2018, 3:28:22 PM