Raleigh Land Analyst

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: VP of Land Acquisition and Development

Direct Reports: None

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Raleigh division’s land team for one of the largest and fastest growing private homebuilders in the Southeast, this position will perform research and analysis to assist in the determination of market and project feasibility and support land/lot acquisition and development efforts for the division.

Essential Functions:  Core duties or tasks fundamental and not marginal to the performance of the job. 

  1. Meet with the VP of Land Acquisitions and Development to review new land deals, VDL acquisition opportunities, and provide input as requested.
  2. Learn and implement full capabilities within SMART, Metrostudy and MarketNSight to produce requested analytics for the land and sales team.
  3. Create data management tools to effectively analyze the macro and micro market areas for acquisition and development opportunities.
  4. Obtain necessary data and information (from Division team members and external parties) to assist with the creation of the Land Acquisition input sheet.
  5. Provide critical support in the creation of Land Package reports for Investment Committee review and approval.
  6. Track sales activity including pricing, product, and traffic generation by community to drive land acquisition strategy and initial deal underwriting.
  7. Review and track invoices and land development budget data.
  8. Manage land contracts and file management as needed.
  9. Prepare and distribute land and cash flow reports as requested.
  10. Create and maintain a database for competitive data by submarket, by neighborhood.
  11. Research municipality websites, deed records, and planning submissions for land and lot acquisition opportunities.
  12. Provide research support to the Land Development Project Manager to identify ordinances and jurisdictional regulations, coordinate efforts to identify and record easements, and incorporate into HOA documents and Architectural Guidelines.
  13. Special projects as assigned.
  14. Effectively communicate and collaborate with internal and external parties and professionally represent Smith Douglas.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, business, or commensurate experience in a related field.

Licenses, Certifications, etc:  None required

Experience:  1+ years in a research or analyst position, preferably in the residential or commercial real estate industry.

Technical/Professional Skills:  Experience in research and analysis, data mining, competitive analysis, real estate, and/or financial analysis.

Computer Skills:  Expert in Excel and proficient with other Microsoft Office products, Internet research, deed and GIS research.  

Mental/Reasoning Requirements:

  • Strong math comprehension
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to analyze data to draw conclusions
  • Detail Oriented
  • Sensitive to time constraints and deadlines
  • Judgement and decision making based on priorities

Work Environment:

  • Works alone and with others
  • Verbal and face to face contact with others
  • Indoors – office environment
  • Outdoors – minimal

Social/Interpersonal Traits:

  • Initiative
  • Innovative
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer orientation
  • Enjoys working with a team

This job description is a summary of the duties associated with the named position.  While every effort has been made to make this description as complete as possible, this description is not intended to be a complete and inclusive list of all duties and responsibilities related to any one position.  Smith Douglas Homes reserves the right to modify what is summarized in this job description as business necessity and efficiency deem appropriate.  Smith Douglas Homes is an “at-will” employer, meaning that an associate’s employment has no specified term and that the employment relationship may be terminated any time at the will of either party on notice to the other.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and a certified Drug Free Workplace.

About Smith Douglas Homes

New home builder Smith Douglas was recently recognized by Builder Magazine as the 7th fastest-growing private builder in the United States and the 40th largest builder in the Builder Top 100 Rankings.  Smith Douglas has over 40 years of experience in the business and is widely recognized for constructing quality homes at affordable prices in the places you want to live. At Smith Douglas, you can be assured that your new home is crafted with quality, built with integrity and will retain value for life. Through our proven, disciplined operations, we reduce costs and deliver quality craftsmanship, which translates into a well-constructed home at a price you can afford. We believe that the Smith Douglas Culture will allow everyone involved in the homebuying process to have a positive experience. From our home office in Woodstock, GA to our construction managers and trade partners, our team works like a family, which allows us to deliver excellent service to our customers, because at the end of the day, our customers are part of the Smith Douglas Family too.

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