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Land Acquisition Analyst

The Mulholland Drive Company

  • California, Los Angeles
  • Permanent


The Mulholland Drive Company is seeking a Land Acquisitions Associate to take a lead role in sourcing, underwriting, and negotiating potential land entitlement and development opportunities in the for-sale housing space (single family subdivisions, townhomes, master-planned communities, etc.). This position is ideal for a professional with experience in the California for-sale housing space who wishes to branch out into an entrepreneurial venture and be an early-stage hire in a rapidly-growing company with strong opportunities for advancement and incentive-based compensation.

  • Land Acquisitions Associate Position.
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA.
  • Job Functions: Acquisitions, Development.
  • Experience: 1 year or more.
  • Full Time.


The Mulholland Drive Company is an opportunistic real estate investment and development firm based in Los Angeles with investments in a broad array of asset classes, sectors, and geographies across the United States but with a specialization in land entitlement and development for for-sale residential development throughout California. The firm sources and manages all of its investments directly via its integrated investment platform and proprietary operating capabilities to yield long-term value and strong risk-adjusted returns for its institutional joint venture capital partners.


The Land Acquisitions Associate will work hand in hand with the company’s principal to source, evaluate, acquire, entitle, and develop land projects throughout California. Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the acquisitions process through sourcing, underwriting, and diligencing new land acquisition opportunities for ultimate development into for-sale housing: single family subdivisions, townhomes, master-planned communities, etc.
  • Developing and nurturing strong relationships with real estate brokers to gain access to a steady pipeline of acquisition opportunities inclusive of regular meetings with brokers, attending industry events, etc.
  • Detailed research of municipal zoning codes and California planning laws to identify target sites to source deals off market.
  • Working and coordinating directly with third party vendors, brokers, lenders, and consultants on process management, due diligence, structuring, and negotiations.


  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the land entitlement and/or for-sale residential development space such as a land entitlement / development investment company, a regional or national homebuilder, or a land-focused commercial brokerage firm.
  • Detailed knowledge of site and product designing, land use planning, and land residual and highest and best use analysis process for various types of for-sale housing (both attached and detached).
  • Deep network of brokers, builders, lenders, consultants, vendors, and intermediaries in the for-sale housing development space.
  • Bachelor’s degree.


Competitive salary or incentive-based compensation or combination thereof.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a current resume for consideration. A select group of applicants will be invited for a formal interview.

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