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Land Acquisition Specialist

JP Brooks

  • Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Permanent
  • 100,000+

JP Brooks Builders, a premier Top 10 Builder in Minnesota and recognized as one of the Top Places to Work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, is currently seeking a highly skilled and dynamic Land Acquisition Specialist. 

As part of our team, you will play a key role in acquiring land for residential new construction projects. Your responsibilities will include identifying and evaluating land opportunities, negotiating land deals, and collaborating with various stakeholders to ensure successful land acquisitions. Join us and be a part of our mission to create exceptional residential communities and contribute to our continued growth and success.


Assist in acquiring, seeking approval, and development of land for JP Brooks alongside Chief Operating Officer of Land Art Plante. Develop processes, long term solutions, and stability for a successful Land Acquisition Company. Consume, retain, and implement new knowledge. 


  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Full-time salaried position
  • Compensation: 
  • Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
  • Meeting attendance required on occasional week nights. No weekend requirement.
  • In the event of wishing to leave or reduce hours, 30 days’ notice is required. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Prior land development, entitlement, and/or city planning experience preferred. 
  • Minimum of High School Diploma 
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Proficient in spreadsheet management, performance analysis, research, financial projections, data aggregation, and report creation. 
  • Skilled in computer systems, detail-oriented data entry, and exceptional organization. 
  • Self-motivated, process-oriented, and possesses strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize, work amidst interruptions, and solve problems creatively. 
  • Forward-thinking, team player with confidence and a proactive attitude towards risk-taking.


  • Prepares maps that accurately show competitive communities and available land opportunities by sub-market. 
  • Categorizes data and available parcels by community and organizes them in the company platform.Utilizing city websites, government agencies and the county. 
  • Locate landowners, sellers, real estate brokers, developers, planning depts, government officials and engineers to acquire property for acquisition. 
    • Contact and network directly with these entities via cold calling
    • Networks with other potential land/lot purchasers for potential sale of land.
    • Create a running list, maintain and update frequently.
    • Optimizing procedural framework and enhancing our operations within Land Leads and follow up. 
  • Assists with financial feasibility analysis on properties being considered for acquisition, prior to letter of intent. This includes researching software “Track Pie”.
  • Coordinating market research during the feasibility period using MLS, Zonda, and Bird’s Eye software programs for owners and lenders.  
  • Assists with research and coordination of all property boundary surveys, title commitments, easements and other issues that may affect the development of the property before closing, with legal counsel. 
  • Assists with project applications, research, scheduling, preparing submittal packets, delivering documents to city and follow up.


  • Participates in the due diligence period. Utilize and update the provided checklist.
  • In conjunction with company legal council, assist in writing, revising and executing letters of intent and land purchase agreements along with any additional documents during the “under contract” phase
  • Various administrative support items. All duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
  • Preparation of all Land Development information required for the Community guidebook in each new community. 
  • Coordinates Bi-monthly new community meetings to ensure all depts. have the necessary information, and that all depts. are meeting the scheduled dates in each new community.  
  • Provides administrative assistance on various HOA matters such as initial documents, meetings, management company coordination, budgets, etc. 
  • Attend and participate in new community planning, community guidebook and landowner network meetings.

Physical Expectations

  • Sitting, standing and/or movement
  • Ability to carry, lift, push, pull and otherwise move objects.

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