Meritage Homes Corporation

Land Acquisition Analyst

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From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.


We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 


When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset




   Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for gathering, compiling and analyzing information to complete the research and financial analysis of land under consideration for purchase to develop residential communities.
  • The Analyst is also responsible for preparing the information into detailed accurate reports.
  • Prepare Economic Base Analysis.
  • Provide Key Economic Indicator analysis.
  • Prepare assigned sections of corporate approval package.
  • Coordinate with Engineers to provide updated land map.
  • Utilize research tools such as Metrostudy to assist in land and market evaluations.
  • Assist Vice President and the Director of Land Acquisitions in daily land research responsibilities;visit competing communities sales center to procure pricing, Site plans, and other key indicators.




  • A/BS degree in Real Estate Marketing, Finance, Construction Management, Planning, or Civil Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of related experience; strong understanding of acquisitions and/or development.
  • Local real estate knowledge extremely beneficial.
  • Supporting familiarity required in reimbursement agreements, purchase and sales contracts, entitlement issues, engineering and planning, and zoning issues.
  • Strong management capabilities with experience in managing people, department operations, budget preparation and pro-forma management, and a track record of managing and growing a strong team.


 Technical Skills:

  • Good computer skills with expertise in Microsoft Windows Office applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Proficiency in Math

 Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

  • Strong Oral/Written Communication Skills, proofreading skills; Excellent Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
  • Personal maturity and a professional demeanor; position requires the ability to respond favorably and communicate effectively
  • Frequent interactions with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, with all levels of authority and responsibility
  • Team Player; and demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams, in a support role


  • Sound judgment with a high level of integrity
  • Self-directed; takes initiative, proactively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight
  • Accurate; with keen attention to detail

 Mental Abilities:

  • Analytical; with the ability to give, receive, analyze information, and interpret complex issues in order to determine the root problem and make effective decisions to bring the issue to a successful conclusion
  • Highly organized and flexible; with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines, often with frequent interruptions and changing circumstances, in a high-volume fast-paced work environment


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