Land Acquisition Coordinator

    • North Charleston, SC

Job Description
We know that BUILDING HOMES & COMMUNITIES BEGINS WITH BUILDING THE BEST TEAM!

How would you like to be a part of team that has been providing the American Dream of homeownership to families for more than 60 years? PulteGroup is a FORTUNE 500 company and one of America's top residential builders. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we stand above the competition in our commitment to quality.

Our Vision is to Build Consumer Inspired Homes & Communities to Make Lives Better and we believe that success starts with having the right people.

At PulteGroup, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value the differences of each employee and understand that being consumer inspired means that we reflect the diversity of the consumers we serve.

A position with PulteGroup offers a rich, fulfilling and rewarding career across multiple geographies and brands. If you are interested in being a part of our team, let's talk about your career with PulteGroup!

From discovering land to developing new communities, you'll work closely with the Sales, Construction and Finance teams at Pulte Homes. You will also collaborate with officials from local municipalities, professional consultants, legal counsel and land development contractors. In our World-Class training program, you will learn the land development process and focus this knowledge into creating unique living environments, thus continuing to enhance Pulte Homes' respected image around the world. JOB SUMMARY:
This position will work directly for a Director of Land Acquisition of PulteGroup, Inc. for the Coastal Carolinas Divisions, but may also provide support to other Land team members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitation and management of land acquisition and land sale contracts and related documents (amendments, deeds, escrow agreements, easements, etc.)
  • Preparation of contract summaries
  • Facilitation and review of title commitments, plats and surveys
  • Facilitation of title objection letters and resolution of title issues
  • Scheduling and facilitating real estate closings
  • Preparation of closing documents and closing instruction letters
  • Review and preparation of homeowners' association and architectural review committee documents and submittals
  • Maintenance and submission of land acquisition department reports
  • Maintenance of land acquisition department files
  • Preparation of investment committee submissions.


Requirements:

Requirements include: a minimum of 5 years of experience as a real estate transactional paralegal ( not just administrative experience), including substantial experience in (i) the acquisition and development of land, (ii) drafting land acquisition contracts, amendments and related documents, (iii) reviewing title commitments and surveys and resolving title issues, (iv) drafting homeowners' association documents, and (v) coordinating and handling real estate closings. This paralegal must be able to understand transaction terms and assess issues in order to draft appropriate provisions or modify forms to suit transaction (the ability to simply fill in the blanks of standard forms will not be sufficient). Good general knowledge of state and federal laws relating to real estate transactions, particularly land acquisition, sales, associations, entitlements and development. Ability to conduct legal research, including accessing relevant statues, local ordinances, secretary of state records and local recorded documents. Physical strength and mobility to perform office work, including accessing, retrieving and boxing large files. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Skills include: a positive attitude and strong work ethic; trustworthy and dependable; conscientious and detail-oriented; highly resourceful and able to work independently; self-motivated professional, team player who works well with others in a high energy and fast-paced environment; strong ability to communicate clearly, with courtesy and tact, both orally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization, including top executives and outside counsel; ability to take responsibility for projects and ensure completion; highly organized, able to handle multiple assignments, and able to track and meet deadlines; ability to assess importance of matters and determine priorities; ability to respond and adapt to changing priorities without frustration.

Scope: As part of PulteGroup's land acquisition department, this position will work with inside and outside lawyers and paralegals, title companies, and operating division and corporate level personnel to help PulteGroup's homebuilding divisions acquire and develop land and build and sell homes. This position will act as a liaison between Land Acquisition team for Coastal Carolinas Division and various company personnel in order to resolve issues associated with daily business operations. Administrative component -- A portion of this position's duties will be providing administrative support for the Coastal Carolinas land team. Administrative duties will include proofing and revising documents, filing, preparing correspondence, sorting mail, ordering supplies, acting as a notary public, scheduling, etc.
Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION:
- Minimum High School Diploma

Skills-

-Team player who works well with others in a high energy and fast-paced environment

-Strong ability to communicate clearly, with courtesy and tact, both orally and in writing-

-Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization, including top executives and outside counsel. Ability to represent this unit of the legal department in a professional manner

-Ability to take responsibility for projects and ensure completion

-Highly organized, able to handle multiple assignments, and able to track and meet deadlines-

-Ability to assess importance of matters and determine priorities-

-Ability to respond and adapt to changing priorities without frustration


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