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Location: Tacoma, WA

Garrette Custom Homes — a growing regional homebuilder– seeks an experienced, skilled Land Acquisition Manager to identify and facilitate land purchases in support of strategic homebuilding goals.

This is a full-time position based in Tacoma, WA. The Land Acquisition Manager reports directly to the Company President. Garrette Custom Homes builds a range of housing plans under two brands from neighborhood lots to acreage estates. GCH is building in Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and King Counties. Our Company has bold plans to expand the Puget Sound operation.

Garrette Custom Homes provides a competitive total compensation package for the Land Acquisition Manager position with a range of $150,000 – $225,000 depending upon experience. This range includes base salary, bonuses, and quarterly profit sharing, subject to achieving targeted sales expectations and the terms of a written employment agreement. This position is considered an exempt position.

Garrette Custom Homes provides an extensive benefits package including:

  • New Home Discount
  • 120 hours of paid time off for the first year
  • Company supported medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and families
  • Participation in our 401(k)-retirement savings plan with company contributions
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Seven paid holidays

An ideal candidate enjoys a challenge and thrives on making positive contributions to Company goals while exemplifying our core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Candor and Humility. Our Company culture is team-oriented, supportive and customer-centered.

GCH-PS employees take great pride in their work and have a genuine enthusiasm for seeing customers’ dreams realized. Please see our website for additional information:

For more details about our Company Culture, we invite you to view the video at the following link:

Land Acquisition Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Identifying properties for purchase to include finished lots and unimproved land in desirable locations.
  • Conducting research to analyze value and marketability of land for housing purposes.
  • Creating and analyzing budgets and proformas.
  • Proactive outreach to land owners including mailers and meetings to identify land acquisition opportunities.
  • Negotiating land/lot agreements that fit Company objectives; document by producing complete, accurate written agreements.
  • Updating and managing lot acquisition budget.
  • Managing entitlement and development process to create lots.
  • Fostering positive business relationships with strategic partners including developers, land owners, public agencies and realtors.

Land Acquisition Manager Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5+ years sales, business negotiations or land acquisition experience in residential real estate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business/sales or similar field or Associates degree with equivalent experience.
  • Self-motivated–energetic, driven and goal oriented.
  • Charismatic, but genuine; easily builds trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and results.
  • Knowledge of utility and developmental review departments.
  • Creative and proactive problem solver; logical decision-making abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; reliable, follows through.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Positive and results-oriented; eager to take on new challenges.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Responsible and professional with strong work ethic, integrity, and reliability.
  • Continuous learner. Demonstrates desire and ability to gain knowledge.
  • Open to coaching and continuous improvement.
  • Capable in use of computer software including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

A reference check, background check and pre-employment drug screen are steps in our hiring process.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to pre-employment drug testing, including THC. Regular driving and/or operating equipment on, at, or near an active construction site is required.

For consideration, please forward:

  1. A completed Career History Form (Online Application) found at the following link:

  3. Upload your résumé.

If you have questions about the application process, inquire via email with our hiring process facilitator at:

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer