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American Homes 4 Rent Director, Land Development in Tucson, Arizona

Since 2012, we've grown to become one of the leading single-family rental companies and homebuilders in the country, recently recognized as a top employer by Fortune and Great Place To Work®.  At AMH, our goal is to simplify the experience of leasing a home through professional management and maintenance support, so our residents can focus on what really matters to them, wherever they are in life.  

The Director, Land Development is responsible for the development of residential building lots through all aspects and phases of development, including but not limited to due diligence, management of design and permitting consultants, budgeting, permitting, scheduling, on-site development, vendor management and garnering necessary municipal permits and approvals.


  • Establish, manage, and maintain accurate development schedules and budgets. Manage and communicate projected vs. actual budget reconciliation and cash flow projections to included development reimbursements releases. Proactively work to resolve issues and potential issues to keep development projects on-time and on- budget.

  • Select and manage trade partners to execute development work to our specifications. Partner with sub-contractors to prepare and process bid packages, contracts, change orders, check requests invoices and bonds as necessary.

  • Partner with Land Acquisition team in building accurate development budgets/executive summaries, including any future budget revisions, for new land deals to be acquired. Assist Land Acquisition team in gaining municipal approvals, identifying site issues including easements, geotechnical, permitting, and environmental concerns, and overcoming obstacles to securing new land deals.

  • Travel between job sites in market to inspect progress, problem-solve and validate work.

  • Continual communication to vendors, internal customers/market team, and municipal supervisors to ensure proper completion of project initiatives.

  • Secure final tract/plat acceptance and bond releases by governing municipalities and agencies and ensure that all work follows City, County, and Special Districts guidelines and codes. In addition, ensure long-term success of the organization by providing a proper turnover of our communities to Property Management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business, Finance, Economics, Commerce, or Construction Management preferred.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in land development design and/or land development.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience managing direct reports.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Obtain drone license from Federal Aviation Administration as directed (if applicable)

  • Possess working knowledge of Air Quality Regulations and Storm Water Management (SWPPP) protocols.

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and quantity take-off software.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Strong staffing development and appraisal skills.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take prudent risks.

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels.

  • Excellent project management and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong customer, quality, and results orientation.

  • Ability to be an effective member of project teams.

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