Development Director-FG

Forestar Group Inc
February 24, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Forestar Group Inc. is a residential lot development company and a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States since 2002. 

Forestar Group is currently looking for a Residential Land Development Director. The right candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing the land development functions for a specific area to ensure timely completion to meet the company’s business plans and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage all land development activity in assigned projects for a specific area
  • Oversee due diligence on prospective projects to include review of preliminary budgets and schedules; review of site related reports, development orders and plat requirements; review and provide comments on engineering plans, plats, and landscape plans; interface with local government as needed to determine the viability of a project; and review and provide comments on Investment Committee packages
  • Select land development contractors and suppliers
  • Execute community development plans including construction of streets, utilities (wet and dry), amenities, common areas, storm water management facilities and entrances
  • Create and maintain development budgets
  • Review and approve monthly contractor pay applications
  • Interact with county and/or municipal governments on various issues surrounding permitting, development and construction
  • Direct a team of consultants during the construction of a project such as engineers, land planners, surveyors, landscape architects, land use attorneys, etc. 
  • Responsible for preliminary and final platting of developments
  • Management of builder group to ensure compliance with contract terms and proper operation
  • Ensure clean and safe conditions within all communities
  • Conduct on-site inspections, startups, final walkthrough, turnovers, etc. as required for the project
  • Attend various community and/or governmental meetings
  • Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle
  • Review project status reports submitted by Development Managers
  • Collaborate with Development Managers on department initiatives for improvement
  • Ensure all aspects of the NPDES/SWPPP program for each assigned project comply. Reporting and documentation on all projects under development are current
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