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Organization: Peninsula Open Space Trust
Title: Land Transactions Associate
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-12-09

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Senior Conservation Project Manager, the Land Associate is responsible for managing various aspects of real estate transactions and conservation planning, in close coordination with the entire Land Transactions team, to further POSTís land conservation projects.


Provides support for the Land Transactions Department including:

Investigates and analyzes target conservation properties, and identifies and helps to prioritize project opportunities
Point person for fielding and responding to initial inquiries of potential projects

Conducts investigations and research of potential projects, including:

Conducting density analyses, research of property ownership, natural resources, and potential partners
Conducting real estate market research, including monitoring of listings, tax defaults, etc. and analysis of recent sales and listings
Analyzing market value of potential acquisitions using market data, analysis of zoning and planning policies, development potential and economics of development
Reviewing of appraisals
Performing background property research, including ownership, zoning/land use, title, and natural resources
Assists with coordinating early involvement of stewardship team to consider management of properties proposed for acquisition
Assists Project Managers with the due diligence and acquisition process, as needed

With oversight from Director of Land Transactions, serves as project manager for smaller acquisition and transfer projects as appropriate

Handles miscellaneous special projects, such as:

Providing occasional mapping assistance and other support to the GIS Associate, as needed
Coordinating any real estate gifts, including assessment and compliance with POST gift acceptance policy
Coordinating with Land Transactions Coordinator on budget planning and tracking, and database management.
Other duties as assigned


Supervision of consultants and interns


Undergraduate degree in a related field required Ė Masterís degree preferred
One year of relevant experience required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively collaborate with wide variety of individuals and groups
Ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple tasks
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Flexibility and adaptability
Ability to work independently
Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and database programs, administrative support tools and skills
Mapping and GIS skills strongly preferred
Google Earth knowledge preferred
Valid California Driverís License
Professional appearance and demeanor


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone
Must be able to hike rough terrain
Must be able to drive
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends


Please submit a resume and cover letter to the following link: