The Lucas Group
Job Title Acquisitions Manager
Date Posted 5/31/2018
Location Brisbane, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3048
Job Description

- Senior executive role

- Diversified agriculture / horticulture company

- Flexible location

A fantastic opportunity to make your mark influencing investments in large-scale agriculture / horticulture production.

Our Client

This company specialises in managing assets for institutional investors with a diversified, agriculture portfolio and significant new sustainable developments across higher rainfall and irrigation regions of Australia. With a focus on reducing environmental impact, this company actively manages investments in tree crops, viticulture and intensive row crops.


The Acquisitions Manager will be an integral part of the executive team responsible for managing private equity investments in agricultural real estate. The focus will be on acquiring income generating and developmental agricultural / horticulture enterprises throughout the Australasian region. The company is seeking an experienced person with the knowledge, skills and experience to evaluate, model and acquire income generating enterprises.

Key Responsibilities

  • Locate potential agricultural real estate and investment opportunities
  • Evaluate and analyse prospective properties / assets in terms of financial viability
  • Prepare memorandums, financial analyses and due diligence for stakeholders
  • Structure and negotiate the terms of property acquisitions
  • Develop effective operational plans with internal and external stakeholders

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in agricultural property management, real estate or asset acquisitions
  • Business acumen and a practical understanding of production systems
  • Detailed knowledge of agricultural economics
  • Analytical skills to model production and viability of investments
  • High level numeracy, research and computer skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of agricultural technology

Location and Travel

Whilst ideally based close to Brisbane, this position will encompass significant travel throughout the eastern states and the wider Australasian region and therefore may be suitable for candidates in major regional centres.


Tertiary qualifications in agriculture, real estate, business, finance or similar would be highly regarded


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3048, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.