Research and Analysis Leader

Education + Credentials
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Master of Arts, City and Regional Planning, 1994

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Architectural History, 1992


Heather Arnold

Principal, Research + Analysis

As Principal of Research + Analysis and Managing Director of
Public Sector work at Streetsense, Heather specializes in retail
market analysis, incentive planning, and merchandising for
downtown environments. With over 20 years of experience,
Heather has made incredible strides toward shaping urban commercial landscapes and increasing access to opportunities in underserved neighborhoods. In this pursuit, she has been a catalyst for meaningful change — from repositioning malls toward active uses to creating community where surface parking once dominated. With an expert eye toward the development and implementation of retail solutions, Heather brings a data-driven strategy to communities in need.

Work Experience

Principal, Retail Compass LLC
2004 – 2010

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