Jacob Arbital joined The Wheatley Group in 2022 following almost seven years with the Town of Clarksville’s Planning and Zoning Department including four years as the Director of the department. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Louisville with his Master’s of Urban Planning specializing in spatial analysis. Jacob comes to the Wheatley Group with almost 10 years in local municipal government in both Kentucky and Indiana where he focused on local tax assessment, community growth and development, real estate development, long-range planning, land entitlements, as well as GIS (Geographic Information System) management.
While serving as Planning Director for the Town of Clarksville Jacob oversaw the entitlement process for numerous residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use developments and redevelopments totaling more than $250 million in investment. In addition to working with private landowners and development professionals, Jacob also led Town officials in establishing long-term policies and regulations that will shape the trajectory of the community for the next 20-40 years. Through these experiences, Jacob has built a robust understanding of the various aspects of the land entitlement process, which he relies on when advising both public and private clients.
In addition to real estate development, Jacob also brings significant experience in spatial analysis and mapping, which he uses to support and enhance the various services provided by The Wheatley Group including data-driven decision-making and site selection.