Ken Shields is a partner at Hamilton Partners. He works in the Salt Lake office on multifamily and office design, construction, and acquisitions. Prior to joining Hamilton, he worked with a local Utah developer designing and constructing new apartment developments and oversaw the management of 2,500 multifamily units across the Wasatch Front. He was also involved in constructing and managing the Broadway Centre, one of the first mixed use office complexes in downtown Salt Lake City. Ken graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.
He joined Hamilton Partners in 2004 and oversaw the management and renovation of all Hamilton’s Salt Lake City holdings, including the operations and renovations of the Newhouse and Boston Buildings, twin historic towers originally constructed in 1911. He was involved in the construction of the California Business Park Industrial building, an office building for the Division of Child and Family Services and East Village Multifamily Phases 1 & 2. He was involved in the design, construction leasing and management of one of Utah’s truly Class A office buildings, 222 Main. 222 Main was completed in 2009 and was the first LEED Gold building in Salt Lake City and set a new standard for commercial office in downtown attracting one of the largest Wall Street firms to Salt Lake City’s Main street.
He is currently overseeing the design, construction and operation of Seven Skies Apartments in Sandy Utah, a destination mixed use Transit Oriented Community (TOC) consisting of a UTA owned parking garage for transit users, 305 multifamily units and 7,500 sf of retail opportunities. In 2020, Hamilton Partners partnered with another local development firm and won UTA’s RFP to develop the Clearfield Front Runner Station, the largest TOC in the state of Utah. He worked with the development team to produce the Master Development Plan that was adopted by Clearfield City and is currently under construction. He is committed to developing high quality multifamily developments that improve communities and create wonderful places to live, work, play and enjoy.