Chris Zarek

Chris Zarek

Cowboy Partners  |  Development Partner

Salt Lake City, Utah

Involvement: Research Foundation Governor

Chris Zarek is a development partner at Cowboy Partners in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout a multidisciplinary career, Chris has been involved in the design, development, planning and construction of a wide range of projects across three continents, including work in mixed-use, residential, retail, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, industrial, lab and R+D, and urban design sectors.

Chris’ projects have included mixed-use, multifamily projects and neighborhoods encompassing a broad range of scale, type, location and service: from 50 to 500 dwellings, townhomes to highrises, urban and suburban, luxury to affordable and even permanent supportive housing. In addition, Chris has developed hospitality projects including an urban core hotel and residential tower; historic warehouse renovations for creative office and event center uses; and other industrial and office projects. Many of Chris’ projects include some aspects of historic rehabilitation, urban infill, or open space placemaking.

Chris received a B.A. in Archaeology, Anthropology and Sociology from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Utah, as well as a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from the University of Utah.