About Us

We are problem solvers and solution seekers that aid clients

in navigating a path to project success.



Helping clients shape the world is what we do best at Palacio Collaborative. At our core, we are problem solvers and solution seekers that aid clients in navigating a path to project success. Through innovative tools and proactive collaboration, we give our clients accurate and timely costing information needed to deliver a project with the highest quality and value.


Palacio Collaborative, Inc. was founded in December 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia by Michael D. Palacio, as a full service Construction Cost Management firm. Our primary services include Cost Modeling/ Budget Verification, Cost Management, and Value Management. The Palacio Collaborative team has worked on projects ranging from thousands of dollars to over $150 Million.


With offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina Texas, Louisiana, and Maryland, we are able to provide accurate quality cost management in a variety of markets to better serve our clients. Having a highly experienced team with a deep level of expertise, collaborative spirit, and focus on customer service, Palacio Collaborative aims to exceed our client’s expectations on every project.

Our Team has over 150 years of combined experience including Certified Professional Estimators, a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professionals.


Michael D. Palacio, CPE

President & Chief Cost Manager

Susan M. Smith, AIA, CPE

Vice President, Client Development

and Technical Service

R. Terry Dickerson, LEED AP

Vice President, Cost Management

Angela Zelaya

Operations Manager

Andrea King

Director of Marketing

Tony Murphy

Senior Cost Manager | NC Business Director

R. Kaye Smith

Senior Cost Manager | SC Business Director

Kerron Roberts

Senior Cost Manager

Justin Landry

Senior Cost Manager | TX/LA Business Director

Vita Spear

Cost Manager

Jodie Kyle, CEP

Senior Mechanical Cost Consultant

Candy Swanson, CEP

Senior Cost Electrical Cost Consultant

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