Michael D. Palacio
President and Chief Cost Manager
Michael D. Palacio has twenty years of experience in the Design and Construction industry. Michael is the President of Palacio Collaborative, a full service Construction Cost and Value Management firm in Atlanta, Georgia. In this capacity, Michael leads projects ranging from $1 Million to over $100 Million providing timely and accurate cost estimates. Under Michael’s oversight, each project achieves Palacio Collaborative’s core mission to manage cost from start to finish, preserve the integrity of the design, and give the Owner the most building value the budget will allow.
A Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), Michael has worked on numerous building types in every sector including Medical, Municipal, Government, Residential, K-12, Higher Education, Commercial, and Historic Preservation. Specifically, Michael has worked on building projects that have achieved LEED Platinum certification and below. As a member of the US Green Building Council, Palacio Collaborative has assisted the Owner achieve sustainability and long-term best value for their projects. Michael serves the Client best in his ability to provide accurate budgeting in the form of Cost Models. His accuracy in reconciling scope and budget in the preliminary stages of the project has assisted many Clients in maintaining cost control through to final construction. Michael Palacio is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture.