Team

With extensive industry knowledge and decades of experience, our team stands out in Northern Colorado as the experts you can trust. Our company culture is rooted in the family business values  that Palmer Properties originally started with. These individuals come together each and every day to combine their talents and provide our clients the best service and support possible.

SPIRO PALMER
President & CEO

As founding principal of Palmer Properties since 1978, Spiro leads the team and focuses on the execution of current projects and the creation of new opportunities. He is known for his commitment to building strong relationships and lasting partnerships while improving the options local businesses have to operate in. Under his leadership, Palmer has developed and managed in excess of 1 million square feet of office, retail, and mixed-use projects. Spiro is also known for being actively involved in the community, playing key roles in several local non-profit organizations.

jim PALMER
DIRECTOR | PARTNER | EMPLOYING BROKER

As Director, Partner, and Employing Broker for Palmer Properties, Jim’s focus includes acquisitions, dispositions, and lease negotiations. He plays a lead role in the management of the entitlement process, due diligence, and overall project investment analysis. Jim holds a degree in Real Estate Finance & Construction Management from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.

AKI PALMER
Director | Partner

As Director and Partner of Palmer Investment & Development as well as Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Aki oversees the entire portfolio of commercial and retail development and investments.  He specializes in structuring partnerships with both silent investors and owner/users to maximize leverage and minimize risk. Aki holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate & Finance from Colorado State University.

Tom Hoogendyk
chief financial officer

Tom joined the Palmer Team in 2020, bringing with him over 45 years of accounting and consulting expertise. He has extensive experience in real estate taxation, tax strategy, tax protests, strategic planning and implementation, investment, networking, company expansion, and merger & acquisition consulting services. He has directly served over 800 businesses in Northern Colorado alone. Tom continues to be very active in supporting our community by serving on over 15 boards throughout the past 20 years.

HILLARY CARNICELLO
Chief administrative officer

Hillary joined Palmer Properties in 2020 and serves as Chief Administrative Officer, with a background in marketing, employee relations, and real estate. She is a CSU alum, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Communication Studies, a member of the Society For Human Resource Management, and a Colorado Associate Real Estate Broker.

pROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

operations team

lisa brown
OPERATIONS MANAGER - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Lisa has been in commercial real estate for over 25 years, starting her career in Southern California. She joined Palmer Properties in 2018 to support the growth of their property management division, and has since grown into overseeing the Operations Team to ensure high-quality performance within the division and deliver results for our owners, partners, and tenants.

Jenifer garcia
lease administrator


Jenifer joined the Palmer team as our Commercial Lease Administrator, supporting tenants, owners, and the operations team in overseeing and managing lease terms and details, as well as supporting AR and property account details. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, majoring in Real Estate Finance and Marketing.

chelsea garza
property manager

Chelsea brings over 20 years of administrative experience to Palmer, with a focus on residential and commercial real estate management. She prides herself on always working to find solutions that support our tenants, partners, and owners. A native of Fort Collins, she is proud to help support the community and see it grow. She has studied finance, and is also a veteran, having served in the US Navy.

Brittney Kennedy
property manager

Prior to joining Palmer, Brittney had an extensive background in residential leasing, and was named 2020 Continental Properties Leasing Agent of the Year. During this time she was involved in overseeing capital expense projects, financial reporting, and discovering innovative solutions to tenant concerns and operational needs. Brittney is a graduate of Colorado State University, with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Communication Studies.

pauliana pacheco
Division accounting manager - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Pauliana joined Palmer Properties in 2021 and supports the Property Management Division with day-to-day accounting operations and financials. She brings with her over 15 years of accounting, tax, and office management experience.

Operations Team

ZACH SPERIDON
Facilities Technician
Jeremiah Aguirre
Facilities Technician
KENT PECK
Dayporter
Abel rangel ramirez
Dayporter

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES DIVISION

MIKE LYNCH
Construction Manager

As Palmer Construction Services Construction Manager, Mike facilitates all of our construction projects including tenant finishes, property renovations, and capital improvements.  Mike holds a degree in Accounting from Central Washington University and is a licensed General Contractor.

Dena Sanders, CPA
DIVISION ACCOUNTING MANAGER - Construction Services

Dena joined Palmer Properties in 2018, and oversees all accounting and internal control functions for Palmer Construction Services and financial reporting for Palmer Investment & Development. In addition to 10+ years of accounting experience and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Colorado State University, Dena also holds a CPA license.

Interested in joining our team?

Palmer is currently accepting applications for the job openings listed below. If you do not see a position opening that interests you, please email us at hcarnicello@palmerpropertiesco.com to share your information and resume with our Hiring Manager. If a position becomes available that matches your qualifications and interest, you will be notified.

Open Positions:

I've leased my retail space for the past 10 years with Palmer Properties managing the space. They have been great to work with and always react promptly to requests for maintenance issues or issues that arise from time to time with other tenants, or customers utilizing the property. It has been a great partnership between my organization and the Palmer Properties team.

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