Steve Stancil

Steve StancilSteve Stancil
State Property Officer

Steve Stancil is the State Property Officer, serving as Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission and Director of the Georgia Financing and Investment Commission, Construction Division.

Appointed by the Governor, Stancil is responsible for management of the state’s capital assets, including the state’s real property assets, management of buildings on Capitol Hill and project management on state construction projects.

Under Stancil’s leadership, GBA has renewed its focus on its core mission to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment on Capitol Hill. Two strategic goals were established: to improve operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction. 

A comprehensive master plan has been developed to invest in core facilities, to identify and divest of non-core assets and functions and to reduce overall maintenance and operational costs. Initiatives to improve customer satisfaction addressed safety, parking automation, directional signage, janitorial service and food service.

Ensuring responsible stewardship of the state’s resources is a GBA priority and the agency launched several significant energy conservation measures (ECMs) that focus on lighting controls, water conservation, optimization of heating and air conditioning controls, and inspection and repair of variable air boxes.  In addition to its ESCO initiatives, GBA implemented conservation projects by employing best practices and encouraging individual awareness and involvement across Capitol Hill.

These energy conservation measures have resulted in a decrease of more than 26 percent in electrical consumption since 2007. GBA is one of four State agencies that has achieved the Governor’s energy reduction goal of 15 percent

In addition to meeting the Governor’s Challenge, the energy conservation efforts have resulted in nearly $5 million of cost avoidance. The agency expects to see this trend continue and even improve with new projects already underway.    

Prior to being named SPO, Stancil served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA). Stancil oversaw the development of GRTA’s successful Developments of Regional Impact review process and the implementation of  Xpress, the first truly regional commuter coach service in metropolitan


Stancil was a real estate Broker at Century 21 Max Stancil Realty Company, which he co-owned with his father. In 2002 Stancil was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, an honor he accepted after having served 13 years in the Georgia State House of Representatives representing the communities of Woodstock, Canton, HollySprings, Waleska and Ball Ground. During his time in the State House of Representatives Stancil gained a wealth of experience in numerous policy areas including growth and development, transportation, and budgeting. He authored the first legislation to provide for the transfer of development rights to protect needed green space in fast-growing areas and the law creating the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. Stancil also co-authored the Constitutional Amendment that encourages infill by improving blighted properties. As a member of the State Planning and Community Affairs Committee, Stancil took part in drafting the Planning Act of 1989, Georgia's first-ever statewide planning legislation. In 1992 he was elected House Republican Leader by his colleagues.

He is a member of the Cherokee Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and the Board of Trustees at Reinhardt College. Stancil served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He received an associate degree from ReinhardtCollege and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Stancil was awarded the "Legislative Service Award" on three different occasions by the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. He and his wife, Cristal, have three sons. Stancil attends CantonFirst United Methodist Church.