Cecil has financed, developed, and overseen the development of more than 50,000 bedrooms of on-campus and off-campus housing at 30 different campuses. Since 2000, Place Properties has expanded its development and financing to include capital infrastructure projects for colleges, universities, and public school systems across the country. These projects include K-12 public schools, parking decks, classrooms, athletic venues, nursing, and allied health facilities. All of these projects were financed non-recourse with private capital. Prior to chairing Place Properties, Cecil served for four years as special assistant and executive assistant to the governor of Georgia and for eight years as an associate and then partner in the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird. Cecil has served on the boards of directors of many publicly held financial institutions.