George S. Schluessel
Rodney T. Leeson
George S. Schluessel CEO & President
For more than thirty years, George Schluessel has played a key role in the development of high-quality commercial and residential real estate across Western Canada. George’s visionary approach and attention to detail has placed him firmly as one of Alberta’s Top 50 Most Influential People.
"I’m passionate about the industry, I’m passionate about the growth of the company, and I’m passionate about the talented team I work with every day. From investors to employees, I’ve been able to share in their knowledge and expertise and, more importantly, work with people I trust."
George also sits on the Boards of Heritage Park and the Alberta Business Enterprise Group. Whether it is commercial or residential development, George’s belief that quality is timeless has provided ProCura with a strategy and portfolio of choice assets that will ensure that ProCura succeed well into the next generation.
Sherry Schluessel Executive Vice President
With her almost 25 years in real estate, Sherry Schluessel focuses her full attention on a cohesive approach incorporating all aspects of ProCura’s talented team. With this strategy, ProCura has a proven track record and winning formula. ProCura’s sales and marketing vision has delivered outstanding results in all market conditions.
With her established and extensive experience in real estate, Sherry has lead the sales and marketing team, a key component in assisting ProCura continue their ongoing success. ProCura’s impressive sales figures speak for themselves with over $150 million in sales within a 2.5 year period and a discouraging economic downturn.
Sherry, through ProCura, is also an advocate in supporting charities and organizations including:
- The Famous 5 Foundation
- Inn from the Cold
- Safe Haven Foundation
- The Edmonton Arts Council
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Canada
- Olympic Gold Metal Plates
- MS Society & Research
- Autism Society of Canada
- Heart & Stroke
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Anasazi Foundation
Alim Kassam Director of Financial Services
With a solid foundation in commercial real estate banking, Alim has worked with Alberta’s largest land developers and successfully managed loan portfolios in excess of $600 million. With this wealth of knowledge, he now provides assistance to ProCura’s President in corporate financing, financial due diligence, and investment analysis for the firm’s private equity fund.
"I go that extra mile every day because the team does the same, from investors to suppliers, we always give our best because the end result is outstanding."
Alim holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is Chartered Financial Analyst Level III. In his spare time Alim enjoys playing hockey and travelling.
Rodney T. Leeson Vice President of Operations
Prior to joining ProCura, Rodney worked in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry for tier one brand organizations in Toronto. Rodney brings over a decade of experience with senior Operations and General Management leadership. In addition, he has numerous years' of involvement with senior roles in Business Development and Marketing. Rodney's strength is strategically guiding organizational resources to create value for stakeholders.
"What attracted me to ProCura is their dedication to excellence. George has assembled a top team of professionals who, with determination and perseverance, create outstanding properties which become a warm home for a family or a great work environment for a business."
After a 30 year hiatus, Rodney has reacquainted himself with the world of motorcycling and recently purchased a BMW motorcycle.
Michael Shipley Vice President, Construction
With over 25 years of experience in Calgary's development and construction industry, Michael has a diverse background and knowledge in real estate. His experiences range in business management, inner city high-rise commercial construction, recreational land development and high-density residential development and construction. "The building process excites me, taking raw land and creating a development that leaves an enduring mark for future generations"
Having the benefit and experience of working both on the owner developer side and also with a large general contracting company, Michael has successfully managed all aspects of construction and development of many large mixed-use commercial / residential high-rise projects in Alberta and British Columbia.
Michael prides himself on his professionalism; he holds well-developed people and project management skills with strong team oriented leadership abilities, effective decision-making and creative problem solving. His interests include golf, outdoor activities and spending the summer months at the lake with his family.