ProCura’s progressive vision is guided by ProCura’s owners, George and Sherry Schluessel, and is carried out by a talented team of professionals who are equipped with specialized knowledge and driven by their passion for professional and personal growth. Each team member is empowered to continuously pursue new ideas and share fresh perspectives, propelling ProCura towards its mission of elevating people’s quality of life.
Since 1979, George has been recognized as one of Alberta’s most influential contributors in the real estate development industry. He directs and leads acquisitions, negotiations, and developments, including design, strategic growth, capital allocation, asset management, and partnership opportunities.
George has been instrumental in piloting the company through numerous downturns as well as significant growth, to where ProCura is now recognized as one of the largest private transit-integrated landowners in Alberta. In 2008, George was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture Magazine in recognition of his significant impact on the growth of Edmonton and Calgary. Most recently George was also named a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2018.
With nearly 30 years in real estate, Sherry applies her extensive industry knowledge, expertise, and insights to drive and maintain ProCura’s impressive growth. She provides mentorship and coaching for the company’s strategic planning, sales and marketing, partner relations, and business development.
Believing strongly in renewal and reinvestment in urban neighbourhoods, Sherry’s leadership enabled the completion of signature projects, such as Mayfair Village South, one of Edmonton’s largest attainable housing developments, and the redevelopment of the Intact Insurance Building, which received the BOMA BEST® Gold and LEED® Gold – Core & Shell certifications.
In 2014, Sherry founded Signs of Change, a charitable initiative advocating partnerships between businesses, communities, and not-for-profit organizations. To date, Signs of Change has raised over $400,000 for youth-focused charities. Sherry was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. In addition to this Sherry has also recently been nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2018.
Josh St. Cyr
Josh has been recognized as one of Alberta’s premier project and development managers. He is directly involved in the project business case through to execution and handover, ensuring to coordinate all phases of finance, design, procurement, contracting, close out and revenue generation. Josh ensures that the projects are developed in line with the project objectives initiated by the Project Sponsorship and includes the direct input of ProCura business units for optimum results.
Prior to joining ProCura, Josh laid the foundation of his building career in the General Contracting industry until such time as he ventured his own consulting advisory for Project and Development Services. Working concurrently with institutions, developers and investors for projects in Western Canada, he successfully grew the consulting company through to the successful acquisition by ProCura.
Josh surrounds the project stakeholders with highly unique, and process refined project strategies and processes. This allows for empowerment of the associated team members within the project framework, while creating a scalable model for project success, oversight and risk management.
Among many completed courses and programs, Josh has completed Real Estate Trading Services program at the University of British Columbia, and currently holds designation of Project Management Professional (PMP), through the Project Management Institute. Additional designations include Professional Gold Seal Certification (P.GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
More recently, Josh has completed Governance Program and Executive Program Training at the University of Alberta. Josh looks forward to the next chapter in ProCura’s evolution under the direction and mentorship of George and Sherry Schluessel.
Danish is responsible for managing ProCura’s financial position and securing the company’s financial strength. He applies his expertise in forecasting to ensure the feasibility of future development projects while building and maintaining relationships with lenders and investors.
Prior to joining ProCura, Danish developed his career in the banking and financing industry and acquired a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.
Matthew leads ProCura’s in-house legal team, providing practical legal advice, expertise, and direction on all legal matters. Prior to joining ProCura he practiced at one of Alberta’s most respected law firms, where he carried on a general practice with a focus on dispute resolution (litigation), construction, and municipal law.
While acquiring his law degree from the University of Alberta, Matthew also studied international law in The Netherlands. Prior to his legal career, he worked in university administration and studied English Literature, Computing Science, and Philosophy.