People of Adelaide Pointe

Adelaide Pointe’s management and investment team is comprised of the following individuals:

Ryan Leestma

Ryan Leestma - Managing Partner

Ryan has 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has previously enjoyed successes in technology, renewable energy, and real estate management. Ryan was recognized as one of West Michigan’s Entrepreneurs of the Year and was most recently awarded “Newsmaker of the Year” by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Emily Leestma

Emily Leestma, PhD

Emily is responsible for working with Adelaide Pointe’s architects and community partners to design Adelaide Pointe’s development of parks, condos, apartments, and commercial uses.  


Dennis Kirksey - Operations Manager

Dennis has 30 years of experience managing Adelaide Pointe’s physical site and facilities and has operated Waterfront Storage, LLC, for 20 years. Dennis Kirksey has received multiple awards for his local community contribution to wildlife and habitat preservation throughout the Muskegon Lake watershed.