About Paragon Living

Paragon Living makes luxury living in Winnipeg’s most desired neighbourhoods more accessible than ever with high-end rentals for below-market rates.

Founded in 2008, Paragon Design | Build became one of Winnipeg’s most active infill developers. In 2021, the company evolved into the full-service Paragon Living brand and has since become one Winnipeg’s fastest-growing property management services.

We take pride in providing sustainable solutions to urban growth. With more than 40 single- and multi-family residential projects in various stages of development, we manage more than $250 million dollars in assets.

As a fully integrated real estate development company, we take care of everything from land assembly and development to design and construction, as well as providing service excellence as the property manager for our residents.

We hold our work to the highest standards in our industry, and we strive to constantly exceed expectations in order to realize our vision to become the choice full-service luxury real estate company Winnipeg.

Meet the team

President

Nigel Furgus

As the President and co-founder of Paragon Living, Nigel establishes short and long term goals, plans, and strategies. He is tasked with land acquisitions, real estate, and business development.

In his day-to-day, Nigel collaborates with the Paragon team, investors, trade partners, the City of Winnipeg and other instrumental parties. He proudly represents the company, encouraging business development and investment opportunities. He operates with an entrepreneurial mindset which fueled the growth of Paragon Living, and its $250M in projects currently under development.

Director of Finance and Operations

Alyce Kupskay

As the Director of Finance and Operations and co-founder of Paragon Living, Alyce oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.  Alyce primarily handles the financial forecasting and execution of Paragon's business plan. Most of Alyce's day is spent meeting with our team members about current and upcoming projects.  Any remaining time is then directed towards managing, estimating, ordering, and scheduling. In her free time, Alyce loves hanging out with her family or squeezing in a quick gym class.

Project Manager

Janelle Brown

Janelle manages Paragon’s infill projects from the development stage through the design process and to completion. She also helps oversee our business development, which includes pre-development responsibilities for residential and commercial multi-family projects. In her free time, Janelle loves hanging out with her husband while raising their two girls in a multi-generational home she shares with her parents. Janelle and her family recently moved into her own custom home where they love to host her friends and family.

Director of Property Management, B.BA

Sarah O'Neill

Sarah comes from an extensive background in her field, showing skill in various facets of property management including tenant relations, financial management reporting, creating and adhering to fiscal targets, facilitating positive client relationships, and maximizing the value of each financial asset she oversees.

Sarah is currently working to build the infrastructure of Paragon Living - Paragon's full-service and fully integrated Property Management division.

Project Manager CT(Arch), BCQ, CM-Lean

Joe Kresnyak

Joe is a Project Manager for Commercial Multi-Family Developments. His role is to review the “big picture” of a project to ensure global milestones such as the schedule, budget, and design adherence are met. At the same time, he works with Paragon's trade partners to address constraints so efforts can be focused on achieving the intricate details of each project. Joe is a motorcycle enthusiast and a Freemason with a strong emphasis on using that passion for community charity work.

Supervisor

Jeff Unrau

Jeff is a site supervisor for Paragon Design | Build. He visits each project daily and interacts with all trades to discuss issues, quality of work, timelines, and all the details pertaining to each job site. In other words, he is the mediator between site work and project management. Jeff is also an avid fisherman who enjoys it year-round with his sons.

Project Coordinator

Krista Webb

As a Project Coordinator, Krista brings her love of architecture, interior design, and construction together in managing the design-build process. With a degree in Environmental Studies (Architecture) and a background in residential design and City Planning, she ensures projects meet design and construction goals through estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and quality control.

Outside of work, Krista loves to hang out with her two little boys and husband, learn new things, and grow her garden.

Building Maintenance Specialist

Ross McMahon

Ross' role is to maintain paragon's build standard for post-construction projects. In his free time Ross enjoys fine woodworking, mixology, coin collecting and time with his dog.

Project Manager

Bonnie Leon

Bonnie is highly driven, results oriented Project Manager with over 25 years of Construction experience. She is an excellent communicator resulting in on-time delivery of objectives and cost-effective utilization of resources. Her ability to manage multiple project teams and lead collaborative efforts results in excellence at every phase of the project life-cycle.

Bonnie advanced quickly through various positions in Construction having started her career sweeping saw dust off floors.  After achieving a Carpentry diploma, she became a Foreman, Project Coordinator, Estimator, Business Owner, and RRC Construction Project Management Instructor.  Her unique experience as a Subcontractor, Prime Contractor, and Owner has taught her the importance of a cooperative environment.  She values fairness and honesty.

Bonnie enjoys learning and mentoring.  She is also a Certified Professional Coach.

Office Manager

Vanessa Molinski

As Office Manager, Vanessa works closely with everyone in the office, fulfilling roles and duties that vary from day-to-day. She is known to be proactive and she anticipates future needs; always a step ahead, creating a natural flow within the business. Vanessa loves spending time with her young family, restoring old furniture as well as photography and travelling.

Project Coordinator, C.E.T., CM-Lean

Dexter Kirby

As a Project Coordinator, Dexter works between project management and site management to ensure Paragon Design | Build projects are completed within the project’s set schedule and budget, while maintaining a high level of quality control.

With a background in Structural Engineering Technology, Lean Construction Management and large-scale multi-family projects, Dexter brings forth a well-rounded skill set and knowledge of building processes, management techniques, and an affinity for continued development.

Outside of work, Dexter has a love for travel, attending sporting events, furthering his education, and spending time with his family and friends.

Site Superintendent

Andre Beech

Andre is the Site Superintendent for Paragon's commercial division. He is tasked with supervising multi-million dollar projects, ensuring the job site is operated in a sophisticated manner in order to meet the highest degree of Paragon's standards. Andre has a background in Project Management and Civil Engineering. In his downtime, he likes to spend time with his friends and family.

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Have questions about Paragon Living?

Below we answer some of the most common inquiries from our residents and prospective renters. If your question isn’t listed, please get in touch using the contact form below and we’ll be happy to help provide the answer you need.

What do I need to apply for a Paragon Living rental?

Our online application process is quick and easy! All you’ll need is:

  • Photo identification

  • Proof of income:

    • Paystub

    • Offer of employment

    • Notice of Assessment from CRA

    • Statement of account

  • Present or previous address of residence

  • Security deposit

How do I apply?

To apply for a suite, use our convenient online application process:

  1. From our rental listings, go to the property you desire.

  2. Click the “Apply Now” button on the page.

  3. Fill out the application form, ensuring you complete all mandatory fields.

  4. Pay your security deposit.

How do I get updates about available rentals?

To receive updates about available and upcoming properties, please sign up for our Paragon Living newsletter. You may also contact the leasing agent for your desired property to be placed on the waitlist.

I’m a Paragon Living Resident! How do I set up online rental payments?

Setting up online rental payments is easy through the RentCafe resident portal. We have created a step-by-step video to guide you through the online payment process.

I just moved in! How do I make a maintenance request in the future?

Maintenance requests can be made through your personalized RentCafe resident portal:

  1. Log in to RentCafe using your email and the password you created for rent payment setup

  2. Refer to the top left tabs and select Maintenance.

  3. Fill out all fields, along with a detailed explanation of the maintenance issue you are experiencing.

  4. Optional attachments: you may include photos or a video if you wish.

  5. Click Submit.

  6. Check back, as your request is trackable through Request History so you can see updates as the work order is in progress!

Contact us

At Paragon Living, we are dedicated to getting you into your new home as quickly as easily as we can, and taking care of all your service and maintenance needs once you’re moved in.

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Community-driven sustainable solutions

Our infill development presents a sustainable solution for urban growth. Our projects replace derelict structures and tap into existing infrastructure to increase density, maintain vitality, enrich diversity, and lower tax burdens in Winnipeg neighbourhoods.
Luxury living for all walks of life

Our rentals cater to a wide variety of demographics and lifestyles. From students, athletes and work-from-home professionals to young families, empty-nesters and retirees, we are fully accountable to our residents and the communities they live within.
Exceptional property management with modern convenience

We hand-select the right contractors specifically for each build and work together to exceed expectations in craftsmanship and quality. Our “dedicated team” approach means that every member of our build team is accountable for  every detail of the build. This ensures there are always more than one set of eyes on everything we do.

Partners

Paragon developments are collaborative efforts. We carefully select the best planners, architects, interior designers and construction contractors for each project, resulting in high-quality homes that are built to sound specifications with attention paid to every detail.

Partners + Affiliates

Paragon developments are collaborative efforts. We carefully select the best planners, architects, interior designers and construction contractors for each project, resulting in high-quality homes that are built to sound specifications with attention paid to every detail.

Philanthropy

We proudly support the following organizations on a regular basis via fundraisers, donations & donation boxes at our events as well as social media giveaways where every entry results in a $1 donated