Thorwin Properties Owner Kris Thorkelson discusses streamlining the home rental process

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Apartment hunting is notoriously difficult in large cities like Winnipeg. The stunning cityscape with its melding of nature and convenience can seem overwhelming if the right resources are not found. Thorwin Properties has streamlined the process of apartment searching in an effort to help – aiming to make the process user-friendly and easier. Thanks to new features and services, a pet-friendly apartment home can now be more readily discovered.

“We understand how tedious and difficult it can be to find your new rental home, especially one that is pet-friendly. Our goal is to empower future tenants with information and current tenants with ease of access,” explains the owner of Thorwin Properties, Kris Thorkelson.

Some of the benefits for those interested in any Thorwin Properties rentals include online rental applications, easier navigation in searching for rental properties as well as the assurance that all rentals are pet friendly. In fact, Thorwin Properties allows for two pets – any combination of cat/dog, (with required pet approval by a Thorwin Properties representative before bringing a pet onto the property). Residents can also have water pets that may be kept in a fish tank/bowl up to a maximum of five gallons or 20 litres.

“The happiness of pets is vitally important to our tenants, so it is a priority for Thorwin Properties. That is why 190 Smith Street has Woof Top Patio and Dog Run Park and 1310 Archibald Street has a Dog Park. We believe that since pets are often so good to us, we should allow our tenants to be good to them,” Kris Thorkelson adds.

The Thorwin Properties Pet Policy can be found here:

As for resident services, tenants can pay rent easily via the RentCafe App. To register, please visit In addition to a number of other options, the app allows renters to check the status of payments, review payment history, submit online maintenance requests and get announcements.

“We know that apps are the wave of the future and our tenants have busy lives. Saving them even a few steps in household management seems like the best option for everyone. We want to make renting from Thorwin Properties something that is easy and simple in all the hustle and bustle of life,” Thorkelson adds.

An additional resource is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page ( that answers inquiries about things like the office location and hours, the privacy policy, if there is a secure mailbox to drop off forms after hours (there is), when rent is due (the first day of the month), current payment options (The Resident Portal Services allows for tenants to pay through their bank, using a credit card, see the history of transactions, and more. After you submit a rental application form online, expect a call from a Thorwin Properties representative which is actually within two days.

The Community Board ( allows for tenants to stay up-to-date on neighbourhood happenings, events, and upcoming rental property availability, including the recently available Royalwood Flats Luxury Apartment that overlooks the Winnipeg Seine River and is near a 117-acre urban forest. 

Thorwin Properties has an inclusive and supportive company culture. Customer service is of the utmost importance and the organization strives to find the right people and help them reach their full potential. The team has been growing steadily and now a senior Property Manager, as well as a Digital Media Coordinator, is needed.

Thorwin Properties offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life Insurance & Disability Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Great Health Benefits & Health Spending Account (after 3 months)
  • Company Pension Plan after one (1) full year of employment
  • Access to our Fitness Facility
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program

You can see more exciting Thorwin Properties career opportunities by visiting (    

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