About Duratus Properties

About Us

Duratus Properties is a residential real estate investment and development company based in Birmingham, Alabama. We buy, sell, fix, flip, build, rent, and manage properties in the Birmingham market.

“Duratus” is a Latin verb that means “to endure.” Endurance is the mental and physical stamina that is measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship. Endurance is a core value of Duratus Properties because we have the fortitude to overcome any challenge that faces our business and we believe in delivering enduring excellence to all of our investors, customers, and partners.

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The Acquisitions Team

Duratus Properties

About the Partners

Maura McGraw, Founder and CEO of Duratus Properties, is a real estate developer and Marine Officer. Prior to starting her business, Maura served seven years as an active-duty Marine Logistics Officer.  She deployed to Afghanistan, Japan, and Korea where she managed cross-functional teams in dynamic environments.

In 2017, Maura accepted a commission in the Marine Corps Reserves so that she could obtain her Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University and pursue her dream of starting her own real estate development company. As the daughter of a successful real estate developer, she was able to hit the ground running in the real estate industry with many strategic connections already intact. Maura is results-driven and is dedicated to growing Duratus Properties into a multimillion company.

 Aziz Shunnara joined Duratus Properties as the CFO to help the business scale quickly. A native of Harrisburg, PA, Aziz Shunnara attended Wilkes University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Business Management in 1997, and then moved to Birmingham, AL right after graduation. He co-founded Automotive Concepts 21 years ago, and it’s been flourishing under his direction ever since.

 Aziz also serves as an advisor to a number of Birmingham restaurants, retail, and financial businesses, and is active in his church community, where he recently co-founded a men’s leadership group called The Kingsmen. Aziz offers two decades of business management expertise to the Duratus Properties team, as well as a broad and valuable network which will help the business grow at an accelerated rate.

How Do We Do It?

Pretty simple really.  We don’t like to over complicate things.

Our company has honed our marketing to a point where we’re pretty darn good at it.  We find and acquire deeply discounted Birmingham real estate then make those properties available to you at DEEPLY discounted prices from current market value.

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Where Do We Find These Deals?

Great deals are everywhere in today’s market. But, as you’ve found… the investors who have the best marketing, systems, and connections snap up the best deals before most people even know about them.  That’s us. Whether you’re looking for…

How Do We Find The Best Deals?

We’ve honed our proprietary marketing systems over the last few years and now have a consistent stream of deeply discounted properties, foreclosure properties, distressed property, and other types of real estate.

You may have even seen some of our marketing around Birmingham AL.

In the end, we’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars into refining our marketing systems to what they are today. You benefit from that by letting us find the great deals and sending them your way.

Why Should You Work With Us?

We’ve already done the work and made the investments to generate a consistent stream of deeply discounted deals.  Because we come across so many great deals (30% – 50% below market value) we simply can’t buy and keep all of these properties ourselves.

So, that’s where you come in.

Real Estate Investors Looking For Rentals

If you’re a real estate investor and are looking for great rental properties that will cash flow or distressed properties to rehab and resell… have us find those properties for you.  Just tell us what your buying criteria is, and we’ll custom search for properties for you that fit your criteria. The beauty of it is you never pay for our service… we make our money by adding on a small fee once you close on one of our properties.

Homeowners Looking For A Discount Home To Live In

Most of the properties we sell are bought up by real estate investors.  However, if you are looking for a home to live in yourself… you’re at the right place! Join our Preferred Buyers list and act fast if you see a home you like.  Because we offer these great houses at such steep discounts they do tend to sell fast… so make sure you’re pre-qualified with your bank (we can help you with that if you’d like) before you make an offer on one of our houses.

In the end, we’ve gotten to where we are today because we’ve focused on becoming really good at finding great deals, marketing, and passing those deals off to people like you at a huge discount.  That’s all we do.  You can rest assured that we are a great company to work with… and we’re just real people just like you.

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