Achieve Financial Freedom through Real Estate Investment

Empowering Your Journey to Real Estate Success

Duratus Academy gives you the knowledge, tools, and confidence to thrive in real estate investing, transforming dreams into realities.

Industry-Leading Real Estate Investment Training

Built on Decades of Real Estate Mastery

Duratus Academy is the brainchild of Maura McGraw, a seasoned real estate investor with a decade-long track record of success. Her expertise has guided countless clients towards profitable property portfolios.

Crafting Confident Real Estate Investors

through Education

We are committed to your financial freedom, providing a clear pathway to real estate investment success through practical knowledge and actionable tools.

Welcome to The Real Estate Investing Strategy Quiz

By honestly answering the following questions, we'll suggest the strategy that we think you should begin your investing journey with.

Please take your time as you complete this quiz to ensure you get the suggestion that fits you, your situation, and your goals the best.

1 on 1 Coaching

Maura | Business Strategist

Consulting Specialties:

Real estate investment, Business strategy, tax strategies, marketing, business systems, general management


We offer private business and real estate investment coaching at a rate of $200 for hour or $100 for 30 mins

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Aziz | Investment expert

Consulting Specialties:

Real estate investment, finance, banking & lender relationships, insurance coverage, sales, negotiations, business strategy


We offer private business and real estate investment coaching at a rate of $200 for hour or $100 for 30 mins

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Meet the team

Maura is the visionary behind Duratus Properties, a leading residential investment and development company. With a wealth of experience in Real Estate Development, she has been the driving force behind the company's growth and success. Balancing her successful business ventures, Maura is also a proud mom of two beautiful babies, cherishing both her professional achievements and her role as a dedicated parent. Prior to her real estate career, Marura served 10 years in the Marine Corps and has a special passion for helping veterans and military families invest in real estate.

Maura McGraw
Founder & CEO

Aziz serves as CFO and Partner at Duratus Properties, utilizing his exceptional financial acumen and negotiation skills to drive the company's success. He co-founded "The Kingsmen," a men's group promoting personal growth and responsibility in faith and family life. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Aziz's expertise has been sought after by businesses in diverse sectors, including restaurants, retail, wholesale, and finance.

Aziz Shunnara
Partner & CFO

Julie is General Manager at Duratus Properties, leveraging over 15 years of work experience to drive the company's growth and success. She excels in organization and technology, streamlining operations and ensuring efficiency. Julie finds joy in Duratus' freedom and positive work environment, as she helps people find their dream homes while constantly learning and growing

Julie Gill
General Manager

As a Property Manager at Duratus, Lisa is dedicated to tenant communication and satisfaction, leveraging her 2 years of tenure with the company. She takes pride in providing on-site support for maintenance, rent collections, and tenant inquiries. Passionate about ensuring people's comfort in their homes, Lisa is an invaluable part of Duratus, which has a family-oriented culture that makes them truly special.

Lisa Ritchey
Property Manager

Lilly's role as Marketing Manager at Duratus allows her to utilize her expertise in marketing, social media management, and market analyses to drive sales with a positive impact. With a creative flair that extends to video editing, she enriches Duratus' visual storytelling. Lilly excels in crafting effective marketing strategies, particularly in the Hispanic market. She appreciates Duratus for its positive work environment and the invaluable learning opportunities she gains from the founders.

Lilly Alvarez
Marketing Manager

As the Construction Manager at Duratus, Brandon brings 4 years of experience in Real Estate, Construction, and Project Management. He has excelled in roles as a Project Manager and Contractor, successfully overseeing numerous projects from inception to completion. Brandon is known for fostering a cohesive and productive team, with a strong focus on a positive and collaborative work environment alongside great coworkers.

Brandon Paduano
Construction Manager

Thalia brings her expertise as a Communicologist and her background in construction from companies like Cemex to her role as an Executive Assistant at Duratus. Her experience in property management and strong organizational skills make her an invaluable asset to the team.With a history of assisting various companies and managing properties, Thalia's administrative prowess is a cornerstone of Duratus' operations. She finds joy in the opportunity to grow, learn, and spend quality time with her family while working at Duratus.

Thalia Cortes
Executive Assistant

Kevin has been practicing law since 2003. He is a member of the Alabam State Bar, the United States Bar Association, and the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Inc.

Kevin Ritchey
Legal Counsel
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Real Estate Education Tailored for You

At Duratus, we don't just provide information; we provide a personalized plan of action. Your real estate journey deserves a tailored strategy, and that's what we deliver.

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Testimonials that Define Our Success

The information is so focused, detailed, and encompassing everything you need to know to set up your business. The pace of the lessons move you very quickly through only the pertinent data allowing you to focus on what you need to know and not get lost in too many “what ifs”. Maura walks you step by step through thoughtfully developed metrics at the macro and micro level to reduce your risk and give you the best opportunity for success. Her personal anecdotes enrich the material and allow you a holistic view into what it takes to be successful and how to protect yourself. You can tell Maura put this information together through her genuine desire to help people succeed, I find this approach so refreshing amongst a sea of real estate “get rich quick” schemes. I know this information works because Maura has helped me along the way over the past few years, as I set up an LLC and also purchased and now rent out a property. This is a great course for anyone; those who want to start a major business or those who, like myself, want to make financial gains with minimal investment of time.

Melissa Cooling

Learner (BDA)

As someone who knew nothing about real estate, enrolling in this course was a game-changer. This course took me on a transformative journey, providing a comprehensive understanding of the real estate world. The content was structured logically, making it easy for a beginner like me to grasp complex concepts. The instructor's expertise and practical insights were invaluable in bridging the knowledge gap. The interactive learning tools and resources kept me engaged and motivated throughout. I highly recommend this digital course to anyone looking to dive into the world of real estate with confidence and knowledge. It's a fantastic educational resource that truly empowers beginners like me!

Gema Hernández

Learner (BDA)

This comprehensive and well-crafted digital course deserves nothing less than a glowing review. First, the course content was exceptional. It covered a wide range of topics, from the basics of real estate investing to advanced strategies for maximizing profits and minimizing liability and risks. The material was presented in a logical and organized manner, making it easy to follow and understand. The course modules were thoughtfully structured, building upon each other to provide a solid foundation of knowledge while gradually going deeper into more complex concepts. I loved the use of the company experiences to give us examples which helped me understand concepts in a practical way.

Julie Gill

Team Member

I recently had the pleasure of taking a digital course focused on the intricacies of the fix and flip business and property management. I must say, the experience was truly transformative and has left an indelible impact on my understanding of the real estate industry. This course, designed with meticulous attention to detail, provided a wealth of knowledge, practical tips, and step-by-step guidance that has empowered me to embark on my own real estate ventures confidently. The course was led by a team of seasoned real estate professionals who are industry experts in fix and flip business and property management.  Whether you're a novice or an experienced real estate enthusiast, this course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to excel in the fix and flip industry. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to embark on their real estate journey or enhance their existing skills.  
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Carlos C.

Team Member

Wow - to be honest, I'm not sure what I was expecting (probably investment jargon I don't understand), but this is BEYOND...truly amazing. Firstly, the UX/UI for this site is fantastic! Very easy to navigate, simple branding, and such a logical flow. I loved that there were multiple ways to engage with the content (audio, reading, slides, summary, resources). Secondly, starting in real estate investment seemed like a daunting task - I didn't even know where to start! But your narration made the content so approachable - after Module 2, I felt confident I could complete a thorough business plan with the help of this course. You broke down how to find each of the pieces needed for an investment thesis, which made it more intuitive to prioritize what and where I needed to focus.
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Nicole M.

Learner (BDA)

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