Years in Real Estate


Sales Volume in PCB


Happy Customers


Craig Duran

Owner | Sales

For over 20 years, Craig has been the trusted name in the Panama City Beach and 30A real estate markets. With his extensive knowledge of the area and unwavering dedication to his customers, Craig has earned a reputation as the go-to real estate agent in the area since 2003. His personalized service and easy going nature have helped him build a loyal customer base, and his commitment to excellence is second to none.

After graduating from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Craig played music professionally for over a decade. In 1997, he landed in Panama City Beach to play with the popular showband, "Clutch." However, his passion for real estate soon took over in the early 2000s and he has been in the real estate business full-time since 2003.

Craig’s priority is his customer. He takes the time to listen and understand their goals, and then works tirelessly to help them achieve them.

"For me, it is always about the buyer or seller I am working with. It's their money and their house or their condo...their life really. I am just here to help them. Closing a real estate transaction is complex. I am deeply committed to making sure everything is done right so the customer can relax and enjoy the process."

When Craig isn't working in real estate, he likes to exercise, play golf and still plays the saxophone on a regular basis.


Jacob Willenborg

Sales | Operations | Marketing

Born and raised on the Emerald Coast, Jacob knows firsthand why so many people flock to Panama City Beach each year. He's made it his mission to share that personal knowledge and help his clients make informed decisions about their real estate needs.

With a degree in Marketing from Florida State University, Jacob has a keen eye for what makes a property stand out in today's crowded market. But what sets him apart is his commitment to building lasting relationships with his clients, based on trust and transparency.

Jacob's dedication to helping others extends beyond his work in real estate, too - he has spent time as a volunteer to mentor and tutor children at the Boys and Girls Club of Bay County.

Jacob is a Director on the board of the Central Panhandle Association of Florida (CPAR), where he sits on the Governmental Affairs Committee advocating for private property rights. What drives him is the desire to help everyone achieve the American dream of homeownership, and he is genuinely passionate about helping everyone achieve that dream. Jacob was honored with CPAR's Roy Crecelius Humanitarian Award in 2023, in recognition of his significant contributions to community service. 


Melissa Valle


Despite graduating with a degree in Political Science, Melissa fell headfirst into a career in branding and communications after joining Nike, where she was tasked with setting up its PR department in its Southeast Asia headquarters.

Melissa went on to work for two other global brands - MTV Networks and Discovery Communications - in their Asia-Pacific headquarters. In her last role, she was Vice President, Communications, looking after Discovery’s portfolio of 7 networks, such as Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, across 34 countries. She has worked on many international events including the ‘98 World Cup in France, the first-ever MTV Asia Awards, and the launch of TLC and Discovery Kids in the Asia-Pacific region, and has traveled with the likes of the late Anthony Bourdain, and the Brazil National Football (soccer) team in her various roles.

As a natural-born storyteller, Melissa brings her passion for writing, photography, and film to her work. Whether she is helping a client showcase their property in the best light, or promoting the Duran Group brand, she is always looking for a way to weave stories that connect and resonate.

Serving The Community

At the Duran Group, we believe in the value of giving back to the community we serve. It is more than a responsibility, it’s our privilege. Helping is in our DNA and we are committed to making a difference wherever we can.

We are proud to sponsor the following programs here in Panama City Beach:

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