Executive Team

Murray Duggins Murray Duggins has been working in real estate for nearly 30 years. He has been a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker since 1972 and a North Carolina Licensed General Contractor since 1978. He led the expansion of United Realty by founding several subsidiary companies, becoming one of North Carolina’s leading developers of single-family housing. He has also developed one of the largest and most successful apartment portfolios in the Carolinas. In the mid-eighties, the Duggins family companies expanded into daycare, commercial construction and land development. Today, Murray Duggins is focused on apartment development. Read more at www.MurrayDuggins.com
James B. Smith Jim Smith began his career with United Realty in 1988 as a full time bookkeeper, while earning his B.S. degree, in Business Administration, from Methodist University in 1991.  Upon graduation, Jim moved into the development, construction, and management side of the business and has since become President of United Developers, Inc. and United Management II.  During this time, he has helped the company expand its’ development, construction, and management capacity, while maintaining the United companies commitment to affordable housing.
Wade Duggins Wade Duggins started his career with United Developers in 2001. During his time with United Developers, he has supervised the construction of over 1800 units, consisting of 30 different apartment complexes. Wade currently holds the title of Vice President of Operations for United Developers, United Management and Duggins Smith Builders. Wade is an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor.
Murray O. Duggins, Jr. Having worked for a major bank and a brokerage firm Murray brings over 15 years of investment/sales experience to the business. The native of Fayetteville is a licensed real estate broker and a licensed securities broker/Registered Investment Advisor that holds a series 7 and a series 66. He also holds the following Insurance Licenses: Life/Heath, Property/Casualty, and Medicare Supplement Long-Term Care. His duties include providing a comprehensive strategy on the Wealth Management portion of the business. He is also a past board member for the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County and a past member of the FTCC Foundation Board of Directors. Murray Odom has a B.S. degree from North Carolina State University’s Poole School Of Management. He is also a past president of Highland Country Club.
Debbie Hawkins As one of our longest standing team members, Debbie Hawkins serves as the Chief Financial Officer for United Developers. From our Fayetteville, North Carolina office location, Debbie’s responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, draws and budgets.
Bill Owen Bill Owen’s primary responsibilities at United Developers consist of site location in North Carolina and South Carolina, the securing of appropriate zoning and special use permits, and coordination with various city and/or county governments to secure support for developments. Bill represents United Developers at various housing meetings and handles special projects as assigned by ownership.
Sara Butler Sara Butler works at United Developer as a Development Coordinator. Sara oversees the annual submission of North and South Carolina tax credit applications to city and county Community Development Departments. She works closely with lenders, legal counsel and state and local financing agencies to provide the due diligence needed for project construction, tax credits, HUD and permanent financing.
Shawna Smith Shawna Smith is our Special Projects Coordinator. She works closely with lenders and legal counsel to provide the due diligence needed for project construction, tax credits and permanent financing. On the construction side, Shawna assists with the budgets, contracts and certified payrolls.

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