Paul Hornsby & Company - Austin, Texas Real estate appraisers and expert witness in Austin, Texas
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Mr. Cox has been practicing real estate appraisal and consultation since 2012 and has experience in the valuation of all property types. He specializes in litigation proceedings, which has included deposition testimony, and has acted in capacity of reviewer and appraiser for purposes including lending, litigation, eminent domain, consultation, and ad valorem tax appeal.

Mr. Cox has extensive experience with the following property types:

  • Single-family
  • Multifamily
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Hotel
  • Industrial
  • Vacant land

With a prior specialization in multifamily work, he has also has experience analyzing:

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) properties
  • Section 8 properties
  • USDA Rural Development properties
  • HAP contracts
  • Land Use Restriction Agreements (LURAs)
  • Properties subject to various affordable housing programs.

Major Projects:

  • Tax litigation appraisal services for over 100 Class A office buildings in downtown and west Houston
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for multiple regional/community shopping and retail centers in Texas
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for numerous big-box stores including Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, HEB, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, Pier 1 Imports, Old Navy, Party City, Petco, Ulta, and Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for restaurants and pad sites including McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, Applebee's, Chili's, IHOP, Quizno's, Starbucks, Little Caesars, Firehouse Subs, and Texadelphia
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for hospitals and medical offices across the state
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for several senior care facilities throughout Texas
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for various low-income housing developments across Texas
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for various branded hotels including W Hotel, Four Seasons, Omni, Marriott, Radisson, Hilton, Homewood Suites, Residence Inn, Hampton Inn, Best Western and Chase Suites
  • Tax litigation appraisal services for dozens of industrial and warehouse properties in Houston
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) and eminent domain appraisals for TxDOT and other city, county, and state agencies
  • Appraisal of the University of Texas Medical School site
  • Extensive experience providing valuation services for specialty properties including office campuses, medical office, big-box and pad site retail, luxury hotels, hospitals, senior assisted living and memory care, built-to-suit industrial, parking garages, rural residential properties and ranches, and high-end single-family homes

Licenses and Designations:

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #TX-1380716-G
  • FAA Pilots License #1721496 - sUAS (Drone) Pilots Certification for Commercial Flight Purposes

Associations and Activities:

  • Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute
  • Owner/Operator of Altitude Aerial (
    Statewide Provider of Aerial Imagery Services for the Real Estate Industry


Professional Courses

Appraisal Institute:
  • Advanced Income Approach
  • Advanced Concepts and Case Studies
  • Basic Appraisal Principles
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • Business Practices and Ethics
  • General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 1 & 2
  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • Real Estate Finance Statistics, and Valuation Modeling

Other Course Work:
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (15-hour course and 7-hour update)

Formal Education
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
B.S. Degree in Finance, May 2007