Paul Hornsby & Company - Austin, Texas Real estate appraisers and expert witness in Austin, Texas

Services



Paul Hornsby & Company is a full service valuation firm, providing objective, independent and defensible opinions. All appraisals are undertaken in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and the ethics and standards of the Appraisal Institute. Predominant practice areas include:

Eminent Domain
Ad Valorem Tax
Construction Defects
Commercial/Industrial Valuation
Counseling
Intangible Asset Valuation
Land Planning
Brokerage
Litigation Support

For more information, please contact Paul Hornsby, President, at (512)477-6311.

Eminent Domain

Paul Hornsby & Company has specialized in the eminent domain arena for over 25 years. Its clients are predominantly cities, counties, states, utility districts and other public entities. With a staff of 11 professional appraisers, large, multi-parcel projects are undertaken efficiently and completed on time. Typical assignments include:

• Right of way acquisitions
• Utility easements
• Drainage easements
• High voltage transmission lines

The firm offers a team approach to defending its work. Paul Hornsby has testified in over 300 special commissioner's hearings, 300 depositions and 100 trials.

Ad Valorem Tax

Paul Hornsby & Company specializes in ad valorem tax valuation. Its clients are property owners, appraisal districts and tax consultants. Typical types include:

• Refineries
• Chemical plants
• Power plants
• Paper mills
• Manufacturing plants
• Office buildings
• Retail centers
• Apartments
• Office/warehouses
• Single family residences
• Vacant land

Assignments include both market value and equity studies. Paul Hornsby & Company has undertaken over 200 equal and uniform appraisals.

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Construction Defects

Paul Hornsby & Company has significant experience analyzing conditions that may impact property value due to defects in design, workmanship, or materials. Clients include attorneys, insurers, builders, developers, owners, and associations. Typical assignments include:

• Stigma studies
• Mold and asbestos
• Foundation cracking
• Envelope design, material, or workmanship issues
• Roof failure
• Structural failure, collapse, or deficiencies
• Faulty drainage design or materials
• Heating/cooling, electrical, or plumbing events
• Mechanical defects

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Commercial/Industrial Valuation

Paul Hornsby & Company provides commercial, residential and industrial valuation services as part of its practice. Its clients are attorneys, owners, lenders and investors. Typical assignments include:

• Bankruptcy
• Commercial Litigation
• Estate valuations
• Title claims
• Mortgage loans
• Buy-sell due diligence

Counseling

Paul Hornsby & Company regularly counsels clients on real estate matters. Typical assignments include due diligence analysis for buyers and sellers, highest and best use decisions and litigation support.

Intangible Asset Valuation

Paul Hornsby & Company regularly values intangible assets such as contracts, permits, business enterprises and partnership interests. These assignments are often undertaken in association with its sister company, ph Business Advisors. Typical analyses include allocation of real, personal and intangible asset values from a going concern on behalf of lenders, business owners and litigants.

Land Planning

Land planning services are provided by our sister company, alterra design group. Typical assignments are for eminent domain, regulatory approval, and in support of commercial valuations.

Brokerage

Brokerage services are provided by our sister company, Hornsby Realty.

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Litigation Support

Paul Hornsby & Company has a senior appraisal staff with eleven (11) members, seven of whom hold the MAI designation. All MAIs have extensive litigation support and expert witness experience.
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